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Windows 7: What's this unallocated space in my C: drive?

23 Dec 2011   #11
vStone1K

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@Anak I just need to access it, like on Toshiba laptops there's usually the 0 key thing, where it asks you if you want to reset your computer to out-of-box-state. I tried that ages ago and it beeped for 10 seconds (which is a good thing) and didn't do anything else. It just booted up normally. I just need to find out if I still have the recovery partition. Should I try again?


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23 Dec 2011   #12
Anak

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Although on the small side (mine is 13GB) yours says it is a healthy, (Active, Recovery Partition)
I do not understand the urgency?
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23 Dec 2011   #13
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Uh oh, guys - that unallocated space - I merged it with my main C: drive!! That is not good, is it? I realized the beeping was supposed to happen! Well, I guess it's too late, I've already merged it. Attachment 189605
Is there any way I can make the unallocated space go back to where it was? Also, instead of 584gb, it now says 594gb! So it has added the unallocated space to my drive.
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23 Dec 2011   #14
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
Uh oh, guys - that unallocated space - I merged it with my main C: drive!! That is not good, is it? I realized the beeping was supposed to happen! Well, I guess it's too late, I've already merged it. Attachment 189605
Is there any way I can make the unallocated space go back to where it was? Also, instead of 584gb, it now says 594gb! So it has added the unallocated space to my drive.
Well.. Everything should be fine then if your recovery partition is still there
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23 Dec 2011   #15
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
Uh oh, guys - that unallocated space - I merged it with my main C: drive!! That is not good, is it? I realized the beeping was supposed to happen! Well, I guess it's too late, I've already merged it. Attachment 189605
Is there any way I can make the unallocated space go back to where it was? Also, instead of 584gb, it now says 594gb! So it has added the unallocated space to my drive.
Well.. Everything should be fine then if your recovery partition is still there
Oh, that's good to hear I was just thinking if I want to reset my lappy to factory settings will it know the recovery partition has been moved?
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23 Dec 2011   #16
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
Uh oh, guys - that unallocated space - I merged it with my main C: drive!! That is not good, is it? I realized the beeping was supposed to happen! Well, I guess it's too late, I've already merged it. Attachment 189605
Is there any way I can make the unallocated space go back to where it was? Also, instead of 584gb, it now says 594gb! So it has added the unallocated space to my drive.
Well.. Everything should be fine then if your recovery partition is still there
Oh, that's good to hear I was just thinking if I want to reset my lappy to factory settings will it know the recovery partition has been moved?
Is this still there ? than you should be ok. But :s it's small 1gb mine is 9gb
well can you test it if the recovery starts if you try it ? (ofcourse don't do a recovery but just look if it works or not)


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23 Dec 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

The first partition may say Recovery but it's too small to contain an OS. So it either links to install.wim files on C or they were in the partition which is now unallocated and got deleted.

You can test this by running Factory Recovery from boot: Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility. See if it cues up and what choices it gives you, or if you're ready run full factory recovery after backing up your files.
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23 Dec 2011   #18
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

@gregrocker I'm going to try the Toshiba recovery again, there seems to be another way of doing it. I saw in a video you must hold down the 0 key until your computer starts beeping very loudly, and then keep on pressing the key until it says 'loading files'. I didn't do that, I just stopped holding the 0 key because I didn't know what the beeping was. But I know now Oh yes and it beeps for something like 10 seconds... So I hope it works. I just don't want anyone to hear the beep..
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23 Dec 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Start holding the 0 key before you turn on the computer and keep holding it until Recovery appears.
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23 Dec 2011   #20
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

If you "don't want anyone to hear the beep".....get your records on, and turn the music up......

gln, hang in there with Greg he has more experience in his little finger, than I have in my whole body!
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