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Windows 7: Problem adding space to my C drive???

11 Jul 2011   #41
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
In an elevated command window type diskpart <enter> then list volume and post a snip here.

Hello again Jim.


Do this again so I can see what's up.


I still have a plan with Partition Wizard so don't give up, I just want to see something first.


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11 Jul 2011   #42
provlima

 
 

Good morning low country friend.....here is the list volume readout
Jim


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11 Jul 2011   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jim, are you in the Lowcountry also?

Here's what to do use disk management to create the F: again so that space will have a drive letter.

Open Partition Wizard and right click/select the F: drive, in the drop down box click Move/Resize, in the dialog box that opens move the left side slider to the size you want to resize to create unallocated space, I would suggest you shrink to 102400 / 100GB so you will have enough for the future, that'll give you a 200GB C: partition.

Then Apply and Yes for the confirmation box and after the progress bar, click to finish.

After a restart, post back with the disk management outcome.
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11 Jul 2011   #44
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I've been running some sims in VirtualBox and I see what you mean by the "delete" option being greyed out, it lists "Delete Partition"; I thought you would get "Delete Volume" my bad mate.


The method I posted above should work for you, as you can see it worked for me in VB.

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11 Jul 2011   #45
provlima

 
 
screenshot of new 100GB F DRIVE

Okay I figured it out
here is the new partition setup after I created the F drive with the 100GB you told me to. Thanks for your help!
Jim


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12 Jul 2011   #46
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jim, well done.


A couple suggestions if I may.

It would be wise to extend the C: into all the unallocated space, even if you never use it at least you will not have this issue again.

Create another logical of the new free space and keep the F: drive, you can reorder the Logical drive letters if you like; you may find them useful for storage, have a look at Method One #2 of this tutorial for some ideas.
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12 Jul 2011   #47
provlima

 
 

Good morning friend

how can I extend the C drive to the F partition I created for that purpose as the G partition is now to the right of the C Partition I want to expand??


Thanks for your help


Jim
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12 Jul 2011   #48
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


You are supposed to extend C: into the 265.79GB unallocated space, that's why I suggested you extend C: to take the whole of the space, that is the only option;

... and if you want access to the data on G: you need to give its drive letter back.
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12 Jul 2011   #49
provlima

 
 

Hello,
please bear with me because I'm somewhat confused.
you suggested I add 100GB to the C drive instead of the 50 I had planned. So we created the 100GB F Drive with that in mind.

Now you advise to increase the C drive by the unallocated 265.79

If I do that can I somehow combine the "healthy primary partition of 217.78 with the 99.97 F drive and then add them to the existing G (data ) drive?

How much space will I have for data if I expand the C drive into the unallocated sector as you recommend??

Although the storage is supposed to be a 750 GB HD all the current sectors
add up to 916.38 GB???

8.93 recovery
104.75 C (OS)
265.79 unallocated
219.16 free space
217.78 Healthy primary partition

Greatly appreciate your patience and help!

Jim


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12 Jul 2011   #50
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's the deal, Windows disk management will only do anything to the right and cannot "jump over" existing partitions/drives.

If you'll think about it, all along I have been trying to get you to end up with unallocated space to the right of the C: partition, you will not be able to add any of the Extended/Logical space to the C: at all.

There are Primary partitions and there are Extended partitions, Logical drives are contained within Extended partitions and the two, Primary and Extended cannot be mixed and matched, they are incompatible.

As you now have and have had from the beginning, 3 Primaries and an Extended you cannot create any more partitions though you can create as many Logical drives (within the Extended) as there are available drive letters.

Be advised: if you try and create any other partitions, the odds are very good the PC will become un-bootable and you will be in a lot of trouble trying to recover from that.

If you want/need to add space to C: it must come from the unallocated space directly to the right of the C: partition.

My suggesting 100GB was for you to Move/Resize the F: so you would have 100GB to add to C:
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