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Windows 7: 100 gb Partition LOST after SHRINKING win 7

27 May 2014   #1
rovshanst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
100 gb Partition LOST after SHRINKING win 7

hi everyone. wanted install windows 8 and make dual boot on my machine. before my c: volume was 267 gb the D: volume was 605gb and E: volume was 59gb. so i began shrinking. on c partiton i had less free space so i thought i could shrink volume d and i did it. new unallocated partition was nearly 117 gb. i created it as a new volume and then i faced thatwin 8 cannot install there i had to shring the volume c:. with 3rd party application i resized c partition by adding the new 117 gb volume into it. everything was fine and my c disk was 384 gb after resizing it. then i decided to shrink the volume c: to make a new partition on that drive to install windows 8. i ran disk mgmt toolof windows and shrunk c: . but after a while an error message appeared it closed. and that 117gb free space now lost on my pc. but it seems on diskmgmt connected to my c volume. im adding a screenshot so u could see it. now my c volume shows total 281 gb not 384 gb. and i want to get that partition back how i can do it. i have done my backup but i think there may be a way without reinstalling windows and without deleting c: partition. please i need it immediately.




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27 May 2014   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

The following operations can be performed only on basic disks:
  • Create and delete primary and extended partitions.
  • Create and delete logical drives within an extended partition.
  • Format a partition and mark it as active.
The following operations can be performed only on dynamic disks:
  • Create and delete simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, and RAID-5 volumes.
  • Extend a simple or spanned volume.
  • Remove a mirror from a mirrored volume or break the mirrored volume into two volumes.
  • Repair mirrored or RAID-5 volumes.
  • Reactivate a missing or offline disk.
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27 May 2014   #3
rovshanst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
HOw?

how can i format that partition or split it from c:? see the image pls. im talking abt the 2nd c: partition which is 117.5 gb
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27 May 2014   #4
DMHolt57

 
 

a third party partitioning software may be able to get it back like you had it, but in the future, change it from Dynamic to Basic before making changes...
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27 May 2014   #5
rovshanst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

just tell me how which software? how to dooo i want it back
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27 May 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...89320E3247!215

get pw422 from the above link. It's Partition Wizard 4.22. Burn it to a disk and boot from the disk. It can convert dynamic to basic, but you should back up your data before using it. You should never have accepted dynamic disks. They are a pain.

You have a mess and may have to reinstall. I'm not an expert with Partition Wizard, but it's probably your best choice that doesn't involve a complete reinstall.
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27 May 2014   #7
rovshanst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

will it split them? i want split secont 117gb c volume from the fisrt one. i joined them using windows diskmgmt but now need split them. the 117gb is empty
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27 May 2014   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Windows doesn't like 5 basic partitions, which is why your partitions are dynamic, not basic. You need to get back to basic.

So you need to get rid of at least one partition. I'd think about moving whatever is on E to D, temporarily. Then delete E.

If you get that far, you may be able to combine both of those C partitions back into a single C, with all as "basic".

You want to end up with System Reserved and no more than 3 other partitions, all basic.

Back up your data.
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27 May 2014   #9
Kaktussoft

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So the 117GB partition is new and totally empty? Is so, delete that partition so you have 4 partitions afterwards. Then convert the dynamic disk to a basic disk using Partition Wizard 4.2 (link provided in previous posts). Mark "system reserved" ACTIVE. Post disk management screenshot afterwards.

Of all was successfull.... convert D to logical, convert E to logical.
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27 May 2014   #10
rovshanst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well i can delete disk e. if i delete it will be unallocated yes? then what ad that unallocated space to c:?

Kaktussoft, i cant delete that 117gb partition coz it is named as disk c so im afraid if format it the original c may be deleted thats why first i wanna make as a seperate disk actually i need this
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