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Windows 7: newbie that installed windows 7 after boot disk falure

17 May 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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i have 2 hard drives in my computer one was 500 and the other was1tb now i have no space after i installed windows 7. before i installed windows 7 i had a boot disk falure and could not do a system restore so thats why i used the 7 disk.should i reinstall the 7 again?how do i get to use all the space i use to have? thanks for any help i can get



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17 May 2013   #2

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I don't know what you did but you somehow partitioned each drive into two small partitions of 48.82GB and 9.77GB with the rest left unallocated. Any data on either is probably lost.

The best thing you can do is do the Windows 7 install again, but disconnect which ever drive you DO NOT want Windows 7 installed to, leave just the one you want.

During the install, delete all partitions on it then create a new partition that spans the entire drive and complete the install. Once done, shutdown and reconnect the 2nd drive then use Disk Management to delete the existing partitions on it and create one or more, what ever size you want them to be.

Or ... read here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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17 May 2013   #3

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And here`s more help, if you need it.

Clean Install Windows 7
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17 May 2013   #4
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If you want the Windows 7 you installed on C you can delete the small partition to it's right in Disk Management and then Extend C into as much space as you want: Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend

If you have files on the other HD you need to rescue you can access them through Start>Computer, drag them to the desired folder on the left-hand explorer bar.

Once you have the files off the other HD you can delete all partitions and create new ones as you wish for storing a backup of your files and an image backup so you never have to reinstall again:
Backup User and System Files
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you want to try to start the other Windows 7 then follow the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 . You may only need to unplug C HD, boot the DVD to run a few Startup Repairs.
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18 May 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Thanks for all the help this i is what the disk look like now.Is it ok? I unplugged the second drive.now i will plug it back up . i would like to use this 1tb disk for storage only do i need to reformat this secon drive/ thanks again you all have been Great!!!!


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18 May 2013   #6
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I answered your question in my post above.

Plug back in the second drive, copy any files off of it you need, then delete all partitions and create new as you wish:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
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18 May 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks
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18 May 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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yea!!!!!!thanks


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18 May 2013   #9
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It's best to have the OS drive in DISK0 slot so it won't derail the boot files to a preceding Primary partition during reinstall or repairs.

If this is too much trouble then be sure to unplug all other HD's if you do a reinstall or repair.
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