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Can one disk drive have mbr partitions followed by GPT partitions

Q: Can one disk drive have mbr partitions followed by GPT partitions

Can one disk drive have mbr partitions followed by GPT partitions ?
for illustration (kind of using mini tool partition) :
Disk 1:

Volume drive Partition Part. style Status
1 primary MBR system active
2 C primary MBR boot
3 D primary MBR none
4 E primary MBR none
5 J primary GPT none
6 K primary GPT none
7 L ...
8 M ...
9 ...
10 ...
11 X .. GPT ...

If yes how to make it such and by using which tool that'd perform best and easiest ?

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Can one disk drive have MBR partitions followed by GPT partitions ? Or of the reverse order?
the illustration (kind of mini tool partition layout) :
Disk 1:

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
7            L      ...                  &n... Read more

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Hey everybody,

I am newly discovering drive partitioning and thought I would try it on my new HP 2570p Elitebook. I can't figure out why my computer is showing double drive partitions for D and E drives. Anybody know why this is?
Also can anyone explain what the 1000MB and 100MB "Healthy" drives are used for. Can I delete them and merge with my C: drive for more memory?
(On a side note disk management and computer management aren't even giving me an option to delete when right-clicking on the drives)

My ultimate plan is to install windows 7 on C: drive solely by itself to get rid of all the bloatware that came with my computer, and have a partitioned D: drive for all my pics/music etc. using partition wizard. I'm hoping to maximize hard drive space because I have a 128 GB SSD.
Please use simple terms because I am new to all this!
Thanks for all the advice/help in advance.

A:Disk Management showing double drive partitions?

Welcome to SevenForums!

Hopefully one of our experts will jump in to help you.

But meanwhile, my advice is to search on this forum and Google for what you want to do. Changing partitions is serious business for the uninformed!

Your PC has a UEFI bios and I would not want to give you misinformation. But I am sure deleting the 100Mb and 1000Mb partitions will not be a good thing! Besides you will only gain 1Gb.

Also check with HP to find if your notebook can use a second SSD, that would be your best option.

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hi i have 2 partitions on my pc C: OS D: DATA
however it used to have a recovery partition (as far as im aware hidden on c)
for system restore (acer system restore)
which leads me to my query as i have recently performed a format and clean install of vista from retail media and have no need for acer system restore would it be ok to delete this partition/hidden partition and reclaim the HDD space.. and how best to proceed to safely do so..

any help would be much appreciated.


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i just found this

Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life

does anyone have any experience with this method or can anyone reccomend this method

or would you advise against using this method.


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On my laptop there was originally just one HDD and I wanted all my "Media" to be in one partition and then Programme Files etc. in another (being C). This was just so that I could copy the entire 'Drive' I had created making moving videos and photos around easier.
So I used the built in disk partition manager and created some unallocated space, then called that space Drive (A) - But now that (A) drive is full and I want to add an additional 40Gb to it from the original C, but I the "Extend Volume" option is greyed out on the (A) drive even with the 40Gb as Unallocated.
I don't want to download a 3rd party software to do this as it seems so simple? I can do it for the (C) drive - why not the (A) I created?


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Welcome to the forums Craiguccini. Rename your 'A:\' drive to a letter higher than C, but not same as your optical drive. Disk Management wants to extend to a drive on the right of the C:\ drive.

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I am unable to get a reimaged drive to boot. 

Not sure how to set the System Reserved Partition as System and not sure how to set the drive C Partition as Boot. 

In the attached Pic, Disk Drive 5 boots fine, Disk 7, the reimaged Disk, does not Boot. 

I have Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15, Windows fdisk and Ghost.

I am willing to use other utilities 



It can't be too easy to use

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One of my friends has a windows 7 computer with an account for himself, his mother and his 2 sisters.
All the home directorys are stored in drive C.
Partition D is shared.
The question is, how to get a partition layout like this?
Partition 1: OS + programs
Partition 2: home partition for himself
Partition 3: home partition for his mother
Partition 4: home partition for his sister
Partition 5: home partition for his other sister
Partition 6: shared partition for some photos.
Has someone an idea how to do this?
Kind Regards,

A:How to create home partitions and partitions for the OS with programs?

This would be a long drawn out affair and there really is no need for it. All users have their own User Space on the C drive in the User folder.

