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Extend my Partition, getting error

Q: Extend my Partition, getting error

Hi guys,

I've got a windows partition set-up like below:

39MB (healthy EISA config) -> 14.65 GB Recovery (D) -> 43 GB (C) -> 1.95GB (no name) ->91.39GB unallocated

The partitions are set-up in that order. When I click on the 1.95 to extend it / add it to the 91.39GB, I get an error: the operation failed to complete because the disk management console view is not up to date. I've attempted to update it and restart the computer to no avail. Any ideas how I can get my 43GB combined with the 1.95GB and 91.39GB partitions located to the right of it?

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A: Extend my Partition, getting error

If you fill out your system specs, then somebody might be able to help you.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Hi, some help required please, I have trawled the forums but cannot find anything that clearly answer my problem - so here goes

I have a new Acer Revo RL70 nettop, which I am using mainly for XBMC for my movies and music and some web surfing etc.

It came with a version of linux installed, with the hard drive partitioned as follows

27gb for Linux (operating system) there was also a 2gb partition within that which I think was the recovery partition for Linux

The remainder of the drive (750gb) was another partition
I believe thats how the hard drive was configured by Acer, but I did not do a check on that before I installed windows 7 onto it.

I installed windows 7 ultimate onto the drive, which boots perfectly and runs well, it shows a 100mb recovery in the main partition (C drive) as normal with windows.

After running my RL70 for a few weeks and loading it with my films etc, I checked the hard drive structure and noticed the 27gb partition, and thought that would be better use for my films etc. I did think that installing windows 7 would have cleared the partition as it gave me the option to install into that partition, which I chose not to do.

So now when I try to remove or merge or extend the partition (see screen shot) it will not allow me to do it.

Can anyone here please help.

Many thanks Graham

A:How do I extend my HD partition using redunded 27gb partition

Hello Graham, welcome to Seven Forums!


To help us help you better, please post a maximized snip of Windows 7 disk management, though the use of Linux does hide certain partitions from view so we'll do what we can.

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Hey, I've searched around quite a bit but I can't seem to find any concrete answer to my issue... if there is another thread, however, I'd appreciate someone directing me over to it... anyways, the issue:

Originally I had only Windows XP installed, and since I wasn't ready to scrap it and install Windows Vista over it (since I wasn't so sure about Vista), I partitioned the disk and installed Windows Vista there... a while later, having barely ever used Vista by the time Windows 7 came out, I decided to get that and upgrade the Vista partition to Windows 7. As I haven't touched my Windows XP partition since then, I just want to completely delete the XP partition and extend my 7 partition to fill the rest of my drive. When I open up the Windows 7 Disk Management window and try to delete the unwanted volume, it says that "Windows cannot delete the active system partition on this disk." Similarly, if I try to format it, it says that "Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk." I did notice that the original XP partition is still marked as the Active one, but there's no option to set my new partition as Active... so, what can I do to rid myself of this other partition?

Thanks a lot guys, any help will be GREATLY appreciated =D
 

A:Solved: Deleting XP Partition to Extend 7 Partition

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Hey, I've searched around quite a bit but I can't seem to find any concrete answer to my issue... if there is another thread, however, I'd appreciate someone directing me over to it... anyways, the issue:

Originally I had only Windows XP installed, and since I wasn't ready to scrap it and install Windows 7 over it, before I was sure that I'd like 7, I partitioned the disk and installed Windows 7 there... now, quite a while later, when my Windows 7 partition is running full and I haven't touched my XP partition in ages, I just want to completely delete the XP partition and extend my 7 partition to fill the rest of my drive. When I open up the Windows 7 Disk Management window and try to delete the unwanted volume, it says that "Windows cannot delete the active system partition on this disk." Similarly, if I try to format it, it says that "Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk." I did notice that the original XP partition is still marked as the Active one, but there's no option to set my new partition as Active... so, what can I do to rid myself of this other partition?

Thanks a lot guys, any help will be GREATLY appreciated =D

A:Deleting XP Partition to Extend 7 Partition

hi-

Please post a screenshot of disk manager.

