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Windows 7: Created a new partition, would like to some help to remove it please

21 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
Created a new partition, would like to some help to remove it please

Hi to all, I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64
I recently added a 2TB Seagate Barracuda to my newly built PC to be used as a backup Hard drive.
I have a 120GB Samsung SSD used for Windows, Steam etc and a 512GB Samsung SSD used for games.
I was trying to create a partition in the Seagate but i created one in the 120gb SSD by accident.
Here is a picture:
Created a new partition, would like to some help to remove it please-hard-drive.png
H drive is the one i have created by accident. I have tried right clicking and pressing delete but i get this message:
Created a new partition, would like to some help to remove it please-hard-drive-error.png
Any help would be greatly appreciated as my boot up time has definitely increased.
Thank You



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21 Aug 2013   #2

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Craig Happe View Post
Hi to all, I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64
I recently added a 2TB Seagate Barracuda to my newly built PC to be used as a backup Hard drive.
I have a 120GB Samsung SSD used for Windows, Steam etc and a 512GB Samsung SSD used for games.
I was trying to create a partition in the Seagate but i created one in the 120gb SSD by accident.
Here is a picture:
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H drive is the one i have created by accident. I have tried right clicking and pressing delete but i get this message:
Attachment 282507
Any help would be greatly appreciated as my boot up time has definitely increased.
Thank You
Hi Craig Happe,

Welcome to Seven forums.

It is difficult to change partition information of the drive when you are booted the OS with the same drive.

I had this issue earlier with the Normal SATA drive not the SSD one. You can use the EASE US Partion which worked without any issues for me. You can try this at the link below:

Free Download Magic Partition Manager freeware: EaseUS Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy and Partition Recovery Software.

It is easy to follow but you can check the instructions at the link below:

How to Change a Partition Size Using Easeus Partition Manager

Once you have deleted this partition and extended the same it would require a restart to make the changes in effect.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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21 Aug 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Actually that H partition should be there, it is the 100Mb system reserved created during install, it should not have a drive letter though, you can just remove the letter,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

You do have two active partitions though, I believe you can mark the one on G inactive.

I would wait for further confirmation on that before doing anything there.
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21 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Welcome to the forum,

Actually that H partition should be there, it is the 100Mb system reserved created during install, it should not have a drive letter though, you can just remove the letter,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

You do have two active partitions though, I believe you can mark the one on G inactive.

I would wait for further confirmation on that before doing anything there.
I added the letter to it. I created it from drive C by accident. I thought i was partitioning my back up drive but i was doing to the C drive.
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21 Aug 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Derek has it correct that the 100mb System Reserved partition which boots Windows 7 has been incorrectly given a drive letter which should be removed as shown in his link. We know it is the System Reserved partition because it correctly is labeled System and is Active. You would have to perform many steps to create it that way.

He also spotted that you have a non-boot partition G marked Active which is also incorrect and can cause problems. So mark it Inactive now: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

If F is on the Seagate which you were trying to partition then I would shrink it in Disk Mgmt or use Partition Wizard boot CD to Resize Partition - Video Help.

However there can be problems with having primary partitions preceding the OS partition: if you run repairs or reinstall it will move the System boot files to the first available Primary partition. So I would either swap cables between Disk0 and Disk1, or convert F from Primary to Logical which is best for data partitions since it cannot receive the System Boot files.

If you swap cables make sure the Windows 7 HD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup. To convert Primary to Logical follow How to set partition as Primary or Logical. Then when you shrink F to add a new partition choose Logical as shown in Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help
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21 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

I have just marked that partition as inactive like Derek said and now it is taking me straight to the bios when i restart. I can't get any further. Help!
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21 Aug 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You must have instead marked H Inactive since it is the only partition booting Windows 7, as signified by the System Active flags on it. The G partition has no effect whatsoever on Windows 7 boot. Check now H is marked Active using Diskpart as shown in Mark Partition Active

If so and it still won't boot unplug all other HD's except Windows 7 HD, plug it into Disk0 cable where it should be anyway, boot into BIOS setup to set Windows 7 HD first to boot, save changes and Exit.

If it doesn't start up then assure the System Reserved partition which you lettered H is the Partition Marked Active and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

If that fails mark C Active and run the 3 Startup Repairs again.
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21 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You must have instead marked H Inactive since it is the only partition booting Windows 7, as signified by the System Active flags on it. The G partition has no effect whatsoever on Windows 7 boot. Check now H is marked Active using Diskpart as shown in Mark Partition Active

If so and it still won't boot unplug all other HD's except Windows 7 HD, plug it into Disk0 cable where it should be anyway, boot into BIOS setup to set Windows 7 HD first to boot, save changes and Exit.

If it doesn't start up then assure the System Reserved partition which you lettered H is the Partition Marked Active and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

If that fails mark C Active and run the 3 Startup Repairs again.
I unplugged all my other drives except the 120gb one and i still cant get past the bios. Have i screwed up my PC?
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21 Aug 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

I gave you a series of steps to follow in order. Did you do these? We don't wring our hands and run around like Chicken Little. We focus on the steps and get them done.

If H is still marked Active then it should boot if set first to boot in BIOS setup Boot Priority order.
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21 Aug 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I gave you a series of steps to follow in order. Did you do these? We don't wring our hands and run around like Chicken Little. We focus on the steps and get them done.

If H is still marked Active then it should boot if set first to boot in BIOS setup Boot Priority order.
I can't check to see what is inactive because i can't get past the bios. I am using my laptop to talk to you
And yes i did mark H inactive, I misread what you said
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