Whether the Users folders and files are stored in the User folder or on some other partition doesn't really matter. As long as all the Users have Admin accounts all files will be accessible to all of them.

The real question is Why do you want to do it? If there is only one physical hard drive in the system all folders and files would still be on that one physical drive even if you have 100 partitions.

As to having a Shared space for photos just make a folder called Shared Photos in the ROOT of the C drive. All users will be able to access it.

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Hello, I was redirected to start a new thread in this section of the forum.

Basically, I have 2 hard drives. One SSD for the primary and one 2TB drive for the secondary.

My secondary drive was partitioned into 4 parts.

In the last month the secondary had been disappearing.
I could see it in safe mode. And when I scanned for hardware via rapid storage technology, it would pop up in Windows Explorer during normal mode.

The only problem besides disappearing after shutting down/restarting was that it would freeze the computer if kept on.
Today I tried to do the old Rapid Storage trick. Everything was visible again, except one drive. It was saying access is denied when i tried to open it in windows explorer.

I tried swapping SATA cables for the current one. I also tried connecting it to other ports.

I read somewhere that flashing the BIOS would solve the problem. I flashed my BIOS with Gigabyte's @BIOS with the latest BIOS. The latest BIOS was for "Better SATA compatibility."
It didn't do much, all it did was cause Rapid Storage Technology to see less ports which I believe were the would be partitions on the secondary drive.
So I disconnected the secondary drive and tried connecting it to the PC with a SATA to USB adapter.
It saw the HDD, except 3/4 partitions were empty. And even in the 1 partition the folders housing the bigger files that took up most of the drive is empty.
Sorry for typing up so much, I just wanted to get everything out there.
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Looking at Windows disk management I see there are two partitions labelled recovery partitions.One in the first box and one in the last box.In the first box is 1000MB and the last box 14BG; both labelled only as recovery partition What is the difference? Why two of them?

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Hi all, I have somehow partitioned my drive when loading XP, now i have XP and 98. How do i delete 98 from my c: and unpartition it so it becomes one with Xp on F: drive (dont say use yoga).

Next conundrum: if i have a new hard drive how can i install the Xp Os without any boot disk for Xp, do i have to load 98 first---this really is a paine in the window.

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Hey guys,

I recently purchased a laptop with Windows 7. Gotta say, a huge improvement over Vista.

But anyway, my disk came partitioned into 4 parts. I know 2 of them are for recovery purposes. And then there is the good old C drive with the OS installation on it. And then there is the D drive, labeled Data. This partition has a folder labeled Utilities, which contains the Adobe Reader, Works, and Windows Live installation.

Now, Both C and D are equal in size, about 160 GB each. So I was wondering what is the D drive meant for? Should I be installing applications there or in the Program Files? I think having it in Program Files would make it more logical, but I dunno.

Yeah, I was just wondering what the D partition was meant to be used for.

A:Disk Partitions

Quote: Originally Posted by talhaguy

Hey guys,

I recently purchased a laptop with Windows 7. Gotta say, a huge improvement over Vista.

But anyway, my disk came partitioned into 4 parts. I know 2 of them are for recovery purposes. And then there is the good old C drive with the OS installation on it. And then there is the D drive, labeled Data. This partition has a folder labeled Utilities, which contains the Adobe Reader, Works, and Windows Live installation.

Now, Both C and D are equal in size, about 160 GB each. So I was wondering what is the D drive meant for? Should I be installing applications there or in the Program Files? I think having it in Program Files would make it more logical, but I dunno.

Yeah, I was just wondering what the D partition was meant to be used for.

A lot of us like to use D for our date so that if the OS dies the data stays intact. Things like documents, media, etc. Apps usually are on the same partition as the Os because if you lose the OS you are going to have to reinstall the apps anywhere.


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here is what I have setup (SEE ATTACHMENT) from an Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional:

What is the blank OEM partition and should the D: partition be FAT32 OR CAN IT BE ntfs?


A:disk partitions

Quote: Originally Posted by Sagegrp

here is what I have setup (SEE ATTACHMENT) from an Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional:

What is the blank OEM partition and should the D: partition be FAT32 OR CAN IT BE ntfs?

