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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Extend

21 Nov 2011   #130
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knightyyz View Post
I must have screwed up. I originally made my c partition much to small. So i shrunk the other part of the same disk by 50gb so i could extend c into that unallocated space. I followed the instructions on the first page and now all the space is gone. It did not get added to the c drive or the original h drive. My 1TB drive only has 930gb space now.
Hello Knightyyz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing all of your HDD's layout? This will give us a better understanding of your situation and what options you may have.


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21 Nov 2011   #131
knightyyz

win 7 64bit
 
 



according to intel rapid storage...

the drive is showing 932 GB but it is really 953,869 so I am missing 30GB +/-
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21 Nov 2011   #132
knightyyz

win 7 64bit
 
 

Ok, I'm an idiot. I could have sworn that before i tried this my hard drive showed "C" as 30gb and the rest was 932 but after trying to increase the 30gb part i ended up with a total of 932. But after searching i found out that windows shows a 1tb drive as 932gb.

I was able to extend the c drive to 100gb so there is no need for concern.
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21 Nov 2011   #133
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Knightyyz,

Yeah, you made a mistake somewhere. You would need to click on the Disk 1 gray box area to the left of the 223.58 GB Unallocated area, and click on the Initialize Disk option to see if that may help Disk 1 to allow you to use it again.

For Disk 0, you may need to use a free program like Partition Wizard to shrink H and extend C into that unallocated space.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Nov 2011   #134
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knightyyz View Post
Ok, I'm an idiot. I could have sworn that before i tried this my hard drive showed "C" as 30gb and the rest was 932 but after trying to increase the 30gb part i ended up with a total of 932. But after searching i found out that windows shows a 1tb drive as 932gb.

I was able to extend the c drive to 100gb so there is no need for concern.
I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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21 Nov 2011   #135
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knightyyz View Post
Ok, I'm an idiot. I could have sworn that before i tried this my hard drive showed "C" as 30gb and the rest was 932 but after trying to increase the 30gb part i ended up with a total of 932. But after searching i found out that windows shows a 1tb drive as 932gb.

I was able to extend the c drive to 100gb so there is no need for concern.
Glad you got it sorted.

Let us know if you have any questions.
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17 Feb 2012   #136
gloteron

Win 7 32 pro
 
 
Resize problem

Hi!
I have a problem with the resizing of partitions, I tried to shrink my volume since i only had one partition, and it said somewhere in the process "Permission Denied" something like that. Now I still see the one partition of 500gb but Win7 says i only have 350gb (the size I tried to shrink to).
I tried everything but all softwares think I have one 500gb partition. Any ideas?

Thank you,
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17 Feb 2012   #137
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gloteron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing all of your HDD's layout? This will give us a better understanding of your situation and what options you may have.
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17 Feb 2012   #138
gloteron

Win 7 32 pro
 
 

Thank you for your reply,
As you can see in the photo the HD is 465GB but the partition is only 319gb. There is no unallocated space as expected after the shrink next to C partition.

Part of trying to fix I tried running other partition management softwares. I did get a warning message when I tried to run Partition Magic 8 that said there is some kind of a mistake with this partition size but it couldn't repair the problem because of "missing partition letter" and the software crashed.

Every other windows check or defrag runs fine, as if the missing 150gb are not a problem at all.

Thx again


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17 Feb 2012   #139
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Gloteron,

You most likely could fix this by running the clean command in a command prompt at boot like in the tutorial below, but this would wipe everything out on your HDD and mean a clean reinstall of Windows 7 as well. If you want to do this, then after you run the clean command, it will leave the HDD as unallocated space. From here, you would boot from your Windows 7 installation disc to select and install Windows 7 to the unallocated space. Windows 7 would then format the HDD and start installing.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Be sure that you backup anything that you do not want to lose to a separate location first.
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