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Windows 7: Partitioning question..

06 May 2009   #21
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

will be a well viewed thread because of its topic. I have nothing to offer as the smarts are covered here, other than just stating that consider yourself lucky if you dont have this problem compounded with a prissy motherboard going on about what sata drive is connected to what port when and if ide0 is in use or/if ide 0 or 1 holds an ata hdd and decides which disk it wants to boot from. advice in future, install each OS to its on hot-swappable sata II external drive bays Pull Plug and Play. I'm sure its now the SSD way to go for sure tho. Anyways... now back to the feature program, already in progress...


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06 May 2009   #22
rkseagle

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 

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06 May 2009   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Yup Yup,

Afaik , as they are basic disks, mounting the empty one in an ntfs folder on the Win7 drive is as close as it gets.
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06 May 2009   #24
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Yup Yup,

Afaik , as they are basic disks, mounting the empty one in an ntfs folder on the Win7 drive is as close as it gets.
Yeah i know that was my attempt at sarcasm, i guess i fail.
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06 May 2009   #25
johngalt

 

I caught the sarcasm - but I was trying my best to explain my reasoning in a calm manner to eagle, and I knew that if I responded to your comment, Yup, I'd get sarcastic back in a hurry.

Hey, but it did make me smile for a fraction of a second there!

Eagle - no worries - I understand where you were coming from, and your advice was spot on if the situation had been as you thought - no harm no foul.
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06 May 2009   #26
markst

Windows 7 RTM 64-bit
 
 

First of all thanks to all that responded.

I have tried to reinstall by using the custom installation. I have tried to delete the empty D: partition but delete is greyed out.

Also there is just one hard drive on the system, just split into two partitions.

If I remember correctly using VISTA I was able to delete the second partition and just have one on the drive.

I wonder if there is just a partition manager program that is shareware that would solve the problem. Anyway really would like to have one partition on the drive..

Ill try again tonite. Really no problem in starting over since I have everything I need backed up on the External Drive
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06 May 2009   #27
rkseagle

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Eagle - no worries - I understand where you were coming from, and your advice was spot on if the situation had been as you thought - no harm no foul.
That's very kind of you since I was being a bit stone headed, Thanks.

I am going to do some research on that special partition though as I have never seen it in any of my installs, including this one.

Never hurts to learn something new...
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06 May 2009   #28
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markst View Post
First of all thanks to all that responded.

I have tried to reinstall by using the custom installation. I have tried to delete the empty D: partition but delete is greyed out.

Also there is just one hard drive on the system, just split into two partitions.

If I remember correctly using VISTA I was able to delete the second partition and just have one on the drive.

I wonder if there is just a partition manager program that is shareware that would solve the problem. Anyway really would like to have one partition on the drive..

Ill try again tonite. Really no problem in starting over since I have everything I need backed up on the External Drive
Well color me confused now because this statement does not match with the screenshot of your disks. According to your screenshot there is no D volume and the only other drive that could contain vista is F which is on a seperate hard drive than win 7.

disk 0: hidden system partition(no drive letter) and win 7 partition(C)

disk 1: new volume(F)

disk 2: external drive(G)
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