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How do I create a new volume with unallocated space on 3TB hard drive

Question: How do I create a new volume with unallocated space on 3TB hard drive

Hi,
I currently just set up my new build. I decided to go with Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB for my hard drive. However, I split the hard drive into two parts: 2 TB and roughly about 770 GB unallocated space. I installed Window 7 on 2TB partition. Now, I decide to use the rest of 770 GB of unallocated space.

I tried to use Computer Management, but it doesn't give me the option to create a new volume from unallocated space. Similar thing happened with EaseUS Partition Master. With Acronis Disk Director, it doesn't even recognize the unallocated space at all!!! So how can I create a new volume or even merge it with my C drive? Do I have to reformat my hard drive and split them again and do a clean installation again?

Note:
I already checked, my BIOS recognizes my hard drive with 3 TB.
The unallocated space is right after my C drive.
There is only 1 primary MBR partition (C drive), and 100 MB system files right before it.
Please help me, since I don't want to waste such a large amount of space like that...T_T

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Preferred Solution: How do I create a new volume with unallocated space on 3TB hard drive

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Answer: How do I create a new volume with unallocated space on 3TB hard drive

You need to use a GPT setup.
How to install Windows 64 bit:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

uEFT BIOS setup:
ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard EFI BIOS - YouTube

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I have HP pavilion dv6 3300 notebook running in win 7 home edition sp1
The whole hard disk was 1 partition so i used SHRINK VOLUME in disk management to cut out some space to make new drives
One drive ( E : ) is ok but when i tried to make another one using the unallocated space , it gave me the next error ...


What should i do ??
Need help about that
Thanks

Answer:Can't create new volume in unallocated space

The only place you can currently make a new partition is within the "logical partition"--drive E.

Your alternative is to get rid of some of the other partitions.

You could expand your C drive to take up that unallocated space, but you can't turn the unallocated space into a new partition---unless you delete some of your other partitions.

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Hi,
 
I went through all the steps to partition my hard drive but when I get to the last step on the "Format Partition" screen and click "finish" I get the following error: "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because this disk already contains the maximum numer of partitions".
 
I'm trying to partition space to also install Windows 7 because Windows 8 is not compatible w/my graphics card and Intel doesn't have an updated driver.
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Answer:You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because...

Hi justmeinflorida,
 
It says in the error message you are receiving that "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because this disk already contains the maximum number of partitions".
 
Are you getting this error message when trying to install Windows 7 from the CD or from within Windows 8?
 
I am going to assume it is from within Windows 8 for now.  How many partitions do you currently have?
 
To check, please open disk management:
1) Go to Start -> Run (Shortcut is Windows Key + R)
2) Type diskmgmt.msc
3) Click OK.
4) Disk management will open up.
 
For example on my computer I have the following partitions:
On Disk 0, I have 3 partitions.  One called System Reserved, one called (D:) Windows 7  and one called (C:) Windows 8.
On Disk 1, I have 1 partition.  One called Data (F:).
 
If you have any questions regarding my post, please do not hestitate to ask me.
 
Thank you.

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Intel COre 2 duo E4500 2.20 ghz4GB Ram9400GT Nvidia 1 Gb160x2 Samsung sata(No Raid)OS- Win7 UltimateDescription:Both hard drive started to make the clicking sound and was not ready to boot.Performed clean installation but was unable to do on both.Finally, was able to perform clean installation on Logical drives and able to boot to win7.Used disk mgmt and troubleshooted to get unallocated spaces for both from the Primary. BUTThe drive which contains the OS (only/alone) does not allow to create a New Simple volume.All options are grayed out except create a Simple Volume which leads to the above "error message".Screen-shot available : [email protected] IDEAS TECHIES OF THE WORLD ???ANY HELP WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED AND STILL APPRECIATED IF THIS ISSUE CANNOT BE UNRESOLVED BY ANY OF THE MEMBERS. ; )THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME.GOD BLESS !Regards,Abraham

Answer:Cannot Create New Volume In Unallocated Space

That may have something to do with your installing it on a logical drive instead of a primary partition.Download the hard drive manufacturer's hard drive utility ISO image and burn bootable CD. Then use this to evaluate your hard drives for problems. Any noise coming out of a hard drive typically would indicate replacing the drive (I would not trust it). If you get an all clear from the software and still want to risk it then use their software to delete all partitions and then try reinstalling windows again, use Custom and Partition/Format and see if you can create only one partition (leave other partitions to Disk Manager to create later) to install Windows 7 on. If you are using 2 drives, use ONLY one plugged in for evaluation, partition/formatting, and during the Windows 7 install (the first one at least, if you are using multiple bootable drives). All of this said, I would probably just replace the drives.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I got Windows 7 ultimate x64 installed on my laptop, on C partition. The laptop is HP and there are 2 default partitions installed by default and my unallocated space is 490 Gb.

The thing I want is to create new volume. But it said that there is no space, no matter I put 11Gb, 120Gb or maximum amount.

I described it in pictures on superuser, you can see the problem belo9w , but noone helps. Any of you guys?

windows 7 - Cannot create new volume from unallocated space - Super User

Answer:Unable to create new volume from unallocated space on one hdd

Hello mpavlovic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The problem is that the disk already has reached the limit of 4 primary partitions. That's what it's wanting to convert the disk to dynamic when you try to create a 5th primary partition. You do not want to convert the disk to be dynamic since it is the disk that Windows is installed on. Doing so would make Windows unbootable.

You could use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to create a new logical partition with the 492.58 GB unallocated space though. You can use it just like a primary partition.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Alright, so I want to dual boot Ubuntu along side Windows 10. I shrunk my C drive to make a new partition for Ubuntu around 40 GB. However after shrinking the partition, when I try to create a simple volume out of the unallocated space, I get a warning that it will be converted to a dynamic disk and that I will no longer be able to load installed Operating Systems on my Hard Drive. Now, I know that I cannot have more than 4 partitions. The partions on my HDD are:
1. System Partition 100 MB NTFS
2. C dive 296 GB where Windows is.
3. Healthy Recovery 450 MB ( This doesn't show up in This PC)
4. D drive 634 GB. Where I store my data.
Is there any way to create another partition without converting my drive to a dynamic one?

P.S. I am not sure if this is the right category to place this question, but I didn't know where else I could post this.

Answer:Unable to create a simple Volume out of unallocated space.

you could convert your disk to GPT - but would require UEFI support..

You could convert an existing partition to a logicial / extended partition..

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Alright, so I want to dual boot Ubuntu along side Windows 10. I shrunk my C drive to make a new partition for Ubuntu around 40 GB. However after shrinking the partition, when I try to create a simple volume out of the unallocated space, I get a warning that it will be converted to a dynamic disk and that I will no longer be able to load installed Operating Systems on my Hard Drive. Now, I know that I cannot have more than 4 partitions. The partions on my HDD are:
1. System Partition 100 MB NTFS
2. C dive 296 GB where Windows is.
3. Healthy Recovery 450 MB ( This doesn't show up in This PC)
4. D drive 634 GB. Where I store my data.
Is there any way to create another partition without converting my drive to a dynamic one?

P.S. I am not sure if this is the right category to place this question, but I didn't know where else I could post this.

Answer:Unable to create a simple Volume out of unallocated space.

you could convert your disk to GPT - but would require UEFI support..

You could convert an existing partition to a logicial / extended partition..

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I have a 5610Z Acer Aspire with Windows 7 (32 bit). I pulled a very boneheaded move getting to upgrade from Vista.

I deleted my D:drive (50 G). I back up to a 500 G external hard drive. Is there a way to add the 59G to C:drive where I could use the space.

Thanks

Brightlight864

Answer:unallocated hard drive space

try partition wizard. it's free

Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.

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In disk management something confuses me.It says that my primary partiton is 7.83GB but i have 30.43GB UNALLOCATED space.Is this a major problem as ive looked on freinds computers and they all have 1 full primary partiton.Please help.

Answer:Unallocated Space on Hard drive

Have you not formated the un-allocated space from your previous post. click here

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So I got a new unused external hard drive, I was trying to partition it and ended up accidentally making half of it unallocated. I was trying to merge it back together but all the options like extend volume or make new simple volume are all greyed out. Anybody know what might be happening? Maybe you've got a solution? I would greatly appreciate any help.

