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Windows 7: Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

25 Oct 2011   #30
Bprunner51

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Restore is hanging

Robert,

Well we installed the new drive, started the restore provided by HP. Drive partitioned fine. Installled windows, set the windows password bu then it went into the post recovery process -blue screen saying we might get several restarts etc but it just hangs there. Nothing is going on althouth the drive flashes once in a while. Pretty sure it is hung since the computer eventually goes into sleep mode. I know we are close but not sure what our problem is now. We can boot the computer, put in the password but then it goes straight to this same process. Help!!


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25 Oct 2011   #31
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bprunner51 View Post
Robert,

Well we installed the new drive, started the restore provided by HP. Drive partitioned fine. Installled windows, set the windows password bu then it went into the post recovery process -blue screen saying we might get several restarts etc but it just hangs there. Nothing is going on althouth the drive flashes once in a while. Pretty sure it is hung since the computer eventually goes into sleep mode. I know we are close but not sure what our problem is now. We can boot the computer, put in the password but then it goes straight to this same process. Help!!
Aaargh! Might have to call HP?

If you do a redo, I skip the Windows password during setup and add it later to speed things up.

Also, might check the BIOS to see if your hard drive is set for IDE mode, AHCI, or Auto detect/RAID. I think IDE mode is safest bet, or Auto detect. Again might check with HP for their advice? I think Auto detect/RAID is default setting. You might try resetting the BIOS to a default setting and redo the restore disks?

Cheers!
Robert
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05 Dec 2011   #32
farmerinthedell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This is my first post here so please be gentle. .
Here is my situation, I am doing a clean install of Windows 7 on a laptop that I just bought that does not have a previous OS installed on the HD.
I got to this portion of the installation and have the HD partitioned like this so far:

Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved 100.0 MB Total Size 86.0 MB Free Space Type = System

Disk 0 Partition 2 116.3 GB Total Size 116.3 GB Free Space Type = Primary

Disk 0 Partition 3 349.3 GB Total Size 349.3 GB Free Space Type = Primary

My goal after Win 7 is installed is to have drive C (Disk 0 Partition 2) contain Windows 7 and other program files while drive D (Disk 0 Partition 3) contain data files. Will this HD setup get me that setup, or is there a better way to get it as I want it?
TIA.
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05 Dec 2011   #33
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phoenixrisen View Post
This is my first post here so please be gentle. .
Here is my situation, I am doing a clean install of Windows 7 on a laptop that I just bought that does not have a previous OS installed on the HD.
I got to this portion of the installation and have the HD partitioned like this so far:

Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved 100.0 MB Total Size 86.0 MB Free Space Type = System

Disk 0 Partition 2 116.3 GB Total Size 116.3 GB Free Space Type = Primary

Disk 0 Partition 3 349.3 GB Total Size 349.3 GB Free Space Type = Primary

My goal after Win 7 is installed is to have drive C (Disk 0 Partition 2) contain Windows 7 and other program files while drive D (Disk 0 Partition 3) contain data files. Will this HD setup get me that setup, or is there a better way to get it as I want it?
TIA.
Hello TIA, and welcome to Widows Seven Forums!

Your plan looks good to me ... please let us know how it turns out?

Cheers!
Robert
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26 Jul 2012   #34
Muhammad Zahid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi i am installing windows seven on my new Dell N5110 laptop.
Before installing its was showing the partion window to do the partition of unallocated space.
The unallocated space was approx 600 GB.Than i made 1 partion from it of about 80 GB and the
other Of 171.4 Gb.
Now i am trying to make more partition from reamaining unallocated 342.8 Gb but the after making above two partions the new
button is become disable.
Now the question is how can i make further more partitions from this unallocated space.I have attached
the screen shot so that u can more understand.
The partition 1 and partition 2 as u can see in the picture were already created in system.I only created the partition 3 and partition 4.

Please help me as soon as possible.I will be very thankfull to you.


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26 Jul 2012   #35
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Only 4 primary partitions allowed.... I would just do the partitions for the OS install and do the rest using Disk Management from within Windows.
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26 Jul 2012   #36
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muhammad Zahid View Post
Hi i am installing windows seven on my new Dell N5110 laptop.
Before installing its was showing the partion window to do the partition of unallocated space.
The unallocated space was approx 600 GB.Than i made 1 partion from it of about 80 GB and the
other Of 171.4 Gb.
Now i am trying to make more partition from reamaining unallocated 342.8 Gb but the after making above two partions the new
button is become disable.
Now the question is how can i make further more partitions from this unallocated space.I have attached
the screen shot so that u can more understand.
The partition 1 and partition 2 as u can see in the picture were already created in system.I only created the partition 3 and partition 4.

Please help me as soon as possible.I will be very thankfull to you.
Hello Muhammad, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Windows only allows 4 "Primary" partitions on each hard drive.

Understanding Disk Partitions

You should reconsider how to divide up all the space on your hard drive so you can use it?

Cheers!
Robert
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26 Jul 2012   #37
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can make more partitions, but they must be "logical" partitions, not "primary".

You would make one extended partition from that unallocated space and then make as many logical partitions as you would like inside that extended partition.
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26 Jul 2012   #38
Muhammad Zahid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

can I delete pArtition 1 and partition 2 that i have not created and than make partitions of my own choice.
Doing this will effect any bad impact or not??
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26 Jul 2012   #39
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muhammad Zahid View Post
can I delete pArtition 1 and partition 2 that i have not created and than make partitions of my own choice.
Doing this will effect any bad impact or not??
That would depend upon if there is anything in those partitions that you want to keep. If you delete them, any data there is lost.

According to your picture, Partition 1 is 39MB with 1MB of data.
Partition 2 is 2GB in size with maybe 100MB of data.

2GB is too small a space to install Windows 7, you would need at least 80GB to 100GB. But Partition 3 is 80GB so you could install Windows 7 there.

If you do not want to keep any of the old stuff, and want a "clean" install of your Windows 7, I would suggest to delete all 4 partitions and let Windows 7 make the partitions during the install. Then later you can shrink the Windows partition and make a second partition if that is what you want to do then.

The choice is up to what you want.

Cheers!
Robert
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