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When you bought your computer it had an OS installed. If you read your manual, in the case of problem there is an f key, that can be pressed which enalbles you to return to factory condition,like the day that you received the computer. That OEM partition probably contains the original settings. Why is it empty? Probably when you did the upgrade the settings were erased.

Many may disagree, but I would do the install again, this time as a clean install. And delete the extra partitions, unless desired. When done you only need C: and one other for the backups, you actually can pick the letter.

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I just installed a new 2nd SATA HD...no issues with it but a few questions: I am using XP MCE in a Dell Dimension 8400.

It is a 250gb SATA Seagate drive. I am setting it up as a Dynamic disk and one partition. Any reasons I should setup as multiple partitions or other options?

2nd, in XP disk manager, I saw that my main drive is in three partitions. 1st is a 55mb FAT partition identified as EISA configuration...I assume this is for booting purposes. 2nd is a 144gb NTFS partition that is my actual C: drive. 3rd is a 4.6gb FAT32 that is listed as unknown healthy partition. What is the 3rd for? It does not have a drive letter set to it. Should/Can I delete it and add the 4.6gb to my NTFS C: partition?


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ok, so my unexperienced friend reinstalled windows xp pro onto her system and a few days later, it goes dead so she ships it to me (turns out one of the power supply plugs melted) and i remember her saying a while back that the sata hard drive was supposed to be 200 gig but it only comes up as 130. i went into the disk management and noticed that she had 70 gigs of unallocated drive space, can i make it so that i can use that space and make it a part of the only partition rather than making a new partition and her thinking that she has 2 drives? help would be greatly appreciated

A:disk partitions

Yes I would think so....but you should be asking why the plug melted in the first place.

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so here's my problem, i used to have a Disk 0(this is where C: was) and a Disk 1(my Drive D but since i installed win7 my two drives (C and D) were merged into just Disk 0.

what i want to do is get the Disk 1 label or volume (i dunno what that is called) back.

heres a screenie of what my new HD looks like

please help

A:Disk Partitions Help

This is the screen shot from your previous thread about a similar problem,

The problem is that according to that you only have one hard drive with four partitions, there is no second drive showing.

Start with going into the bios and making sure that the second drive is being detected there, and also make sure that both the power and data cable (either IDE or SATA) are connected firmly to the drive.

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My disk C has a free space of 4.6 gb while my disk D has 14 gb.
Would my pc crash if my disk C get overloaded? XP has no task manager.
Can I start using my disk D instead?

A:disk partitions

C is probably your Operating System.

D is not a start up drive.

It should be okay, but I would highly recommend that you update your disk drive to at least 40 GB.

You can always backup your data on to a backup drive online...then buy the new drive--do the install--and install the operating system and transfer the backup data on to your new drive!

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hi this is my fist post so um go easy on me '

well i recently upgraded my hard drive to an 80 gig but the original was only 60 when i did a fresh install of the os it only alloted around 40 gigs and left the other 40 un used i want to allocate the 40 with the main 40 ive been using but i dont want to risk losing any of my data ive gathered since then so how do i do so i have never had to use disk management before so im a lil gunshy about doing so with out a lil advice so please let me know your 2 cents im not new fixing comps on my own but never ran into this problem before ty in advance


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When the 1st partition is created is it placed on the outer or inner edge of the platters for NTFS?

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Have XP. Drive split evenly between C and D. C has 35.4GB Total Size and 544MB Free Space. D has 39.0GM Total Space and 39.0GB Free Space. I would like to create one drive or at least transfer some of space from D drive to C drive. Would appreciate some help in "how to". Thanks

A:How to Merge Partitions to Extend C Partition merge partitions to extend C drive

Windows Vista and newer have built-in tools that can resize volumes. See our tutorial for that here.Windows XP and earlier don't have the tools built-in, so you have to use a third party partitioning tool. We have a tutorial for that, too. This tutorial covers shrinking an existing volume to make space for a new second volume, but resizing two existing volumes is substantially similar.

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Admin, please delete this inadvertent double post, sorry and thanks!

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I'm attaching a screen shot of my disk management. I want to remove this 450 mb, 100mb and unallocated space and want to divide this 781GB + above removed partitions into three drives D, E, F ( Equal size)

Thank you!

