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Windows 7: Not Able to Format free disk using Disk Management


03 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Not Able to Format free disk using Disk Management

Hi All

I am try to create a new volume from a free space disk which was earlier have ubuntu installed in it.

I delete the partition and then right click on it and select "New Simple Volume".
I select drive "G" and select format as NTFS.
When I click on finish, it give me error "Not enough disk space to perform this operation".

I am attaching the screen shot.

Can some one help me in this regard?

Thanks
Bargi



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03 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Jim.

So what's the sol.?
How can I create a new non-primary partition?

I want to use this partition. please guide.

Thanks
Bargi
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03 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

One more thing.

Even I am not able to delete it. It's giving the same error as mentioned above.
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03 Nov 2011   #4

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

My bad. You only have 3 partitions now so you should be able to add a 4th.

Jim
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03 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Jim.

But how?
It is not allowing me to delete it.

Can you please tell me how to create it?

Thanks
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03 Nov 2011   #6

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

It shows as Free Space which tells me it is already a partition. If this was a Linux partition it may need to be deleted and then should show as Unallocated. Then a new partition can be made. May have to delete it through Linux and not Windows but I am not familiar with Linux.

Jim
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03 Nov 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

What's on the 3.91 unlettered partition to the right of the logical Free Space? If it isn't being used (since it doesn't have a letter) then I'd delete it, too. You can rightclick in DIsk Mgmt. to Explore it.

Rightclick again on the Free Space to Delete Volume which should then make it Unallocated Space. Then rightclick to create a New partition there. If you keep the 3.91 primary partition to its right (why?) it should offer a Logical data partition, if you delete the 3.91 gb useless partition it should offer you a second Primary since you can have 3 before it forces you to take a Logical.

May I make another suggestion? Your Windows 7 OS partition is way too small for most uses. I would consider using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Resize the left border of D to the right, to make space to Extend C to the right to about 50+ gb at least. Then you can slide the left border of C to take up the 101mb space.

Once you decide exactly what you want to do based on these recommendations, we can give you more specific steps to get it all done safely after backing up your files and a Windows 7 backup image.
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03 Nov 2011   #8

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

Take a look at this Tutorial. It basically says to right click on the Free Space and select Delete Volume and it should then show as Unallocated. Try it a couple of times and see if it will delete.


Partition or Volume - Delete


Jim
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03 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Thank gregrocker and Jim too.

Actually, I delete the 3.91 GB partition and it merge with the 29.95 GB. Then I delete it and create a new partition and it works.

thanks a lot to both of you
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