Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Partitioning challenge with this HD

14 Feb 2011   #11
tofts

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for delay I never use IE and when I went there and I did know what I was looking for, but tools or none of those were displayed. I appreciate all you have tried, but my 80 year old brain has had it. I will think about it some more and possibly partition tomorrow. I need to get to Ubuntu, Suse, mint and where I am comfortable. You are indeed a credit to this forum and I thank you


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Feb 2011   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Tofts:

NOT Internet Explorer. NOT a browser.

Windows Explorer, where you can see your entire folder structure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

When you get a chance unhide the Hidden and Systems files as described and Explore the contents of the two smaller partitions by rightclicking each in Disk Management to Explore. Post back a screenshot of the contents with windows maximized.

Did you make your Recovery disks yet? Browse into the Start>All Programs menu to find your computer maker's name and the Recovery Disks maker program. We can help you further so don't hesitate to ask back if you're unsure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Feb 2011   #14
tofts

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
The very best I can do

I expanded this as far as I could


Attached Thumbnails
Partitioning challenge with this HD-capturehd.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You still have to confirm if that 10.03 GB partition is in fact empty.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #16
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Since I have the same setup as the OP's computer I have been following this thread with great interest. I too have 2 partitions that appear not to have anything in them. I have to assume one is the Toshiba Factory restore partition. You will see by the 2 attached screen shots that even with folder view set to show all hidden/system files, it will not show anything with a right click on the partion. The partition on the left just shows a "help" sign when right clicked and the right partition has the "explore" greyed out. Very curious.
Cheers
JohnnyA


Attached Thumbnails
Partitioning challenge with this HD-untitled1.jpg   Partitioning challenge with this HD-untitled2.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Johnnya:

Can you assign a drive letter to your 10.65 gb partition? Can you in any way look at it in Windows Explorer to see if it has any contents?

It surely is there for a reason and I'd find it difficult to believe it is truly empty.

What does Customer Service say about it--if they are responsive at all?

What does your manual say about it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #18
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply IGNATZATSONIC. The Manual is pretty skimpy and says nothing about partitions. About assigning a drive letter, I'm not sure how to do that. You will note that in my screen shot, the "change drive letter and path" is also greyed out. I'm a great believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
I think I will just not let "curiosity get to me" and start changing things.
It just seems odd.
Many thanks
JohnnyA
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Johnnya, I assume it is not shown in Windows Explorer at all.

Tofts:

Suppose we stipulate that the 10 GB partition is valuable and you should leave it alone.

What then do you want to do with your other partitions? You only have 3 and you are allowed 4 before you need to use an extended partition. So you can just shrink your C and make another regular primary NTFS partition from the space that generates.

You do that through disk management.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Partition Wizard will allow you to explore hidden or restricted partitions in both it's free Home and CD version. Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

The question to ask is if you need the Tools partition to run any of the useless factory utilties which have much better versions built into Win7, or need the Recovery Partition since it is a more stable way to run Recovery than the Recovery disks which should be made as a back up.

Most users who decide they don't need one or both of these partitions do away with them with a clean reinstall to a wiped HD following the tips given here to get a purrfect factory OEM reinstall without the bloatware: re-install windows 7

FYI: Disk Management will create the Extended partition as the fourth partition, while Partition Wizard will allow you to create a fourth Primary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Partitioning challenge with this HD




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Anyone Up For A Challenge?
I'm about to start pushing my gear and doing a little overclocking. So far I've simply entered some JEDECs for my RAM... If anyone feels like taking a look at these settings and give some recommendations, I am more than thankful! So, for starters is this correct?
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
I challenge you...
To watch this video. ePNHfnR-SwA ...and by all means feel free to discuss it. I personally think this guy is dead on the money.
Chillout Room
Anyone up for a little challenge?
G.SKILL shatters the memory frequency world record 3736MHz Just don't blow anything up if you try and beat it. :devil2:
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
A Challenge!
Hi OK Im having issues with my PC and have been trying everythign to try to sort it out, but ahvin no luck what so ever. Basicly Im getting Bluescreens, System_service_exception and Bad_Pool_Header. Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe and atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+3b684e ). I've reinstalled windows and...
BSOD Help and Support
scrabble challenge!
Ok heres an odd request, i've scoured google and have been unable to come up with any good scrabble tile icons .could someone make me one , i would like the letter S and the point value on it, its got to be quality glossy and if poss have the curved middle. cheekily i would like an entire...
Customization
I got a little challenge for you guys (RAM bug)
Where has my ram disappeared? :P http://i44.tinypic.com/96kygw.png As you can see there is no process using the RAM, and task manager shows the same list with the box ticked to show all processes from all users. This happens when installing bigger programs normally to disk.
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App