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Windows 7: Drive C partition unallocated

13 Feb 2013   #71
Kaktussoft

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  1. delete the PQSERVICE partition. Do it using disk management. Just right click->delete volume
  2. Look what's in 3GB partition. Corrupt or not needed stuff? Copy all you need from it to DATA for example. After that delete that 3GB partition.
Now you have 2 partitions. One is called C (WIN7)and the other one most likely D (DATA). Chek the file system!
Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
chkdsk/f  c:
chkdsk/f  d:
You can't check disk C because it's locked, so win7 asks you to do it on reboot. Answer YES
Both disks are fine?


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13 Feb 2013   #72
zirch

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Waht command fixed the blinking cursor problem?

The 3GB partition was there all the time in screenshots. 8.69 belongs in other screenshots to PQSERVICE partition. PQSERVICE isn't needed it's for restore to factory settings. You can reinstall win7 by using DVD and product key anyway. What's on 3GB partition?

Post output of disk management please
The bootsect/nt60 command fixed the blinking cursor problem, I think.

On the 3GB partition is the Acer Recovery files, I suppose. The list of files:
15/05/2007 03:20 PM 8,511,488 AcerKit.exe
17/04/2007 03:15 PM 11 Arcade.dat
12/02/2010 05:33 PM 201 boot.ini
07/03/2007 03:40 PM 5,120 Chs.dll
07/03/2007 03:41 PM 5,120 Cht.dll
23/11/2007 05:44 PM 98,304 CLLauncher.exe
12/02/2010 05:28 PM <DIR> CLSetup
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 7,680 Csy.dll
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 7,680 Dan.dll
07/03/2007 03:41 PM 9,216 Deu.dll
12/02/2010 05:28 PM <DIR> Documents and Settings
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 8,192 Ell.dll
07/03/2007 03:41 PM 7,680 Enu.dll
07/03/2007 03:41 PM 8,192 Esp.dll
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 7,680 Fin.dll
07/03/2007 03:42 PM 8,704 Fra.dll
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 8,192 Hun.dll
12/02/2010 05:28 PM <DIR> Intel
07/03/2007 03:42 PM 8,192 Ita.dll
07/03/2007 03:42 PM 6,144 Jpn.dll
12/02/2010 05:33 PM 20 MBR.ini
07/03/2007 03:42 PM 8,192 Nld.dll
15/05/2007 05:17 PM 7,680 Nor.dll
03/08/2004 10:38 PM 47,564 NTDETECT.COM
19/08/2005 04:13 AM 250,048 ntldr
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 8,192 Plk.dll
12/02/2010 05:30 PM <DIR> Program Files
07/03/2007 03:43 PM 8,192 Ptg.dll
19/04/2007 11:46 PM 5,292,054 Root_bg.bmp
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 8,192 Rus.dll
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 8,192 Sve.dll
11/05/2007 05:32 PM 8,192 Trk.dll
24/04/2007 02:45 PM 282 WERUNTIME.INI
12/02/2010 05:33 PM <DIR> WINDOWS

By output of disk management, do you mean a screenshot?
Drive C partition unallocated-image-6.jpg


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13 Feb 2013   #73
Kaktussoft

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H is RAW. Before it was called PQSERVICE and about 600MB. Strange things happen. Delete H and I using disk management. Did you already do

chkdsk/f c
chkdsk/f d

??
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13 Feb 2013   #74
zirch

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hey, I'm going to get some sleep. Will work back on the chkdsk when I wake up. Thanks again for the help.
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13 Feb 2013   #75
Kaktussoft

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Install Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download and make a backup of C and D (actually everything if you did delete H and I) to external disk. After succesfull backup you can move/resize C and D to reclaim the unused space.
How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

Best to be done with bootable CD. Otherwise windows 7 is running and can crash
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13 Feb 2013   #76
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know that awful feeling when your drive dies.
Time to setup a cloud drive with automatic backups.
Google Drive
Ubuntu One
etc...

Losing a drive should become only a small inconvenience.
If it synced automatically to several places, then your in good shape.

You can also use Macrium to back up a partition and save it in case you go down, then just copy to a new drive and your ready to boot again with no reinstall.
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13 Feb 2013   #77
zirch

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
H is RAW. Before it was called PQSERVICE and about 600MB. Strange things happen. Delete H and I using disk management. Did you already do

chkdsk/f c
chkdsk/f d

??
Deleted H and I. Ran chkdsk on both C and D. Initially there was an error on C but repaired. Done a second run and no errors found.
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13 Feb 2013   #78
zirch

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Install Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download and make a backup of C and D (actually everything if you did delete H and I) to external disk. After succesfull backup you can move/resize C and D to reclaim the unused space.
How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

Best to be done with bootable CD. Otherwise windows 7 is running and can crash
Ok. Thanks. I'll have to get another external disk first though. My current external doesn't have enough space to backup both C and D. But I'll definitely perform a backup.
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14 Feb 2013   #79
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can extend D now using disk management ... so add the 3GB space to it.
Afterwards you can add the 9GB in front of C to C using PW.

used space of C+D is about 200GB. But pagefile and hibernation file and some other temp files won't be backupped. And it will be compressed. Resulting image file will be about 160GB (depends on if files are compressable)
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14 Feb 2013   #80
zirch

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You can extend D now using disk management ... so add the 3GB space to it.
Afterwards you can add the 9GB in front of C to C using PW.

used space of C+D is about 200GB. But pagefile and hibernation file and some other temp files won't be backupped. And it will be compressed. Resulting image file will be about 160GB (depends on if files are compressable)
I see. That will be good. After that, I suppose the system will be working as usual?
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