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Partition resize, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

Question: Partition resize, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

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Answer: Partition resize, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

Just to update, I've gone through the BIOS, tried disabling secure boot, swapping between UEFI First and Legacy First, but cannot get the windows dvd (I've tried the windows 8.1 dvd (don't have the repair disc)) to see the partitions or even refresh or reset, it gives the error "the drive where windows is installed is locked" or "unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing", but the minitool wizard sees the partitions just fine. I've tried several discs such as hiren's cd just to try to get to a GUI (mini windows) but always get a bluescreen (trying to load the GUI). I tried GParted, also no luck.

I tried the System recovery from the Novo Button Menu, but all I get is "Default boot device missing or boot failed" it then demands installation media which I already know won't help with recovery.
Would it be right to assume (since at least some tools can see the partitions)
that it is simply a problem with how the partition table is being identified? If that's the case, is there any software tool that can correct it?
I'd rather fix the problem than reload the whole thing (but it looks like I'll end up doing just that), any ideas?

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard (on a bootable USB) to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up again on the minitool wizard USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting to windows & have not been able to get into windows since.

I've gone through the BIOS, tried disabling secure boot, swapping between UEFI First and Legacy First, but cannot get the windows dvd (I've tried the windows 8.1 dvd (don't have the repair disc)) to see the partitions or even refresh or reset, it gives the error "the drive where windows is installed is locked" or "unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing", but the minitool wizard sees the partitions just fine. I've tried several discs such as hiren's cd just to try to get to a GUI (mini windows) but always get a bluescreen (trying to load the GUI). I tried GParted, also no luck.

I tried the System recovery from the Novo Button Menu, but all I get is "Default boot device missing or boot failed" it then demands installation media which I already know won't help with recovery.

Would it be right to assume (since at least some tools can see the partitions) that it is simply a problem with how the partition table is being identified? If that's the case, is there any softw... Read more

Answer:Partition resized, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

I always recommend a person do a complete disk image using Macrium or Aoemi before moving partitions but that being said see this page. If you can get to a command prompt using the Windows install disk use the diskpart commands shown. If it does not work then I think you are looking at a reinstall.

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted
up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions
UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

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I have a dual boot w/XP and Win7

I've resized the two partitions to create a third data one.

Now XP hangs on this screen when booting. Same in Safe Mode


I can't enter recovery because it doesn't detect my installed WinXP.

Windows 7 works fine.

Thanks for any help.

PD: I've used MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Answer:[SOLVED] After partition resize XP stopped booting

Press F8 at the XP bootup in the Advanced Boot menu choose Safe Mode, does that work? If so, go to Start/Run and type chkdsk X: /F and press enter (X: being the drive letter that Windows XP is installed on). In the Command Prompt type a Y for Yes and reboot the computer. Check Disk will run at next bootup.
If this fails, boot off the XP CD and get to the Recovery Console and type the command.

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I have the following:


Partition Type Size Used Unused Status Primar/ Log
* NTFS 4 3 1 Active Primary
* Extended 33 33 0 None Primary

* My Doc Fat 32 8 1 7 None Logical
* Unallocated 1 0 0 None Logical
* Prog Fat 32 2 1 1 None Logical


I used Partition Magic in dos via boot disk to resize the logical partition 'My Doc' smaller hence giving me the 'Unallocated' size of 1mb.

I intended to use this space to ADD to the 1st Partition C: Drive BUT I cannot seem to work out how to use this space that appears severa;l layers away from the Primary Partition to increase it.

I have 2 Drives - Each is partitioned into several sections.

How do I go about this?

I have the BOOTINg boot disk as well if that helps.

Thanks MIke

Answer:Partition Magic / BootING help with resize and move

I have 16 GB of "unallocated" space in the C: drive which I would also like to use. Can find no references to unallocated or how to encorporate this space in the drive. Sure could use some help.

Steve Kimball

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Good day,

I have an Asus Z68 mainboard with UEFI-BIOS. Windows 7 Professional 64bit is installed in UEFI mode on a GPT partitioned drive (SSD). It worked flawlessly.

Now I added my second, old harddrive, that is still MBR formatted.
Windows won't start anymore, instead I am seeing "Windows is loading files", then a blinking cursor, and that's all.

I have two options in BIOS regarding boot priority:
1) I can boot from the SSD as primary priority
2) I can select an option called "Windows Boot loader", I think this refers to the UEFI boot code that Windows wrote to the UEFI.