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I have had this problem for a while, which I have not been able to resolve with just googling around...

I have a 1TB HDD installed, with two partitions D:// with 200GB of space for Win7 system requirements and the rest was C:// where i store all my files. When Win8 came out, I installed it on the free space (C://) just to see how it works. So basically i had a dual boot system on two partitions of the same HDD.
One time the boot file for Win7 on the D:// partition crashed, so from that point onward, I was not able to boot to the Win7 OS.

However that would not be the problem. The thing is, that now I want to get rid of the D:// partition, and merge it with the C:// partition. This is where the problem occurs - it seems that partition D:// is still set as "System, Active, Primary partition", so I cannot format it. However, C:// is set as "Boot, Page file, Crash dump, Primary partition". As far as I understand, the system boots through D://, but as it has no system config. file, it forwards on to C:// and loads the system.

How can I fix this without performing a complete system fresh install?

A:Win 8 problems with disk partitions

Don't understand why you want to format the 200 GB partition if you want to delete it. But, to do either you'll need to make the other partition active. You'll then also probably have to repair the boot in order to boot to that other partition. You may be able to accomplish the entire job with the free EasyBCD.

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I was looking at the Disk Management on my PC (Vista Home Premium 32 SP2), and I was worrying about something I discovered.

I have 6 physical disks, all NTFS. One, disk Disk 4 is split into 2 logical disks, the first of which is my Boot C Drive.

The C drive shows a Status of "Healthy, Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition"

All other physical and the one logical drive show Status as "Primary Partition". In addition, Disk0 Named as Drive "E" is also shown as "Active."

I know the basics, but little more, but I have been reading that I should only have one "Active" partition (I have no multi-boots set-up).

I have also read that there should only be one "Primary partition" although this does seem to relate to older FAT systems. I haven't been able to find more recent info.

So two questions

a) Is it OK to have more than one Active partition

b) Is it OK to have Multiple Primary Partiitions.


A:Disk & Partitions question

Hello bonalymac.

You can have as many primarys as needed, they're the best to have anyway; it's best to only have one marked as active, you can use the program in the tutorial at the link below to boot and mark E: as non-active, if you have more than one 'active' and you ever have to do a startup repair it'll confuse things.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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After the latest Win10 upgrade, there were 4 disk partitions on my C drive.  How do I remove all these partitions?  I just removed all the partitions on the drive by reinstalling the OS, there must be an easier way.  The Disk Manager isn't
effective because the expand partition is disabled for the new partitions.  I tried deleting them with the command prompt, so now they are all just useless space doing nothing. 

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I have just clean installed Windows 8.1 on an old Desktop Tower (Dell Dimension E521). I like to consolidate the disk partitions shown below.

How do I merge the 'Unallocated' and 'Free space' partitions into C: ?

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My lap has the disk partitions as shown in the screenshot below.Is it ok to have partitions like this?I'm running win7 professional 32-bit.

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It's fine, as in, it won't break anything. My observations are:
30GB for W7 and installed programs is pretty tight. It will work fine as long as you do not exceed about 85% capacity. Windows needs room to breath in normal usage.
The dark blue partitions are Primary Partitions. You can have a maximum of 4 of these. That light blue partition with the green box around it is an Extended Partition and S: is a Logical Drive. This is good. You do not want to create dynamic disks! (unless you mean to) You can have many more than 4 partitions inside an Extended Partition as Logical Drives. For that matter it may make more sense to use the 99GB space as the Extended Partition.
Finally, it is a PC convention to use Drive letters A and B for floppy disk drives. Now I know that floppy disks are a fading memory and in most cases you will have no issues with naming a Hard Disk partition A or B, but it can cause a problem with older programs that assume that A or B must be a floppy. If you have no older programs and will never use one then you don't need to worry about this.

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I will be upgrading form windows xp to windows 7 soon. I know there is no direct upgrade option from xp and that I will have to perform a clean install. I have created a couple of True Crypt disk partitions to store private data. Will those partitions be erased after the install or will they remain? Also, can I create another new disk partition to store the data I want to transfer over to windows 7 or will that be erased durring the install as well? I want to know if I need to go and get an external HD.


A:Win 7 upgrade and disk partitions

Having another drive is always a good idea, for backing up your files and system image for example, in case of HDD failure.

