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Windows 7: Cant Partition Or Format D Drive! Why??

07 Sep 2010   #11
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Alright sorry boss


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07 Sep 2010   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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Alright sorry boss
Too many people forget the age-old motto: K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid. No, that's not meant as an insult. That's just the saying.

In other words, FAR too many people ignore this concept, and set their systems up with crazy configs...simple because it lets them. Always remember that just because you can do something, doesn't mean it is the best way. Simplify your setup, and you'll have less issues down the road...which is what we are all after.

There's no need to be condescending....just simplify and follow good, known practices.
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07 Sep 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mw2, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you wanted to recover the space ahead of the system volume you could use the info in Option Two in the tutorial at the link below, it refers to the "System Reserved" partition but the steps are exactly the same and you could even make the system volume as a "Primary Partition" while you're at it with the same Partition Wizard program.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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07 Sep 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

In order to recover the 12gb Unallocated space into the C:Win7 partition, C must be converted from an Extended Logical to a Primary partition. It is always best to have Win7 on a Primary partition anyway, since Logical can never be marked Active to recover the System MBR into it should that become necessary.

You also get slightly better performance by having Win7 on the preferred lower left-hand address of the HD closer to where the disk reader parks.

Read over the Partiion Wizard tutorial which BarefootKid wrote/linked above, boot PW CD, rightclick Win7 partition, select Modify>Convert to Primary, OK. Then rightclick again to Resize, drag left grey border to the left to take up 12gb Unallocated space, OK. Apply all Steps.
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08 Sep 2010   #15
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you all for such a warm welcome. Im having a look at the partition wizard now and will try to follow the steps! Thanks again

Oh and one other thing, how do i get the picture thing working? I uploaded one but it dont work. You know the user picture?
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08 Sep 2010   #16
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

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Thank you all. Finally fixed the problem as requested by gregrocker.
You're drive formatting make me scratch me head in confusion. Why waste 12 GB of space?

Oh yeah i was getting that ready for my downloads from Bittorrent. Ill do it just now...
Yea your partitions made me scratch my head. LOL Just use the Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD to FIX your Partitions.
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08 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mw2 View Post
Thank you all for such a warm welcome. Im having a look at the partition wizard now and will try to follow the steps! Thanks again

Oh and one other thing, how do i get the picture thing working? I uploaded one but it dont work. You know the user picture?




Do remember to post back with an update.
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