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Windows 7: Can't create a partition in unallocated.

13 Apr 2014   #1
bnguyen654

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Can't create a partition in unallocated.

I have a 16GB flash drive that I want to create 4 partitions (4GB each) on. I already created my first one, but when I go onto my second one:

Code:
C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: [COMPUTER]

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          931 GB      0 B
  Disk 1    Online           15 GB      0 B

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary           4096 MB  1024 KB

DISKPART> create par pri size=4096

No usable free extent could be found. It may be that there is insufficient
free space to create a partition at the specified size and offset. Specify
different size and offset values or don't specify either to create the
maximum sized partition. It may be that the disk is partitioned using the MBR di
sk
partitioning format and the disk contains either 4 primary partitions, (no
more partitions may be created), or 3 primary partitions and one extended
partition, (only logical drives may be created).
I have Windows Home Premium 7 64-bit btw.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 Apr 2014   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Windows does not seem to recognize multiple partitions on a removable drive. Other operating systems like Linux can. Windows will only recognize the first partition.
You may be able to do a hack to get the system to recognize the removable drive as a fixed drive, but I would not recommend that.
It is best when working in Windows to learn to use folders on thumbdrives to organize the data.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2014   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I've use the Minitool Partition Wizard Boot CD and it can recognize all the partitions on a removable drive. You can download this for free from their website. If you install it, there is also an option to create a bootable USB stick.
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