Answer:Cannot merge unallocated hard drive space

Have you given the external drive a drive letter?

What tool did you use to partition it?

Might be useful if you posted a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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Ok I after some time I just now saw this however I am not sure what to do. I am including a screen show as well. OS is windows 7. What made me start looking is the fact that I didnt like that I was taking up a lot of hd space on my C drive, so I started digging a little bit which can be dangerous for me. C is my main drive with my OS. How do I allocated the portion that is unallocated WITHOUT deleting my OS or any files?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Unallocated Hard Drive Space

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Hi,
 
I'm using Windows 7 and I've just purchased a new 3TB internal hard drive. I went to Computer Management to format the drive, but it will only allow me to access 2048GB. There is 746.52GB of unallocated space. When I right click on the larger part which I've formatted, "Extend Volume..." was greyed out. Please can someone tell me how to access all of the space on my new hard drive?
 
Thanks,
Joe

Answer:Can't Access Unallocated Space On New Hard Drive

The partition is probably formated MBR. You will have to convert it to a GPT disk and then partition format it. Partition Wizard can do it.
 
http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/convert-MBR-disk-to-GPT-disk.html

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OK, long story short. I did a clean install to Windows 8 Pro 64. Because of the System Reserved partition, it showed both Win 7 and Win 8 available and would prompt to do a dual boot. I cleaned it up by following the instructions on the below link.Dual Boot - Delete a OS - Windows 7 Forums

It now no longer dual boots, and Windows 8 is fine. The only issue remaining is that my primary drive in drive management still has unallocated space. Disk 0 has 351MB Unallocated space, and 465GB of system boot, page file, etc...

In the instructions, it says to "Right click on the partition that contains the OS you want to delete and Delete Volume. Then right click on the deleted volume and Delete Partition. Now you should have "Freespace" where this partition originally was."

Well, I can't do that. When I right-click on the unallocated space, all I can do is: New Simple Volume, Properties, and Help. Everything else is greyed out. I also can't extend the other partition, the "extend" option is also greyed out.

And, I should probably be asking this on the Win 7 forum and all, but I'm now on Win 8... I'm dumb...

Any ideas how to put that 351MB onto the main partition?

Answer:Unallocated space on primary hard drive

I believe that 351MB is still teh System Reserved partition and is still being used, even though you do not dual boot.

See here for how to get rid of it completely if you really want to, though I don't see why it's necessary. 351MB is insignificant with todays hard drive sizes. How to Remove the Windows 7 "System Reserved" Partition

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I just bought a 4TB hard drive to replace my old one which was damaged. However it only allows me to partition 2TB and leaves the remaining 1.64TB as unallocated. I've tried easeus but it does not allow me to do anything with the unallocated space. I want to create 3 partitions with that unallocated space and use it to store my files.

Any help please as I'm about to pull my hair out. I'm not too good with computers.

Answer:Cannot partition unallocated space on 4TB hard drive

Did you format it MBR instead of GPT?

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 and I've just purchased a new 3TB internal hard drive. I went to Computer Management to format the drive, but it will only allow me to access 2048GB. There is 746.52GB of unallocated space. When I right click on the larger part which I've formatted, "Extend Volume..." was greyed out. Please can someone tell me how to access all of the space on my new hard drive?

Thanks,
Joe

Answer:Can't Access Unallocated Space On New Hard Drive

I think some motherboards can't handle 3 TB drives.

I haven't got a good handle on all of this myself, but you may have to use GPT partitions, rather than MBR.

You haven't filled out your system specifications, so no one knows what hardware you have.

I'd certainly dig into the motherboard's specifications at the manufacturer website and see what it supposedly supports.

Some motherboard manufacturers have something called a "3 Terabayte unlock tool" that supposedly helps in some cases. It's probably related to whatever chipset your motherboard has.

Do you intend to put Windows on this drive or is it just for data?

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hello,
I recently formated my desktop, I have everything saved on the (F) partition, and i formatted the primary partition (C) which leaves me with huge chunk of Unallocated space that is unable to use. Everytime i try to create a new partition, it says that space is not enough ( i even tried creating the min amount of space 8mb) when the space available is almost 500 Gigs.
I tried researching the web but no help... please help me im running out of disk space and i dont want to delete anything

Answer:Unallocated disk space error, Can not partition volume space

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hey guys, I'm currently studying for MCSE when i came across an exercise in the disk management chapter. The practise question assumes i have an unallocated space in which i can create a partition, but for some reason i havent. I have one hard drive with the OS on which is 80gb and it's got around 70GB free.

Why is it the practise assumes i have unallocated space? Should I or is there a reason i havent? Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Solved: Where is my unallocated space on NTFS hard drive?

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Hi,

This is probably the silliest question ever, but I haven't done partitioning in a very long time and don't feel too confident, so here goes:

I bought a 3 Tb Seagate external hard drive a few years ago, created two partitions on it and left almost 1 Tb unallocated. Can't remember why, and didn't even remember it was there! All this time, I had been thinking I had a 2 Tb disk that was getting more and more full...

Anyway, I just rediscovered it and would like advice on how to best exploit it: should I extend "SeagBig" (which is full to the brim), or create a new partition (or several) in the unallocated space? What will be more convenient / less risky?

Also: I think I used Windows' own Disk Management tool initially. Can I do that again?

Thanks!

Answer:How to handle the unallocated space on my external hard drive?

You could make a 3rd NTFS partition; then you can either merge 2nd and 3rd partition or simply have 3 partitions. I think Windows' Disk Management will be fine. Scuttlebutt elsewhere indicates MiniTool Partition Wizard may be all you need -- or any similar 3rd party utility.

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I have a 500GB hard drive that has 2 unusable bits of space. My obvious question is. Can it be fixed so they can be used or is this stuck like this?

Picture:

Answer:Hard drive 1MB & 101MB unallocated/unusable space

You can do it with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. But it is really not worth doing? It is such a minute portion of your disk - make the math.

If you really want to venture into it, make sure you image your C: partition first before you start. It is very easy to lose it with the slightest little mistake.

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With the extended partition and 3 primary partitions should the unallocated hard drive space be located outside of the extended partition.? Is that required or just optional, so that you can have both formatted partitions and unused space inside the extended. ? This is for both a internal IDE drive, and a eSATA connected external SATA drive, and they both have 3 primaries and have several operating systems multi-booting, (XP and some Linux).
 

Answer:extended partition and unallocated hard drive space

Also when I view the drives partitions from a Linux with "fdisk -l" it shows the extended ID was as 5, changed to f (W95 Ext'd LBA), is that not correct now ?
 

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I had virus in my pc so i decided to format and reinstrall windows 7 so i booted from dvd rom and went to istrallation and i clicked custom (advanced) and i formatted all the 3 partitions i had and wen i tried to instrall windows they say (windows cannot be instralled to this disk.the selected disk has an MBR partition table.on EFI systems,windows can only be instralled to GPT disks) and i accidentally deleted all 3 partitions and now i cannot create a new partition using unallocated space so i am stuck can any one help me pls.

Answer:[SOLVED] cannot divide unallocated space on hard drive

If you HDD is over 2.2 GB's in size it needs to be partitioned as an MBR disc. Unless your Bios is set to UEFI setting.
On another computer download the ISO image for GParted, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and Create an NTFS partition (s)

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I have 654 GB space in c . and when i extend it into another drive it shows unallocated disk . when i tried to make a new drive throuh new simple volume it show an error "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contain the maxximum number of partition "

Answer:how to create unallocated disk space to free space ..

A hard disk can only contain four partition. They can be either four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition. An expended partition can contain as many logical drives as there is space and drive letters to accommodate them.The only partition you can extend into the unallocated space is the last one in the partition tablet. If you want to extend any other partition you need to move existing partitions into the unallocated space until the space is immediately after the partition you want to extend. To do that you will need some third party software like partition magic. Stuart

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Hello,
I have a Seagate 500GB Free Agent Desktop USB ST305004FDA1E1-RK, P/N 9NF2AL-570 that I was using to store my Acronis true image backups on of an older desktop pc. I had been having issues that the older desktop pc and wound up just doing a clean install and I was going to use my image backup from a few months ago to restore the pc to that time (only because I forgot about my image backup before doing the clean install).

