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Windows 7: Can't create new volume in unallocated space

17 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't create new volume in unallocated space

I have HP pavilion dv6 3300 notebook running in win 7 home edition sp1
The whole hard disk was 1 partition so i used SHRINK VOLUME in disk management to cut out some space to make new drives
One drive ( E : ) is ok but when i tried to make another one using the unallocated space , it gave me the next error ...



What should i do ??
Need help about that
Thanks




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17 Nov 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The only place you can currently make a new partition is within the "logical partition"--drive E.

Your alternative is to get rid of some of the other partitions.

You could expand your C drive to take up that unallocated space, but you can't turn the unallocated space into a new partition---unless you delete some of your other partitions.
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17 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok
What about this ..
I delete ( E : ) partition .. will that give me one unallocated space ?
And then i make it new volume and then i divide it into 2 partitions ..
Could that work ??
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17 Nov 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dr Amr View Post
Ok
What about this ..
I delete ( E : ) partition .. will that give me one unallocated space ?
And then i make it new volume and then i divide it into 2 partitions ..
Could that work ??
Your idea might work, but first:

What's currently in the E partition?? Anything you care about?
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17 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll back up my things first of course ..
I'll give it a try ..
Thanks for your quick help .
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17 Nov 2011   #6

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If you delete E, that should give you about 380 GB of unallocated space.

Then make a LOGICAL drive of the entire 380 GB space.

Then make as many partitions as you want to inside that new logical drive. Logical drives do not have that limitation on the number of partitions.
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17 Nov 2011   #7
whs

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This is indeed a very strange configuration. Your unallocated space is tagged as Primary space. I suspect it is couching because you have already 3 primary partitions and one extended partition.

What you could do without any damage is to change the C partition to Logical. For that you need the bootable CD of Partition Wizard (last entry on the webpage)
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17 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey ,
I downloaded a program called EaseUS Partition Master .
It simply transforms the unallocated space into a partition ..
And this is how it looks now in disk management :



I hope it goes well now .
Thanks ignatzatsonic & whs for your help .


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17 Nov 2011   #9
whs

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That looks very well. Good luck.
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17 Nov 2011   #10

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Yeah, that's fine--although I don't think you needed to download an application to do it.
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