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Windows 7: hard drive partition problem

19 Oct 2015   #21
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkP15 View Post
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
Sorry to be a pain, but I've Rt clicked on "D" drive (going from 'my computer'), and don't see that option. If I do manage to alter it, how do I access any files on it as I had managed to install a couple before it clogged up?
(as you can tell, I'm on a bit of a steep learning curve!)
Thanks
Jason


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19 Oct 2015   #22
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Jason,

Go through the Disk Management program that you took a screenshot from earlier. That way you should be able to remove the drive letter.

Kind Regards,

Mark

P.S. I would uninstall the programs you put on the D partition.
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19 Oct 2015   #23
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

It's not going to let me
I get a message saying:

"Assigning or removing drive letters on the current boot or pagefile volume is not allowed"
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19 Oct 2015   #24
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Just a thought. Is it possible to move programme files from one partition to another? I know it's a long way round but I could install on D now I've cleared a bit of space and move to C?
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19 Oct 2015   #25
DavidE

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The [D] Recovery Partition is the Boot partition.
That means you have Windows 7 installed on the [D] partition.
You probably started the Win 7 "upgrade" (install) from within XP (while XP was running).
I don't know how, or if, you can fix what you have now without a clean reinstall.

Clean Reinstall - Windows 7
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19 Oct 2015   #26
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I was just going to say the same David. A clean install is probably your best bet.
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19 Oct 2015   #27
jasonp44

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

I'm sure you're right about a clean reinstall. I haven't got anything to lose as I haven't managed to use it at all as it is.
Many thanks for all the help and patience you've shown me, and despite no solution I have learnt a lot. I hope one day I will be able to help someone as I've been helped.
Jason
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22 Oct 2015   #28
MarkP15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Dear Jason,

No problem, that's what we're here for; to help!

Hope all is solved.

Mark
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