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

12 Jul 2011   #51
provlima

 
 

thanks for your quick response
After I extend the C partition 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??

Whats confusing me is that although the HD is supposed to be a 750 GB, 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   #52
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jim, my apologies for not better explaining earlier.


If you don't want to extend C: into all the unallocated space you will have to use Partition Wizard to Move/Resize the Extended/Logical F: back into that space, it would be the reverse of the way you created the unallocated space in the first place.

Always remember, Windows disk management can only do operations to the direct right of an existing partition, anything else will have to be done with PW.

Obviously that is a 1TB Hard Disk Drive and not a 750GB as you thought, all the better.

If you add the unallocated space as is to C: you will have just over 322GB for use, and that is a very good thing.

Don't mess with F: just leave it as it is and re-letter G: so you will be able to get to the data you moved there, HDD/partitions/drives without letters can't be opened.

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

Create a third Logical of the Free Space for future use, it being there won't hurt anything and there's nothing else to be done with that space unless it's added to one of the other Logicals.
Here's what my HDD structure looks like at present

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12 Jul 2011   #53
provlima

 
 

Low Country Friend,
I'm not questioning your expertise, but just trying to make sure we're on the same page. With all of the kind help you are giving to myself and others I'm just trying to accomplish the same objective.


If you don't want to extend C: into all the unallocated space you will have to use Partition Wizard to Move/Resize the Extended/Logical F: back into that space, it would be the reverse of the way you created the unallocated space in the first place.
Are you saying that I can use a part of the unallocated space for expansion? or is it all of the space or nothing?

If you add the unallocated space as is to C: you will have just over 322GB for use, and that is a very good thing.

Don't mess with F: just leave it as it is and re-letter G: so you will be able to get to the data you moved there, HDD/partitions/drives without letters can't be opened.
I haven't moved any data all my backup data was moved from the F Drive to the newly created G Drive as above
I copied all my data that was on my original F (Data) partition to the new G partition so that I wouldn't lose the data when I changed the F drive in the attempt to resolve the C Drive expansion on Sunday

My suggesting 100GB was for you to Move/Resize the F: by 100GB so you would have 100GB to add to C: sorry for the misunderstanding.
I take it for some unkown reason to me this is no longer a possibilty


Create a third Logical of the Free Space for future use, it being there won't hurt anything and there's nothing else to be done with that space unless it's added to one of the other Logicals.
Will I be able to add/combine the free space to another drive? Ideally in addition to the small recovery drive, one data drive and one OS C drive is all I need
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12 Jul 2011   #54
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Are you saying that I can use a part of the unallocated space for expansion? or is it all of the space or nothing?
You can use any part of the unallocated space to add to C: and the rest can be Resized back into the F: drive if you choose.
I copied all my data that was on my original F (Data) partition to the new G partition so that I wouldn't lose the data when I changed the F drive in the attempt to resolve the C Drive expansion on Sunday
According to the last disk management snip you posted the new G: you created and moved the data to doesn't have a drive letter and a partition/drive that doesn't have a drive letter can't be opened.
Will I be able to add/combine the free space to another drive? Ideally in addition to the small recovery drive, one data drive and one OS C drive is all I need
No, please re-read my post #s 50 and 52.
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12 Jul 2011   #55
provlima

 
 

okay so the way things worked out I can use 100GB of the unallocated 265.79 space to its right and that then will leave 165.79 of unallocated space that I can't do anything with and it will be useless space?


The 100GB 'F' will not be combinable with the 218GB 'G'


How will I re-letter G and how will I benefit in doing so? (in Windows or Partition Wizard?)
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12 Jul 2011   #56
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Why not just extend C: to include all the unallocated space and be done with it?


You could delete the F: in Windows disk management, then in PW Move/Resize the G: to the left to include all that Free Space.


If you don't re-letter G" you won't be able to get to the data you moved there the other day.

In Windows disk management right click the Logical that was/is G: and you'll see what to do.
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12 Jul 2011   #57
provlima

 
 

okay I extended the C to the full unallocated space to its right and re-lettered and resized the G to include the free space to its left. I somehow got left with an unallocated space to the right of G and I can't expand G into it in windows.
When I try to extend the G into the unallocated space using partition magic, by sliding the G partition it to the right, the unallocated space in the (bottom) after window moves to the unallocated space before (top) window.
Am I not going to be able to expand G by adding the 100GB unallocated space to it


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14 Jul 2011   #58
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Jim.


Have you got this sorted or are you still at the same place?
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15 Jul 2011   #59
provlima

 
 

Good morning!
I have not sorted it out as it seemed that when I attempted to, by using partition wizard, I somehow would shift the unallocated space from the right of G to the left of G.

When I try to extend the G into the unallocated space by sliding the G partition it to the right, the unallocated space in the (bottom window) after G moves to the unallocated space before (top window).

Am trying to expand G by adding the 100GB unallocated space to it. Is this going to be possible?

Thank you
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15 Jul 2011   #60
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Perhaps you should try this with the Partition Wizard boot disk instead of the installed version, the steps would be the same you will just be booted to the boot CD.

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the Bootable CD ISO file at this link below.
Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather than a DVD; then boot the created CD to make the changes, it doesn't take any input from the user to setup, just relax and let it load.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software





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