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Windows 7: Unallocated Space

10 May 2010   #1
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Unallocated Space

Hello guys, I'm back with a new problem today. I've a 16GB USB thumb drive and made it bootable. After using it, I formatted through Windows and I noticed that the capacity has reduced from 14.9GB to 5.98GB! I made my way to Disk Management and found some unallocated space. All the options under it are greyed out so I can't create a partition and merge them. Any help would be appreciated.




[Suggest: I'm going to buy a new HDD so what do you suggest? 500GB or 750GB? (Silly question >.<)]


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10 May 2010   #2
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you are gonna use it for OS, get a SSD.
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10 May 2010   #3
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColdIce View Post
If you are gonna use it for OS, get a SSD.
Thank you for your suggestion. What about my problem?
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10 May 2010   #4
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Go to the "Start" menu in Windows. Navigate to "My Computer," right-click on it and select "Manage" from the drop-down menu. This brings up the "Computer Management" window. Select "Disk Management" located under the "Storage" category. This brings up a list of drives, including your flash drive, on the right side of the window. Select your flash drive then right-click to show its drop-down menu. Choose the "Delete Partition" option. This creates the entire flash drive as one portion of unallocated space. Right-click the flash drive again and then select the "New Partition" option. Follow through the "Partition Wizard" dialogue by selecting the partition type you want to create: primary, extended or logical drive. What partition type you choose depends on what function you want your flash drive to serve. Continue through the "Partition Wizard" dialogues by choosing the partition size. You can also assign a drive letter to the flash drive; otherwise the program does it automatically. Additionally, you can type in its "Volume Label," change its format speed or convert it to an NTFS volume. Click on "Finish" to complete the process.

Any help?
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10 May 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try formatting the usb drive using HP disk storage format tool.
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10 May 2010   #6
r4fay

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Try formatting the usb drive using HP disk storage format tool.
Thank you very much. That helped me in combination with Windows Disk Management Tool.
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