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Windows 7: HELP: Hard Drive C size smaller than Hard Drive D


02 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
HELP: Hard Drive C size smaller than Hard Drive D

Hi guys, I am not sure why my hard drive C is smaller than hard drive D, It has been like this when I purchased this custom built PC, until right now I am having a hard time just to save space in drive C. and There is no way I can install any more program/software in drive C.
while for Drive D, I am using it to store personal file.

What I would like to do and to know is:
- Is my drive D a partition? Can I remove it? If I want remove it, will my hard drive C size become bigger?
- And how exactly I am going to remove the partition? what is the step and precaution that I have to take?

I have been looking for the solution everywhere, while there is many with similiar case. none has the exact situation like I do.
*I have attached some screenshot that might help.




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02 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Here's what I recommend:

first move the page file onto the C: drive (this might help, but it's not a proper tutorial.)

1. Shrink D: to half it's size.
2. create a new partition in the free space (call it B: )
3. copy the contents of D: to B:
4. delete partition D:
5. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take.
6. Copy the content of B: to C:
7. delete partition B:
8. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take.



I don't know why people insist on partitioning the main hard drive like this. And to sell it like that!


Your first image of Rapid Storage Technology does spook me a little bit. That could be a sign of a complication. However, it does not show a SSD. My best guess is the computer used to have a 40GB SSD that the system builder used for RST caching (incorrectly, if there's a 40GB partition on the HDD), which he took out before selling. In that case there shouldn't be a problem with the steps i outlined above.
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02 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I would just shrink D: with partition wizard boot cd. Then extend C: into the space you create..... I would steal 100 GB from D:

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Dam, it`s logical. Convert it to primary 1st. Using the same Boot CD. You may not have to do this ... but I would.

Consult Gregrocker, he is an expert on this stuff. But that should work for you. Backup all your data 1st.

A 40 GB Primary for the OS and a Logical 245 GB after. That only makes sense if the OS was XP. What were they thinking.
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02 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Here's what I recommend:

1. Shrink D: to half it's size.
2. create a new partition in the free space (call it B: )
3. copy the contents of D: to B:
4. delete partition D:
5. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take.
6. Copy the content of B: to C:
7. delete partition B:
8. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take

I don't know why people insist on partitioning the main hard drive like this. And to sell it like that!
Thank you for the suggestion, I will try it out, but before I try Step no.4, will it be allright? as I am seeing "page file, logical drive". While usually others only have "logical drive" beneath it.
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02 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Can you post a shot of disk mang after you create B: and b4 you delete D:
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02 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Can you post a shot of disk mang after you create B: and b4 you delete D:
here you go


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02 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

245 GB - 171 GB = 74 GB of Data on Drive D: 60 GBs is too small.
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02 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
245 GB - 171 GB = 74 GB of Data on Drive D: 60 GBs is too small.
no wonder, all right, I have make B: become 120GB and I am transferring the file right now from D: to B:
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02 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Double check all your data b4 you delete D
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02 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Double check all your data b4 you delete D
So I have move from file from D: to B:
and I have deleted all the file from D:
I am trying to delete D: , but how do I do it ? "delete volume" cant be clicked


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