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Windows 7: Problem after merging partitions Windows 7: Only 380GB/931.41 usable

24 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Problem after merging partitions Windows 7: Only 380GB/931.41 usable

Hi, a few months ago I created a partition on my C drive: Z:\ using "Partition Magic" because my C drive would only let me shrink to ~3GB. The Z: drive was ~500GB, while the C: drive was left with 380GB. I decided to merge the partitions, seeing as it made no difference in performance, using Windows 7 disk management. I backed up all my data to the C:\ drive from Z:\ and deleted the Z:\ partition. I then right clicked on C:\ and clicked extend. When I clicked the finished button for it to merge, an error popped up. I don't know what it said. The partition reads in Disk Management:
Root (C: )
931.41GB NTSF
Healthy (boot, page file, crash dump, primary, partition)

Yet in My Computer, it says:
Local Disk(C: )
56.0GB free of 380GB

I am missing 551GB disk space, and I don't know what the problem is. I have tried restarting already.


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24 May 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PutuLips View Post
using "Partition Magic"
That was your first error.

Should have used Partition Wizard bootable disc.

Can you post a pic of Disk Management?

None of your partitions are marked "system" in Disk Management?
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24 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here is my disk management window:
Problem after merging partitions Windows 7: Only 380GB/931.41 usable-screen.png
Sorry I took so long to reply. My internet was going quite slow.

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28 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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 Problem after merging partitions Windows 7: Only 380GB/931.41 usable

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