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Windows 7: hard drive partition problem

18 Oct 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is their some reason I can't get you to post one of these?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

The answer to your problem may be indicated there in that picture.


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18 Oct 2015   #12
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is their some reason I can't get you to post one of these?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

The answer to your problem may be indicated there in that picture.
He's busy doing it, give him some time...
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18 Oct 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sorry MarkP15 I didn't mean to get in your way.
I thought that 9 hours was long enough.
I also thought that maybe my request wasn't read or missed.

Your in charge.
Have a nice day.
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19 Oct 2015   #14
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Mark
Following your instructions, after "Program File Dir" I get a box with
Modify
ModifyPrimary Data
Delete
Rename.
I select "modify" and alter
D to C

(I attached a screenshot but I couldn't post because it said i had too many characters. 44,020??)


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19 Oct 2015   #15
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Jason,

If you try just uploading the screenshot on its own with no text that might work. Also, if you upload a screenshot from the Disk Management window, we could see what were are dealing with exactly.

Kind Regards,

Mark
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19 Oct 2015   #16
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

hard drive partition problem-capture.jpg


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19 Oct 2015   #17
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Recovery partition should not be a primary partition. It should be hidden, no drive letter assigned. A utiltiy as powerful as Acronis Drive Director may be needed to quickly and effectively fix this. Again, recovery partition should be hidden, it should not have a drive letter assigned to it.
And, the 55MB OEM partition might be the SystemReserved partition, which Windows must have.
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19 Oct 2015   #18
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Jason,

I think a good idea would be to remove the drive letter allocated to the reserved partition (D) so although the files are still there, they aren't recognised as a drive. To do this, right-click the drive that you want to change, and then click*Change Drive Letter and Paths, then click Remove and then confirm.

Kind Regards,

Mark
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19 Oct 2015   #19
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Mark, your idea is much easier to do! I thought OP indicated something amiss with diskmanagement -- I guess I read this topic wrongly
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19 Oct 2015   #20
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Mark, your idea is much easier to do! I thought OP indicated something amiss with diskmanagement -- I guess I read this topic wrongly
No problem Roland and thanks
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