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Windows 7: Too many Partitions created on new computer

17 Jan 2012   #1

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Too many Partitions created on new computer

Whist setting up my new Fujitsu AH530 laptop, a box appeared asking whether I wanted to partition the hard drive. This being the second laptop running Windows 7 and a prior one running Vista, that I have started from new, I know that, being Dual Core, there will be two partitions as standard (C&D). Thinking for some reason this computer wanted me to manually set partitions, I clicked yes and adjusted the percentage to 75%/25%, presuming that would give me 'C' Drive of 375GB and 'D' Drive of 125GB.
After setup had finished, a pop up stated that 'E' drive was very low on space. Not knowing where the E drive was (usually dvd drive) I looked at Computer Properties. It stated that 'C' drive was only 40GB and almost full, and 'E' drive, (what would normally be 'D' drive) having only 9.77GB.
I looked in Computer Manager and found that by clicking 'yes' to partitioning the drive, the computer had created another partition.
I now have:-
4/5 partitions,
<2GB Recovery>
<40GB System> 'C'
<9.77GB Drivers> 'E'
<7.00GB Free>
<406.99GB Unallocated>
How do I now get back to having the normal two Partitions of approx 250GB each?
Having never come across the question asked about partitioning the HD,I wonder whether it is something peculiar to Fujitsu.

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17 Jan 2012   #2

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Off hand, I'd say you have a recovery partition, a Windows partition, a driver backup partition and an area of the hard drive that has nothing on it, which should be a data partition.

We'll know more when we see your screenshot.
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17 Jan 2012   #4

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Hi Seavixen32.
Could take while. I have packed the comp back into its box to send back to the company I bought it from. I will have to unpack and sort a way to get it across to the laptop I am writing this on.
Cheers
Ron
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17 Jan 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronecc View Post
Hi Seavixen32.
Could take while. I have packed the comp back into its box to send back to the company I bought it from. I will have to unpack and sort a way to get it across to the laptop I am writing this on.
Cheers
Ron
If it was in this state from new, it's probably best to send it back for a factory restore rather than mess with it yourself.
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17 Jan 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronecc View Post
Hi Seavixen32.
Could take while. I have packed the comp back into its box to send back to the company I bought it from. I will have to unpack and sort a way to get it across to the laptop I am writing this on.
Cheers
Ron
If it was in this state from new, it's probably best to send it back for a factory restore rather than mess with it yourself.
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I clicked yes and adjusted the percentage to 75%/25%, presuming that would give me 'C' Drive of 375GB and 'D' Drive of 125GB.
Partitions are not preset.
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17 Jan 2012   #7

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Hi. Does this help?

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17 Jan 2012   #8

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What DATA do you have on E:?
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17 Jan 2012   #9

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Yes, it does.

Go into disk management and right-click the partition marked Free Space and delete it.

Next, right-click the unallocated space and choose the option to create a new partition.

Make sure, and this is very important, you create a logical drive as you already have three primary partitions on your drive.

If you try and create another primary partition you risk converting the drive to a dynamic rather than a basic drive, and is something you don't want to do.

When you've created the logical partition give it a quick format and a name such as Data and you should be good to go.
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17 Jan 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
What DATA do you have on E:?
I would assume it's a driver backup partition?
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