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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

12 Aug 2011   #330
R3QuI3M

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello R3QuI3M, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you already have 3 primary partitions, the 4th and following ones will be logical partitions. You will be fine with it as a logical partition though.
Thanks for the reply,

So, is recovery partition considered as primary partition? Can u tell me what the differences between logical and primary, and also recovery? I'm new.

Thanks,


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12 Aug 2011   #331
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

R3QuI3M,

Your "Recovery" partition is a primary partition. It's your OEM factory recovery partition that is use to be able to reinstall Vista back to how it was when the computer first came out of the box.

A logical partition is a extended partition. The information and links below can give you more detailed information about them though.

Partition Type Description
Primary Partition A type of partition created on a hard drive that can host an operating system and functions as though it were a physically separate hard drive. Also called a volume. Only up to four primary partitions, or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition can be created on a single hard drive. Primary partitions can be used to install and start an operating system. If you want to create more than three partitions, the fourth partition is created as an extended partition. See: Windows Help and How-to: What are system partitions and boot partitions? and The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog : Understanding the error message "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation" when you create a volume
  
Extended Partition A type of partition on a hard drive that should be used if you want to create more than four Primary partition. Extended partitions can contain multiple logical drives that can be formatted and have drive letters assigned to them. An extended partition is a container that can hold one or more logical drive. Logical drives function like primary partitions except that they cannot be used to start an operating system. This option has been removed in Disk Management. For how, see: The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog :How to create an extended partition in Windows Vista (Click Yes for Security Information)
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13 Aug 2011   #332
R3QuI3M

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
R3QuI3M,

Your "Recovery" partition is a primary partition. It's your OEM factory recovery partition that is use to be able to reinstall Vista back to how it was when the computer first came out of the box.

A logical partition is a extended partition. The information and links below can give you more detailed information about them though.

Partition Type Description
Primary Partition A type of partition created on a hard drive that can host an operating system and functions as though it were a physically separate hard drive. Also called a volume. Only up to four primary partitions, or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition can be created on a single hard drive. Primary partitions can be used to install and start an operating system. If you want to create more than three partitions, the fourth partition is created as an extended partition. See: Windows Help and How-to: What are system partitions and boot partitions? and The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog : Understanding the error message "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation" when you create a volume
  
Extended Partition A type of partition on a hard drive that should be used if you want to create more than four Primary partition. Extended partitions can contain multiple logical drives that can be formatted and have drive letters assigned to them. An extended partition is a container that can hold one or more logical drive. Logical drives function like primary partitions except that they cannot be used to start an operating system. This option has been removed in Disk Management. For how, see: The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog :How to create an extended partition in Windows Vista (Click Yes for Security Information)

Wow, thank you for the information. Now I get it.

By the way, my system is Windows 7 Home Premium, not Windows Vista .
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13 Aug 2011   #333
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. It applies to both.
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14 Aug 2011   #334
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I tried the the diskpart part of the information here, but had no luck in formatting an 80GB SATA HDD with FAT32.

Here is what I I got when I would do the


DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 C NTFS Partition 50 GB Healthy System
Volume 2 D D NTFS Partition 98 GB Healthy
* Volume 3 RAW Partition 74 GB Healthy

DISKPART> format fs=fat32 quick

0 percent completed

Virtual Disk Service error:
The volume size is too big.
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14 Aug 2011   #335
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello darkhorse,

Unfortunately, you will not be able to format a partition/volume with FAT32 if the partition/volume is over 32GB.

Comparing NTFS and FAT file systems
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15 Aug 2011   #336
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I had that somwhere in my backhead

Many thanks for the reply.
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15 Aug 2011   #337
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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15 Aug 2011   #338
zacky89

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

why i still can't see any partition in computer. i already follow all the steps. but, new partition that i created still remain unallocated. how to solve this problem? and my new memory size reduce to 245gb from 490gb before...i still cant see any new partition in computer~~please help me~
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15 Aug 2011   #339
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zacky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Before I'm able to offer some advice, could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing the complete layout of your drive just to make sure we know what's happening?
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