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Windows 7: Unallocated Space


03 Feb 2011   #1

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Unallocated Space

I purchased a new HD and when installed have 100mb of unallocated space. I figured I would use it to partition and store music. The thing is I can not make it any bigger the 100mb, and I can not delete it to make it a part of the c: drive so I can then co back and partition another drive. Is there a way to get this 100mb back or make good use of it? I have tried right clicking the c:drive and it wont let me extend it. I can't think of anything else to do. There has to be a way to get this 100mb back I would think.

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03 Feb 2011   #2

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03 Feb 2011   #3

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the easiest thing is to just add it to the rest of the drive.
Right click my computer choose manage click on the disk management on the left side of the screen (it may take a moment to load) find the drive in question at the bottom right , right click on it's bar and choose extend. This should be successful in adding the unallocated space into the drive.
100mb isn't really worth chasing after in this day and age.
You could create a second partition with a partition tool, but I really don't see the need for that here.
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03 Feb 2011   #4

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It I right click and it doesn't give me an option to extend it. I know it is not really worth chasing after but I am a little OCD and having it there is bugging the hell out of me.

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03 Feb 2011   #5

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Oh that's a HP/dell/compaq system drive. That's actually normal with them, and they do something weird to the recovery partition to keep you from accessing it with anything but the more robust partition tools. Since that was layed out that way I'm not sure you're going to be able to make use of it.
I'm not a partitioning guru though, someone may have something else for you to try. I don't think windows is going to manage that for you though.
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03 Feb 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoLove View Post
It I right click and it doesn't give me an option to extend it. I know it is not really worth chasing after but I am a little OCD and having it there is bugging the hell out of me.

Attached is the picture of what I am looking at.
It looks like you were sold a S/H harddrive as New.
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03 Feb 2011   #8

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