Quote:




* Pressing Alt-PrintScreen places an image of the frontmost window on the clipboard. Pressing PrintScreen by itself places an image of the entire desktop on the clipboard.
* Open MS-Paint. (From Start/Run, issue the command "mspaint".) Create a new empty image, and use Edit/Paste to bring in the screenshot you just took. (If the screenshot is smaller than the default Paint canvas, you'll end up with white areas. Start over: create a new empty image, change its dimensions to 1x1, and Paste again. The canvas will grow for the Paste, but it doesn't shrink.)
* Use MS-Paint to Save As, using PNG as the file format (it is superior to all the rest).
* Don't forget the post-processing.

Other resources-
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...utorial96.html

http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=Q108297




To post in TSF, hit the "manage Attachments" button and select your picture, and hit "upload", once it is finished uploading, you can close the attachments window.

Regards,

Mark.

P.S. Don't include the error message, as i would rather see how the partitioning is setup. Thanks.

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New Laptop - I successfully resized, partition 600gb to 500gb --- 100gb unallocated space as i thought i will dual boot (8 MONTHS Ago)
Decided dont want to - Want to know EXTEND unallocated space - But CANT

I easily shrinked it but cant extend it

When right clicking the "extend" is faded out and i cant click it.

No luck with Esus partion manager

Please help thank you very much

A:Partition Problem :( - Cant Extend partition

In order to extend it, the 100GB has to be adjacent to the C: Drive, You have 350MB Recovery partition in between them.

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Hi,

I have a 500GB hard disk in my PC, but only one partition of around 40GB size. The rest of the disc is unformatted.

I extended the partition, when I started running out of space for the media center features of Vista, but found that I couldn't record - I <think> this is because I had extended the partition, but into disk space which was unformatted. Does that sound right?

I assumed that when extending the partition, the added space would be formatted at the same time, but it seems not.

I subsequently shrunk the partition back to the original size.

So, can anyone give me step-by-step advice on how to extend my partition and end up with usable space?

Thanks!

A:How to extend partition?

What I've always done with partitioning is download the GParted Live CD here. You can also get one to boot from USB, I've just always used the CD. Anyway, just boot up from that, and you should be able to extend, format, split, and manage your partitions just about any way you want!

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I previously created a second partitions on my Vista machine to dual boot XP. I was unable to install XP for one reason or another. I am now trying to combine back the two partitions into one. I was able to turn the second partition back into unallocated space, but when I try to extend the Vista partition, the extend volume option is grayed out. Any suggestions?
 

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Hello! 
 
Since my rather tiny C drive is becoming cluttered and I fear that some day too soon I will get the 'no space left' message, I went to look into options to extend my C drive to install programs to. What always annoyed me was how my C drive is only 185GB while my D drive (which is empty and unused aside from what looks like an update dump folder of some sort) is 257GB - and I can't install much on that useless space.
 
Now, I can only extend the C drive with unallocated space to the right of it, but there's a small (350MB) Recovery Partition quietly hiding next to it (which looks empty just as well), so I can't do anything to extend my C drive unless I can free that space next to it. 
 
Since I don't want to mess with anything unnecessarily, I was hoping someone could help me out here.
 
A quick screenshot of the partitions shown in disk management is attached.
 
I'm not very tech-savvy, but I was fed up with this so I'm hoping someone can help out here!
 

A:Extend partition

How about installing a second drive, copying everything from D: to it, delete D, and extend C: into that space?

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My C drive was dying, so I replaced it and did a bare metal restore from a backup with ShadowProtect. All went well, except that now when I click "Computer" to view the drives, it tells me that the new C drive is only 698 GB (which was the capacity of the older drive). The new one is bigger (2 TB).
 
I'm trying to change the partition (there's only one) to a bigger size, using Disk Management in Windows, but it's not working. In the upper part of the dialogue where it lists the drives, it's reporting the incorrect amount of space (698 GB). But in the lower dialogue where it shows the partitions, it's showing the correct size of the new drive - 1863 GB. It all shows up as a Primary Partition; there's no Unallocated Space. If I rt-click and try to extend the volume, that option is grayed out.
 