If I select the first option, I get the "Windows is loading files screen" and then the "Windows has detected a startup error, do you want to repair the system startup" screen. If I select "Start Windows normally", I get a blinking cursor and then nothing. If I select "Repair startup", I see "Windows is loading files", and then again the "Startup repair screen". It is an endless loop.

If I select the second option, I get "Windows is loading files", then a blinking cursor, and nothing more.

Is there any way to get my Windows to boot again without disconnecting or re-partitioning the old harddrive?

Note that the old harddrive is NOT for booting, as it is just a datastore.

Philipp

Answer:UEFI Booting of GPT partition doesn't work after 2nd HDD was added

Philip,

Have you checked that the BIOS is not trying to RAID your 2 devices, your should find that in Integrated Peripherals (or something similar) in the BIOS

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Hi,

Just to be clear: I have searched the internet for similar problems, and found a lot. However none of them had an answer to my exact problem.

Which is:

My Windows partition (the first of 6 partitions) is way to small. I tried to resize it with EASEUS Partition Master 4.0, but I couldn't resize the top partition. I think that is because I couldn't get "unallocated space" above or underneath there.

My question:

Is there a way to resize that partition, if necessary with a bootable dvd (without formatting the partitions!)?

FYI, my OS is MS Windows Vista Ultimate x64..

Marty
 

Answer:How to resize the Windows partition?

You shouldn't require special software to do this, it can be done within Windows.
Not sure if you tried this at all, but here it goes,

Open 'start menu' and under 'computer', click 'manage'
In the left pane, open up the Storage category and click on Disk Management.
Right click on the partition be to modified.
Click on Extend Volume or Shrink Volume to extend or shrink the selected partition.
 

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So i want to add another OS onto my rig, I have windows xp 64-bit on it right now. I've tried partition magic to resize my drive but it does not work. I've also tried 2 other windows partition resizers which say they don't work in 64-bit windows when I try to do the operation.

So I go the linux route to resize my drive and apparently I can't get the GUI for xserver to work with my x1900XT, i've tried knoppix and gparted live cds. I don't want to burn any more if they won't work.

Any suggestions for programs that are x64 friendly or any linux distros that have qtparted or gparted that will load a gui?
 

Answer:resize partition on Windows X64?

You should stop using Partition Magic, period. It's old, it hasn't been updated in nearly 5 long years, and it's basically old and outdated, basically. Yes, that's redundant, sue me.

PartedMagic is the new kid on the block, free, bootable CD/USB stick/etc, works great, is updated regularly, and gets the job done. Used to be the Gparted project when some of those developers moved on and created PartedMagic. Highly recommended...

www.partedmagic.com
 

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Hi
I installed a new 1TB drive on my W7 pc. I created 2 partitions but now find I cannot shrink the C partition even when I have turned of system restore. Norton says the C drive has been defragmented and chkdsk reveals no faults. I need some extra space on the other partition for storage which is why I want to shring C where there is plenty of space.
Can anyone suggest why it won't shrink.
Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 partition does not resize

This any good? Partition.

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I need to shrink a Windows 7 partition from 40GB to 20GB or less.

Will the Shrink Volume program in Windows accomplish this? I've read there are limitations to the amount that a partition can be reduced.
 

Answer:resize Windows 7 partition

Hey livewire, see if this helps-http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2672-partition-volume-shrink.html
 

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i have tried this post in other forums but with no real reply.

I have recently installed Ubuntu and dual boot that and vista.

I am haveing problems in ubuntu regarding disk space

can i resize the Ubuntu partition using vista?

i have a partition wizard home edition and this is what my disks are currently like.

any help explanation would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Resize linux Partition from windows

Charlie

What exactly are you trying to do? For whatever partiton maintenance you need to do there is a really good 3rd party application that has a 30 free trial. its called parigon disk suite 2009 and its bullet proof and easy to use

Ken

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I resized a partition (the boot partition) using gparted off a linux boot disk (should be the same as any other program, though) after removing a backup partition which was never used. I rebooted the computer, and it ran startup repair. After startup repair had finished, I rebooted again. This time it boots into windows and gets to the login screen. I can log in, but it comes up with "welcome", followed by "preparing your desktop". It then loads a temporary profile. From there, I tried to load the control panel to load system so I could input the product key, but it wouldn't load the control panel because of an error I can't remember - but it displayed something like this:
"{random nums and letters}"
Does anyone know how to make it boot from a permenant account?

