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Windows 7: Merging Partitions

04 May 2012   #11
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by powerpca View Post
the full disk mgmt pic is attached. How do I delete a crash dump. I canot find it on the disk
A good utility for displaying folder/file size is "Folder Size" which can be downloaded from;

Folder Size - Freeware file size analysis. Check the directory sizes, folder sizes and file sizes on your computer with this freeware tree size analysis tool.

It is free and provides an easy to use GUI. Additionally, you can use it to delete anything that is unnecessary, which includes CrashDump files.

Just an FYI;
Crash dumps are simply copies of whatever was in your system's memory at the time of a crash, used for analysis/debugging purposes. Unless you plan to use them it's prudent to delete them and use the space for other purposes.

HTH


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04 May 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You may eventually need to run Diskpart and then "extend".

I seem to recall a similar situation from several months back that was solved in that way.
won't surprise me if we need to go that route. Right now I'm hoping for resolution without having to use DiskPart or PartitionWizard.
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04 May 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

[QUOTE=Sir George;1909316]
Crash dumps are simply copies of whatever was in your system's memory at the time of a crash, used for analysis/debugging purposes.
/QUOTE]

Wrong. Please read up on the topic.
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04 May 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

SirGeorge,
You may find this microsoft article helpful.
Understanding Crash Dump Files - Ask the Performance Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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04 May 2012   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by powerpca View Post
Yes but why is the C Drive 350G while the Disk 0 is 698G I merged 2 drives and can no longer see the balance 698-350. Please refer to the snapshot of my Disk Management window
Upon a look at the second screen you posted both "System C" and D are the exact same size indicating Windows is seeing two drives instead of one. One option you can tend to while booted in Windows is another visit to the DM where you use the rescan disks option in the menu bar>Actions to see if Windows will correct itself with a fresh scan of all drives and devices connected.

One other question to ask here would be how you went about deleting the D partition and extended C afterwards? Did you do this while in the DM or use a 3rd party program?

It looks as if the D volume was being mounted as a virtual drive while C was extended as originally planned explaining why Windows still has a memory of it on display in the DM.
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04 May 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

NightHawk,
You have raised a couple of good questions.

We'll see what the thread starter has to say.
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04 May 2012   #17
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Did you actually read that article? There is nothing in it that contradicts what I stated. I don't believe this forum is designed for people technically proficient enough to utilize the information in the link you provided.

Perhaps my prior post to you didn't clearly express the fact that I don't find your bloviating all that helpful.
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04 May 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Flattery. Flattery.
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04 May 2012   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
NightHawk,
You have raised a couple of good questions.

We'll see what the thread starter has to say.
One of the reasons for suggesting the D volume could have been mounted as a virtual drive is knowing that from mounting system images made by Acronis True Image which made me wonder if this was why the D volume was still being seen.

Note the blue edges not black on D in the screen as well. That could indicate the volume was mounted as an extended not primary virtual disk as well.

The method used however is the key for solving this one without risking the extended C primary however. The preferred option here would have been to simply plan a fresh start nuking the entire drive and creating a fresh new C primary due to past experience with extending the OS primary and running into a trashed OS when the partition information was somehow lost.

One other advice for the OP would be backing things up from the C volume just in case something does go wrong while trying to get this cleared up. There wouldn't be too much on the drive this fast but just in case.
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04 May 2012   #20
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For some reason, I'm not seeing quite the same thing in these snapshots as others. Not sure why, I do see them, although the second DM screenshot is clipped on the right side when I view it.

What I can make out, is I do see Disk0 {C:} and Disk1 {D:} are exactly the same size. Coincidence, maybe? The other thing that's kind of odd is that Disk1 contains only one extended partition containg only one logical partition.
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