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Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

10 Feb 2014   #91
gregrocker

 

Not all of a disk is ever used since some is reserved for partition table and boot sector. For example on my 1tb HD on this laptop there is only 970 gb available.

If you would like for us to look at it for you then post back screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image


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10 Feb 2014   #92
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Okaka View Post
I don't mind bout the data deletion that has occurred but my problem became that i am not able to get the 30 GB and cant locate it even when i use Partition managers...meaning my hard drive is now 470 GB instead of 500 GB.
I think your disk is still 500GB (that is probably a decimal number). The 470 is a binary number wich is exactly 500GB.
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10 Feb 2014   #93
Okaka

Windows 7 HomeBasic x64
 
 

Okay that I'm aware. Let me be precise. My Laptop came with 3 partitions when purchased (System=100mb, HP Tools= 1gb, Recovery partition= 27gb, Local Disk C=470gb) I decided to use the Recovery Partition to use Ubuntu there. I had a problem with a system crash then Decided to re-install windows from CD. Did that then it messed up my System partition and deleted grub...though using ubuntu live cd i recovered ubuntu easily. I decided that i needed the system partition back and I tried to install windows using that method then when i cleaned all I remained with 1 disk partition, then created the system partition. Now on installation The 27 GB and 1 gb vanished and used partition managers and can only read 1 partition which is 470 gb minus system partition. Any way available to get a partition the computer is not aware it has?
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10 Feb 2014   #94
gregrocker

 

Where is the Disk Mgmt screenshot requested?

The HP factory is the worst install one can have on top of the other mess you have. Look over the steps in Clean Reinstall link below to see how to get the best. We can link you a tutorial for Dual Boot with Linux if you want that later.

Otherwise we can help you sort what you have once we see picture.
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16 Feb 2014   #95
attriud

Win7 Prof 64 Sp1
 
 
on "Lost Partition"

Posted by hArLtRoN...

THANK YOU!!! I was crying blood for a few hours! Your post made total sense and easy to follow. Problem was fixed. Thank you!!!
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19 Feb 2014   #96
Okaka

Windows 7 HomeBasic x64
 
 

Here is The Screen Shot of My Disk Management
Setup was unable to create a new system partition-disk-management.png


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19 Feb 2014   #97
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Okaka View Post
I don't mind bout the data deletion that has occurred but my problem became that i am not able to get the 30 GB and cant locate it even when i use Partition managers...meaning my hard drive is now 470 GB instead of 500 GB.
I think your disk is still 500GB (that is probably a decimal number). The 470 is a binary number wich is exactly 500GB.
A 500 GB hard drive is actually only 465 GBs, it`s just marketing. the manufacturers use 1000 MB where windows uses 1024 MB

A 1 TB drive is actually 931 GBs

A 320 GB drive is actually 298 GBs

A 250 GB drive is actually 232 GBs etc
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19 Feb 2014   #98
Okaka

Windows 7 HomeBasic x64
 
 

Here:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Okaka View Post
Okay that I'm aware. Let me be precise. My Laptop came with 3 partitions when purchased (System=100mb, HP Tools= 1gb, Recovery partition= 27gb, Local Disk C=470gb) I decided to use the Recovery Partition to use Ubuntu there. I had a problem with a system crash then Decided to re-install windows from CD. Did that then it messed up my System partition and deleted grub...though using ubuntu live cd i recovered ubuntu easily. I decided that i needed the system partition back and I tried to install windows using that method then when i cleaned all I remained with 1 disk partition, then created the system partition. Now on installation The 27 GB and 1 gb vanished and used partition managers and can only read 1 partition which is 470 gb minus system partition. Any way available to get a partition the computer is not aware it has?
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19 Feb 2014   #99
MICHAELSUMMIT

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Okaka View Post
Here:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Okaka View Post
Okay that I'm aware. Let me be precise. My Laptop came with 3 partitions when purchased (System=100mb, HP Tools= 1gb, Recovery partition= 27gb, Local Disk C=470gb) I decided to use the Recovery Partition to use Ubuntu there. I had a problem with a system crash then Decided to re-install windows from CD. Did that then it messed up my System partition and deleted grub...though using ubuntu live cd i recovered ubuntu easily. I decided that i needed the system partition back and I tried to install windows using that method then when i cleaned all I remained with 1 disk partition, then created the system partition. Now on installation The 27 GB and 1 gb vanished and used partition managers and can only read 1 partition which is 470 gb minus system partition. Any way available to get a partition the computer is not aware it has?

Okaka,

What he is saying is that your whole hard drive is accounted for there. No space is missing. Your disk management is showing the exact amount of space it should for a "500GB" drive (as the manufacturers call it). Your entire drive was wiped clean and new partitions made, and those partions add up to the exact number they should. Please do not fret, you lost nothing except data. Your 500 GB drive is actually a 465.66128730773926 GiB (GiB, Gibibytes, are what the operating system reports as Gigabytes) drive as far as the OS is concerned, and that is exactly what the disk manager is showing. You must be mistaken on the sizes you thought the partitions were before you did this. If your added all the numbers of the partitions up before and you are saying the numbers added up to 500 GiB then it means that your drive is a 536.870912 GB drive (according to manufacturer gigabytes) which is not a drive size I have ever heard about.
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19 Feb 2014   #100
gregrocker

 

Correct. The only question remaining is whether you did a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to replace the HP mess. How is performance?
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