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Windows 7: additional partition cannot be created

02 Nov 2012   #1
aras71

Windows 7
 
 
additional partition cannot be created

hi
i have pro book 4530 s .i formatted the hard drive and hp-tools drive deleted . when i was going to install one driver ,that driver needed to installed on "HP-tools" drive the driver installer said do you want to create the hp-tools drive i clicked on yes :
but this error was shown:
main drive already has four partitions,additional partion can not be created
(also when i was going to install windows i couldn't have more than 3 partition!)


please help me
thanks


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02 Nov 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should post a screenshot of your Disk Management window so we can see what is going on.

Start > type: "comp" > click "Computer Management" > click "Disk Management"
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02 Nov 2012   #3
aras71

Windows 7
 
 

thank you for replying
this is the photo of disk management:
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02 Nov 2012   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Do you have any data that was on on that E: drive? Are you missing data?
What is happening is that the E: partition is your 4th "drive", but you can't see it or use it in Windows because it is RAW.

If you are sure there is no data on that E: partition (248GB), then you could delete it in Disk Management and the create a new partition and format it NTFS. Then the partition will be usable.

You can not create more than 4 Primary partitions on a MBR drive. If you try you may convert the disk to a Dynamic Disk, which you do not want to do. If you need more than 4 partitions you can create an Extended Partition with Logical Drives.

That HP driver is a problem. You should not have to create a partition to install a driver IMO. I would look into options to install that without the HP Tools partition.
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02 Nov 2012   #5
aras71

Windows 7
 
 

thanks i deleted drive E:

but new error apeard:






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02 Nov 2012   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aras71 View Post
hi
i have pro book 4530 s .i formatted the hard drive and hp-tools drive deleted . when i was going to install one driver ,that driver needed to installed on "HP-tools" drive the driver installer said do you want to create the hp-tools drive i clicked on yes :
but this error was shown:
main drive already has four partitions,additional partion can not be created
(also when i was going to install windows i couldn't have more than 3 partition!)


please help me
thanks
This is why the error occurred. Do you have any HP system recovery disks?
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02 Nov 2012   #7
aras71

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aras71 View Post
hi
i have pro book 4530 s .i formatted the hard drive and hp-tools drive deleted . when i was going to install one driver ,that driver needed to installed on "HP-tools" drive the driver installer said do you want to create the hp-tools drive i clicked on yes :
but this error was shown:
main drive already has four partitions,additional partion can not be created
(also when i was going to install windows i couldn't have more than 3 partition!)


please help me
thanks
This is why the error occurred. Do you have any HP system recovery disks?
when i bought the lap top there wasn't any cd or dvd in it
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02 Nov 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I suspect you will have to do a full clean install of w7. HP tools partition maybe would have had this in it.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

As TVeblen said the driver should not want the tool partition to install. What was the driver?
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02 Nov 2012   #9
aras71

Windows 7
 
 

thanks alot . when i bought the laptop there was suse platform on it. i formated the disk completly and i dont have HP tools partition now

the driver need that partition is Bluetooth
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02 Nov 2012   #10
aras71

Windows 7
 
 

what is this torrent ?
could i use it for recovery?
Comments on HP_recovery.iso
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