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Windows 7: can't turn second unallocated partition into a simple volume


12 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Glad to help, very welcome.

Partition Wizard is a great recommendation, but I like EASEUS a lot personally since it's stable and works without having to boot off a CD (unless you need to manage the system partition of course).

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1 Week Ago   #12

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
similar problem

Hi I've read everything here as I have a similar problem.
New 4tb HDD (WD) which I initially shrunk to make a 2nd partition of 1677GB (weird number I know). That's turned into unallocated space.
As with the other person's problem, New Simple Volume (spanned and stripped) are all greyed out.
I created as a test another by shrinking 100GB - that I could create a "new simple volume"

However, I cannot extent either one to include the 1.6tb that's unallocated

I've downloaded EaseUS but it says "unsupported disk"

I have nothing on this drive, just bought it - is there any way I can return it to original state? In Properties, what would "disable" or "uninstall" do?
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1 Week Ago   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

Let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Tell us exactly what you want to do.

You can always delete and create new partitions. Why extend if there's no data?
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1 Week Ago   #14

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

here you are
I might not be using the right terminology. I wanted 2 partitions on this drive, one for my picture archive and the other for movies.


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1 Week Ago   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

Is the first partition the correct size you want? If not delete and create it again.

Then create partition in Unallocated space.
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1 Week Ago   #16

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Yes it is

that's just it, in the unallocated space, the "new simple volume" is greyed out. All I have is properties and help
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1 Week Ago   #17
Microsoft MVP

 

Try creating smaller partitions.

Try using Partition Wizard CD.
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1 Week Ago   #18

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I can with the "F" but that's not what I want to do
I want to turn the unallocated space into a drive
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1 Week Ago   #19
Microsoft MVP

 

Try PArtition Wizard Boot CD. Burn ISO with Windows Image Burner.
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1 Week Ago   #20

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

ok will try, thanks
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