I plugged the Seagate Free Agent External Hard Drive it into that pc the other day to restore it to one of those backups; it was recognized by the pc so I put the rescue / boot disc into the cd drive and restarted the pc. On restart It did show the screen for starting true image and then another screen popped up and vanished just as quickly and Windows XP Pro started instead. So I tried 3 more times with the same results. I then created another bootable rescue media disc and tried to load the TrueImage program but it again showed the True Image screen and then booted to Windows XP instead. It was late by then so I just shut down the computer and turned everything off and thought that I would try again the next day.

The following afternoon when I turned the computer on the Seagate is no longer being recognized by the computer. I tried plugging it into my laptop with the same results. It is listed in device manager and if I go to My Computer and right click for manage and click on disk management it is being shown but as unallocated space now.... Read more

Answer:External Hard Drive suddenly showing as unallocated space

Sorry - I couldn't upload the pictures to this post/thread (telling me that they were already uploaded to the other thread) Even tried renaming the files but it would not let me upload them to this thread. They can be seen here...http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=282537
 

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This is definitely a long shot, but can you partition unallocated hard drive space as a separate drive with it's own drive letter?
 

Answer:Unallocated Hard Drive Space to Separate Drive

format the space and it will have it's own partition letter
 

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Ok I installed Windows on an old 80 gig HD I had laying around, and everything was successful. The system was working great until recently when I try to boot up the machine I would get DISK BOOT ERROR please insert bootable disk. I would then restart the machine, and then it would boot into Windows fine. I found it very odd, but thought it was because the MBR may be confused since on another HD there used to be a windows installation and I had to remove it manually. (Not sure if that was the case)

Ok, so today I tried to fix the error cause Windows would refuse to boot. I ran Windows setup to check the partitions, and initially it showed that my 80 gig HD was unpartitioned space. I reset the machine, went into Windows setup again and then it showed the partitions.

At the current moment I can't get my machine to detect the partitions for the life of me. I currently have it removed from the computer, plugged it into an external HD case and plugged into my laptop. I ran Norton Partition Magic and it's detecting the HD as unallocated space.

Is there a good program I can use to recover my lost partition table? Is it a lost cause? What the heck is going on?!

Please feel free to ask questions, and I will respond promptly. Thank you for reading.
 

Answer:DISK BOOT ERROR...hard drive shows as unallocated space?!

A BartPE disc or Windows UBCD should have a few data/partition recovery tools.

Get Data Back is a good one.
 

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I upgrade my laptop hard drive to 1tb hitachi travelstar and restoring the image with macrium reflect went well and prompted to reboot. After rebooting, it showed the hp logo then a black screen with an underscore on the top left, no hard drive activity. Windows boot manager said "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible: status "0xc000000f". I used the windows system repair cd and it said that it will repair the following: "windows boot manager". The following startup will be deleted "windows setup", path "system.sav\2ndCap\boot.wim", windows device: partition=cprimary) 447134 mb. Everything was okay after the repair, but after a long 5 hour night of updating programs, windows updates...etc, I looked in disk management and there is 465gb unallocated space at the end and 200mb free space in the beginning with the c: drive (main partition) after the 200mb space followed by the recovery partition. I can't extend the c: drive at all, it's greyed out. I don't know what to do now, please I don't know much about these things, so go easy, thanks! On top of that, when reinstalling the hard drive, one of the screws from the enclosure fell down the sink drain.

Answer:Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space problem

I assume you were upgrading your hard drive?
that can happen when the your image has less hard drive space than the current

if you cannot extend your partition, you can simply create new volume, or using a partition software to try to extend.

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i wanna extend my c drive as its the main windows drive and is very less on space but i have no unallocated space, so i tried creating it i shrinked drive E and got around 8 gb spare but that goes to free space it is not transformed to unallocated plzz hellpphey i know everything

Answer:how to create unallocated space

A partition can only be extended if there is unallocated space immediately after the partition. Otherwise you will need to use a third party partitioning tool such as EASEUS Partition Manager. After installing the program you would do well to read and understand the help files before proceeding.Be aware that all partition changes have a certain amount of risk. They usually work well but they can fail, leaving your file system in an unrecoverable state. I have seen this. Be sure to backup all important data first.

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I recently posted a question about how to partition my hard drive. When I look at my C: drive in computer management, there is no unallocated space. One person suggested that I use Acronis Disk manager 10. Now I have Acronis, but i still cant create unallocated space. How do I partition my Hard drive with Acronis? or get some unnallocated space?
 

Answer:How do I create unallocated space?

First, backup, backup, backup !!! Nothing like loosing everything due to a failed resetting partition sizes.

Then you will need to shrink your C: partition to the size you want the new partition to be. (likely it is taking up the entire hard drive size which is why it doesn't show any unallocated space).

Then create a new partition, format it and assign it a drive letter.

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To make it clear though, this is not increasing any available size of either your hard drive or the C: partition. It is just creating unallocated space to assign to a different partition.
 

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I upgrade my laptop hard drive to 1tb hitachi travelstar and restoring the image with macrium reflect went well and prompted to reboot. After rebooting, it showed the hp logo then a black screen with an underscore on the top left, no hard drive activity. Windows boot manager said "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible: status "0xc000000f". I used the windows system repair cd and it said that it will repair the following: "windows boot manager". The following startup will be deleted "windows setup", path "system.sav\2ndCap\boot.wim", windows device: partition=cprimary) 447134 mb. Everything was okay after the repair, but after a long 5 hour night of updating programs, windows updates...etc, I looked in disk management and there is 465gb unallocated space at the end and 200mb free space in the beginning with the c: drive (main partition) after the 200mb space followed by the recovery partition. I can't extend the c: drive at all, it's greyed out. I don't know what to do now, please I don't know much about these things, so go easy, thanks! On top of that, when reinstalling the hard drive, one of the screws from the enclosure fell down the sink drain.

Answer:Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space order problem

Hi first can you confirm which operating system this is as you list xp and have posted a thread in win vista and 7,I think you might need to redo your install

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I cant seem to extend my E drive... E drive is supposely not with any OS
C is my Win7 and D is my WinXp ... so why i cant extend my E drive???

Answer:I have unallocated space but i cant extend the volume

Hmm, problems.

I'm pretty sure that once created an Extended partition (containing the logical partitions C: and E: in your screenshot) cannot be resized. I had a similar problem and had to delete the logical partitions first, then delete the Extended partition, create the logical partitions again with bigger sizes. With Windows 7 in one of those partitions, that does not look like an option for you.

You might be able to create a brand new partition and move some folders from E: into it

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see attached. I've just bought this new 4TB HDD (disk 2) to replace other 500GB (disk 3).

After having viewed a few tutorials on YouTube I did "Shrink Volume" on the primary partition (when that's all there was) and created the 1.6GB space.

When right clicking on the Unallocated space, all options except Parameters and Help are greyed, so I cannot click on New Simple Volume which all tutorials indicate I must do to give it a drive letter.

If I try to Extend Volume on the primpary partition, I get the following error message:
Only the first 2TB are usable on large MBR disks.
Cannot create partitions beyond the 2TB mark, nor convert the disk to dynamic.

Does this mean the 1.6GB unallocated space is lost?

please help.

Answer:Unallocated space on new 4TB external HDD, how can I name this volume?

MBR only supports up to 2TB per partition. You'll need to convert your disk to GPT, that unfortunately requires UEFI support.
Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

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I just changed my laptop drive from a SSD 180 GB to a 500GB + 8GB NAND Flash hybrid drive. I cloned the old drive successfully and now need to extend the Windows partition to include the unallocated space. When I try to using GParted, the Disk Management tools in Windows, and Magic Partition, I get errors.

Answer:Unallocated Space--Cannot Extend Volume

Could you post a shot of disk management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I have a new lenovo S110. I tried to install windows 8.1 OS but the problem is I cannot create new partition. First, I deleted the two partition named primary & secondary leaving unallocatted space & OEM.. Then, I click "NEW" on the unallocated files, enter the size (102400 MB) and enter apply. After, nothing happens...Is their anyone who can help me with this problem?

