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Windows 7: Problem in HDD partition

07 Aug 2011   #1
TheDevilsKnight

Windows 7 x64 home Premium Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 
Problem in HDD partition

Hello, i have a 500GB HDD in my laptop, i had only C drive so i decided to create one more partition for the documents only, but its kinda not what i wanted, i reserved 150GB for the c drive but somehow its pretty weird and now i cant fix it the C drive shows 149GB in my computer, any way to fix that? i tried all on my part, i even deleted the new partition, im attaching the screenshots below.

Would really appreciate some quick help since im thinking about re installing the windows after the partition for more stability.




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08 Aug 2011   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheDevilsKnight View Post
Hello, i have a 500GB HDD in my laptop, i had only C drive so i decided to create one more partition for the documents only, but its kinda not what i wanted, i reserved 150GB for the c drive but somehow its pretty weird and now i cant fix it the C drive shows 149GB in my computer, any way to fix that? i tried all on my part, i even deleted the new partition, im attaching the screenshots below.
I don't see the problem. You apparently shrunk the C-partition down to 150GB, and now you have 301GB of "free space" sitting there waiting for you to create a new partition (say, D) in that space.

You're half way there. You just now need to create a new partition in that 301GB free space, and you've achieved your goal.

The second screenshot that shows 150G for C is correct. That's all the partitions you currently have allocated, and 150GB is its size.

Once you create a partition in that other 301GB unallocated space and give it a letter, you'll see it.


P.S. - just one comment. When taking a screenshot from DISKMGMT, it's most helpful to us if you will first maximize the window and then spread the columns horizontally so that all text is visible in the resulting screenshot. There's useful text in there, and in your screenshot it's not shown.
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08 Aug 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maybe I'm missing something as well, but it seems to me you did exactly what you intended. You wanted a 150 GB C drive, and you have it, with 301 GB left for D.
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08 Aug 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Ethan.


The 4th partition created using Windows disk management is an Extended partition by default, have a look at Method One #2 in this tutorial linked below for some information on creating Extended partition / Logical drives, you can create as many Logical drives for storage within the Extended partition as there are available drive letters.



Partition / Extended : Logical Drives


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