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

08 Jul 2011   #41
gregrocker

 

PW CD will not show letters in most cases.


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08 Jul 2011   #42
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok, one more doubt: how do i create the system recovery disc? the link you mentioned showed a technique to create it using the OS's Control Panel or using recdisc.exe from Start menu. since i have access to neither right now, how do i create a recovery disc.(i tried the previous option of using the Rebuild MBR function of PW, but that didn't work). Thanks!
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08 Jul 2011   #43
gregrocker

 

The Repair CD download has been taken down from Digital Life due to copyright issues. If you can't find it elsewhere on the web you'll need to find a Win7 computer of your same bit-version to make one in Backup Center. System Repair Disc - Create
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08 Jul 2011   #44
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok, thanks a lot! i'll update the thread as soon as possible with the news.
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10 Jul 2011   #45
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok, so now i've used PW to mark the C drive partition as active. now when i start my laptop, the screen says " BOOTMGR.EXE MISSING. PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART". i guess this means that windows is booting, but it just requires bootmgr.exe to do so completely. what should i do now???
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10 Jul 2011   #46
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why would you convert your HD to Dynamic? This is used to span the same partition across multiple HD's.

Had you asked us we could have taken a look at your Disk Management screenshot and easily helped you adjust your disk configuration to extend the partition. Now you may have deleted something which is needed by your computer to function correctly if it is a factory install.

Before making any further random changes post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings showing all columns, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu and explain exactly what you did.
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.
Good advice was given 3 weeks ago.
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10 Jul 2011   #47
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why would you convert your HD to Dynamic? This is used to span the same partition across multiple HD's.

Had you asked us we could have taken a look at your Disk Management screenshot and easily helped you adjust your disk configuration to extend the partition. Now you may have deleted something which is needed by your computer to function correctly if it is a factory install.

Before making any further random changes post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings showing all columns, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu and explain exactly what you did.
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.
Good advice was given 3 weeks ago.
i know, but wasn't it too late even then? but i agree it was totally my mistake to convert from basic to dynamic that day.
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10 Jul 2011   #48
gregrocker

 

I gave you the steps three weeks ago. Follow them exactly:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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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13 Jul 2011   #49
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why would you convert your HD to Dynamic? This is used to span the same partition across multiple HD's.

Had you asked us we could have taken a look at your Disk Management screenshot and easily helped you adjust your disk configuration to extend the partition. Now you may have deleted something which is needed by your computer to function correctly if it is a factory install.

Before making any further random changes post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings showing all columns, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu and explain exactly what you did.
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.
Good advice was given 3 weeks ago.
see, it is good advice, but i did the mistake of reformatting. thats why its all jumbled up now. anyway, thanks.

ok guys, i've downloaded recdisc.exe and burned it to a CD. will update soon. once again, thanking all of u for the continuous support!!!
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13 Jul 2011   #50
piezoelectron

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey guys, thanking all of you for your total dedication and support in helping a newbie like me with my problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my laptop works as before now. this is how i have benefited:

1)you helped me recover my comp without having anyone else tinker with it(as i had them reformat it earlier.that proved costly in terms of info loss as well as a bit of $).
2)i have received a great deal of info.
3)i can now help my friends too if they have such problems.
4)though my main problem was different(to expand my C: ), i learned to fix another problem(fixing booting after HD conversion) as well.

once again, THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!

finally, pls pls pls help me just expand my c drive, and everything in the garden will be lovely................
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