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Windows 7: Creating partition in ultrabook

19 Jul 2012   #1
CoolDefender

Window 7 Home basic
 
 
Creating partition in ultrabook

I Own HP ENVY 4-1046tx Ultrabook
It have 500GB hard disk + 32 GB SSD

but have only two voloums C(have OS) and D(having recovery)
I want to have partition of C drive fr mine convience

By following regular steps It shrink the voloum C but when i try to format the created unalloted partition then at the end of the wizard it show
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and after clicking yes
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pls help me in this...!


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19 Jul 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Do not, DO NOT, DON'T say yes to dynamic partitions.

Avoid them at all costs.


HPs come with a bunch of partitions from the factory.

You will probably need to use a "logical' partition.

Post another screen shot without that dynamic disk message so we can see the full Disk Management screen.
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19 Jul 2012   #3
CoolDefender

Window 7 Home basic
 
 

Here is the screen shoot of disk management screen
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19 Jul 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

And you want to create a single partition in that 221 GB of unallocated space on Disc 0??
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19 Jul 2012   #5
CoolDefender

Window 7 Home basic
 
 

Yes...
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19 Jul 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

OK;

Do the following. If you don't understand something, let me know.

Open an elevated command prompt by going to start menu/accessories. When you see "command prompt", right click it and choose "run as administrator".

Enter the following commands into that prompt, one at a time. Hit the enter key after each command. Don’t type in my comments in the parentheses.

Diskpart (this opens the Diskpart command)

List disk (this should show 2 discs: disc 0 and disk 1)

Select disk 0 (this makes disk 0 the selected disk for the next command)

Create partition extended (this makes an extended partition in that 221 GB of unallocated space)

Exit (this shuts down the Diskpart command)

Exit (this closes the command prompt window)

Then go back to Disk Management. You should see that new 221 GB extended partition.

Right click that extended partition. You should see a menu from which you can create a “logical” partition.

Assign a drive letter to the logical partition. Give it a name if desired.


Here is a tutorial on the entire process if you need it. There are 2 ways to do it. I have used method 1 in the above explanation.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
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19 Jul 2012   #7
CoolDefender

Window 7 Home basic
 
 

tried the above steps but
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19 Jul 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'm guessing it's complaining about the fact that there are already 4 partitions on the drive. I did not realize that would prevent the creation of an extended partition.

Have you made a set of recovery disks? If you have and they work, you would not need the recovery partition. However, to use the disks you would need some type of CD/DVD drive. I'm guessing an ultrabook does not have such a drive, but maybe you have an external?

I have no idea what kind of tools are in the HP tools partition, but suspect they are not crucial.

There are also ways to get rid of the System Reserved partition.

Unless someone else has ideas, I'd guess you have to cut back to 3 partitions before you can then make an extended partition.

You might look at method 2 in that linked tutorial. Method 2 uses the excellent Partition Wizard program, but if the problem is having 4 partitions to start with, Partition Wizard may not be able to get around that issue either.


Once you have an extended partition, you can make any number of "logical" partitions inside it and are no longer limited to 4.
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19 Jul 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As long as you have 4 primary partitions on the disk, creating more partitions is a no go. I suggest you download and burn the bootable cd of Partition Wizard (last entry on the webpage). Boot the system with this disc, highlight the C partition and convert it to a logical partition. The controls are in the Partition tab > Modify. Don't forget the APPLY (left bottom).

Now you have only 3 primary partitions and can create additional logical/extended partitions.
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19 Jul 2012   #10
CoolDefender

Window 7 Home basic
 
 

Quote:
I'm guessing it's complaining about the fact that there are already 4 partitions on the drive.
Thinking the same....

So what exactly should I do.......?
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