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Windows 7: Problem with hard drive space

04 Mar 2012   #31
Sean Birt

win7 ultimate x32
 
 

downloaded pw and i think i may have got it, i moved E to the right and extend C into the unallocated space. looks better but back to front. see image




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04 Mar 2012   #32
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Now will the pc boot properly, do you have your data, what is on the 3 gig partition, if yes to the questions make the c:/ drive active, right click the little 3gig drive and delete the volumn then extend c: to have the whole drive will be c:
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04 Mar 2012   #33
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It's looking better.

Boot back into Partition Wizard and remove the active flag from partition E then make the C partition active.

If you don't need the small E partition you can delete it and extend C to take up the slack.

Bowtie just beat me to it!
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04 Mar 2012   #34
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It's looking better.

Boot back into Partition Wizard and remove the active flag from partition E then make the C partition active.

If you don't need the small E partition you can delete it and extend C to take up the slack.

Bowtie just beat me to it!
sorry bout that, but i think you know more about this than i do.
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04 Mar 2012   #35
gregrocker

 

You'll need to recover the Win7 System boot files which have been derailed during install or repair to the right hand partition.

We know that you are booted into C because it has the label Boot.




But we also know by looking that the System Active flags are on the adjacent partition which means it has wrongly claimed the Win7 boot files. It may have been the only partition marked Active when it was installed or repaired causing this, since the installer or Startup Repair will (re)write the System boot files to the first Active partition it sees.

The solution to this which at the same time will open up the space to the right needed for C is as follows.

Mark C Active in Disk Mgmt or from Command Line as shown in this tutorial: Partition - Mark as Active

Reboot into the Win7 DVD System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and C contains the System Active Boot files.

Now enter Disk Management, Delete the partition on the right and extend C into the space:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend
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04 Mar 2012   #36
Sean Birt

win7 ultimate x32
 
 

ill try that after ive finished avast scan. and see what happens thank you for your help, hopefully i will not need to call on you again haha thanks
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04 Mar 2012   #37
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

We really don't mind everybody here try's to help when they can.
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04 Mar 2012   #38
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for tidying up the loose ends Greg, it's appreciated: tried to rep you, but I got warned off for not spreading it around.

All being well Sean, you should finish up with a fully-working system.
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04 Mar 2012   #39
gregrocker

 

Don't delete E until C holds the System Active Boot flags.

Somehow the Repairs that were run since your first post screenshot showing System Active flags on what is now E, have lost the System flag . The boot files should not have moved since they will be written only to the partition marked Active.

But I don't know why the System flag would disappear so don't delete any partitions until System Active flags are correctly on C.

You can use PW CD to mark C Active, click OK, then click on HD # to highlight, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply both steps. THis may preclude the need to run Repairs from DVD as given in my earlier steps.

Before misguided repairs:


After misguided repairs:


The repairs were "misguided" because C was not specified to be marked Active which would guide Startup Repair to write the System boot files correctly to C when run up to 3 separate times with reboots. Leaving the Active flag on E will only leave the boot files on E since no guidance was given Startup Repair as to where they should correctly reside.
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