Answer:Unallocated Space (Cannot create new partition)

use a gparted live cd/usb to create your partitions

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I am trying to create a partition on my windows XP machine (windows came installed when purchased). But when I go to disk management, there is only the one drive listed, and it is not showing any un-allocated space. Is there a way to re-claim some of the allocated space, or will I have to format and reinstall?

Answer:no-unallocated space,want to create partition

Have a look at Easeus Partition Master which I have often used without problem http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Par...As normal with any partition re-sizing/creation operation ensure your backup is up-to-date before proceeding.Good luck.

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How do I from a NTFS formated drive create unallocated space from the 94 GB free space on it so I can make a new partition ?

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Windows 7, Home Premium, 32 bit
My (C partion is currently 21.13 GB, and I want to enlarge it by 12 GB. Contiguous to (C is a primary partition (I, ~26 GB. It is empty and formatted NTFS. Is there a way in Win 7 to make (I into an unallocated partition so I can use part of it to increase the size of (C ?
If not, does anyone know of a freeware program that will let me do this?
Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Solved: How to create unallocated space

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Hey...

Any suggestions on how to create a partition in the 'unallocated space'?? (see pic posted below...)


logically, it cant be a primary partition...but i dont see why it wont let me create a logical partition! (i included the error msg its givvin me in the snapshot...)

im runnin vista..so partition magic wont work....




Thanx

Answer:How to create a partition in 'unallocated space' ?

It's tough to concentrate on giving you a solution to work with knowing that one of my buddies in Seattle likes me... OMG I hope it's Sally!!!


What were your plans for the other space? Have you thought about re-sizing one of the existing partitions to include the rest of the space? Did you honestly need another partition?

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I have 500 GB harddisc on my laptop with three partitions. I wanted to split the 400gb into 300 + 100 GB. So, I went to disc management and shurnk the volume to 300GB. I saw 100GB unallocated space. But, when I try to create a new partition with that unallocate space, I get a message that 'media not writable' and the 100gb remains unallocated.
I have used a software called 'MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition'. But, it couldn't apply the changes either.

Please, let me know how can I create a new parition with my 100gb unallocated space.

Answer:Create partition from unallocated space

Can you please post a screenshot of either Partition Wizard's view of your disks, or a screenshot from DISKMGMT.MSC.

Please maximize the window first and spread the columns so that all text is visible.

Thanks.

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I have winxp sp3 on my system.
i have 20 gb unallocated space on my hard drive.But i am not able to create partition on unallocated space.when i right click unallocated space the new partition option is not available

Answer:cannot create partion in unallocated space

raparthi_dk,

I always use partitioning software when the Windows Disk Management console gives me trouble.

Try Partition Magic, or Ranish (free).

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Hi,
A few weeks ago i accidently deleted my entire hard drive using diskpart>clean command from cmd.
After a lot of work, finally I restored all volumes and files like before!
After the restoring, the pc was not booting up. So I had to insert a windows 8 disc and use its repair tools to make my laptop boot normally. The problem that I'm facing now is that recovery partition isn't recognized (it says : Could not find recovery environment), and when I try to create a new partition I get the message : "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains maximum number of partitions".

here is a screenshot of Disk Management:

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

Answer:Cannot create a partition of Unallocated space !!!

MBR partitioned disks will only allow 4 primary partitions.. If you want more, you have to make one of your primary partitions an ?extended partition? and create logical partitions inside it. Or convert it to GPT. What
That's my guess.

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im trying to create a new simple volume in unallocated hard disk but it keeps indicating "An unexpected layout change occurred external to the volume manager. " what may be the problem?

Answer:how do i create a new simple volume from unallocated disk?

Make sure nothing is running in the background which is writing to the disk and interfering with Disk Management.

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This is my first thread.. sorry for my bad english
Yesterday I tried making partitions in my hard disk, and I failed

Here's what I did:
1. run compmgmt.msc
2. Shrink C: drive
3. my hard disk' capacity shrunk from 451GB to 260GB
4. an error window appeared ("I/O device error" I think)
5. it left me no unallocated space to create partition

using compmgmt I can't extend my hdd back to 451GB, so I used MiniTool partition wizard to restore it (btw, shrinking with MT PartitionWiz resulted the same, no unallocated space)

So how do I solve this problem? thanks in adv.

Answer:Failed to create partition : no unallocated space

Can you post a screen shot of the disk management display?

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http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5476/64853666.png
A picture is worth a thousand words...

How do I fix this!? I need that full unallocated space for installing Win7 and all my apps.

I initially had it partitioned into 3 separate partitions from when I installed Windows 7 beta. One for XP, one for Win7, one for data... SOMEHOW, despite making the Win7 partition AFTER the data partition, the Win7 partition wound up conjoined to the data partition, and now I can't free up the unallocated space from deleting it in order to use it to install the full version.

As you can see I don't have enough free space across my drives to just back up all of the data partition and nuke and pave. How do I reclaim the extra space taken by the extended partition?

I actually went out and BOUGHT Acronis because someone told me I could use it to fix this problem... no dice. It just shows it as adjacent unallocated areas, and won't let me shrink, remove, or join them.

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I installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64 last night on a 49GB partition of my hard drive, I had Windows XP Pro installed on the rest of the 180GB of space. I cleared that partition after installing Vista, however, I cannot extend my vista partition into the unallocated space.


http://i33.tinypic.com/11lugbp.jpg

Regards

Answer:Extend Volume - Greyed out, how can I regain unallocated space!

An excellent 3td software, Extend Partition Home Edition can safely and earily increase the C: drive to get more capacity. For more help reference: http://www.extend-partition.com/exte...e-edition.html

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Hello,

I just assembled a new PC. It has a single 4TB hard drive. During Windows 10 installation, I created a 200gb partition to install to as the C: drive. It auto partitioned my drive into a 500MB system reserved partition, my C: drive, and two unallocated spaces of 1852.69GB and 1678.02GB respectively. The 1852GB space I can create a partition on, but the 1678GB space I cannot do anything with: Cannot create a partition, and cannot combine it with the rest of the unallocated space.

I would like to combine the two unallocated spaces to create a single partition from the remaining unallocated spaces, but cannot figure out how. I contacted Microsoft tech support via chat, allowed them to remote in to my machine, but they could not determine the issue either. If anyone could shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Unable to create/combine partition from unallocated space

It looks to me as if you have done a legacy bios install not an eufi install.

You need EUFI to access all of disk space (max for bios is 2.2GB).

Open up a command vprompt with admin rights and run these commands and post image.

diskpart

list disk

Also tell us if a 32bit or 64bit install.

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Hello,

I just assembled a new PC. It has a single 4TB hard drive. During Windows 10 installation, I created a 200gb partition to install to as the C: drive. It auto partitioned my drive into a 500MB system reserved partition, my C: drive, and two unallocated spaces of 1852.69GB and 1678.02GB respectively. The 1852GB space I can create a partition on, but the 1678GB space I cannot do anything with: Cannot create a partition, and cannot combine it with the rest of the unallocated space.

I would like to combine the two unallocated spaces to create a single partition from the remaining unallocated spaces, but cannot figure out how. I contacted Microsoft tech support via chat, allowed them to remote in to my machine, but they could not determine the issue either. If anyone could shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Unable to create/combine partition from unallocated space

It looks to me as if you have done a legacy bios install not an eufi install.

You need EUFI to access all of disk space (max for bios is 2.2GB).

Open up a command vprompt with admin rights and run these commands and post image.

diskpart

list disk

Also tell us if a 32bit or 64bit install.

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Hello,

I just assembled a new PC. It has a single 4TB hard drive. During Windows 10 installation, I created a 200gb partition to install to as the C: drive. It auto partitioned my drive into a 500MB system reserved partition, my C: drive, and two unallocated spaces of 1852.69GB and 1678.02GB respectively. The 1852GB space I can create a partition on, but the 1678GB space I cannot do anything with: Cannot create a partition, and cannot combine it with the rest of the unallocated space.

