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Windows 7: disk management wont allow me to extend my partition

08 Feb 2010   #1
tremaine

windows 7 64bit
 
 
disk management wont allow me to extend my partition

why wont disk management allow me to extend my C: partition ??? when i right click on the c: drive the extend volume is grayed out.




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08 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Tremaine,

That is because your partition is out of space. The next 47MB are part of an extended partition. Basically, it sees from the 47MB partition on to the end as one, larger partition.

Hope this helps,
~JK
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08 Feb 2010   #3
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello Tremaine,

That is because your partition is out of space. The next 47MB are part of an extended partition. Basically, it sees from the 47MB partition on to the end as one, larger partition.

Hope this helps,
~JK

hit the nail on the head. how did you manage to only have 1% free on c if all of your program files are on d? and the next question is why did you setup an extended partition?

i believe that you can remove the extended partition envelope from around the last three partitions with out messing up d.
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08 Feb 2010   #4
tremaine

windows 7 64bit
 
 

sorry the space on the c drive was from me downloading files when i took the screen shot there is actually alot more space free there.also ive had this issue for awhile now.i took space from the d drive and freed it up hoping that i could combine the two 47mb free space with the rest but that didnt work.Heres another screen of how my partitions actually look.Oh and i actually have my programs on C: drive.


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08 Feb 2010   #5
tremaine

windows 7 64bit
 
 

and going to move everything from D: to E: and then try to reformat D:
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08 Feb 2010   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Partition Magic Alternative - Partition Wizard is a magic partition software for Winidows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 Server and Windows 7.

This may save you some hassle - have a look at the boot disk option - also if you do anything at all to the C: system drive make sure you have a win7 boot disk available as it is possible you will need to perform a start-up repair after changing a system drive
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08 Feb 2010   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I had the same setup on my system and used Partition Wizard and it worked fine.

I did get an error I believe about the mbr but it was easy to fix, but I don't remember what I ran to correct it. I have CRS (Can't Remember Stuff)

I did do an Image before hand just in case.

Jim
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08 Feb 2010   #8
tremaine

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Partition Magic Alternative - Partition Wizard is a magic partition software for Winidows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 Server and Windows 7.

This may save you some hassle - have a look at the boot disk option - also if you do anything at all to the C: system drive make sure you have a win7 boot disk available as it is possible you will need to perform a start-up repair after changing a system drive
thanks for the suggestion partition wizard did the job...
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