One forum says that if you convert the disk to a dynamic disk it will then let you extend the volume. But it won't let me do that either - it tells me there's not enough space available to convert it.
 
How can I make Windows see the full size of the new drive?
 

A:Can't extend a partition

I'd say that you need to consult your Shadow Protect documentation on how it works.
 
Louis

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Hey guys,

Im looking for a program to extend a partition using free space I have. I used to use a program by Paragon Software on Vista but im not sure if it would work with 7. I dont really wanna risk it considering the drive I want to extend has all my valuable data on so I dont want it to go wrong. It also use to take a really long time.

Does anyone know any other programs which definitely work with 7 and is pretty quick?
Im also running 64-bit if that helps.
Thanks in advance.

A:Extend a partition

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Exodus


Hey guys,

Im looking for a program to extend a partition using free space I have. I used to use a program by Paragon Software on Vista but im not sure if it would work with 7. I dont really wanna risk it considering the drive I want to extend has all my valuable data on so I dont want it to go wrong. It also use to take a really long time.

Does anyone know any other programs which definitely work with 7 and is pretty quick?
Im also running 64-bit if that helps.
Thanks in advance.


Hey Exodus

Parigon Disk Suite 2009 is pretty bullet proof. Im not sure they have a 64 bit version but you could check. If you are worried why not back up before.

Ken

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I cannot extend my C: Partition!

Why is it I have so many problems lol, anyways heres the screenie.

Attachment 13301

A:Cannot Extend C: Partition

It seems to be at max size, so you can only shrink it. You will need to shrink your other partition in order to then allocate the space to your C: partition.

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I created a partition of 40GB to install windows 8 as a dual boot.

I need to extend this partition as I need more space but the extend button is greyed out.

Is there anyway to get around this?? I have some unallocated space ready but its not working.

Thanks

A:How do I extend my partition In

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

This video show the tool which works best to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

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First, i have read other threads but i think my problem is diferent, or perhaps my english is very awfull (its possible).

I have win 7 , ultimate, 64 bits
Im trying to do with paragon partition manager, from program and from cd boot maked from this program.

This is my start configuration: (see attached file)
I obviusly want to extend C partition, shrinking D partition. I dont want to format or to backup all D partition.

Fist attemp:
I shrink d: partition, getting enough free gigabytes to right of d: partition. But when i try to expand c partition, program doenst "see" free space. Well, i think that to extend c:, free space must be just right to c: not right to d: partition; but imnot sure of this.

Second attemp:
I make a new partition from d: (i get d and e)
I make a partition backup from d into the new partition e
I erase d:.. in this moment i have a lot of gigabytes free just to the "right" of C:
But again when i try to extend c: program doesnt see free space
What im making wrong? ..

thxs

A:Why i cant extend C partition??

Ogro,

Your attachment is very very difficult for me to read on my laptop.

Try using the Snipping Tool in Win 7.

Also maximize the Disk Management display before "snipping".

Please fill out your system specs.

for the snipping tool,
WIN | type Snipping Tool | ENTER

WIN is the key with the wavy flag on it.

________________________________________

HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS

In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.

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hallo! i'm sure, there are lot of solutions for my problem, but i can't find the right one, so i will ask again. i shrimped c disk and gained almost 100Gb, that i want to move to d disk, but disk management wizard don't allow me to do this. i can shrink partition d, but can't extend (it's gray and unclickable). what i have to do?

A:can't extend partition d

Hello pavlix and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Disk Managment wizard is limited in what it can do. It might be easier to use the free MiniTool Partition Wizard. They have an option to "extend partition" that works quite well regardless of where the unallocated space is located in relation to the target partition

MiniTool Partition Wizard

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Hello, 
I want to extend partition C , but the extend is not active on right-click menu. what's the trick

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Hi.

I want to extend a partition on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit system.

The HDD is at 150Gb. I have it at 2 partitions at the present.

I shrinked the second partition with 10Gb.

