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Windows 7: Cannot new create partition using third party software

09 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot new create partition using third party software

Hi guys i when i try using Acronis*Disk Director Suite to create new partition it give me this error anyway idea why? My hard drive have around 260gb free space as shown why it still giving me this error T.T



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09 Jan 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaun166 View Post
Hi guys i when i try using Acronis*Disk Director Suite to create new partition it give me this error anyway idea why? My hard drive have around 260gb free space as shown why it still giving me this error T.T
shaun166;

It is difficult to tell from the picture you posted, but it appears you already have 4 "Primary" partitions on this hard drive. That is the limit. However, Windows 7 and Data partitions can reside on a "Logical" partition. You would need to convert your last "Primary" partition to an "Extended" partition so you can create "Logical" partitions in the "Extended" part.

Cannot new create partition using third party software-diskmanagement_01.jpg

Cheers!
Robert


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09 Jan 2010   #3
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Can you post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management map using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box.

Then let us know exactly what you want to accomplish and we recommend the exact steps.

The best tool for partition management in Windows 7 is bootable Partition Wizard CD for that which cannot be done by Disk Mgmt. It has been used to help remove over 100+ dual boots here since Windows 7 release date.
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09 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Why use that partitioner? Windows 7's partitioner is GREAT ! Just right-click the computer icon in the start menu. Click on Disk Management and WHAMMO!

P.S. It may take a while to load your first time.

After it loads - right click your hard drive and click "Shrink Volume". After you go through the dialogs and create the new unallocated space, right click the new space and create a new partition thingy.
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09 Jan 2010   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Because, Coolio - Disk Management cannot do what the OP wants.

Not without destroying data on at least one of his existing partitions.

3rd party partitioners can do it non - destructively.

Hope it helps.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
Why use that partitioner? Windows 7's partitioner is GREAT ! Just right-click the computer icon in the start menu. Click on Disk Management and WHAMMO!

P.S. It may take a while to load your first time.

After it loads - right click your hard drive and click "Shrink Volume". After you go through the dialogs and create the new unallocated space, right click the new space and create a new partition thingy.
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09 Jan 2010   #6

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Hi Shaun,

Iseeu is correct.

Already stated on your other thread here:permalink
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09 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Because, Coolio - Disk Management cannot do what the OP wants. Duh, you idiot. I wish I could punch you in the face for just mentioning that.
Ow... that stung a little . BTW I use Windows 7's manager for all my partitioning needs.
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09 Jan 2010   #8

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LOL - it wasn't meant that way. Just answering the question you asked.
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09 Jan 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

@iseeuu
So i have 4 partition it is the max. I need to delete the OEM partition and Recovery to create new partition?
The last primary partition I right click them it only show "help"
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09 Jan 2010   #10

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Not necessarily.

You could convert two into logical drives ( it's a lot easier if they are already adjacent )

You then are able to create one more.

Just went back to get your screenie - I assume you extended already to include the Unallocated space - or is it still the same as this ?

http://i48.tinypic.com/qpgmz9.png

Alternatively , you could delete one you don't need. You might consider making the 7 partition "system" and deleting the 100mb one.

I assume you are not using Ultimate and Bitlocker drive Encryption?
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