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Windows 7: need help regarding hdd partition

11 Jan 2011   #11
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

before you can extend, you need to move the partitions next to the one you want to extend like I is next to C
now you need to delete partition I in order to create the empty space, partition C can be extended into.

If there is no free room next to a partition the extend-option stays gray

Make sense?

OK if you still want to merge I and J, move J next to I, delete I and then extend J into the newly created empty space

-DG


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11 Jan 2011   #12
lucasleo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

if u don,t mind, can u tell me how to move J next to I...

plz explain in detail.
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11 Jan 2011   #13
lucasleo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i mean i don't know whats the next step, i'm not sure how to move J next to I..


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11 Jan 2011   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

In the earlier Disk Mgmt screenshot I and J were marked Primary.

Now in Easeus they are marked Logical.

Do you know how this happened?

If you didn't convert them, then immediately burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD so we can see a correct drive map from a camera snap. http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Easeus is not recommended for Win as it can fail during Resizing operations, while PW will not. We have used PW CD here for hundreds of these operations without fail.
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12 Jan 2011   #15
lucasleo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

sorry man, i didn't mention about converting them to logical.
i converted them using EASEUS partition master.

i'm out of patience, so i converted and tried to merge with other logical drives but some wonder happened, after extending filmyzone( H ) with :J: it asked to format that drive(which is about 100gb, no back up) i have no idea what to do , clicked cancel for a couple of times and it came back normal .

anyway i have decided not to do anything stupid like that without considering expert.
i'm hoping that you will give a better idea.:)
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12 Jan 2011   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I posted my advice earlier in #3. You haven't responded to it.

If you agree, then convert I and J back to Primary and follow the steps I gave.

If not, post back your response.
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12 Jan 2011   #17
lucasleo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

there are many replies so i couldnt decide what to choose.

well i dont want to add it to C.
i want those 2 partitions to 1, if its not possible is there any way to add both partitions to lo logical drive FILMYZONE(H) without formatting it.
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12 Jan 2011   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucasleo View Post
there are many replies so i couldnt decide what to choose.
To make it simple stick with the Gregrocker advice and follow it exactly.
He gets it right now and again
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12 Jan 2011   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What amount of free space do you have on C now? It's possible performance is already affected by the tiny partition if the page file is cramped.

I would delete I, then extend C into the space as first suggested. You'll have to delete it twice to get the Logical free space to change to Unallocated.

If you want to merge the two empty partitions, buy the paid version of free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Or using free PW CD delete I and J then Resize the Extended Logical into the Free Space to the left and right. .
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13 Jan 2011   #20
lucasleo

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

what should be the size of C: for good performance ??
mine 19.5 gb, space free 6.6gb
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