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Windows 7: Extra Partition (Disk Management)


15 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Extra Partition (Disk Management)

Hello everyone, unfortunately I encountered a problem.

I partitioned my hard-drive for some backup, now I noticed that was a waste since I'll get myself a 2TB external hard-drive. Right now I formatted and pretty much deleted the partition, it's left as unallocated space. Now I'm trying to "extend" my primary partition with the 60GB's of unallocated space. But I'm unable to, the option to "extend" is grayed out.

Must I get new software to do this?

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15 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try using Partition Wizard to do it.

Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window?

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15 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Here you go, thank you for the quick reply.


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15 Jul 2010   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Probably.

I can't see your disk layout in Disk Management, but from your description, I would guess you have a partition of some kind to the right of the unallocated space as seen in Disk Management. If that is the case, you need a third party app---but it isn't difficult, knock on wood.
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15 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Your problem is that you have an extended partition immediately to the right of the C drive. The unallocated space is contained in it.

Right-click on the thin green line, and select Delete.

You can also use Partition Wizard, if you prefer.

Magic Server Partition Manager Software - Resize partition for Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2000.
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15 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I'll try out the Partition Wizard, I'll post feedback on my progress.
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15 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I didn't see this coming, I ran into a "little" snag. The Partition Wizard needed to restart my system. I did and, well, is said the it was unable to find the file-system. This has to be related to interference from my Linux on the same partition as my main. I deleted it and will attempt to restart and resume the process. Right now I booted off an Ubuntu CD.

This thing is awesome...
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15 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Keep us posted!

Remember, your problem is that you have an extended partition on there. It needs to be deleted before you can extend the C drive.
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15 Jul 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Howdy.



You could also use the bootable Partition Wizard CD to make those changes to the system, especially if it won't boot; have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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15 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No luck...

This is word for word what I see when having restarted;

Verifying DMI Pool Data....
Boot from CD:

error : unknown filesystem.
grub rescue>_

I cannot boot into Windows 7, nor can I start safe mode since this is pretty much in a high priority to boot than pressing keys for Safe mode, recovery manager etc. I tried the recovery CD but the startup repair is unable to find the problem. What did I get myself into... This just show I must be more cautious.
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