How do I extend the first partition C:\ with the 10G's from the second partition D:\

I have attched a view dump from the manage.

TIA

A:Extend a partition ?

Windows native disk management will let you extend a partition only when there is unallocated space IMMEDIATELY to the right of that partition. That is not so in your case, so use partition wizard. Heres a tutorial.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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i had 3 partitions on my HDD. i backed them up and deleted them to make room for a custom partition. when i finished deleting them the disk management said i had 2 unallocated partitions. i checked in disk part and it showed only my "main" vista partition existed. my vista partition is "partition 2" and i was able to extend it into "partition 3" (one of the unallocated partitions) via disk management, but i cant add "partition 1" (also an unallocated partition) to my main partition. phew! i hope that doesnt confuse anyone! any idea guys? or girls?

specs:
Toshiba Satellite P-350D S8900
Vista Home Premium 64bit
320GB HDD

A:How to extend partition?

Originally Posted by GRock


i had 3 partitions on my HDD. i backed them up and deleted them to make room for a custom partition. when i finished deleting them the disk management said i had 2 unallocated partitions. i checked in disk part and it showed only my "main" vista partition existed. my vista partition is "partition 2" and i was able to extend it into "partition 3" (one of the unallocated partitions) via disk management, but i cant add "partition 1" (also an unallocated partition) to my main partition. phew! i hope that doesnt confuse anyone! any idea guys? or girls?

specs:
Toshiba Satellite P-350D S8900
Vista Home Premium 64bit
320GB HDD



3rd party app like perfectdisk 10, or paragon drive backup, will do it easily

Ken

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i need to add more space to my OS partition but it wont let me extend even though i have 80gb unallocated as seen in the screenshot below.

How can i fix that?


 

A:cant extend partition

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Hi all

I'm trying to extend my OS's partition onto a new hard drive that I've just installed. From what I've read it has to be adjacent in the GUI (meaning on the same drive), so does that mean I can't extend it onto a new disk? Do I have to use third-party software?

Update: Having just learned about Basic and Dynamic disks, it looks like I probably want a striped dynamic disk, but my disks are currently all basic. Would it be possible to change to a dynamic disk without having to reinstall the OS?

Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Extend partition to new HDD

DON'T get involved with dynamic disks at this time.

Do you mean extend a partition ON a new hard drive or extend a partition ONTO a new hard drive from another hard drive?

Repeat: DON'T get involved with dynamic disks at this time.

You can generally extend a partition on a hard drive, but it isn't clear from your post exactly what you want to do.

You may or may not have to use a third party application.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can see what is going on.

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Any idea how to extend F drive using free space?
tried partition wizard but still can't.

A:unable to extend partition

You have a data partition in the way.

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Well, it's all in the title . How can i extend it? It seems i can extend only my secondary one. I must not be getting something... Help!

A:How can i extend my primary partition?

You might want to check out Brinks tutorials on deleting and extending a partition.
Disk Management - Delete and Extend - Vista Forums
Disk Management - Shrink Partition - Vista Forums

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I have a bunch of unallocated space at the front of the drive after deleting my previous operating systems and I would like to expand my win 7 partition into that.

I'm looking for advice and instructions on the best way to do that.

Had I known I wouldn't need my vista partition I would've deleted that first and install 7 in the front, but oh well.

I already tried making a copy of my 7 partition in the front, but I didn't really like how that went.

I went into the original partition and added the copy into the bootloader but when I went into it the copy was not being recognized as the system drive.

Also my computer is running really slow after trying all that

I have EASUS Partition master BTW

A:Extend Partition to the left

I used gparted which is a freedownload to shift my partition to the left and then grow it into the free space on the right.

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I have a 4 TB HD and recently installed windows 8. I noticed that after the install the main drive only recognized 2 TB of the drive and left the rest as unallocated.

I've attempted to extend the current drive which gives me this error.
Only the first 2TB are usable on large MBR disks. Cannot create partitions beyond the 2TB mark, nor convert the disk to dynamic.