Thanks a heap in advance.

PS. I have access to command prompt as admin, and regedit. Also, I have another windows partition which I might be able to boot from. I also have a linux bootable CD, if that helps (can move around files from there)

Answer:Windows not genuine after partition resize

your profile is corrupt for some reason. we will fix that later. Create a new account with admin rights and logon under that account. is windows genuine then? works that accountand has it a permanent profile?

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Hi!

How can I resize on a windows 2003 server a partition ?
Regards,

gicio
 

Answer:How to resize a Windows 2003 partition?

Partition Magic can accomplish this
 

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Hello everyone!

I'm using a Thinkpad T420s, dual booting Windows 7 and Fedora 16. However, prior to me installing F16, I used Disk management to shrink the Windows partition. Well...it turns out I shrunk it *way* too small and I'm barely able to use it. Under Disk Management, even if I create unallocated space, it still will not let me re-size my windows partition. I think this is because the partitions are in the wrong order...but I don't know what to do about it.

Disk management shows four partitions as follows from left to right:

| SYSTEM_DRV (1.46 GB, Primary) | Windows7_OS (67.47 GB, Primary, Boot) | (500 MB, Primary) | (76.63 GB, Primary) <--Fedora 16 |

No matter what I do, I cannot click "Extend Volume" on my Windows 7 partition. I would experiment and use certain bootable partition tools, but I'm afraid I'm going to mess with GRUB and I won't be able to boot either one of my OS's...I don't exactly know what I'm doing in this regard so I really want to be careful, so I'm asking for someone's expertise.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration

Nevermind, solved. Please delete this thread.

Answer:Unable to resize my Windows 7 partition

Glad you resolved it, happy computing .

The topic may assist someone in a similar situation.

Louis

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Hi!

How can I resize on a windows 2003 server a partition ?


Regards,



gicio

Answer:How to resize a Windows 2003 partition?

http://www.v-com.com/product/pc8_ind.html

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Hi

I tried resizing my C drive but got an error message. It said something about dynamic discs ??

after that when i tried to restart my hp laptop i got this error message:

The message on boot states "windows failed to load. A recent hardware or software change may be the cause."

The status is "Oxc000000f".

The description is "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
what can i do to fix this problem? i am running check disc like the system suggested, but if it doesn't give me a solution will i need to re install or recover W7 with my back up discs or using HP's system recovery?
any help will be appreciated
thanks
deb

Answer:Windows will not boot after partition resize

How did you resize it, and did you defragg it first?

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Hi guys,

I have already read lots of similar posts but none like mine, hope you guys can help me.
I have a notebook with a single 500GB Hard Drive. I split the drive in two partitions of the same size, one partition I have installed windows XP PRO SP3 32 bits and on the other partition I have installed windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bits.
They are flawlessly working on dual boot.
Now I want to resize the partitions, shrinking the windows XP partition and extending the windows 7 partition and of course without loosing data or damaging my OS install.
How can I do that?

*PS: I have read here on the forums that the tool "bootable Partition Wizard CD" is really usefull, I just don't know if this is the one I must use since the OS are so different.

Thanks.

Katana

Answer:How to resize a windows partition in dualboot (XP and 7)?

Yes... you should download/burn the MiniTool Partition Wizard standalone bootable CD ISO (choose on the left side of the page, and then click on the link to "download ABSOLUTELY FREE" down a bit on the resulting page in the "how to get MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable CD" section).

When you boot to this CD (which is actually a Linux disc, which then launches the Partition Wizard application program), you will be able to do ANYTHING YOU WANT in terms of resizing or deleting or creating or any other functions on any/all partitions on any of your hard drives.

There's no concern about the OS nature of any partition, or the contents of any partition for that matter, or the logical/primary nature of any partition, or the FAT32/NTFS/etc. nature of any partition. Partition Wizard handles anything.

Also, you can also install the Windows version of free Partition Wizard on both XP and Win7, if you want to run any function while booted to either OS. The only limitation is that operations affecting the current boot partition for the OS you're in cannot necessarily be completed while you're currently booted to that OS (e.g. if you want to resize the XP or Win7 boot partitions while running in that OS). In this case you can start the process within Windows, and when you push the APPLY button it will prompt you to authorize a re-boot to complete. At re-boot time Partition Wizard will kick in to complete the previously specified operation(s), and then when comple... Read more

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I have a 250GB drive which I had split into two partitions (F and G). One partition had almost run out of space so I was going to reduce the size of the other and give the free space to this partition.