I would like to combine the two unallocated spaces to create a single partition from the remaining unallocated spaces, but cannot figure out how. I contacted Microsoft tech support via chat, allowed them to remote in to my machine, but they could not determine the issue either. If anyone could shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Unable to create/combine partition from unallocated space

It looks to me as if you have done a legacy bios install not an eufi install.

You need EUFI to access all of disk space (max for bios is 2.2GB).

Open up a command vprompt with admin rights and run these commands and post image.

diskpart

list disk

Also tell us if a 32bit or 64bit install.

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I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


toolman59

Answer:Disk Management will not create a partition in unallocated space

  
Quote: Originally Posted by toolman59


I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


toolman59


For working with partitions I use MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is free and can be downloaded from;

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

HTH

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I have just built my first PC, and I am getting ready to install Windows 7 64 bit. When I select "Custom Install", I get an error stating that Windows can't be installed to the HDD. I have one Seagate 500GB drive installed that displays as "Disk 0 Unallocated Space" with 465 GB available. I have also tried to create a partition using DiskPart, but I get an "I/O device error" that won't allow me to create a partition.

I am using an ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 with the HDD set to AHCI. Any ideas?

Answer:Unable to Create Partition / Install to Unallocated Space on HDD

Has this hard drive ever had anything on it?

Has it ever been formatted?

Go into Windows Disk Management and do a refresh and rescan from the menu.

Try to format it and assign a drive letter in Disk Management. You will probably have to right click the unallocated space.

Then post a picture of what you see in Disk Management.

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I have 4 Disks as shown in the pictures.
(different view)

My 9-old HDD 320 GB drive was XP (C:\ DISK 2, Basic), and then I added a 120 GB SSD (S:\ Disk 1, System, Boot, Dynamic, Simple/Spanned) 3 years ago. Its not Active or Primary tho, C: is.

All programs user data on the S: drive. I am running out of space on S drive.

I added a new 240 GB SSD (Dynamic, Disk 3) - which has NO DATA and is Unallocated.
I want to aggregate S: Drive and this 240GB drive into one large volume to meet my space requirements.

However both Partition Magic and Disk Mgs "Extend" option is disabled. (WHY?? - is Extend option on the same physical drive only? Can one not span into other physical Disk Drives?)

Neither can I create a SPANNED Volume - the Spanned volume option is grayed out. (I tried with creating a Dynamic Disk on the 240 GB SSD but same result). (is it because I was tring to create spanned volume for the boot+system volume?)

Please note my old 320 GB drive (XP C:\ drive) is still "Active" although I migrated the BootMgr to the S: drive.

I cannot make S drive a Primary partition even though I tried this method (Partition Magic bootable CD --> Modify [same - problem as mine]).

But "Set Active" is grayed out :

If I cannot extend or span, what are my options?

Merge volumes on different physical disks to be one volume? This is also grayed out?
What can I do? Move the volume from the 120GB S drive to the 240 GB SSD?
Or set up RAID0?

Ideal... Read more

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HI , i have ideapad Z570 .I have total no of 4 partitions in my HDD 1. 200MB2.C drive 287GB3.D drive 29gb.4. and 15 GB for OEM . THE PROBLEM NOW THAT I AM FACING IS I HAVE 265 GB OF UNALLOCATED SPACE , AND I CANT CREATE PARTITION OF IT . BECAUSE MAXIMUM NO OF PRIMARY PARTTITONS ARE THERE !sO IF I FORMAT THE HARD DRIVE . I WILL LOOASE THE ORIGINAL WINDOW THAT I GOT PREINSTALLED  AND RECOVERY ALSO .IF I CREATE THE RECOVERY DISK IT WILL BE THE IMAGE OF THE SAME SYSTEM AND THAT 265 gb WILL STILL BE UN ALLOCATED .. SO IS THERE ANY WAY IN WHICH I CAN USE THE UNALLOCATED SPACE WITHOUT LOOSING THE ORIGINAL OS . I HOPE U UNDERSTAND MY PROBLEM !plz HELP ME !

Answer:Cant create Partition of 200gb unallocated space. in ideapad z570

I saw someone here wrote that win7 (don't know if all versions) doesn't support more than 4 four partitions so I think the next best thing might be expandind the C partition. You can do that by clicking start and in the search button write "partition" and it will give you something like Create and format hard disk partitions. Click that and a window will open which is showing the partitions. Now RIGHT-click on the C: partition and select extend partition. Then just click next as it will try to expand it with as much unallocated memory as possible. It shouldn't take long and you will have that unallocated space allocated in partition C. Report if this helps you.

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Just got a brand new HP computer with windows 10 Pro (64bit) preinstalled on an SSD. I am now adding a 1TB sata hard drive for storing data files. New HDD is installed as Disk 1 and is seen by Windows 10. I initialized it as an MBR basic disc. When I try to go to the next step of creating a volume, I right click on disk 1 and there is no option available to create a new simple volume. There are other volume options (mirror, raid, etc) but they are all greyed out. Simple is not even listed as an option. I went to DISKPART and using clean command, took it back to the start, then initialized it as a GBT. That didn't make a difference. Now I'm back to MBR again. I also did a List Volume command under DISKPART and confirmed there is no volume on this drive. I'm stuck. How can I get this drive to the point where I can format it and use it?
Thanks!

Answer:Unable to create simple volume on new 1TB hard drive

Duh. Just solved my on problem. Was clicking on the disk name instead of the unallocated space. Got it working now!
Sorry for being a dope.

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I have been running a Dual-Boot Setup of XP Pro and WIN 7 successfully
for some weeks while I get familiar with WIN 7.
Recently I have almost exclusively been booting into WIN 7.
In this D.B. Setup The booted OS appers as Primary Partition on the C:
drive with the non-active OS as "Unallocated Space " on the D: drive.
This all happens on the No.1 Hard Drive.
No2 Hard Drive has been partitioned into several Partitions , the
First one as a Primary Partition with the remaining Partitions as
Logical drives.
Today , when I booted into WIN 7 , there was no sign of the second
hard drive and its Partitions even although both drives ( Serial
Drives) were recognised in the initial part of the Bios screen during
this bootup.
When I looked in Disk Management , I saw that the first Partition on
the second hard drive appeared normally as a Primary Partition but
that all remaing space on this drive was shown as "Unallocated Space"
I then re-booted into the XP OS .
This showed the second hard drive and all its Partitions normally ,
i.e. with its first Partition as the Primary and all subsequent ones
as Logical Drives.

Answer:Hard Drive Suddenly appearing as "Unallocated Space"

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk mgmt drive map and listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition, have both HD's attached.

Do you wish to continue with XP or remove it?

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Hello, Seven Forums! I've been lurking about for a bit, and have been able to find all the answers to my problems here just by searching. Until Now. I've been trying to create a hard drive partition to dual wield Windows 7 and Windows 8, but when I go to shrink C: to create the new partition, it says "Querying Volume for available shrink space, please wait..." for about five minutes. Now I'm fine with this, but when that finishes, I get this.


So, I mentally "Hmm" and head on over to my disk properties, and find exactly what I was expecting to find.

Next, I tried using the command prompt (Tutorial I clicked in Pic 1) to shrink the volume, but that told me there wasn't enough space either. What do I do? Smash my computer? Open obscure files? Abandon ship?

Answer:Hard Drive Showing no space to create partition

This is normal. The MFT which is sitting high up on the partition is blocking it and Disk Management cannot move the MFT.

If you want to shrink it, you have to use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. That can move the MFT. Have a look at Option 3 here - but instead of shrinking on the left side I would shrink on the right side (same procedure).

To be safe, make an image of C before you manipulate it. Better be safe than sorry.

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I have Windows 7 on my Toshiba laptop and I need to create much more space on my Toshiba 1TB portable hard drive with software NTI EZ backup 3 (upgraded to EZ 4). How do I remove the backups and start all over again?

