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Windows 7: Merging unallocated space

18 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

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18 Jun 2012   #12
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W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums, Snoboarder.

The partitioning that you desire should be possible with a good Partition Manager Boot CD. I am pretty certain that Acronis Disk Director Suite Boot CD shall do it easily and more or less sure that Free Partition Wizard Boot CD shall be able to accomplish it too.

However Ignatzatsonic is dead right. It should have come out properly partitioned from the box.
It shouldn't have come with any partitions or divided spaces(unallocated) even but found "raw" totally unpartitioned being a new drive.

I think karksnooks may have touched on something as far as bios limitations depending on how old the system or board is. The LBA option seen on the old boards was a requirement for drives over a certain size. Otherwise the only partitions you would end up with would be limited in size from the start.

The make and model board would be the best help here for solving this as far as age and bios limitations as well as going into the bios setup to see if the LBA or Logical Block Addressing option is found to see that enabled.

The make and model board would still be a help however for looking up the user manual for the board itself.
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27 Aug 2015   #13

windows 7 professional
same problem from external drive

Thanks KLEBESTIFT that worked perfectly.

I bought a hard drive multi dock thing, and tried to transfer my old external hard drives into it.
I discovered that for some reason, the external hard drive controller has the hard drive partitioned into three parts that read as one when in the external case, but as soon as you try to plug the drives into the computer directly, or through the 4 hard drive dock, it becomes three unusable partitions again.

I now have it operating as I wished thanks to your post.
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10 Mar 2017   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snoboarder View Post
I just recently purchased a new internal hard drive, which will be used as storage alongside my main hd, and for some reason it has two unallocated spaces (see picture).

I've looked around the forums and tried creating the partition on the first unallocated space and trying to extend it but the option isn't shown. Any help would be appreciated.

Your hard drive is using the MBR format and the maximum partition size for this is 2TB. If you want to use the whole disk size you must change it to the GPT format to be able increase the partition size more than 2TB.

if you like to convert it to GPT , check this out:

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk
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