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Windows 7: two "Unallocated Space" partitions with 0MB

23 May 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
Partitions trouble!

Hello 7forums!

I noticed in the Windows 7 installation at my partition page.. you know, where you select what disk you want to install Windows on, there were two "Unallocated Space"-partitions on 0MB.. both of them. And they were hanging together with my SDD. When I deleted the Unallocated ones, it said that they were probably needed for Windows, but I didn't really care, I just deleted them. And I also deleted the entire SDD. When I recreated the whole SDD, the unallocated partitions came back. 0MB again! .. So do I need them? They ain't in my Disk Management either in-windows!

Best Regards,
FredeGail




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23 May 2011   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

DId you try deleting evey last one, and then formating again? I would do that. If it doesn't work, there is no harm in 0mb taken from your main partition

I know that often windows creates extra space for system files, perhaps this is just a messed up way of doing it.
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23 May 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
DId you try deleting evey last one, and then formating again? I would do that. If it doesn't work, there is no harm in 0mb taken from your main partition
So.. I delete both Unallocated, and leave the main, them format main?

Sorry, im not that of an expert with partitions
But if im going to format again, its pretty good, because im gonna move from 32-bit to 64.
Oh, and thanks for your reply!

I know that often windows creates extra space for system files, perhaps this is just a messed up way of doing it.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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23 May 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

You can't delete Unallocated Space of any size. It is already deleted. Just ignore it.
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23 May 2011   #5
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you checked the alignment of the SSD?

How did you create the partitons?
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23 May 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How does that look like in Disk Management?
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23 May 2011   #7
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can't delete Unallocated Space of any size. It is already deleted. Just ignore it.
So actually it's just some bug of MS or my SSD?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Have you checked the alignment of the SSD?

How did you create the partitons?
I'll try that. When I deleted all the partitions, I selected the main, pressed new (in win7 install) and just maxed the number.

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How does that look like in Disk Management?
Like this!

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23 May 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, if we go by Disk Management, those zero partitions are non existant.
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23 May 2011   #9
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, if we go by Disk Management, those zero partitions are non existant.
True. Maybe we should just ignore them!
I deleted the main, then the unallocated removed totally, but when I re-created the main one, they were back.
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23 May 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, if we go by Disk Management, those zero partitions are non existant.
True. Maybe we should just ignore them!
I deleted the main, then the unallocated removed totally, but when I re-created the main one, they were back.
I would classify it as a "reporting error".
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