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Windows 7: Unable to Partition C Drive

19 Mar 2010   #1
malaiselvan

Windows 7
 
 
Unable to Partition C Drive

Hi,

I bought a laptop with 320 GB space in Windows 7 32 bit os. I tried to create multiple 50GB partitions. I tried to shrink the c drive an I created 3 partitions. Now the C drive is having 144GB. I am not able to partition this 144GB.

Any ideas how can i partition this?

Regards
Malai


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19 Mar 2010   #2
SIW2

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Please post a screenshot of the Disk Management window:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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19 Mar 2010   #3
malaiselvan

Windows 7
 
 

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19 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are stuck in a mess of dynamic disks. You probably kept creating partitions after you already had 4 primaries. The next step then gets you into dynamics. You should have stopped at 3 primaries and then created an extended partition under which you could have created more partitions. But that is too late. Now you have to get rid of those dynamics. Here is how: Change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk: Storage Services; Local File Systems
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19 Mar 2010   #5
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It's a simple Dynamic Drive.

Partition Wizard free can do that without data loss:

How to convert dynamic disk to basic disk with Partition Wizard?
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19 Mar 2010   #6
malaiselvan

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your fast reply

Unable to Partition C Drive-cm.png

I changed back to the actual settings.

Can you guide me how to create 5 partitions (50GB each)


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20 Mar 2010   #7
malaiselvan

Windows 7
 
 

Any updates... I really stuck here
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20 Mar 2010   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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I suggest you convert it into a Basic Disk.

Partition Wizard will do it.


You can only have 4 partitions on an mbr hard drive.

You can have more than 4 volumes.

You do that by having 4 Primary partitions and one Extended partition.

You can create volumes inside the extended partition.

Like this:

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If you move or resize the oem Recovery and Tools partitions, you may have trouble accesing them.


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20 Mar 2010   #9
malaiselvan

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your valuable reply. I dont find any way to convert my dynamic disc to basic dist.

How can I do that? Following are the screenshots are for your reference. Its not allowing me to convert to basic.

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20 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I found this post. Maybe it can help you. The referred program works in Vista, so one might assume it will work in Win7 too.
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