But your partitions will not be deleted during the installation unless you do it yourself. Just boot into the Installer, choose Custom install and keep the partitions you want, wipe and format any others.

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Hi all,

Having a lot of problems with a new Dell XPS 15 (L521X) which I finally got to boot after upgrading the RAM and it hanging on boot up.

Once I got that fixed I decided I wanted to create an extra partition for dropbox to sit on. I used EASEUS Partition Master to split the 750GB main HDD into a 350GB & 400GB partition. Something went wrong when performing the partition and the machine will no longer boot. Here's as much info as I can give:

When the machine powers up I get presented with a screen saying:Recovery. Your PC needs to be repaired. A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error code: 0xc0000225.
Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware SettingsI've tried to perform an automatic repair which doesn't work and thought that I'd just try and reinstall windows.

The problem is that when I go through the install options I cannot see any partitions or drives. If I go into DISKPART and list disks it only shows the USB drive I am booting from.

I just want to try and reformat the HDD and start a fresh install but I'm not exactly sure what the process is and the specific steps involved.

Any help trying to fix this would be much appreciated.


A:No disk partitions showing

Does Partition Master have a recovery disk you can create (most partition software does) to use to correct the partitioning problem?

If so, you'll have to create it with another pc, then use the recovery disk on yours to (hopefully) correct the problem.

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My new computer came with one c: partition. I want to shrink it and use the avaialble space to set up a second partition which I want to format as vfat.

I've done this before with a machine running vista. By going to help I found something under partitioning a disk, which had me link to computer management. I think I see what to do, but I can't find computer management anywhere else. Is it one of several hidden programs available through the control panel? Is there some other way to bring it up?

Can anyone explain what is going on?

A:Want to divide disk into c: and d: partitions.

You need "disk management".

Type that phrase in the start button search box. Locate your C drive. Right click it for the shrink option.

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I just finished building my new computer
MSI P67A motherboard
Intel core i5 CPU
2 OCZ 120G SSD
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Video
Corsair High Performance Vengance 8 GB DDR3 Memory
Lite-On DVD Writer
500 W Power supply

I've successfully installed Windows7 on drive 0.

Each of my Solid State Drives has a 100 mb partitions that must have been put there by the Windows7 installation program. Note: I installed W7 on one of the drives and used the W7 disk for troubleshooting on the other. What I am concerned about is if I eliminate these partitions, am I going to be creating some kind of problem where I can't get Windows to run. Note that on disk 0, the 100 mb "reserved" partition doesn't have a drive letter but is labeled as a "system primary active partition", while "reserved" disk 1 has a different label of "active primary partition" and a disk drive letter of "E". This partition has a folder titled "boot" and another titled "temp".

A:New disk - unwanted partitions

Windows uses small partitions for housekeeping during installation. Just leave them alone. They are too small to be a problem.

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Small problem, HA that's a good one.
Probably a basic question but I can't find the answer.

My hard drive is partitioned into C,E,& F.
Turns out I need more space on C than anticipated even though I load all programs elsewere. Is there a way in windows (2000 PRO) to slide the partitions like "PARTION MAGIC" allows ???

You may reply direct to; [email protected] if you prefer

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Hi,I am seeing so many recovery partitions like shown in the photo.I dont know how they were created. I reseted my laptop but it didnt effect the partitions.I want to delete these partitions. Can anyone suggest how to do that.And If I delete those, will I get any trouble if I want to factory reset my laptop.Please help.Lenovo Ideapad Z500 

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In the attached picture, Disk 0 is divided into "Primary partition" (19GB), C (116GB), D (329GB). D has all of my data, C contains the Windows OS.
(1) I do not understand the 19GB Primary partition. Could someone give me an explanation of that partition?
(2) When I execute a clean install Windows 7, I will be asked if I want to delete partitions. I will choose to explicitly delete both C & D. Do I also explicitly delete the 19Gb Primary partition or will that be done automatically when I delete C and execute a clean install of the OS?
Thank you.

A:Explanation of disk partitions

What is the make and model of this computer?
If this is a OEM computer this could be the System Recovery partition.

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I'm attaching a screen shot of my disk management. I want to remove this 450 mb, 100mb and unallocated space and want to divide this 781GB + above removed partitions into three drives D, E, F ( Equal size)

Thank you!

