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Windows 7: What's this unallocated space in my C: drive?

23 Dec 2011   #31
Microsoft MVP


If it still says Unalloc partition then there's still nothing there. Use PW CD to get a correct scan for lost partitions, if you're pretty sure you've lost one.

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23 Dec 2011   #32

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

@gregrocker I used the bootable cd you suggested and it didn't find anything. It wouldn't let me choose the 'unallocated' option either. I'm lost :/
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23 Dec 2011   #33

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

I tried doing the system recovery and it's not working. I've literally screwed up everything on this. Half the things that are supposed to work don't,
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23 Dec 2011   #34
Microsoft MVP


You can't explore Unallocated Space as it's empty.

What is it you wuold like to do? We can help you if you will reply to our questions. I've asked you repeatedly if you think you deleted a partition there.
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24 Dec 2011   #35

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

@gregrocker I know I didn't delete it, this all started when I extended the unallocated partition to my main one, I didn't delete it. I just want the unallocated partition to show up on its own like it was in the first screenshot, but I can't because i have already added it to the C:. That was what I was trying to explain. It now looks like the second screenshot.
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24 Dec 2011   #36

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

This maybe a little too late at this point, but here you are gln.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
Can I disable the pc speaker? Or at least turn it down?
Disabling the internal speaker through Software, the Motherboard jumper or Motherboard cable.

With Software

You can disable the Internal speaker or PC speaker by following these steps.
Hopefully this will work, the other two ways require you to disassemble the Laptop.

Open Device Manager

In Device Manager click View and click "Show hidden devices"
This should make "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" visible in Device Manager.
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Expand Non-Plug and Play Drivers by clicking the arrow and double-click Beep.
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Within the "Beep properties" window click the Driver tab.
Under the driver tab if you wish to temporarily disable this device click the Stop button.
If you wish to permanently disable this device under the Startup Type, select Disabled.
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These are more difficult:

With the Motherboard jumper

If following the above steps does not disable the Internal speaker you can also almost always disable the Internal speaker through jumpers on the motherboard. Many motherboard manufacturers have jumpers that when jumped or not jumped will enable the on-board speaker. Unfortunately all motherboards are different, therefore you will need to refer to the motherboard documentation in order to determine if your motherboard has such a jumper and what to set it to.

With a Motherboard cable

Some motherboards do not have an onboard speaker and instead use a computer case speaker that can be removed to disable the speaker. Unfortunately again you will need to refer to the motherboard or computers documentation to determine if your computer is setup this way.

Whatever way works for you, remember! To reverse the changes you made when you are done.

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24 Dec 2011   #37

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

@Anak I've disabled the speaker, but the restore to factory settings doesn't work, probably since I messed up the unallocated partition, so I don't know if it has disabled it.
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24 Dec 2011   #38

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

I don't think you guys should worry about this anymore, there's nothing I can do, I tried everything and it hasn't worked. I just give up, because you can't fix the partition.
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24 Dec 2011   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3 View Post
Hello everyone, I was recently looking in disc management today for something and recently discovered this in the C: drive section:Attachment 189593
What is this '10.67 GB unallocated space' for? Is it the recovery partition? I heard that system recovery contains the whole OS and programs and stuff, which is about 10gb. What could this be for? I'm hoping it's the recovery partition, as I'm missing quite a few Toshiba programs that only come installed on the original system. Any help is appreciated! Oh yes, I should say, Merry Christmas !
i know im coming in a lil late on this, but i cant help but wonder why you are so worried about this "Unallocated Space" if it says "Unallocated Space" then there is nothing in that space, it hasnt even been partitioned properly, so there for nothing can be stored there. You extending your "C:" drive to encompass that unallocated space just granted you 10 more gigs of useable hard drive space.

In lamens terms, the space is unallocated, your "recovery" is NOT there, IF you had one at all then it is somewhere else, could have been in you C: drive to begin with, IDK, i too have a Toshiba PC (laptop) and dont run any recovery partion of any kind, and have no problems, if you need software of some sort (drivers, and other things to run hardware that is factory installed) then you can just go to the Toshiba tech support site and download it...not too difficult, PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, but i believe that you are freaking out over NOTHING
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24 Dec 2011   #40

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

@Murd3rd I think you just answered my question. And yes, I realize I was kind of freaking out too much, because I see what you mean. 'Unallocated' is just empty space, sort of locked up? The reason I freak out is because of my parents, because they bought it for me as a gift. You're right anyway, I was freaking out over nothing.
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