All of the options on the unallocated space is greyed out except properties and help. (Which is of no help)

How can I either use the remaining space as a secondary partition or extend the main partition to include the rest of the space?

I've also attempted to reinstall windows to make sure that it recognized the entire drive during the install process and it does. The drive isn't split until after the install is completed.
 

A:Unable To Extend Partition beyond 2 TB

The C drive can't be larger than 2TB using MBR. If you want to use all of the space, the drive needs be GPT and you need a BIOS which supports UEFI.

Otherwise, just to use the space, create a new partition: right click on the unallocated space and select create a partition.
 

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I have a little Acer Revo HTPC. I am running out of recording space, so I took a look to see what was using up my 500GB drive. Turns out almost 50% of it is set aside in a partition for "Data". I would assume this is for system recovery, but it shows empty.

Can I reclaim this space or extend the main partition? I do not want to lose my ability to recover my system.

A:Can I delete or extend a partition?

Hello SJM mate I use Partition Wizard to domost things with partitions I am not expert but I think that you can delete the D: and just extend the C: into the space it leaves.
MiniTool Free Partition Manager for Window 8/7/vista/xp | Partition Wizard Free Edition see my pic

PS the space made by deleting D: may show as unallocated space it is ko to go ahead and follow the pic instructions.

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Hey all,

Today I deleted my Win7 partition, because Win8 works so well for me that I need more disk space. So I wanted to extend my Win8 partition, but the option is grayed out in disk management.

What do I need to do?

-Also, am I free to delete the system reserved bit, the 100mb partition? It was a part of Win7, right?

A:Cannot extend Win8 partition

Try using other Disk Management software like EASEUS Partition Master.

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I have a 320gb hard drive, i partitioned 15gb for ubuntu and another 40gb for another OS. i messed up my ubuntu and could not install the other OS so deleted the partitions using acronis disk director. I uninstall acronis because i heard it was unreliable, with partitions just dissapearing, so i just used vista's partition manager and i right clicked on my main partion and tried to extend, but the option was greyed out.

how do i extend my main volume?

A:How to extend a partition in vista?

The reason might be as following:

Windows Vista doesn't allow you to extend the partition with the following conditions:

1. there isn't any unallocated space next to the C drive

2. the C drive is FAT but not NTFS

Solution for the above limitations:
How to extend Vista C drive even if there is no unallocated space or the partition is FAT?

How to transfer data and upgrade disk?

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I have a little Acer Revo HTPC. I am running out of recording space, so I took a look to see what was using up my 500GB drive. Turns out almost 50% of it is set aside in a partition for "Data". I would assume this is for system recovery, but it shows empty.

Can I reclaim this space or extend the main partition? I do not want to lose my ability to recover my system.

A:Can I delete or extend a partition?

Hello SJM mate I use Partition Wizard to domost things with partitions I am not expert but I think that you can delete the D: and just extend the C: into the space it leaves.
MiniTool Free Partition Manager for Window 8/7/vista/xp | Partition Wizard Free Edition see my pic

PS the space made by deleting D: may show as unallocated space it is ko to go ahead and follow the pic instructions.

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I have 4 partitions on my notebook.
C: is Win7 32-bit
D: is Vista 32-bit
E: is Win7 64-bit
F: is Data.

I now want to get rid of the Vista partition and give its sectors to the Win7 64-bit.

I tried shrinking the Vista partiton, but the extend option is greyed out for WIn7 64-bit.

How do I remove Vista and have it deleted from the boot manager setup?
Then how do I extend the Win7 64-bit into the, now empty, Vista partition?

A:How to delete/extend partition

Hi dougham, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Go to the Tutorials section of the forum; there might be sometime there that can help you with your problem. Also you might take a look at programs like Partition Magic, or some other partitioning program to help you with your situation. Also be careful not to erase you MBR. Good Luck.

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I have three Partitions for my 250 GB HDD, which name Respectively as C, E, F. just I want to increase the size of ?C? partition. I shrink 20 GB space from the ?F ?Partition. I want to merge this space and C HDD Partition.
Can this is possible.

