Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: SSD drive: What should look like drive space allocation

27 Jul 2014   #1
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
SSD drive: What should look like drive space allocation

Hello

This morning MY win 64 PC failed to load up. A message saying that I need to load up the Win 64 disk installation.


I removed my SSD drive and installed it using an USB adapter to another PC. When looking at the disk allocation, I see that drive F: is nearly full while drive G: where all my files do reside still have spaces available.

Here drive G: is my drive C: when install on my PC and Win 7 64 is under this drive

I do not remember to have installed a second drive on my SSD, maybe it was installed automatically with the installation software.

This F drive do appear in red in My Computer and a warning message is displayed by Windows mentioning that the drive is full

Is there a way to increase space allowance for a SSD drive without risking to loose data?
Is the fact that this drive is full may cause a Windows problem?

Any information appreciate

Martin


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Jul 2014   #2
pbcopter

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

It would be helpful if you would attach a screen shot of Disk Management with SSD connected with the USB adapter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2014   #3
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Has requested, here id a snap picture of My Computer window when the drive containing the faulty WIN 7 is installed using an external usb adapter

Thanks for any help

martin


Attached Thumbnails
SSD drive: What should look like drive space allocation-ssd-drive.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Jul 2014   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That F partition on the same drive is a useless partition Windows creates when installing (for use with Bitlocker). It just places all boot files there, while the entire system, user files and programs lie in the rest, the G partition here. That's why it's so small and almost full, and is never shown on Windows.

It's normal and almost all times should not cause any trouble. Search for "system reserved partition" for more info about it, both this forum and Google contains lots of tips about it. Don't worry about it, just care about your own files on G. Windows will most likely recreate it when you reinstall it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2014   #5
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
That F partition on the same drive is a useless partition Windows creates when installing (for use with Bitlocker). It just places all boot files there, while the entire system, user files and programs lie in the rest, the G partition here. That's why it's so small and almost full, and is never shown on Windows.

It's normal and almost all times should not cause any trouble. Search for "system reserved partition" for more info about it, both this forum and Google contains lots of tips about it. Don't worry about it, just care about your own files on G. Windows will most likely recreate it when you reinstall it.
Thank you Alejandro85

I will look somewhere else for what could had cause the problem

Martin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2014   #6
pbcopter

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

Normally that System Reserved partition (F: in your case) does not have a drive letter assigned, so it would be hidden in My Computer.

You can remove the drive letter in Disk Management.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 SSD drive: What should look like drive space allocation




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Swapping drive allocation - E: to D:
I have the following drives on my Win7 system; C: my primary SATA SSD (O/S & Apps) D: my SATA DVD R/W E: my secondary drive SATA HDD (data repository) and a bunch of USB2 ports. I also have a card reader (SATA) but it won't show as a drive till a card is placed in it. I will shortly add an...
General Discussion
Hard drive partition: adding free space back to c: drive
Hi everyone, I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive. I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on. :geek: That might have been a mistake. :( Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on...
Performance & Maintenance
Help: Allocation of memory from Drive D to C
Ok, so I have a laptop that has around 750GB of space on it but it is split into two parts: 250GB: Drive D 500GB: Drive C I'm running out of space on drive C and I would like to extend the space on drive C from drive D seeing as drive D is completely empty. I have no idea on what I'm...
General Discussion
SOS: Drive space shows 156GB used but drive contents empty
I'm in a panic mode. My files are supposed to be inside a subfolder within the drive. Now all the subfolders are visible but there is no contents inside. That is My Computer - DRIVE F - Subfolder A (visible) - Subfolder A1 (visible) - contents in Subfolder A1 (EMPTY). Now when I check DRIVE F...
Hardware & Devices
Drive letter allocation
Does anyone here happen to know how Windows decides which partition (and on which disk drive) should be allocated as C: ? The reason I'm asking is that I recently bought a new Mac Mini and immediately installed Windows 7 onto it using Apple's Boot Camp utility. This meant that I could dual boot...
General Discussion
Hard drive space allocation
Well good evening, or morning or whichever depending on your time zones but here in england its 5:20pm. Im new to this forum and this is my first post so I shall start with a question. I have a white Toshiba T130 13k, 13.3" and my 250gig Hard drive space has been allocated from factory to C:\...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App