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Windows 7: AFTER REFORMAT MY 320 HDD MEMORY became 98. PLEASE HELP ME!

10 Jan 2012   #31
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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I'd be tempted to borrow a Live Linux CD and use GParted to format that section.
sir thanks for the advice but regarding to live linux CD and GParted to format it . im not usually a computer guy but i will try if i borrow one or download it . .thanks
You would have to burn it onto a CD or create a bootable USB stick.
The Ubuntu site has links and instructions.

I keep one handy, because it isn't stopped by Windows Security/Permission settings.

You might want to wait.
One of the HDD experts (here) may have a solution for your problem.

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Sir i am using a program called "partition recovery" is this program can help??
Unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with that program.


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10 Jan 2012   #32
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ianbrylle29 View Post
Sir i am using a program called "partition recovery" is this program can help??
Unlikely to help.

I'd look in Event Viewer, just as the error message says. It might give you a clue.
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10 Jan 2012   #33
ianbrylle29

windoows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ianbrylle29 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
i'd be tempted to borrow a live linux cd and use gparted to format that section.
sir thanks for the advice but regarding to live linux cd and gparted to format it . Im not usually a computer guy but i will try if i borrow one or download it . .thanks
you would have to burn it onto a cd or create a bootable usb stick.
The ubuntu site has links and instructions.

I keep one handy, because it isn't stopped by windows security/permission settings.

you might want to wait.
One of the hdd experts (here) may have a solution for your problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ianbrylle29 View Post
sir i am using a program called "partition recovery" is this program can help??
unfortunately, i am unfamiliar with that program.
thank you sir . . . Maybe i'll just wait for the hdd expert so i can solve this confusing problem. . . Thanks a bunch! I really appreciate it
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10 Jan 2012   #34
ianbrylle29

windoows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ianbrylle29 View Post
Sir i am using a program called "partition recovery" is this program can help??
Unlikely to help.

I'd look in Event Viewer, just as the error message says. It might give you a clue.
thank you sir. . . and i will check it immediately ^_^
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10 Jan 2012   #35
ianbrylle29

windoows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ianbrylle29 View Post
Sir i am using a program called "partition recovery" is this program can help??
Unlikely to help.

I'd look in Event Viewer, just as the error message says. It might give you a clue.
how can i use this EVENT VIEWER sir? sorry . . i really don't know
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10 Jan 2012   #36
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

In your first 3 pic's one of them showed it as unallocated space, one showed the error message, but the color at the top of partition showed it as a primary, before you go any further i need to know what you want to do with the partition, is it going to be a data partition D: / or do you want to merge it with C: / and make one big partition. This can be real simple if you don't go any further yet.
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10 Jan 2012   #37
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Event Viewer is also in the Management console, but if you aren't familiar with how to get to it, it probably won't be of any help.

I would try to run chkdsk on the drive, as suggested above, and or try a free program called Partition Wizard. It can be installed, or you can download a bootable CD to run from.

As always, when messing with partitions, you should have your data backed up first.
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10 Jan 2012   #38
ianbrylle29

windoows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
In your first 3 pic's one of them showed it as unallocated space, one showed the error message, but the color at the top of partition showed it as a primary, before you go any further i need to know what you want to do with the partition, is it going to be a data partition D: / or do you want to merge it with C: / and make one big partition. This can be real simple if you don't go any further yet.
i just wanted to merge the partition to C: to make one big partition. HOPE YOU CAN HELP. thanks for the message
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10 Jan 2012   #39
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

See where it says change drive letter and paths. With the ~200GB partition selected give it a drive letter D. Then the partition will show up in Windows explorer.
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10 Jan 2012   #40
ianbrylle29

windoows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Event Viewer is also in the Management console, but if you aren't familiar with how to get to it, it probably won't be of any help.

I would try to run chkdsk on the drive, as suggested above, and or try a free program called Partition Wizard. It can be installed, or you can download a bootable CD to run from.

As always, when messing with partitions, you should have your data backed up first.
yes sir . will have my laptop backed up first before messing with the partitions. thanks for the message sir. BIG THANKS
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