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Windows 7: Reinstalled Windows boot manager (removed GRUB2) does this look right?

10 Aug 2013   #1
herqulees

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Reinstalled Windows boot manager (removed GRUB2) does this look right?

Long story short I got a netbook and as with all netbooks Windows is a little slow at times on it, I hadn't used Ubuntu in a long time and figured I'd give it a try since it was pretty fast on old computers, I shrunk Windows 7 50GB, put Ubuntu at the end of the hard drive, found out Ubuntu went WAY downhill in quality, booted into Windows 7 recovery and followed these directions exactly to reinstall the Windows bootloader (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ta/7Bootloader), rebooted into Windows 7 fine with GRUB2 now gone and went into disk management to delete Ubuntu, then extended the Windows partition back but was informed it could not be extended all the way because it was marked for boot, so now I have 1MB at the end of the drive that I can't use for some reason and I'm not sure but to me the attributes look weird to me now. System Reserved has (System, Active, Primary Partition) and C: has (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition).
Like I said everything is working fine again, just was wondering if that sounded right and why Windows won't let me use the last bit of the hard disk now? Tempted to use the parted command off my Ubuntu USB to extend it the rest of the way but am wondering if for once Windows was stopping me from resizing a partition for a good reason. Windows lack of functionality in the disk management area has always bugged me thus I tend to use Ubuntu for just that one task off a LiveUSB.




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10 Aug 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Do you have a bootable Gparted CD? Gparted should handle that, I've do a half dozen partitions this week on my LT. Have Mint, Ubuntu and Gnome running with Vista.
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10 Aug 2013   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your screen shot looks normal to me except for the 1MB unallocated section.

Being marked Boot is not the reason it didn't extend completely.
What indicated that was the reason?

You could use a third party partitioning program to extend.
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10 Aug 2013   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is it worth trying to get 1mb back?
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10 Aug 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Is it worth trying to get 1mb back?
Not.
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10 Aug 2013   #6
herqulees

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Your screen shot looks normal to me except for the 1MB unallocated section.

Being marked Boot is not the reason it didn't extend completely.
What indicated that was the reason?

You could use a third party partitioning program to extend.
That was the reason the partition extender said it wouldn't do it. I had to do a bit of searching to find the message it said but finally found it. "You can only extend the volume to the available space shown below because your disk can not be converted to dynamic or the volume being extended is a boot or system volume." and I also wasn't sure if the attributes for the two partitions sounded right, but I guess they are, I thought I remembered Boot being on System Reserved but it doesn't seem that's right after looking around online.

And I don't think it's worth a lot of work for 1MB, I more was just wondering why it did this.
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