A:How to Extend the volume of a HDD Partition

It is possible. Please post a full picture of your Disk Management so that we can discuss the options.

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I am can't extend my primary partition even though there is plenty of unalloctaed space.

Here is an image of my issue: http://i.imgur.com/p8y6eRJ.png?1

A:Can't extend primary partition

You want to extend C: into the unallocated space?

You can't do it whilst booted into Windows. You need to use something like bootable Partition Wizard to do that.

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Hi All,

I just got a new 60GB SSD and a new 3TB HDD for my computer. I planned on using the SSD as my boot device and the HDD for my storage device. I installed Windows 7 on the SSD with no problems. Once I opened Computer I didn't see the HDD so I went to Disk Management to assign the drive a letter.

Inside Disk Management I noticed that the HD was separated into 3 partitions:
1. 100 MB System Reserved
2. 2047.90 GB Unallocated
3. 746.52 GB Unallocated

I wanted to combine the two unallocated partitions into one but since they were not formated all my options were grayed out. So I formated the first unallocated partition and then I went to the Extend Volume.. option and it was still grayed out.

For some weird reason I have no control over the second unallocated partition. I cannot format it or change the size of it, it gives me no options. No matter what I do with the first partition it still won't let me do anything with the second one. I have even downloaded third party programs the combine the partitions and they still won't give me control over the second unallocated partition.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here? I feel like I am over looking something very simple. Any help at all would be much appreciated.

-Thanks

A:Can't Extend Volume Partition on HDD

When you installed Win 7 on your SSD, you did not disconnect the HDD from the motherboard. The System file was written to the HDD. It should be on the SSD. There are two things you can do. Reinstall Windows again on the SSD and this time disconnect the HDD. You can also attempt to transfer the System file to the SSD using this tutorial Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD Let us know how it goes. This is not the answer to the question you asked, but this needs to be done first and then we can tackle any other problems.

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hiihave hp envy15 ts with i7 and nvidia 740m and a hard drive 1 to but my probleme is that the c partition is too low with 104go and that is buthering me becouse i cant install so many games ... so i dcide to extend it using windows disk manager and there was my problemme becouse the c partition is suronded with two of system partitions which i cant modify them or remove them .can some one help me hear ... sorry for my bad english

A:how to extend c partition if you are blocked

pleeeeese help me

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Running out of space and I'd like to extend my primary (C) partition to the next drive (D) but in computer management D is listed as "Page file, Logical drive" and it will not allow me to delete it.
Would moving page file from D to E partition allow me to extend C into D? If so, how do I move page file in Win7 to another partition?

If I can't do this in Windows natively does someone have a suggestion on 3rd party software?

A:want to extend primary partition to

Yes you can move the page file to C partition, reboot, and then delete the D partition.

The place to move the page file is under My Computer > properties > advanced > performance > advanced > virtual memory

Make sure nothing important is on D partition before you delete it.

If you need some more help, let us know.

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Hi,
Not sure where to post this, sorry if in wrong place.

I am trying to extend my C Drive as i have a large amount of free space
However the option to do so is greyed out

Anyone have any ideas on how I can do this?

Thanks.

A:Cannot extend my partition, greyed out

You need to rightclick on the Free Space to Delete Volume as it is still Logical as shown by the green.

First time Delete was to delete the partition. Next you delete the Logical volume which will make it Unallocated so that Disk Mgmt can Extend C into it.

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When i reformated a while back, i was told 20GB was plenty for just windows. Well with windows 7 around the corner, and my desktop having be on the C: partition, im wondering how i can extend the partition.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...lternative-in-windows-vista-2000-2003-and-xp/

I've followed that guide and even tried using windows disk management to extend the C: partition from the D: partition. Which i already removed 5GB from. Whenever i try to extend the C: partition it says that i cant.

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks
 

A:Extend Vista C: Partition

Vista's Disk Management doesn't like files being near the partition boundary when resizing, especially system files. So if you want to use Vista's tool, you can try turning off hibernation, defragging, turning off System Restore, and possibly moving your page file to another drive temporarily.

