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Windows 7: Can't Delete Free Space in Disk Management

28 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
Can't Delete Free Space in Disk Management

I kinda seriously need help here guys

I have 800mb free in my C drive...

i deleted my D and have 20 gb free space, but i cant delete it to make it an unallocated space (the delete partition option is greyed out) ..

im sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this on.....ive been working on this for 5 hours and im pissed right

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28 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Akash666, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have you right clicked that Free Space to see if you get a "Delete" option in the drop-down, though if it's part of an Extended partition (more than one Logical) you may not be able to create it as unallocated space; post a snip for us to have a look at.

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Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
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28 Aug 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Hello Akash666. Welcome to the forum.

It is very helpful if we can all see what your Disk Management window looks like. Can you post a snip of it here?

The Windows Snipping Tool works fine. Start > Program > type: Snipping Tool.

Heh Heh. Totally redundant and slow on the trigger!
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28 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

oh sorry about

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when i try to delete the free space to make it into unallocated, it is greyed out

PS: And thanks for welcoming me

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28 Aug 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

It's part of the larger Extended partition and you will not be able to delete the Free Space; but you would be able to use Option One of this tutorial to convert it to a Primary partition that can then be deleted and the C: can be extended into.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

As good and reliable a program as Partition Wizard is, I would not trust the installed version for the operation you need, use the boot CD as suggested and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the Bootable CD ISO file at this link below.
Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather than a DVD; then boot the created CD to make the changes, it doesn't take any input from the user to setup, just relax and let it load.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

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28 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

That's just great... my CD drive went bust about a week ago...and ill get the new one next week or something... so i guess ill just have to wait for another week to see if this works....

thanks for the help BFK
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28 Aug 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

My pleasure mate, have a look at this one!

Partition Wizard Bootable Flash Drive

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