Answer:NTI backup ez says to create space on my toshiba hard drive

http://www.justanswer.com/computer/...Or, if there are only NTI backups on that external drive partition and nothing else important, just reformat it.message edited by phil22

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On my Windows XP SP3 computer I have a C drive which has 2GB free, and a D drive which has 80GB freeIs there a free program out there which will let me move some programs from C to D, obviously so they still work ok?many thanks

Answer:Moving programs to create space on hard drive

Easier to move some of the "D" to the "C", with Easus Partition Master Home Edition.http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

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I've had it with trying to keep enough space on C for all the One Key stuff to work. I use Acronic backup to an external disk which I trust and use on other PCs, so I really don't need the One Key. I've tried using the native Vista tool as well as Acronis Disk Director, but I can't expand the C partion.  Don't know where to go.... I'm of a mind to just get a second drive, partition it the way I want to, and restore the C and D partitions from my backup. Questions: 1) Any thoughts on why I can't epxand the size of the C partition on this drive? (option grayed out in the Vista too, and just doesn't do anything with Acronis) 2) If I disable the One Key stuff and do a restore from my backup disk to C and D, then make the new drive primary, any thoughts on whether this will boot/work? 





Lenovo 3000 K100 57061330 Intel Desktop Computer - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz, 3GB DDR2, 500GB SATA, SATA DVDRW, Windows Vista Home Premium, Nvidia G-Force 8600, external Maxtor 500GB backup disk.









Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Can't Expand C from Free Space on D or Unallocated Drive Space

Did you first delete the D: Partition so that is available for the C: partion to use? John

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i installed ubuntu on my ssd and had a dual boot laptop, however i want to use my ssd as a cache drive, henceforth i deleted ubuntu and now i have unallocated space and free space on my ssd and i am wondering if i need to covert that into a new partitioned volume that can be used as a cache drive
 

Answer:Use unallocated space and free space on ssd as cache drive

I think you need to allocate the free space as a linux swap partition and format it as such.
 

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I have a 232GB Hard Drive which is 97% full, I wanted to clear some stuff up so I downloaded a programme called WizTree, it told me that System Volume Information was taking up 74.4% of my hard drive space, I didn't want to start endlessly deleting files because they look pretty important, but they're taking up 168.1GB of space! Is there anyway I can decrease this number? What are these files even for?

Answer:System Volume Information - Taking up so much hard drive space?

Not sure what's implied here with ' System Volume Information '. It could be the shadowstorage where the restore points are stored. That could be easily fixed. Run the command below and post the result.

vssadmin list shadowstorage

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I recently changed my backup system to a full drive copy (lengthy, but simple)on a spare disk from a backup on a partion on my master disk. I have deleted the partion ( in this case D) from my master disk, but I cannot get back the free space. DriveCopy 4 shows that what was the D drive is now "unallocated". Can anyone tell me how I can reintegrate the free space left when the D partition was deleted with the primary C drive?Thanks.

Answer:Unallocated space on hard disk

you will need to use something like partition magic to get the unallocated space merged back with your main c: drive again to show the full size.

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I have reinstalled win XP family on my hard disk after removing a Pro version.
I now have 3 partitions :
C 17.5 GB NTFS
F 26.6 GB NTFS
unallocated space 30.5 GB

I have used paragon to moved space between C and F, but the unallocated space seems to be unreachable.

Could someone help me do away with it so that I can use the whole space ?
Thanks !

Yannig

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hello,
iam a programmer, this morning my pc shut downed suddenly when i was writing a PHP script, i tried to turn the pc on again but i couldn't, i tried to install a new windows and i surprised when i couldn't find the partitions on the DOS..!!

after that i went to one of my friend, i borrowed his hard drive, i installed on it a new windows, i turned my pc on with my friend's hard drive as a master hard drive, and then i connected my hard drive as a slave hard drive to check my data, but i couldn't found my partitions and i found my self in serious real trouble ..

my hard disk appeared on the Device Manager, but the partitions didn't appear on 'my computer', so i tried to check the hard disk properties on the device manager and i found all my hard disk as a unallocated space !!!

on this hard disk all my previous 3 years work, i can't do F-Disk, so please guys help me to fix this problem, i don't care about the hard disk, i only want to copy my data from it, please any help
 

Answer:Serious trouble, my hard became unallocated space, please help :(

Whatever you do, do not write anything to the drive and use it as little as possible! Else you may overwrite data. You may -- and I emphasize may -- be able to recover the data.

There are software titles that can recover data. Try Google-searching the internet. Or else consider taking it to a professional.
 

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I bought a Seagate 3TB internal hard disc and put it on a HDD Dock Station. After formatting I am only given 2TB of allocated space for use in the primary partition. There is a balance of 742GB which is unallocated. What steps should I take to make it allocated
for use.
Thank you


Best regards
HoHW

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Hello everyone, I was recently looking in disc management today for something and recently discovered this in the C: drive section:Attachment 189593
What is this '10.67 GB unallocated space' for? Is it the recovery partition? I heard that system recovery contains the whole OS and programs and stuff, which is about 10gb. What could this be for? I'm hoping it's the recovery partition, as I'm missing quite a few Toshiba programs that only come installed on the original system. Any help is appreciated! Oh yes, I should say, Merry Christmas !

Answer:What's this unallocated space in my C: drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gln2d3


Hello everyone, I was recently looking in disc management today for something and recently discovered this in the C: drive section:Attachment 189593
What is this '10.67 GB unallocated space' for? Is it the recovery partition? I heard that system recovery contains the whole OS and programs and stuff, which is about 10gb. What could this be for? I'm hoping it's the recovery partition, as I'm missing quite a few Toshiba programs that only come installed on the original system. Any help is appreciated! Oh yes, I should say, Merry Christmas !


Nothing just select the C: drive and (right click) increase volume (or something like that my windows is in dutch) then it should be allocated to your C: drive

EDIT

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Hey guys, my usb drive stopped working, when I put it in my computer (Windows 7), I can't open the USB since it says it needs to be formatted, I tried it and windows tells me it cant format it :/ so I went into administrative tools, reformated to NTSC(?) from there, but now the whole of the USB is unallocated, and there is an option that says "New simple volume" but I dont know how to do it since it asks alot of questions :/ Anyone?
 

Answer:Unallocated Space on my USB Drive :(

Hey, u got nothing to worry about. answer all the questions no matter how long it takes. And format your USB drive to NTFS. i dont know what is this NTSC. But making a new simple volume will not harm u in anyway.
 

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I'm in Disk Management and I want to add some unallocated space back to my C: drive after uninstalling Arch Linux, but I'm not sure how I do this. Any suggestions?

EDIT: I was hoping that 'Extend volume' would do this, but it's grayed out.

Answer:How do I add unallocated space to my C: drive?

Partition or Volume - Extend

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This is Mohamed here,

i have unallocated space around 67 GB, but i have C drive ( OS file) and D drive personal file, how do i use this unallocated space to D drive

Answer:Unallocated space to D drive?

Can you post a snip of you Disk Management ?

Start Computer Management Disk Management

Use snipping tool for screen snip

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can allocated drive space be merged into drive c: with out loosing data on c:
 

Answer:unallocated drive space

Your title and post are conflicting, so is it unallocated space, or allocated space?

If space is alreay allocated to another partition (e.g. "D") you must first free space at the beginning of that partition. Then add it to the end of the "C" parition.

If there is already unallocated space, then just add it to the end of "C".

Note: You can get a tool for doing this, Paragon Partition Manager 9.5, free thru 10/18 here: http://www.paragon-software.com/free/giveaway.html
 

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at one time I had a low in red line in my computer in drive E , it was listed as local drive and another drive that was labled C as listed local drive also ,
so when I opened disk management this is what I have and I dont know if its possible to to get the unallowcated space from the one partion just sitting there with 558 MB of un used space on it to the E drive that needs more space?



 

Answer:how do I get this unallocated space to drive E

Right click on E: and then select extend drive
 

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Is it advisable to leave some of the hard disk space, say 1 GB or 2GB or ...... unallocated. Is there any benefit or harm.

Answer:Is it advisable to leave some of the hard disk space unallocated?

I can't think of either a benefit or harm, unless your system partition is really short on free space.

