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Windows 7: Trouble re-resizing partitions on my hard drive using disk management.

02 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
Trouble re-resizing partitions on my hard drive using disk management.

On my laptop there was originally just one HDD and I wanted all my "Media" to be in one partition and then Programme Files etc. in another (being C). This was just so that I could copy the entire 'Drive' I had created making moving videos and photos around easier.
So I used the built in disk partition manager and created some unallocated space, then called that space Drive (A) - But now that (A) drive is full and I want to add an additional 40Gb to it from the original C, but I the "Extend Volume" option is greyed out on the (A) drive even with the 40Gb as Unallocated.
I don't want to download a 3rd party software to do this as it seems so simple? I can do it for the (C) drive - why not the (A) I created?


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02 Sep 2012   #2


Welcome to the forums Craiguccini. Rename your 'A:\' drive to a letter higher than C, but not same as your optical drive. Disk Management wants to extend to a drive on the right of the C:\ drive.
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02 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Post a shot of disk management before you do anything. Download and make the Partition Wizard Bootable CD.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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02 Sep 2012   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Craiguccini, welcome to Seven Forums!

So you can get the correct advice, please post a maximized snip / screen-shot of Windows 7 disk management, making sure the individual columns in the top section are clearly readable, have a look at this tutorial linked below.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot
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