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Windows 7: partitioning problem

12 Feb 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

And the same to you my friend, the blessings of GOD on you and your family also; I'm pleased we could help you, if ever we can assist you further don't hesitate to ask, we'll be here.


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08 Sep 2012   #22
Rodeocafe

Windows 7 Basic 64 bit
 
 
Dynamic disks error!!

Sorry about bumping up such an old thread, but my predicament is quite similar to the one in the thread.

I have just bought a Lenovo Ideapad with a 500GB hard disk running windows 7 home basic.

I am not able to create partitions as when I try to make the partition, it keeps saying something like Dynamic disks are not supported.

Have shrunk the volume and now it is lying as unallocated as not able to create a new partition out of it.

Have also put out a screenshot.

Could anyone please help me out.
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08 Sep 2012   #23
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Where's the screenshot?

I'd probably start a new thread with a screenshot of Windows Disk Management.

DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT say yes to dynamic.

You likely need Partition Wizard, particularly if you already have said yes to dynamic partitions.
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08 Sep 2012   #24
Rodeocafe

Windows 7 Basic 64 bit
 
 
Attachment

Ooops...missed out on the attachment.

Had said yes to creating dynamic disks, but it threw up an error saying dynamic disks not supported in this system.


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08 Sep 2012   #25
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Download Partition Wizard bootable disk, from the bottom of this link:

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

Burn it to a disk and boot from it.

That 300 GB is not yet a partition. You need to make it into a Logical partition in Partition Wizard. Don't do anything to the other partitions.

PW is quite self-explanatory, but there is a tutorial on this site for it if you need to use it.
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09 Sep 2012   #26
Rodeocafe

Windows 7 Basic 64 bit
 
 

Tried partitioning using the Partition wizard, but it says it cannot create a partition here, no free MBR slots on the disk!!
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09 Sep 2012   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would use the Partition Wizard CD to mark your C: Drive active, mark the system reserved partition inactive. Then use your windows 7 dvd to run a startup repair ( up to 3 times ) to get your C: drive booting. Delete the system reserve partition, then combine it with your C: Drive using the PWizard cd. You will then only have 3 primary partitions and could use the PWizard cd again to make a 4th Primary Partition of your unallocated 300 GBs.
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09 Sep 2012   #28
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rodeocafe View Post
Tried partitioning using the Partition wizard, but it says it cannot create a partition here, no free MBR slots on the disk!!
Did you try to make a primary partition?

Or did you try to make a logical partition?

Are you using the burned CD version of PW?
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09 Sep 2012   #29
gregrocker

 

The best way to add partitions when you wish to keep the factory Recovery/OEM partitions functioning is to use free Partition Wizard CD to convert C to Logical, then add as many adjacent Logical partitions as you wish. As Long as C remains booted from the Primary System Reserved partition then the OS will be fine.

How to set partition as Primary or Logical.
Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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11 Sep 2012   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rodeocafe View Post
Have shrunk the volume and now it is lying as unallocated as not able to create a new partition out of it.

Hello Rodeocafe.


You can always extend the Windows partition to re-include the unallocated space then use Method Two of this tutorial linked below to create additional useful space; be sure to post bak here if further help is needed.


Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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