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I have some problems with one of my partitions,
I have a 930 gb hard drive and its divided into one 75 gb and one 855 GB but I can't have access to my 855 gb, I tried some software such as partition recovery, data recovery till now none helped.

Diskpart is not showing that missing 855 GB drive but disk management can show that missing 855 GB, but I can't assign a letter to it, and the only option is to delete that p
volume and I have around 500 GB data on it and I can't afford to lose it. How can I fix it or at least retrieve my data from that drive ?
I searched on internet about it and there were a lot of topics but actually none was helpful.

Volume Fs is not NTFS or Fat32 or any other, instead it says OTHER,
and some of partition recovery software can show that volume name, Is there a way to extract some of my data ? I know the folder names and locations. this will help a lot if only i could extract them..
Only option in disk management is to delete it, but I need my data so it's not my option.

How this happened, If that's important, I was trying to install a Linux and by mistake I messed with Boot loader and have "grub" installed on that drive, after that I lost access to that volume / drive. also I lost the OS that was on that drive, I
tried to fix the boot loader, but it wasn't successful, so I removed Linux and installed windows on my 75 GB volume / drive.

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I want to create a dual boot system with another OS. When I look at my partitions, I see that I have two problems:
I am not able to use the Extend Volume option on my C: partition because of where it's placed on the disk.
Apparently there are already 4 partitions on the disk, and I can't have another?

I'm including a screenshot of what I see in Disk Management. Most certainly I am misunderstanding something somewhere, so any help would be much appreciated!


A:Not sure how to deal with disk partitions

Hi Cbiweb

You maybe able to install another OS on the unallocated space . Format that space

Partition or Volume - Delete

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Trying to help a friend resize the partitions on the hard disk drive on his laptop running Windows Vista.When I did the same on my laptop I used "Easus" which performed great but when we tried to download the same program again for his computer we received the message that it was unavailable.Anybody can help?.

A:Resizing Disk Partitions

You might like to try this free software:

MiniTool Partition Wizard

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NEED Help! My english is weak.
Recently, i installed Win8 x64 but had repeat the whole process again, because IDE/AHCI drive setting!!
My question is: Can I have my OS without some partitions? I mean, can I divide my drive(HDD) like in good old days: System reserved 350MB, Drive C:....etc. My point is, I want Windows logo and those circling dots, but not System manufacturer logo when booting system. Can I delete MSR partition??

Thanks in advance! I'll appreciate to reply in my e-mail.

A:Win8 disk partitions

Welcome to EightForums.

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI Firmware
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart

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This is my first post in this Tech Support Forum,
When i go to Disk Management i am unable to see any disk partitions in that area only i can see the dvd Rom drive no hard disk and its partitions.
I can access the hard disk from explorer, go to any drive it dosent seams any problem there i can able to do whatever i like to there is no issue.
The only problem is that i am unable to locate my hard drive from Disk Management.
Hope I can able to do justice to the question, as i not a very good at computers so bear with me
thanks for any help regarding this issue
thank you for urs help and suggestions

A:Not able to see hard disk partitions in Disk Management

Please attach a screen shot of Disk Management so we can see what your seeing.

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Hi Folks

I've got some questions for you clever people regarding the disk partitions on my HP Pavilion G6 laptop. The machine has been running more or less smoothly for probably over a year now - but my question originates from a result given to me by my anti-virus software.

I'm going to separate this post into the key headings for ease of access. My main query is under 'about the partitions', so feel free to skip to here if you just want a quick glance. However the rest will make things clearer for you most likely.


I am running BtNetprotect + antivirus software, and have had no quarrels with it as such. Upon completing a full system scan, the program returns a list of results that looks something like this;

Items scanned [number]

Issues found 0
Issues fixes 0

Potentially unwanted programs found 0
Potentially unwanted programs fixed 0

Boot records 3

This is likely not exactly how it looks, but you get the idea. Now, it's the 'boot records' field which seems to cause a lot of confusion for people.

My understanding is that all hard drives have a set of commands required to start or boot, and this is what must be meant; the software is recording the number of boot entries on the system.

Now... I'm fairly sure that this always used to read 2. Perhaps 5 months ago this was. But for some time now it's started consistently showing 3.

