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Windows 7: Free space taking over HD

06 Jan 2010   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Did you or didn't you create a simple volume in that green space as you said you could 15 minutes ago?


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06 Jan 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

He had another OS that he deleted and tried to recover the space into Win7.

The partitioning failed during reboot leaving original partitions hanging in the middle of the HD.

He resized Win7 back over to the first of the drive, and Backup over to the right where he wanted it.

Partition Wizard completed these tasks while leaving the strange Free Space at the end of the Win7 partition. When he attempts to recover it into Win7 using PWiz it grows each time.

These were Primary parts all along.

Do I have this right, Mitch?

Does anyone think this is failed partitioning that might need reimaging of HD with his Win7 backup image? I believe the image was taken before partitioning. Will check the old thread.
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06 Jan 2010   #13
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

i dident because i use the space that it put in automatically, and i get error not enough space
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06 Jan 2010   #14
ignatzatsonic

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I have no idea what you are trying to do.

If you are trying to get rid of the green space and let C take over that space, you can do that with the diskpart command.

But I am not going there in this thread.
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06 Jan 2010   #15
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
He had another OS that he deleted and tried to recover the space into Win7.

The partitioning failed during reboot leaving original partitions hanging in the middle of the HD.

He resized Win7 back over to the first of the drive, and Backup over to the right where he wanted it.

Partition Wizard completed these tasks while leaving the strange Free Space at the end of the Win7 partition. When he attempts to recover it into Win7 using PWiz it grows each time.

These were Primary parts all along.

Do I have this right, Mitch?

Does anyone think this is failed partitioning that might need reimaging of HD with his Win7 backup image? I believe the image was taken before partitioning. Will check the old thread.
I think thats right LOL not good with partiton stuff
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06 Jan 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

I found this in the old thread from after you installed Win7, but before you deleted Vista and moved Win7 into that space.

I just notice that it was an extended partition where Vista was deleted and Backup was created. This might be causing the problem?

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It isn't showing extended now, just Free Space.

Any suggestions?


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06 Jan 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have no idea what you are trying to do.

If you are trying to get rid of the green space and let C take over that space, you can do that with the diskpart command.
Use Diskpart to clean Free Space as is? Then what do you suggest. Try extending Win7 again?
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06 Jan 2010   #18
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In Disk Management, rt click the Extended partition and select Delete:

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You will then have Unallocated space on the right of the partition you wish to extend.

Rt click the partition you wish to extend and select how much.


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06 Jan 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

SIW2 is here now looking at the thread.

Can he delete the Extended partition, create a new one for a new Backup Image and recover the rest into Win7?

He needs a primary part at the end of his drive for image (No external).

Can he save the image he's got somehow?
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06 Jan 2010   #20
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

it wont let me deleted it


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