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Windows 7: unable to resize partitions correctly.

22 Feb 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP


Strange, indeed. Easeus reports 3 Logical subpartitions including the Unallocated space. Could it have all been part of an EISA partition which is restricted?

It would be good to see a PW CD screenshot or camera snap. It usually settles these discrepancies.

I would also closely study the content of the two 5.91 partitions, if necessary unhiding Hidden files at Control Panel>Folder Options>View to explore them via Disk Mgmt or PW>Explore function. We can help you decide if you want to keep them since deleting the whole Logical extended volume shown in Easeus should solve the dilemna.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, that is how easeus normally reports free space.

Those 5.91gb volumes are unusual - were they put there by the oem?

If you want to incorporate that space into your main windows partition - you need to get it adjacent.

To do that - you need to move the first 5.91gb to the right of the unallocated space.

If that is an oem partition - you may not be able to use whatever oem tools are on there after you have moved it.
So the only way i was able to move it is by deleting it. I backed it up,and tried to create a new partition to add the backup back in , but i can't seem to be able to create a logical partition where i can add files.
Also because i had to delete that partition so i could get that unallocated space, my fans run much louder than usual and my bootup takes about twice as long. How should I proceed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


It would have been nice had you come back for advice as you went along instead of ignoring my advice to report back what is on the 5.91 gb partitions so we would know what they are for and could advise you better, or using PW CD to slide the one over to the right to Resize C into the resulting space.

In fact a whole list of steps I gave you in two posts were completely ignored. If you had questions you could have asked them back. But instead you now ask for help digging out of the mess you've made.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings.

If you can mount the image you saved of the one partition so we can finally see its content, please post back the file contents: Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

If you're ready to now follow the step I gave you please post the contents of the remaining 5.91 partition using PW Explore function.

Given that you also don't even have a System partition flag anywhere, I would wipe the HD and follow these steps to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM.
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