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

05 Jul 2011   #31
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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
Your best bet.


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05 Jul 2011   #32
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

but my os is windows 7 and the toshiba recovery program is for vista and xp
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05 Jul 2011   #33
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Now I am confused.

You say your operating system is Windows 7, but your recovery discs are Vista AND XP? The recovery disc can't be both, it has to be one or the other.

If it's Vista, recover your computer to Vista, and then use your Windows 7 disc to upgrade to Windows 7.
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05 Jul 2011   #34
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Now I am confused.

You say your operating system is Windows 7, but your recovery discs are Vista AND XP? The recovery disc can't be both, it has to be one or the other.

If it's Vista, recover your computer to Vista, and then use your Windows 7 disc to upgrade to Windows 7.
no, i was talking about the site mentioned by theog. its instructions apply for vista and xp
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05 Jul 2011   #35
gregrocker

 

Boot back into Partition Wizard CD, make sure Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is still marked Active, then click on HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, APply all steps.

If Win7 won't start boot into Win7 DVD or System Repair Disc - Create, accept any offered Repair. If Win7 doesn't then start, boot back in to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate time with reboots until Win7 starts.

If this fails and you have the 100mb System Reserved partition, you can try moving the Active flag to Win7 partition using PW CD, try Rebuilding MBR again, then if necessary the Repairs from DVD/CD.

If this fails we can help you try rebuilding the System Reserved partition or create one from scratch.

In an earlier post of mine above are links to copy out your files if necessary to clean reinstall Win7.
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05 Jul 2011   #36
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by piezoelectron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Now I am confused.

You say your operating system is Windows 7, but your recovery discs are Vista AND XP? The recovery disc can't be both, it has to be one or the other.

If it's Vista, recover your computer to Vista, and then use your Windows 7 disc to upgrade to Windows 7.
no, i was talking about the site mentioned by theog. its instructions apply for vista and xp
OK, my bad. Sorry about that.
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07 Jul 2011   #37
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot back into Partition Wizard CD, make sure Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is still marked Active, then click on HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, APply all steps.

If Win7 won't start boot into Win7 DVD or System Repair Disc - Create, accept any offered Repair. If Win7 doesn't then start, boot back in to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate time with reboots until Win7 starts.

If this fails and you have the 100mb System Reserved partition, you can try moving the Active flag to Win7 partition using PW CD, try Rebuilding MBR again, then if necessary the Repairs from DVD/CD.

If this fails we can help you try rebuilding the System Reserved partition or create one from scratch.

In an earlier post of mine above are links to copy out your files if necessary to clean reinstall Win7.
ok, i'll try it and update again. hey, can i use this partition wizard to expand my c drive as well(as that was the main problem)?
no problem, seavixen!

PS:the partition wizard is showing the 100mb reserved space as 'unallocated'. what does this mean?
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07 Jul 2011   #38
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can use PW to expand your C drive.

As for the 100MB reserved space being unallocated, it means that no partition has been created, it's just blank space and can be left alone.

Double-check that your C drive is is marked as Active, if it is that's where Windows will find the bootloader.
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07 Jul 2011   #39
gregrocker

 

Can you post a camera snap of PW drive map with listings?

After following the steps given to mark C Active, attempt Rebuild MBR from PW CD, then if necessary boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times, if Win will not start then you can attempt to rebuild the 100mb System Reserved partition:

In PW CD click on the 100mb unallocated space, create Primary partition with no letter, mark Active, boot the DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair to write the System boot files to new System Reserved partition, which also places the Repair console on the F8 Advanced Boot Options
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08 Jul 2011   #40
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you post a camera snap of PW drive map with listings?

After following the steps given to mark C Active, attempt Rebuild MBR from PW CD, then if necessary boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times, if Win will not start then you can attempt to rebuild the 100mb System Reserved partition:

In PW CD click on the 100mb unallocated space, create Primary partition with no letter, mark Active, boot the DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair to write the System boot files to new System Reserved partition, which also places the Repair console on the F8 Advanced Boot Options
ok, i'll post a pic. i also wanted to tell you that my c drive is not named by the letter 'c' by PW, but by something like ' * '. waht does this mean? pls tell before i can proceed. thanks.
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