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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

24 Apr 2010   #210
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Aahana,

You cannot use a Dynamic disk on a hard drive that you have an OS installed on, or plan on installing one on, if you plan on being able to ever boot to it. As Wolfgang posted above:


NO DYNAMIC DISK - FOR ANYTHING !!!!


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24 Apr 2010   #211
aahana86

windows 7
 
 

ok thx a lot guys
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24 Apr 2010   #212
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Aahana.
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12 Jun 2010   #213
wazeerno1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Aahana, and welcome to Seven Forums.

First, be sure to NOT let it convert your disk to Dynamic. You may not be able to boot back into Windows 7 if you do.

You are getting this message since you already have the limit of 4 primary partitions on your hard disk. Ideally you want 3 primaries and 1 extended to have up to 128 logical volumes in the extended partition if free space allows. Another option is to use another hard dive.

It seems that it may be your 10GB OEM Recovery partition that is locking you up. If you do not want to use another hard drive instead, then you will need to create a set of OEM recovery disc with the "Recovery Manager" type shortcut for your brand of computer in your Start Menu. Afterwards, you can use the free Partition Manager Home Edition to delete the 10GB OEM "Recovery partition" until it is "Unallocated Space", combine the two "Unallocated spaces" (10Gb and 59.7GB) if not already, then create the new logical partition with the "Unallocated space" to have 3 primary and 1 logical partitions.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Thank you, soooooooooo much, that's realy helpful!
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27 Jun 2010   #214
Suranjit

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Having trouble recently while creating a new partition. I shrink my C drive and when I was trying to make a new volume there I got a message like "..... the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions". Now I can not go back.... I tried to do a 'System Restore' but all the time the System Restore was unsuccessful.

Could you please tell me how can I go back? Also what are the other options to Create New Partitions?

Thank you.
Suranjit

Note: I have attached a screenshot.


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27 Jun 2010   #215
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, you painted yourself into the corner because you have 4 primary partitions. I suggest you delete one (after saving the data) - e.g. E because it is small. Then you can create more simple partitions - including a new E as simple partition.
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27 Jun 2010   #216
Suranjit

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi whs,

Thanks for your advice. That drive 'E' is a DVD so I will try to remove any other drive. But could you please tell me how can I get my new "Unallocated" space back???

Thanks,
Suranjit
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27 Jun 2010   #217
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry, I missed that one of them was a cd drive. But then I do not understand why you got the message. With only 3 primaries, you should be able to create additional simple partitions. Maybe you want to try your luck with Partition Wizard. That is a real nice program and a lot more flexible than Disk management.
As to your question, with Disk Management you can add the unallocated space only to C. Right click on C and "extend partition". Then follow the wizard. With the Partition Wizard program, you have more options.
Note: It is always a good practice to backup partitions with which one plays around. Damage is unlikely, but one never knows.
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27 Jun 2010   #218
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You have run out of partition slots on that drive.

You can get rid of one of them. ( I avoid the 100mb partition, partly for that reason )

Or you can extend C using Disk Management - rt click C and select Extend.

Or you can move that unallocated space inside the Extended partition using Partition Wizard, then either add it into one of the existing logical drives, or create a new one. That will take a while as all the data in the Extended partition will be moved to the lower address spaces.
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28 Jun 2010   #219
Suranjit

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks all. I was able to extend that unallocated partition into the C drive.

But I think I did a mistake while working with a 'logical drive'. I deleted one of my 'logical drive' and when I tried to allocate that free space to any other drive, I could not do that.
I even can not create a "New Simple Volume" on that Free space !!! Got the message 'There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation".

Is there any way I can allocate this space to C drive and later can I make a bigger partition?

Another issue: In the "My Computer" it shows a partition as "Local Disk (Q" which is not in the Disk management. When I tried to open or do anything in that drive, I got warning messages like 'Invalid Function'. Any idea about that?

Thanks again.
Suranjit
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