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Windows 7: Partition Wizard Anomaly

14 Mar 2011   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
Partition Wizard Anomaly

PW52 disagrees with all the other apps. about the status of this drive.

It shows a large part of the drive as unallocated:

Partition Wizard Anomaly-part-pw.jpg

Windows Disk Management :

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Views: 10
Size:  38.4 KB


Partition Wizard Anomaly-part-li.jpg


Even PW42 shows the volumes correctly:


Partition Wizard Anomaly-part-pw42.jpg



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14 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Concerning. Is this the boot CD or home version?

The only change I've noticed is the new version will allow Resizing without regard to whether it is into Logical Free Space or Primary Unallocated Space, whereas you had to force convert it before if it was not the same format as resized partition.
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14 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That is the installed Home version of PW52.

However, I have it on winpe media as well.

Booting that up gave the same strange result.

There may be a bug in it somewhere.
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15 Mar 2011   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I often use PW 5.2 so this error was of concern
I couldn't duplicate the error.
Used PW bootable to create extended partition & PW home for display only.
Partition Wizard Anomaly-pwtest1a.jpg
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15 Mar 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's very rare - and hard to pin down the cause.

There is a bug in this version 5.2 - not seen in earlier versions.
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15 Mar 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you communicated with them?

If they know by now that their tool is a workhorse used here in the busiest Windows 7 forum, maybe they are monitoring what goes on here.

Is it made by Symantec?


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15 Mar 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Checking to see if anyone else had similar before reporting it to MT.
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15 Mar 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I've had another issue with PW but it's nothing similar to this one, it has to do with resizing.
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15 Mar 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

I just noticed I have 7 mb unallocated at end of HD which in v. 5.2 won't Resize into Windows 7 partition, but v. 4.2 will do it

In new version if I try to Resize it into 7 it jumps to the front of drive, and vice versa, and won't apply Resize either way.
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15 Mar 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

We were helping this guy the other day and the unallocated space 'moved' from here to here at the time I didn't know if it was something he'd done or a PW issue.
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