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Hi Guys,

Sorry if it has a already been posted.My System was working fine yesterday.I turned it off and came back today and tried turning it on.It took the System to Automatic Repair and got stuck there
- When ii restarted it. it said "Select a proper Boot Device"
- I Booted into BIOS and it stopped getting Detected
- I reseated the HDD and it was getting detected again
- I took it out and connected a friends system and checked
- It took a while to Start his OS.
- Then In Computer Management my hdd being shown as "931.2Gb Unallocated"
- How to get it Back..
- I have 6+ years photographs on it.
- Can anyone please help me with it?
- I checked this tutorial "http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26829-convert-dynamic-disk-basic-disk.html"
- But not aware which option should i use so i can recover my data back.
- Can anyone please help me with it please
- It is a western Digital 1TB HDD

Answer:Hard Disk Unallocated Space. How to get data back.

Hi,

The only thing I can think to try is to boot into Partition Wizard, and then attempt to recover any partitions on that HDD using the Recover Partition Wizard option.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Regards,
Golden

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I've a full system backup and 139 GBs of free disk space, but Disk Management won't allow me to create a new partition to restore the image because I don't have any unallocated disk space. Is my backup image useless?
 

Answer:No unallocated disk space in Disk Management and can't create new partition.

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I would like to add the 10GB of unallocated space to the C drive but I think its on the wrong side of C. I tried Paragon without success and I looked at Partition Wizard and Eause. In this scenario is the general idea to shrink C small enough so there is enough room so it can then be moved in front of the unallocated space and then extend C to encompass the unallocated space?

thank you for helping the handicapped

Answer:need to add unallocated space to system drive

Hello.


You can use the free Partition Wizard boot CD to Move/Resize the left side of the C: partition into that unallocated space, have a look at Step Three of this tutorial linked below for an outline.

Just ignore the first 2 steps.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS


As good and reliable a program as Partition Wizard is, I would not trust the installed version for the operation you need, use the boot CD as suggested and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the Bootable CD ISO file at this link below. Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather than a DVD; then boot the created CD to make the changes, it doesn't take any input from the user to setup, just relax and let it load. ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

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i recentely had windows 8 and windows 7 dual booted but decided to get rid of windows 8 . now im left with unallocatedspace that i cant seem to get rid off or add back to my primary partition

Answer:ADD Unallocated Space Back To C: Drive

Hi -- You can download the http://softdls.com/minitool-partitio...d-home-edition free Partition Wizard to adjust your partitions. Be sure and make the boot disk. If you have any problems / questions, let us know.

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I have read several forums and postings on this subject but so far I have not had any luck in getting an answer to my issue. I have an HP laptop with a 500 GB HD that came with Vista. I partioned the disk to create a data disk so that we could store pictures on it. So the computer showed a C drive (OS, 220 GB) and E drive (recovery 12 GB) and a D drive (data 232 GB). About six months ago I loaded Windows 7 on it with no problems and the computer still showed the same info. I was set up Windows backup and using the D drive as the back up location and as you can imagine as the C drive grew it started to run out of room to do the backup.

So I bought and installed a Seagate 2 TB external HD. I moved the data files (pictures mostly) from the D drive to the Seagate, which is now showing as the H drive. I opened the Back Up utility and selected the H drive as the new back up location and performed a back up. Per instructions found several places online I used the Windows command "Delete Volume" from the drop down menu under Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management to free up the old D drive space. Everything seemed to work fine and I now have 232 GB of unallocated space.

My problem is that the D drive was assigned a new disk number. So on the Disk Management view I have Disk 0 on the top row, with the C and E drive listed. On the second row I show Disk 1, no drive letter, with unallocated space (there is a third row with Disk 3, H drive). I guess that... Read more

Answer:Unallocated space on a different disk than C drive

Hello Tarheel72, welcome to Seven Forums!



Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Hello. Our little boy has a Fizzbook Spin running Windows 7 Home Premium. The 32GB ssd drive failed and I have replaced it with a 250GB 2.5" Sata drive (that I had planned to use to upgrade my laptop!). Installation of the drive went well, and although the old drive had failed before I had chance to clone it, the Fizzbook has a good back-up program that lets you make a bootable usb image, and that worked a treat, just reloaded the image and all fine. Only problem is, instead of showing 250GB Drive C only shows 30GB (there only is Drive C by the way). I just checked in Disk Management and there is 203.07 unallocated space. Maybe I should have formatted and partitioned the drive before reinstalling - I didn't, because the Fizzbook has no dvd drive.

So my question is - am I going to have to start from scratch, format the drive and reinstall again (and do 6 months worth of Windows updates again!), or can I just partition the unallocated space? Thanks.

Answer:New ssd drive showing unallocated space

Sorted - I extended the C partition and now all seems ok.

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Hello everybody. Recently, I've been having a lot of trouble with trying to merge a partition of 901MB in unallocated space into my C: drive, but I can"t seem to move them together. The unallocated space is furthest to the left and my C: drive is furthest to the right with my 3 system partitions in the way between them. Is it possible for me to move them together, or do my system partitions make that impossible? I'll provide photos of both my disk management window and my "EaseUS Partition Master" window below.

I can't move ANY of the partitions that are in the way of my 901 MB partition, (even if I wanted to). I also can't move my main C: drive either. I try to drag it to the left, but it won't move past my system partitions. The same goes for the 901MB partition if I try and drag it to the right. Are the system partitions preventing me from moving these partitions? Any help is much appreciated.

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Answer:Can't Merge Unallocated Space to C: Drive

you must move the reserve partition to the left - apply
move the next partition to the left - apply
move the next partition to the left - apply
then expand, merge or move the C partition

basically you have to walk the unallocated space to the right, by walking everything else to the left

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i have an internal HD (slave) that i cannot access anymore because the space is unallocated. i don't see the drive in my computer. how can i recover the data? i will lose a lot of stuff if i format it. PLEASE HELP!
 

Answer:drive not accessible - unallocated space

You can try the file recovery tool. I always recommend EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. Use "Advanced Recovery" function search and recover the data. You can try the demo first.
 

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I have just shrunk my C: drive and the unallocated partition failed to be formatted and assigned a drive letter. I followed the completing the new simple volume wizard but it didnt work. Instead it returned an error message that I have exceeded the number of partitions allowed.

All I wanted was a logical drive. So how do I go about creating one?

Answer:how to create a logical drive from an unallocated partition?

To use Disk Mgmt you'll have to delete one partition and create a new one to get an Extended Logical partition.

Using free Partition Wizard bootable CD you can create the Logical now, most likely, or rightclick a data partition to Modify>Convert to Logical. Do not convert the System partition or Recovery partition.

Once you have Logical partition you can add as many sub-partitions as desired until you run out of remaining letters.

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Hi,

I'm new to this forum.

My external hard disk (Seagate) is detected in the task bar after connecting, but not visible in "My Computer".

It is visible in Device manager under Disk Drives but not under USB.

There are few threads in this forum which are similar to mine, except that their Drives are visible in the Disk Management as Unallocated Space, mine is not.

SEE ATTACHMENTS !!!!!!!!!

I've tried all tools, tried in Windows XP still no solution.

Is there any way to atleast recover the data !!!!!!!!!

Your reply is appreciated !!!!!!!!

SEE ATTACHMENTS !!!!!!!!!

Answer:External Hard Disk, Unknown, Not Initialized ! No Unallocated Space.

Hi Pradeep,

Welcome onboard.

" I have tried all tools" - can you please enumerate what all tools?

Have you tried running the Seagate SeaTools for Windows to diagnose/repair.

If not check your external drive now.

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A bit of background...
-I have a Lenovo x61
-I have backup DVDs for Windows Vista to restore the computer to the factory state

So I wanted to play around with Windows 7 and I also realized that I didn't need the hidden service partition at the beginning of the drive if I had the backup DVDs. So, I figured if I were installing a new OS anyway, it would be a good time to kill that partition.

I proceeded to kill the partition successfully in Vista using diskpart and I was left with approximately 5.5GB of unallocated space at the beginning of the drive. I had read several places that if you did a clean install of Vista with unallocated space, it would overwrite that space and give you access to the whole drive in a single partition (so much for stuff you read randomly on the net ). So, I thought that probably was the same way Windows 7 worked as well. I then popped in my Windows 7 DVD and selected clean install. Everything about the install worked great...except I still have the 5.5GB of unallocated space at the beginning of the drive.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this space and merge it back into the main partition? If the solution involves reinstalling Windows 7, that's fine (since I just did it yesterday and have hardly customized anything).

