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Windows 7: Partition or Volume - Create New

23 May 2011   #300
sknvitty

 
 

Thanks SIW2.
Well i didn't create the recovery discs.
Took the risk and went ahead


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23 May 2011   #301
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL.

Which did you delete ?

Are you still able to access the recovery partition via F key. ?
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23 May 2011   #302
sknvitty

 
 

The D partition.
I cut and pasted the entire contents into the C drive and deleted it.
I am not sure what is the recovery partition?
Is it the one on the far right? 15 GIG for OEM?
I will try to access it if you can tell me how do we do it through the F key?
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23 May 2011   #303
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The recovery ( oem ) tools partition was the D partition.

You won't be able to get at it in any of the normal ways now.

It may just be where the oem backup app. stored it's backups - if you made any - you would need to look at the folder you pasted on your C to see what was in it.

You might still be able to start the recovery app. from the oem partition - no idea what the f key is for your machine.

Might be F11 - oem's use different methods - they also change it from time to time.

It must be in your instruction manual - or google your model number.
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23 May 2011   #304
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sknvitty View Post
The D partition.
I cut and pasted the entire contents into the C drive and deleted it.
I am not sure what is the recovery partition?
Is it the one on the far right? 15 GIG for OEM?
I will try to access it if you can tell me how do we do it through the F key?
Unfortunately, using the steps outlined in my post #294 using Partition Wizard would have allowed you to achieve your end goals very easily without deleting any partition, including D:.
For others attempting something similar, I suggest you see if the PW tool can help.
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26 May 2011   #305
sknvitty

 
 

Hi,
Thanks SIW2.
I did some experiments and was able to run the "one key recovery" successfully.
Did not actually recover it though. Planning to write some recovery discs.
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26 May 2011   #306
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you can create the recovery discs - then onekey app. is able to still find the recov partition and all is well.
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19 Jun 2011   #307
karthigeyanj

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Hello ,

I shrunk my C drive, have enough space, but i get this error if i create new volume, please help me on this...

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thanks in advance...


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19 Jun 2011   #308
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello karthigeyanj, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, it's due to you already having the maximum of 4 primary partitions allowed on a disk thanks to how your OEM (HP) setup the HDD disk at the factory. You are not being allowed to create a new partition due to this reason. You could extend the C: drive back into the unallocated space to add it back to C: .

If you are able to, I would recommend installing a 2nd HDD to breakup into separate partitions on instead. They are cheap these days, and it would be a lot less trouble for you. You wouldn't have to worry about messing up your Windows 7 factory recovery partions on your current HDD and not being able restore Windows 7 with them if needed in the future.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Jun 2011   #309
karthigeyanj

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
thanks

thanks a lot for the support!! i restored my C drive back.
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