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Windows 7: Error in expand the C drive in windows 7

18 Jan 2011   #1
vinwin06

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Error in expand the C drive in windows 7

Hi all,

I just want to expand my c drive because its having only 5 GB free space. So i read one article in google through that i went to the "Disk management" and i deleted the volume D data. As per the article if i try to delete partition option but its grayed out. I don't know what i did wrong . I have attached the screen shoots of grayed out option and also if i try to create a new volume also i cannot able to create it showing "there is not enough memory space available on the disks to complete this operation. I have attached this screen shot too in the same file.

The below is the article link i have read it.


Extend Or Expand Volume Of Windows Partition In Windows 7/Vista

Can you please any one look into this and try to solve this issue.

Regards,

Vinoth S




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18 Jan 2011   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The reason why it won't let you delete it is because it's all in an extended partition. Windows knows not to expand into an extended partition set (all of the partitions inside the green box). What you'll need to do is delete all of the BLUE partitions inside the dark green box, extend the light green parititon, then delete it, as well (edit: to remove the extended partition altogether).

(I think I got that in the right order).

To summarize, you cannot extend a primary partition (in your case, drive C) into an extended partition set (inside dark green box).

(sheer opinion: I've never undersood why people have so many small partitions, these days. Hard drives are big and inexpensive these days and the more partitions there are, the more separate FAT tables there are, thus more overhead, thus more wasted space overall)
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18 Jan 2011   #3
vinwin06

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks for your reply. So if i cannot able to expand my C drive , can you please help me to create the old drive D in the free space.

Guide me what i need to do create the D drive.
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18 Jan 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot for those of us who do not use Office. The standard method is using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, then attach file using Paper Clip.

You need to rightclick again to Delete Volume after you Delete a Logical Partition, to create Unallocated space which you can extend C into. But I need to see it to be sure.
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18 Jan 2011   #5
vinwin06

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Please find the attached the screen shots from snapping tool. kindly look into this.
Let me know whether can you able look these screen shots. I have saved i JPG format.


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18 Jan 2011   #6
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Delete the BRIGHT blue partitions first that are inside the dark green box. Delete the bright green, and you should be good.
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18 Jan 2011   #7
vinwin06

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Its not possible for me to do because i don't external hard disk now to get the back up, so shall i include the D drive again?
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18 Jan 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

Copy your files out of the Extended Logical partitions to another HD or over your network to another computer. Then rightclick>delete each Logical sub-partition, then entire Extended partition, and the Volume (free space) to make it Unallocated Space.

Then rightclick on C to extend by as much as you need.

In the Unallocated Space, rightclick to create a single new partition for your data.

If you are unable to do these simple steps because of no place to back up (you should always have your files backed up) then use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to try to rightclick on D Free Space, then slide the left grey border to the right to make space to extend C. If it works, click OK, then Apply. You may need to delete free space again to create Primary Unallocated space to extend into.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
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18 Jan 2011   #9
vinwin06

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Is there is any other way i can do it?
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18 Jan 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

I added another option:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you are unable to do these simple steps because of no place to back up (you should always have your files backed up) then use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to try to rightclick on D Free Space, then slide the left grey border to the right to make space to extend C. If it works, click OK, then Apply. You may need to delete free space again to create Primary Unallocated space to extend into.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online
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