Thanks in advance for the help!

Also, here's a picture of the current state in disk management. One other question, what's the other part of the HD? RAM or something to do with Intel Turbo Memory?
 

Answer:Drive partition problem, unallocated space at front of drive

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Hey there guys. Can you please help me solved this problem. sorry for my bad english.

I'm using Compaq Presario CQ40-627TU

My Laptop Spec

Intel Dual Core Processor T4400 (2.2GHz, 80Mhz FSB,1 MB L2 Cache)

- 2048MB 800MHz DDR2 Memory
- 320GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
- 14.1' TFT WXGA High-Definition widescreen LCD panel with brightview
technology

and i'm using windows 7 Ultimate on boot system partition C, dual boot with linux mint. which mean i got four partition. one for linux mint. one for its swap space. one for windows 7. one for my data storage (movies,drivers,mp3,picture and etc).

last few days i try to resize my C partition (120gb) to make it smaller to gain some unallocated spaces and resize the D partition because my D (almost 100gb) (ntfs/primary/data storage) almost full. i use easeus partition master v5.01.

After done resizing and restart i can't see any D partition. so i was worried that my data will disappeared. i try to look for it but there is no Drive D even on the easeus or diskpart. the only drive appears was C Drive.

i remove my Linux Mint and its swap (60gb) and thinking that i could get some more free space and do some cmd prompt windows 7 repair fixmbr thing to remove the grub. then i use partition recovery to transfer those missing data from partition D to C Drive. (appears as unformatted)

i try to use partition wizard home to resize it back to 300gb. and it works. but i cant make a partition. it will disappear just like tha... Read more

Answer:Missing Partition and Unallocated Space (Can't Create New Partition)

Are you still trying to recovery your deleted partition or data? The tool for this is Paragon Rescue CD. Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning

The tool to use for cleaning HD then partitioning is free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Back up your files, Boot CD, select 1 for screen res, on Disk tab choose Wipe Disk and apply zeroes to HD to wipe the GRUB which will interfere with Win7 install.

Then use PW CD to Create new partitions, Primary for OS and Logical for Data. Install Linux last following this tutorial to Dual Boot with Windows: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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This is an old problem on Win7 - a search of this forum showed no solutions - even though the same issue has been posted for years.

This machine has made system images for about 3 months without issues - last one was yesterday. Used space on the system reserved partition was always about 32 Mb. Suddenly this used space went to about 70 Mb which results in the error. I have no clue how this occurred.

Restoring an older system image apparently only restores the original files, does NOT deal with the excess cruff on the partition. [restoring ANY earlier image still results in 70 Mb as used on the system reserved partition].

How does one clear the useless trash that is located on the system partition so that system images can be made again?

I need a Windows7 based solution - NOT an aftermarket imaging program. [acronis, clonezilla etc.]

TIA

Answer:Not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy ...

I think we need to see how much free space you have on drive "C".
Please use this Tutorial by Golden. This should help other members help you. Hang in there. Others should be by to help.
Please follow instructions so we can see the complete disk management.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi all,

My H.D.D is like this (from left to right), first C: drive then unallocated space (about 40GB) then D: drive and then E: drive. Now I want to add this unallocated space into my E: drive without repartitioning the C or D drives. Is there any solution for this?
My machine is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

Answer:Adding the unallocated space into my existing drive

Hi khoshtipi

Can you upload an image of your Disk Management please . To upload the image view this link Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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i have unallocated space on my 300GB drive on I now have 150GB and 150GB basically now I want to have a 300GB drive and i cant do it, thanks.
 

Answer:How To Merge Unallocated Space To The C drive on Windows 7

Start menu-->right click computer-->click manage-->click disk management-->right click the already allocated space, then choose extend. Otherwise, if for some reason that doesn't work, a Gparted livecd or similar will work much better.

Gparted
 

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I helped a friend with her Windows XP Home Computer as her hard drive had failed. Purchased a Western Digital IDE 160 gig hard drive. After changing out the drives, I used the Windows XP Home disk and first partioned and then installed Windows. Everything has gone well. I just need a little help on "Unallocated" partion.

I realize that Windows XP would only recognize 132 gigs. After installing I put on Service Packs 1 and then 2. Now when I go to disk management it is recognizing the primary partion C and also shows 21 gigs as unallocated.

I guess it has been awhile since I've had to deal with unallocated space. Could someone step me through how to proceed to claim that space. I don't suppose I can merge the 21 gigs with the 132. If I can't, can I made it a D drive (partition)?

Let me know. I appreciate your help.

Answer:Unallocated Space On 160 Western Digital Drive

I can't help with expanding the C: partition - but I suspect that it will take a 3rd party partitioning tool to do that.

To use it as a D: drive, you'll have to open Disk Management (Start...Run...type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter).
Then right click on the unallocated space and you should get an option to "Initalize" - do that
Then format the drive and you should be able to use it

(Sorry, but I can't verify this on my XP Virtual Machine as it only has 1 drive)

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Hi,

I dont know why this happened, but my USB drive (64 GB Transcend) ended up with half its storage capacity being unallocated. I have tried Windows Disk Manager to have it allocated again in order to partition it, but to no avail. When I right-click, all the options are greyed out. Is there anything I can I do to reclaim the lost space or do I simply have to come to terms with the fact that the thumb drive is beyond repair. I mean, there is still 32 GB left, but it is annoying to know I could have had double that.

My system is running Windows 10. By the way, is Easeus Partition Master a good choice for the job. I came across this software while browsing for a solution.

Edwin

Answer:How to utilize unallocated space on a thumb drive

If the Disk Management "Extend Partition" option is greyed out you'll need to repartition/reformat it. Copy your files to another drive, delete the current partition, then create a new one that uses the whole drive. If Disk management won't do it, you'll have to use diskpart. Option two here, just skip the "active" command. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html If you want NTFS instead of fat32, format fs=NTFS quick

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I have attached my HDD image to be clear what's my problem. My question is how to add that 97 GB free/unallocated space into C: drive?

Thanks.

Answer:Adding a non neighbor unallocated space into C: drive

From here is seems to be all one HDD. Can you not just right click on C: Drive and select "extend"?

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I replaced my 15 gb hdd with a 40 hdd and used acronis to reinstall my os but now I only have 15 gb total allocated to my c drive and 35 unallocated space. How to I allocate the entire hdd to my c drive?

Answer:EXPAND C DRIVE TO INCLUDE UNALLOCATED SPACE

XP doesn't offer any native capability to expand the system partition, although it can resize other partitions. Third-party applications like Partition Magic or GParted can do it.

Did you clone the drives? If you use a two step procedure of imaging the drive, then restoring the image onto the new drive, you can choose the size of the partiton to restore to.

For myself, I prefer a smaller system partition and a data partition anyway, it makes drive maintenance and backup simpler.

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I've built a new gaming pc. I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64. The installer says Windows can't be installed to this drive. The only options that aren't greyed out are Refresh, Load Driver, and New.
I click New with the default size of 953869 mb, hit Apply, and it comes back with We couldn't create a new partition [Error: 0x80070017].
I've tried formatting with Diskpart and it returns a cyclic redundancy error. Maybe I did it wrong?
Now the bad part. The first time I tried to install, it said it couldn't install to that disk, but I had all the options available. I clicked format. Thinking it had frozen, I removed the usb I was trying to install from and restarted the computer to try again. Turns out that wasn't the brightest move.
Have I destroyed my drive, or is there some hope?

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I have 3 hard Drives, ( C: ) Win 7 installed, ( E: ) NTFS extra storage & ( F: ) NTFS extra storage & two unallocated spaces.

Currently F: has a total capacity of 280Gb of which 200Gb is formatted NTFS & the remaining is unallocated. Currently no data is on this hard drive. I'd like to reallocate & make F: 100% NTFS.

Is there an simple way to do this?

Answer:Have unallocated space on F: Need to convert to one NTFS drive help.

Hello GARoss,take a look this Partition Manager. It should helps you to manage your partitions.
Partition Manager

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