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Windows 7: Recover Second Partition


30 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 ULTIMATE
 
 
Recover Second Partition

When I first started using Windows 7 I had a windows XP partition along with a windows vista. I had all 3 OS's running smoothly and of course fell in love with 7. After getting my hand on a copy of 7 Ultimate I decided to buh bye Vista and Hello 7 as a whole OS, mind you I kept the XP installation running as well. After thinking about it for a while I decided to get rid of XP for good and just go with 7 to rule my PC, and somehow in the process I have the partition that used to be XP unoccupied but yet cannot use it. It says it is a Health (system, Active Primary partition) this is a 150GB partition which completes the other half to where my windows 7 is. I want to recover that space so I can have one full 300GB. How can I do that, and any ideas how I messed that up? My system is working fine as it is, and I can really live with it, but mind you that's 150GB of space that's just not being used.
I was thinking partition Magic could help me on this one.

Any helps on how I can get that back?

Thanks in advance.

-B.O.T




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30 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Partition magic could indeed help. Is it possible to post a screenshot of your 'Disk Management'?


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31 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi

You can use Partition Wizard to expand your current drive.
Download Partition Wizard Home Edition 4.1 - A free partition manager for home users. - Softpedia

You could try Control Panel>system>admin tools>computer management>Disk management

And use this guide
Partition or Volume - Extend

Hope that helps.

Dan
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31 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 ULTIMATE
 
 

Yeah I thought about doing that. Here it is

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31 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 ULTIMATE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Hi

You can use Partition Wizard to expand your current drive.
Download Partition Wizard Home Edition 4.1 - A free partition manager for home users. - Softpedia

You could try Control Panel>system>admin tools>computer management>Disk management

And use this guide
Partition or Volume - Extend

Hope that helps.

Dan

I dont get the option to extend that partition, only one available is to shrink it.
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31 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Could you upload a bigger pic and copy the IMG link over?
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31 Oct 2009   #7

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Edit: You guys are fast today...


Welcome to Seven Forums.

That can be adjusted, it's your boot files.

Can you post a screen shot of disk Management?

Use the Snipping tool on the start button.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums
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31 Oct 2009   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums.

That can be adjusted, it's your boot files.

Can you post a screen shot of disk Management?

Use the Snipping tool on the start button.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums
I agree with Dave76,

I think there are some boot files still on the XP partition
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31 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigOnTech View Post


I dont get the option to extend that partition, only one available is to shrink it.
Ok,i got the same thing so i used Partition Wizard.

Personally id follow whatever advice of rsvr85 can give you,if they've got the badge,they know their sh.. lol
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31 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 ULTIMATE
 
 

Ok i posted the image...sorry the first one didnt work. And thanks Dave76 on the tip to add the image. Major Kudos.
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