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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Shrink

10 Jul 2011   #120
Xylonez

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

A few days ago, I accidentally used the clean all command to my main hdd...
Luckily, I have back up the data the days before.. I have followed shawn's tutorial, so I think I might as well give this a try since I already clean my hdd

The problem is when I use the "list disk" command, my hdd is there, but when I type "list vol" command, my hard drive doesn't show up..

I thought that there was sth wrong with my laptop, so I tried this guide with my USB flash drive. I tried clean my USB, shrink it, and create the partition the same way that this guide does, AND it works..

I wonder why it doesn't work for my hdd?


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10 Jul 2011   #121
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xylonez View Post
A few days ago, I accidentally used the clean all command to my main hdd...
Luckily, I have back up the data the days before.. I have followed shawn's tutorial, so I think I might as well give this a try since I already clean my hdd

The problem is when I use the "list disk" command, my hdd is there, but when I type "list vol" command, my hard drive doesn't show up..

I thought that there was sth wrong with my laptop, so I tried this guide with my USB flash drive. I tried clean my USB, shrink it, and create the partition the same way that this guide does, AND it works..

I wonder why it doesn't work for my hdd?
As have used Clean All, you have no partitions or Volumes on the HD.
You now need to use this tutorial:
Partition or Volume - Create New
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10 Jul 2011   #122
Xylonez

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xylonez View Post
A few days ago, I accidentally used the clean all command to my main hdd...
Luckily, I have back up the data the days before.. I have followed shawn's tutorial, so I think I might as well give this a try since I already clean my hdd

The problem is when I use the "list disk" command, my hdd is there, but when I type "list vol" command, my hard drive doesn't show up..

I thought that there was sth wrong with my laptop, so I tried this guide with my USB flash drive. I tried clean my USB, shrink it, and create the partition the same way that this guide does, AND it works..

I wonder why it doesn't work for my hdd?
As have used Clean All, you have no partitions or Volumes on the HD.
You now need to use this tutorial:
Partition or Volume - Create New
Ah, so you mean that I dont have to do the shrink blablabla if I used clean all? Thx for the quick reply theog.. I will try it now...
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10 Jul 2011   #123
Xylonez

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thx theog, it works like a charm... Now I have another question.. How do you create another partition when installing the windows? For example I have 465 gb hdd and I want to use 100gb for my boot hdd, and the rest for data hdd?
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10 Jul 2011   #124
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xylonez View Post
Thx theog, it works like a charm... Now I have another question.. How do you create another partition when installing the windows? For example I have 465 gb hdd and I want to use 100gb for my boot hdd, and the rest for data hdd?
Take a look this tutorial, will show you how to from Windows install & Command line.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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06 Aug 2011   #125
didaboss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi. I want to shrink my HDD so that i can backup some files before formatting my PC, will this work? and after i format my PC will i be able to extend the HDD that i shrinked again Thank You.
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06 Aug 2011   #126
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Didaboss,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing your HDD's layout first?

This will help determine what your options will be.
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07 Aug 2011   #127
didaboss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Here you go

P.S that System (E) HDD got created while i was formatting (re installing Windows)


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07 Aug 2011   #128
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Didaboss,

Yes, you will easily be able to shrink the C: partition to have unallocated space to create a new partition with for your backups.

For the best reliability of your backups though, I would recommend to have them on a separate physical HDD instead. This way if something should happen to this drive, the other one would still be there with your data/backups on it.
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07 Aug 2011   #129
didaboss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Brink,

Ok, Thank You very much. You're Great!
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