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Windows 7: How do i expand my c drive??????

17 Jun 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Clean Install: Clean Install Windows 7

Repair Install: Repair Install

You could also go to your computer manufacturer's support page where you'll find information on the recovery procedure for your model.


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17 Jun 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

If Win7 will not start now, download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard version 4.2 which still has free conversion from Dynamic to Basic Disk: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live. This is now a paid feature in later versions and the home edition.

Boot PW CD, click on the Win7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Convert from Dynamic to Basic, Apply.

If Win7 doesn't start, boot back into PW CD to make sure Win7 or its 100mb System Reserved boot partition (preferred) are marked Active, then highlight HD again, from Disk tab choose Rebuild MBR., OK, Apply.

If Win7 still doesn't start boot the Win7 DVD or Repair CD, accept any offered Repair. If that doesn't start it, boot back in to System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly until Win7 starts. Post back a camera snap if possible of the drive map with listings, or type them out for us. System Repair Disc - Create

If all fails, You can copy out your files using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console. Then try running Factory Recovery, run your Recovery disks, or boot Win7 DVD to clean reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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20 Jun 2011   #13
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

hey guys thanks a lot for your support! i'm trying my best and shall update when successful.
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20 Jun 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by piezoelectron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
In light of gregrocker's comment, it would seem your only option now is a re-install to factory settings.
how do i do that?
Make & model, would help us.
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20 Jun 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As I mentioned before, your computer manufacturer's support page will have details on how to recover your system, but as ever, posting your system specs, make and model will always expedite any help we can give you.
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21 Jun 2011   #16
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
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hey guys, so here are my system specs:
laptop:Toshiba satellite pro L510
processor: intel core 2 duo 2.10 GHz
OS:windows 7 ultimate 32-bit with 2 gb RAM

ok, now, ive got my dad's friend reformat the comp. the OS works properly now, but the disk remain dynamic. so, is it essential to convert it back to basic? if so, how? what would be the implications? besides the chief problem of my C drive space still remains. Thanks a lot for everyone's continuous support!!!
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21 Jun 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Why ignore our advice and have your Dad's friend reformat while leaving the HD a Dynamic Disk? He needed to wipe the HD to convert back to Basic.

Again, a Dynamic Disk is to span a single partition across multiple HD's.

I would convert it back to Basic for best performance of OS.

I gave you the link to burn PW 4.2 to CD. Then boot CD, highlight HD, from Disk tab Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic, OK, Apply.

This is an expired version of PW being provided to you as a courtesy because newer versions require you pay for this valuable function.
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21 Jun 2011   #18
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why ignore our advice and have your Dad's friend reformat while leaving the HD a Dynamic Disk? He needed to wipe the HD to convert back to Basic.

Again, a Dynamic Disk is to span a single partition across multiple HD's.

I would convert it back to Basic for best performance of OS.

I gave you the link to burn PW 4.2 to CD. Then boot CD, highlight HD, from Disk tab Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic, OK, Apply.

This is an expired version of PW being provided to you as a courtesy because newer versions require you pay for this valuable function.
thanks a lot, but would doing so affect my OS in any way?
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21 Jun 2011   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

It would be best as a BASIC DRIVE.

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp
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21 Jun 2011   #20
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yes, but as you saw that when i converted my basic drive into dynamic, the OS wouldn't boot, similarly, would the same happen if i converted it from dynamic to basic? that's the main thing for me right now.
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