3 boot records?

I did some research, ... Read more

A:Need advice with disk partitions; (should D: be NTFS?)

Not sure if i'm supposed to 'bump' threads - but I never did receive a response for this?

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Windows XP Pro SP2
Emachines T2203 (i think)
AMD sempron 3300+ 2ghz
496 megs of ram

WDC 160 gig drive (master) 3 partitions (C, D, G)
maxtor 60 gig drive (slave) 2 partitions (E, F)

all parts NTFS

ok. heres the problem. norton speed disk, cannot see partitions G, E, and F. i have no clue why. its the only program of all me programs that can't see them. (oh wait, also norton disk doctor has trouble with them as well).

every other progam, including the OS itself, sees them perfectly, and show no errors whatsoever. i used partition magic 8 to make the partitions in the western digital drive. and the maxtor drive partitions used partition magic 7 while it was connected to another computer. i recently transferd over that hard drive, onto this computer as it was. no formats, no nothing. evreything is fine.

I currently have PM8 installed and it shows no errors on ANY partitions or drives. windows checkdisk, shows all is ok as well. I have norton system works 2k4. i've uninstalled it and reinstalled it. same problems.

i really like to use norton speed disk to defrag my drives. (i hate windows defrag, takes 100 times longer. O_O)

i'm now checking norton system doctor. i have a configuration where all drives are showing both space used, spaced free, and fragmentation. it can't seem to display the fragmentation of any drives it seems. so from what i can tell, norton just can't see my partitions all that well. a few things here and there, but not perfect... Read more

A:Norton Speed disk and my partitions

ooh. must be a tough prob. or maybe just confusing. if you have any questions, please let me know.


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I'm currently trying to increase the disk space on my computer. I know that you can shrink or delete unnecessary disk partitions, but I've never done it myself and I'm not sure which ones (other than C, of course) are safe to mess with:

Three are labeled as recovery partitions, and one is just labeled "Data," even though they are all empty? Are they still important?

A:Windows 8.1 with 5 Disk Partitions - can I shrink them?

I'm currently trying to increase the disk space on my computer

Increase disk space???

You have 763GB's of free disk space on your D drive..

Your disk partition layout is the proper layout for your system.. I would not change a thing..

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Hi everyone, I got a question about Disk Partitions & Formatting. My disc is partitioned into 2 parts (C: and D. If I format my computer by writing "format c:" on the command line, would files on D: disappear?

A:Questi on Disk Partitions & Formatting

not unless you type "format d:". so no.

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I was planning to dual boot my Windows 8.1 computer with Ubuntu, and I need to create a new disk partition to do that. I have a partition called LENOVO (D:), that has no data on it at all, which I removed, formatted, and then made a new partition there called Linux (D:). However, that partition only had 4GB of space on it, and I need more space than that. There are, in Disk Management, 4 other drives that are not titled, and I can't do anything with them. One of these partitions has 11.4GB on it, so I could use that, but it has no title, and when I right click on it, the only thing that comes up is "Help", and when I click on "Help" it takes me to Microsoft's Disk Management help page, which doesn't have any helpful information on it. What is this partition, and how can I format it so I can use for my installation? Thank you for any possible help, and I will try to answer any questions asked about my system.

A:Disk Managment Untitled Partitions

The 4 partitions don't have titles are probably the Recovery/Boot Partitions and if you mess with them, you will break Windows. The 11.4GB partition probably is the Factory Recovery Partition and contains the original Windows 8 if you have a need to refresh/reset Windows 8.

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Hi Guys, I have one SATA 500 gb drive in my computer, Which have 3 partitions as under:-

C: 50 GB
D: 225 GB
E: 225 GB

Due to paucity of space on C: I want to increase its capacity by reducing space of E:.
How should I proceed about it. Pl. advise.

A:Solved: Re sizing disk partitions

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I wonderd how the external hard disk i partitioned able to have more than 4 primary patrs.
every were i readed that it should have up to (3 primary + 1 extended), but strangely when tried to partition it

im able to make 5 primary parts, and i think i could do more if it have space..
*The most important thing i affraid if use this external hard as internal, does this mean i lose all additional partitions,
untill they just 4 primary,, i mean lose (partitions, files)..?

here is picture..

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