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Windows 7: Partitioning My C drive

09 Jun 2013   #1
brianstreetly

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Partitioning My C drive

I'm having a problem in partitioning my C: Drive any ideas and help please..


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09 Jun 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

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Personally I like this for any drive but others may disagree

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09 Jun 2013   #3
brianstreetly

Windows 7 Home Premum x32
 
 

Sorry but that answer does not seem to helpful to me.
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09 Jun 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well it is only for pre installing an OS and you didn't say why or what you wanted to partition for for.

Never mind I guess someone will find you what you want.
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09 Jun 2013   #5
brianstreetly

Windows 7 Home Premum x32
 
 

Ok a bit more information.
I Shrank the C: Drive, I then had unallocated space, using the unallocated space I tried to create a New Simple Volume The next 4 stages of the create were ok then on the 5th I got the message:
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This shows that it has changed form a simple volume to a dynamic. Then the last step just gives me the info that there is not enough space to complete the task.
Partitioning My C drive-123a.png
Any advice or help here would be greatly appreciated.


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09 Jun 2013   #6
theog

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You are trying to make to many partitions.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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09 Jun 2013   #7
brianstreetly

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Snip of Disk Management:
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09 Jun 2013   #8
brianstreetly

Windows 7 Home Premum x32
 
 

Snip of Disk Management:
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Sorry the first snip was an old one.


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09 Jun 2013   #9
whs
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There should be no problem to create a logical partition in the 206GB of unallocated space. You have only 2 primary partitions and dynamics should not be created.
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09 Jun 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

If you converted your Recovery to Logical it shouldn't be expected to boot and is now useless. Try to generate your Recovery Disks to see if it will even do that. If not you might be able to make it run if you convert it back to Primary using Video help on how to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Why is there a 1gb partition to its right? Is that the Diagnostics tools partition, as if so it won't boot either. I'd convert it too and then try booting it. If it's not that, then I'd delete it.

If these efforts to save those as bootable partitions work and you choose to keep them both as Primary, then you'll have the maximum of four and need to convert C to Logical to make another logical partition in the space to its right.

If you've ruined those partitions and they will no longer boot then you can delete them to create any type of partition in the space and rely on Recovery Disks you hopefully made, or if reinstall is required do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Feel free to ask back any questions before deciding what to do.
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