Or use one of these partitioning tools which will not require you to turn off anything in Windows. But definitely run chkdsk /f on the drive and defrag it before working with the partition. Errors in the file system can become magnified or the partitioning could fail if there are errors on the drive.

I'd suggest Paragon (make the boot CD and partition with Windows off-line), but Gparted (Parted Magic) is good, too.

Partitioning Tools-->

Free:

Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
SystemRescueCD
Gparted LiveCD
Parted Magic
Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)
Commercial:

O&O Partition Manager 2 (Vista-compatible)
Paragon Partition Manager
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Terabyte BootIt NG
Acronis Disk Director
V-Com (Avanquest) Partition Commander
EASEUS Partition Manager
7Tools Partition Manager
Spotmau Partition Genius
 

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Hi, i am wanting to extend my C partition (sda3) as i am running out of space, GParted however will not allow me to use the allocated space that you can see from the screenshot.
sda5 is able to extend from the allocated space but not the C partition (sda3), i would assume this is because i have freed the unallocated space from this partition.

Maybe i am missing the obvious but i cannot figure it out after hours of searching.
I am only wanting to do this from the live cd and not from my linux installation, i only ran GParted from my linux install to get the screenshot

A:Gparted will not extend C partition

Try shrinking the extended (container) partition (sda4) and putting the resulting free space between sda3 and sda4. Then extend sda3 (C) into the free space that follows it, but is no longer "inside" sda4.

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Hello,

My computer is running windows 7 starter. It was going slowly for me (separate issue which is irrelevant) and so I got my friend to install Linux mint from a USB. We first shrank the C partition to give equal space to have linux and windows 7.

After we started installing linux (we got to the part where you enter your username and password) the pc was still going quite slow and so I decided to abandon the installation and I wanted to revert everything to normal.

Now I have in the disk manager the C partition and next to it on its right a green free space partition. I cannot click extend partition on the C partition because it is greyed out and when I try to delete the free space partition, it says: Error, not enough space to complete this action or something like that...

Anyway, I am very un-knowledgeable in the area of partitions and I want just to bring things back to how they were.

I am willing to do a system recovery. I do not have recovery disks but I can use Acer's e-recovery manager. Although, I am confused because will that not just wipe the C drive but leave the partitions split?

I hope you can assist me please. If you need more information I can provide it.

Thank you.

A:Cannot extend partition and need assistance

We have many excellent tutorials here at the forums. Here's one with a couple of different ways to do it, just click on the link : Partition or Volume - Extend

Hope this helps

Where are my manners this morning? Welcome to the forums!

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Okay. I recently created a 100GB partition for Windows 8. I then realised I would only need 50GB so I shrunk it by 50GB leaving me 50GB unallocated space. I then tried to use this as a partition for Ubuntu. Unfortunately, this was an 'extended partition' of the W8 one so I am unable to put any other OS's on it.

I've tried deleting the partition but it doesn't let me extend my C: partition. I can extend the W8 partition just fine. I'd prefer to solve this without uninstalling W8, deleting both partitions and starting again. I've attached a screenshot of my Disk Management if it helps at all.

I hope I've explained this alright. If you need any additional details, I'll be be glad to provide them.

A:Unable to extend C: partition

You can't extend your C partition because the windows 8 partition is between it and the free space. I believe it has to be continuous space (side by side) for that to work.

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Hey Guys! I have a problem, My problem is I am running out of space of my hard drive.. How can I extend my partition C to E.. I already deleted the E drive so it is now a unknown partition.. Here is the picture.

A:How can I extend my partition if this is the case?

You can't "extend" because you don't have any unallocated space.

You can make unallocated space by shrinking C.

You can then add that unallocated space to D.

The best tool for that is Partition Wizard.

You could shrink C with Windows Disk Management, but you could not then use Windows Disk Management to add the new unallocated space to D because the unallocated space will appear to the right of C and WDM requires that unallocated space be immediately to the right of the partition to which you want to add the space. In your case, the unallocated space will be to the right of C, not D.

So you need Partition Wizard, here:

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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I am runnig out of space in the C drive, but have plenty of space in D drive.

