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Windows 7: Windows 7 SSD Install -- "Backup Media"

21 Nov 2010   #21

W 7 Professional x64

Hello, I'm back!

Well I've taken the advice of moving the data. I realized I had a 160GB PATA WD Caviar Enhanced drive lying around from an old(er) Athlon 64 OEM build.

So I put it into my HDD cage, and to my surprise it actually works along with my 2 other AHCI drives, I didn't think IDE could do that. Anyways, the attachment shows the new computer management screen.

First and foremost--I'm having a problem expanding the volume G:/ this is what's happening:

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 55 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 465 GB 1024 KB *
Disk 2 Online 149 GB 4532 MB

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 F Storage NTFS Simple 459 GB Healthy
Volume 1 D Page File NTFS Simple 6394 MB Healthy Pagefile
Volume 2 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 3 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System
Volume 4 C NTFS Partition 55 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 5 G Backup NTFS Partition 144 GB Healthy

DISKPART> select volume G

Volume 5 is the selected volume.

DISKPART> extend size=4532

Virtual Disk Service error:
There is not enough usable space for this operation.

DISKPART> extend

There is not enough usable free space on specified disk(s) to extend the
I'm trying to follow THIS.

Thanks again,

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21 Nov 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP


Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD, boot CD, select 1 for screen res, rightclick G, slide left grey border all the way to left to take up unalloc. space, OK,

I would also then rightclick G to Modify>Set to Inactive, OK, apply steps.

Partition Wizard CD can also convert your Dynamic Disk back to basic.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online
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21 Nov 2010   #23

W 7 Professional x64

Everything is set up as intended now.

I assume everything's optimal?

Thanks for everyone's help.

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21 Nov 2010   #24
Microsoft MVP


Nice work.
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22 Nov 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Well done and thanks for the update.
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