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Windows 7: Partition management

08 Jun 2010   #1
addicted

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Partition management

Hi all , i am a new member here just singed up hope i will be a benifit for this site as i will demand help from all .

Anyway , i dont know if its the right place to start my thread ( feel free mods to move it to the right place ) , i want to ask you for a help which i really need urgently and here is my problem :


I am having a problem with C drive ( system ) size , there is no space to install any program ( 250 mb ) and this drives me crazy , i need to merge or resize the drive without losing any installed progams or formatting , tried DM panel which gave me the chance to shrink a partition and get free unallocated 10 GB to add for drive C and thats the problem , i just cant expand it.
I have 2 HDD's , Sata 150 GB in which the C partition is and WD 150 GB in which the unallocated space lies.
Any kind of help will be appreciated and thank you in advance .

regards ;
Mohammed


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08 Jun 2010   #2
theog

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08 Jun 2010   #3
addicted

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
man ty for replying , i read the linked thread but i am afraid it wont work with system partition , i dont want to format or loose anything , this thingy started to give me a headache
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08 Jun 2010   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Try here ...

Magic Server Partition Manager Software - Resize partition for Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2000.

Download the boot disk for work with the system partition
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08 Jun 2010   #5
addicted

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Try here ...

Magic Server Partition Manager Software - Resize partition for Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2000.

Download the boot disk for work with the system partition

dowloaded it needed prof to get the merge function , got its crack and worked fine for any partition but the C drive
i spent 5 hours trying all kind of way to fix things but still no good result

btw , thanks so much guys
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08 Jun 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Please do not discuss illegal cracks here as this is a legit site.

Post back a Disk Mgmt screenshot of your full drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in STart Menu, attach file using Paper Clip in Reply box. Tell us exactly what you want to do, then we can give you the steps. .

If you want to expand your C: partition to take up any remaining space on the HD, then you have to back up data and delete the partitions adjacent to it first, then use Disk Mgmt to extend C to the right, or a 3rd party partition manager to extend/resize to the left.
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08 Jun 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

addicted,

To second what Greg said, in all aspects.

Please use the Snipping Tool to make a snapshot of DiskManagement output.

Be sure to maximize the DiskManagement output before making the "snip".
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10 Jun 2010   #8
addicted

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
addicted,

To second what Greg said, in all aspects.

Please use the Snipping Tool to make a snapshot of DiskManagement output.

Be sure to maximize the DiskManagement output before making the "snip".

sorry for discussing the cracked program.


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10 Jun 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

The problem is that your available space is in the middle of an extended Logical partition and therefore not available to C: for resizing into.

There are two ways to do what you want:

1) Move the data off the extended Logical partition parts M,F and G, then delete the entire extended Logical partition in Disk Management. Now extend C: into the unallocated space created. You may also create another data partition in the space if you wish. Partition or Volume - Extend

2) To avoid moving the data off, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Modify>Convert to Primary the extended Logical partition, click OK. Now rightclick on converted partition to Resize, slide left grey border to the right to make enough room to extend C: as you wish, click OK. Finally, rightclick C and Resize by dragging right border to the right to cover all of the empty space you just created, OK. Apply all steps.
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11 Jun 2010   #10
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Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

thanks to all who tried to help , i finally managed to do what i wanted to do

i had to free the partition next to C and merged it using free partition wizard without losing any data here is the result :


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