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Windows 7: Why The Green Box Around Partition?

07 Jul 2009   #1
PotatoMan83

 
Why The Green Box Around Partition?

I got this problem..I had made a few partitions and now I got this green box around the empty space and I cannot add it back to my Windows 7 partition...HELP!




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07 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PotatoMan83 View Post
I got this problem..I had made a few partitions and now I got this green box around the empty space and I cannot add it back to my Windows 7 partition...HELP!
I believe they outline it in green when the partition is a logical partiton...

From Wikipedia:
Extended

An extended partition is a primary partition which contains secondary partition(s). A hard disk may contain only one extended partition; which can then be sub-divided into logical drives, each of which is (under DOS and Windows) assigned additional drive letters.
For example, under either DOS or Windows, a hard disk with one primary partition and one extended partition, the latter containing two logical drives, would typically be assigned the three drive letters: C: for the primary partition, and D: and E: for the two logical drives.
See extended boot record for information on the structure of an extended partition.
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07 Jul 2009   #3
PotatoMan83

 

well can I seperate that space so I can use the free space somewhere else? Its all one physical drive and I just split it up..it must have done that part on its own.
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07 Jul 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PotatoMan83 View Post
I got this problem..I had made a few partitions and now I got this green box around the empty space and I cannot add it back to my Windows 7 partition...HELP!
EDIT: Okay I did some researching and found out your problem...

Can't extend my W7 Partition(I Looked at the tutorial)

They explain it well and how to fix it there. Well they talk about extending to another volume but the idea is that the 7 partitioner extend "to the right" (in Disk manager) and only to unallocated space.
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