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Windows 7: Partitions my HDD

16 Feb 2013   #1
waqarazam

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Partitions my HDD

Hello
I am having problem regarding my partitions .. i have split my C drive which was 500gb.. i cannot create any partition on unallocated space... i am using Partition wizard 7.. whenever i click on the create... it gives an error "Partition wizard cannot create partition there is no free mbr slots" i am attaching my snapshot of partition wizard plz guide me what shod i do




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16 Feb 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What type of partition are you trying to create? You already have a maximum of 4 existing primary partitions, so you can now only create logical partitions.

Regards,
Golden
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16 Feb 2013   #3
waqarazam

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

I think i have to convert one of my partition into logical... then i will be able to make another partition but now i m confuzed which one i shod convert to logical so that my system is not effected
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16 Feb 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you want to keep HP_TOOLS and RECOVERY (they are for restore to factory settings)?
Do you really need SYSTEM (it is only for bootmanager and bootmenu). We can move bootmenu/bootmanager to C if you want. It's also needed fro BITLOCKER, but I think you don't use it(?)

Last option is Convert C to logical. But then you MUST HAVE a PRIMART partition to boot from. And you have it already... the 200MB partition called system.

Tell me what you want
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16 Feb 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waqarazam View Post
I think i have to convert one of my partition into logical... then i will be able to make another partition but now i m confuzed which one i shod convert to logical so that my system is not effected
logical paritions should be adjacent to each other. In fact all logicals partitions together is called the EXENDED partition. So it's of no use to convert SYSTEM or HP_TOOLS to logical. Makeing SYSTEM logical makes your system unbootable anayway. Don't convert RECOVERY to logical because restore to factory settings won't most likely not work anymore.

So only option is to convert C to logical. But there are more options, like deleting a partition
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16 Feb 2013   #6
waqarazam

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

if i convert c to logical it will not effect my system
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16 Feb 2013   #7
waqarazam

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Do you want to keep HP_TOOLS and RECOVERY (they are for restore to factory settings)?
Do you really need SYSTEM (it is only for bootmanager and bootmenu). We can move bootmenu/bootmanager to C if you want. It's also needed fro BITLOCKER, but I think you don't use it(?)

Last option is Convert C to logical. But then you MUST HAVE a PRIMART partition to boot from. And you have it already... the 200MB partition called system.

Tell me what you want

I dont want to disturb my system setting i want to keep HP_TOOL and revovery for factory setting.... simply i just wannt a partitiion
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16 Feb 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Convert C to logical and all will be fine. After that you can make another logical partition next to it using Partition wizard. Make it logical as well(default). Make it NTFS and format it
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16 Feb 2013   #9
waqarazam

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

thanx alot Kaktussoft
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