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Windows 7: Cannot extend W7 C: Drive Partition

16 Sep 2015   #1
Stolniik

Windows 7 64-bit Virtual Client for Linux KVM 1.07
 
 
Cannot extend W7 C: Drive Partition

Hi All,

I am running a RHEL 6 laptop with a Windows 7 KVM virtual machine loaded.

I am needing to expand my virtual machine's hard drive space allocated, so I used the KVM's inbuilt function to allocate an additional 20GB. There was no errors when performing this task.

Then, I open up my virtual machine only to see that the additional 20GB had been allocated to the C drive, however I don't have access to it (as you can see in the screenshot below). Any ideas how I can resolve this?

Thank you in advance!




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16 Sep 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should be asking in a Linux forum for best support. I remember the same issue not long ago but we didn't have any resolution. Perhaps you should try: fixmbr or load defaults in virtual BIOS (if there is any such feature)
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16 Sep 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I see nothing to allocated. No room.
Their is a very small drive with 98% used.
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16 Sep 2015   #4
Stolniik

Windows 7 64-bit Virtual Client for Linux KVM 1.07
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I see nothing to allocated. No room.
Their is a very small drive with 98% used.
Yeah that is the problem. I have extended my drive but cannot find any disk space to allocate.
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16 Sep 2015   #5
Stolniik

Windows 7 64-bit Virtual Client for Linux KVM 1.07
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You should be asking in a Linux forum for best support. I remember the same issue not long ago but we didn't have any resolution. Perhaps you should try: fixmbr or load defaults in virtual BIOS (if there is any such feature)

Thanks, i'll take your suggestion. If not, i'll contact our help-less desktop support.
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17 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The thread I mentioned - How to find the missing space in the disk.
See a resemblance?

fixmbr as in run in cmd in recovery environment
Bootrec /Fixmbr
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17 Sep 2015   #7
Stolniik

Windows 7 64-bit Virtual Client for Linux KVM 1.07
 
 

Ah, I found out a solution. Instead of increasing the volume using KVM, I decided to extend it using "qemu-img resize vmdisk.img +10G". That gave me some "Unallocated space" for which I could extend my C: Drive partition to, and in turn also free'd up the 20GB that was somehow lost (in the above picture).

Either way, it is resolved. Thanks for the help guys.
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17 Sep 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for sharing! Will help the next person
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