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(Solved) - Wasted HDD space?

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  • Started 4 years ago by Energokinetic
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Energokinetic
Posts: 26

Hello, i had problems with my Windows and now that i fixed it with a lot of help from LH i noticed another problem. My windows 7 partition says it is a 200GB one (that's how much i gave it when i dual booted it with Vista) and i tried to extend it from "Disk Management" but the option was grayed out. Any ideas?

UPDATE:
On the disk management window it says "264.29 GB unallocated" if that helps

Posted 4 years ago
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LH
LH
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Can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window please.

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Energokinetic
Posts: 26

http://img707.imageshack.us/im.....gement.png Here you go

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Energokinetic,
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1. A Logical Drive can be extended only within the extended partition that contains it.
2. The System and Boot partitions can be extended only into contiguous unallocated space.
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Can't extend it I don't think. Have to re-configure the setup.
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I'll qualify the opinion according to permission issues.

Regards,
Rick P.

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Energokinetic
Posts: 26

So no third party programs can merge them back together? So the only way to merge them back together again is by formatting? Need to find that windows 7 disc...

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StringJunky
StringJunky
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Hi

Wouldn't it be better to turn the unallocated space in to a separate drive (Logical Drive) which will come up as another disk drive in "Computer"?. You can put your personal stuff in there and if Windows crashes it's much less likely to be lost. In a disaster you renistall Windows back to C: drive amd the other drives will still be there and your personal data is intact....I'm assuming you have a proper Windows disk and not a Recovery drive which by default usually wipes the whole drive back to factory state, but there are ways round it. Smaller capacity drives are faster as well.

Just a suggestion :)

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LH
LH
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Try Easus Partition manager. Back up any personal data first.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Energokinetic,
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I would "nuke" DBAN the installation and just run Win7 in one partition on the HD unless you have other needs that must be met.
It's all personal preference. :) :)
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Regards,
Rick P.

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Energokinetic
Posts: 26

Thanks guys, I'm now marking it as resolved since i got a couple of answers that will help.

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