How do I allocate more space from the D drive to the C drive?

My disk management shows this info:

C: Simple Basic NTFS (system,boot,...,primary partition)29.29GB Free space=1.64B
D: Simple Basic NTFS (Logical drive) 104.96GB Free space=88.79GB
Simple Basic (EISA Configuration) 14.79GB Free space=14.79GB
This driver (EISA) has no letter assigned.

As you can see I have no memory in C:.

What can I do to increase it?

Do not want to purchase additional programs, not enough space to install them.

Thanks for all your help

A:extend C: partition drive

Hello LES555, welcome to Vista Forums!


Have a look at the free program at the link below, you can use it to do what you need, it's very easy to use; you will need to create an E: partition and move everything from D: to E: so you can add that space to C:.

Partition Wizard is a Magic Server Partition Manager Software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7.


Also have a look at this tutorial at the link below to shrink D: and create E:.

Disk Management - Shrink Partition

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Okay, Complicated question.

I have one hard drive partitioned between

Windows XP Home edition And Ubuntu 10.10

The ubuntu is 5.29 GB's

The Windows XP is 148.08 GB's

I want to extend the Storage space on the ubuntu Partition without having to delete and reinstall Ubuntu.

Is this possible?

Thanks for the Help.
 

A:How to extend storage on a partition

I usually use G Parted Live, it's always worked well for me.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
 

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Ok, so Iv ran out of space on my samsung SSD so I bought a new crucial SSD. I have cloned the original SSD and its working but I cant get the extra space merged with my C Drive.
C Drive is 92gb and then there is 3 partitions in between the extra 120gb that I want to add.
Any advice would be much appreciated.

A:Extend C: with non adjacent partition

Hello icemantaz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use the free MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition to extend C: into the 120GB of unallocated space on the same SSD.

Instructions: How to Move/Resize Partition | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
I'm Simon and i have been having a problem with my hard disk management. I actually own a 1TB HDD and have
a few partitions that was created a long time ago. However, i had 600+ Mb's unused and not in a partition. 
Now that my primary partition is almost full i wanted to extend my space using disk managment but it was grayed out.
I have even tried creating a partition for the 600+ Mb's and tried to shrink and extend but nothing seem to work.
I have attached the screenshot for your kind review.
Please help....i really appreciate it. Thank You :)

A:WHY CAN'T I MERGE/EXTEND MY PARTITION ...PLEASE HELP TQ :)

You need a 3rd party app like easeUS partition magic.  You cannot do it with the built in utility

BTW no screenshot attachedWanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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Hello,

So, awhile back a made an error in judgement when I decided to split one of my hard drives into two partitions (that's not the error). I used the first partition for Windows 7 and programs that weren't games. I then put all my games, videos, music, etc on the second partition. Looking back I probably should have made the first partition smaller and put everything else on the second partition.

At any rate, I don't feel like going through the first partition and moving programs to the second one (unless there is an easy way to do this without uninstalling programs). What I want to do is simply take some of the free space on my second partition and move it to the first (without having to delete the second one). I am wanting to find out the easiest/best way to do this.

I know I can shrink the second and free up a chunk, but for the extend option to work, I would need to move that freed up space next to my first partition...so is there a program that can do that?

Or should I simply clone my second partition, delete at, extend the first one, and restore the second one? If so, any programs you'd recommend for doing so?

Thanks for any and all assistance.

A:Win7 - Need to extend a partition

You should be able to do it from windows disk partition.

You should be able to "shrink" the second partition so it becomes unallocated space. Then by clicking "Extend" on your first partition, you will be able to then add the unallocated space. So expanding your first partition.

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Hi guys, is there a third party app that would allow me to extend the volume of my C: partition from the 102 MB Unallocated partition?

A:Can't extend partition volume

Hi !

I'm not completely sure, but I think Windows cannot extend the partition hosting the system.

However, you could try with a boot CD like Gparted, wich should be able to do shuch a thing. It would of course require a CD or DVD.

Best regards,
DocteurQui

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