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Windows 7: Unallocated Space?

09 May 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Are you using a Windows DVD or a Recovery DVD supplied by your computer seller?

Looking at your current setup I would hazard a guess that Windows was installed on Disk 0 Partition 2 with the master boot record on Disk 0 Partition 1.

If you have a Windows DVD just boot from it, delete what's on the drive and re-install as I explained previously.


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09 May 2011   #12
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I really don't want to install Windows, I just wanted to format D:/ as it went successful. This screen-shot as you saw earlier was taking from my Windows 7 DVD (Not recovery). Let me explain what we have on the picture below:

  1. Disk 0 Unallocated Disk - Nothing in there, I don't know where it came from
  2. Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved - Is the bootable files of course, or said with other words, the 100MB partition
  3. Disk 0 Partition 2 - Is my OCZ Sdd, with Windows 7
  4. Disk 0 Unallocated Disk - Nothing in there, I don't know where it came from
  5. Disk 1 Partition 1 - Is my 500GB WD Harddisk - No OS, (the one I formatted)
I noticed those Unallocated Disks is Disk 0, which is the OCZ SDD.

But what are they?


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09 May 2011   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I should have realised you were using a SSD, I can only assume what you're seeing is how Windows 7 set up the drive when the OS was installed.

I found this on Google, perhaps it may help?

"When you install Windows you'll come to a screen that gives you a choice between "Upgrade" and "Custom (advanced)" install options. If you select the "Custom (advanced)" option then the very next screen will present you with a list of drives to install on.

If the entire SSD shows as "unallocated space", then simply selecting that drive and clicking the "Next" button will cause Windows to partition the entire drive and format it as NTFS before installing.

If the SSD already has partitions and you want to delete them so you can start from scratch, then click the "Drive options (advanced)" link in that window and additional options will appear that let you delete the existing partitions.

The installer and other disk tools in Windows 7 understand SSDs and will issue the appropriate commands. But make sure that your motherboard SATA controller is in "AHCI" mode and not "IDE emulation" mode before you start the install, since the new SSD commands such as "TRIM" are only supported in AHCI mode.

Suggestion: Disconnect all of your other drives before installing Windows on the SSD. Windows creates a small "System Reserved" partition that contains recovery tools - this is the actual boot partition. If Windows can find space on some other drive it will place the reserved partition there instead of on the SSD. Most people prefer that the drive that holds the OS is the boot drive, and disconnecting the other drives will ensure this is the case."
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09 May 2011   #14
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Yeah, the thing is just that it's not "The Entire SDD showing as Unallocated Space".. It's just some partitions there I really didn't ask for. I had a whole clean install I believe. I really don't know if I just should ignore this, or maybe delete them. Is my SDD (DISK 0) going to format if I delete the Unallocated partitions?
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09 May 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Yeah, the thing is just that it's not "The Entire SDD showing as Unallocated Space".. It's just some partitions there I really didn't ask for. I had a whole clean install I believe. I really don't know if I just should ignore this, or maybe delete them. Is my SDD (DISK 0) going to format if I delete the Unallocated partitions?
"If the entire SSD shows as "unallocated space", then simply selecting that drive and clicking the "Next" button will cause Windows to partition the entire drive and format it as NTFS before installing."

I belive that answers your question.
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09 May 2011   #16
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

But that link refers to that if your SSD show as it. In my case it's my partitions

Or am I wrong about something?

I forgot to mention, when I installed another Windows 7, before the one I have now, it said the same thing.
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09 May 2011   #17
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Oh! And one thing, I think my SDD is set as IDE in the SATA type.
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09 May 2011   #18
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Oh! And one thing, I think my SDD is set as IDE in the SATA type.
I think the SATA controller needs to be set to AHCI.
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09 May 2011   #19
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Oh! And one thing, I think my SDD is set as IDE in the SATA type.
I think the SATA controller needs to be set to AHCI.
My computer is working fine, but is there any chance for crashes etc.?

UPDATE;
I fell over this thread:
Questions about AHCI and SSD


So maybe I should, I don't care if it doesn't fix it,
Jonathan_King wrote that it would maybe run faster!
Do I change this in BIOS?
Do I need drivers?
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12 Nov 2011   #20
Zubairkalsia

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
Help mePlease

I was going through my disk management and i found that under disk 0 i have system reserve which is healthy then c drive then d drive then e drive and last there is then i have a black one which says unallocated
does this mean that i can use that un allocated space and if i can how do i do it please help
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