I set everything up and left it to run, but it was taking longer than I expected and I needed to leave so I cancelled the operation. The size of the G: partition has been reduced and the drive now has 20GB of unallocated space which I was going to give to the F: partition, but it won't let me do this. Whenever I try to do it it simply says an error has occurred. I can't remember the exact message since I don't have access to the computer right now, but I remember the error code being #508.

Also, the G: partition no longer appears in my computer, but I can still browse the drive using the inbuilt browser in Partition Magic.

Since they put a Cancel button on the operation screen I assumed it would be safe to cancel the operation, in that it would undo any changes that had already been made, but apparently it just stops what it's doing and doesn't let you continue from where you stopped. I realise now that I made a mistake, but is there any way to recover the partition (so that I can access it through My Computer as I usually can) and to finish reallocating the unused space on the drive?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Cancelled during partition resize, partition has disappeared. (Using Partition Magic)

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I have a 250GB drive which I had split into two partitions (F and G). One partition had almost run out of space so I was going to reduce the size of the other and give the free space to this partition.

I set everything up and left it to run, but it was taking longer than I expected and I needed to leave so I cancelled the operation. The size of the G: partition has been reduced and the drive now has 20GB of unallocated space which I was going to give to the F: partition, but it won't let me do this. Whenever I try to do it it simply says an error has occurred. I can't remember the exact message since I don't have access to the computer right now, but I remember the error code being #508.

Also, the G: partition no longer appears in my computer, but I can still browse the drive using the inbuilt browser in Partition Magic.

Since they put a Cancel button on the operation screen I assumed it would be safe to cancel the operation, in that it would undo any changes that had already been made, but apparently it just stops what it's doing and doesn't let you continue from where you stopped. I realise now that I made a mistake, but is there any way to recover the partition (so that I can access it through My Computer as I usually can) and to finish reallocating the unused space on the drive?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Cancelled during partition resize, partition has disappeared. (Using Partition Magic)

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Hi

I am unable to upgrade to windows 10 because of my system reserved partition. The error message says: "Windows 10 couldn't be installed - We couldn't update the system reserved partition"

The person that was helping me at the windows 10 forums said my system reserved partition's size needed to be increased. I tried using AOMEI partition assistant and minitool partition wizard but both were unable to resize the system reserved partition. It is either grayed out or does not allow me to increase it.

Any help much appreciated

Answer:How to resize System reserved partition in windows 7

I'd probably use EasyBCD to copy the boot manager from System Reserved to C.

Then delete System Reserved. I don't have it at all. Never had it. You can install Win 7 without it.

All you'd lose would be BitLocker functionality. Do you need it?

I'd be nervous about enlarging System Reserved if the standard good tools don't want to do it. You might try Partition Wizard and see if it will let you do it.

There's an EasyBCD tutorial on this site.

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Hello everyone, Finally the big step has come. I am going to use Linux as my primary OS. I am preparing for a dual boot system on my pre-installed Windows 7 laptop (Acer Aspire 7750G). Windows 7 will only be used for work and some applications. I have made some space on my hard drive. I removed a lot of big media files and such. I have downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit and installed it on a USB-drive and fired it up to resize my partitions.This is the current partion table:[email protected]:~$ sudo parted -l
Model: ATA WDC WD7500BPVT-2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 750GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 17,2GB 17,2GB primary ntfs diag
2 17,2GB 17,3GB 105MB primary ntfs boot
3 17,3GB 750GB 733GB primary ntfs

Warning: The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048
bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes.
Ignore/Cancel?

[email protected]:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 698,7 GiB, 750156374016 bytes, 1465149168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x46cf37ce

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1 2048 33556479 33554432 16G 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda2 * 33556480 33761279 ... Read more

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Hello,
I wasn't sure if I am posting this in the correct forum. If you look at the attachment, I am trying to resize my C: (Disk 0, OS) drive using space from the D: drive (Disk 1). I have tried a couple of disk management software but it seems like it can't be done. If anyone knows of a way to do this that would help me out greatly!!

Thanks,
Tony
 

Answer:Resize partition on Windows Server 2008? Not sure if this can be done on my setup.

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Hi guys, I took a gamble and resized my system partition and now my Windows 8 can no longer boot up however, I can boot to Windows 7 and I am still able to see all my files in Windows 8 (i have a multiboot system)

I try to copy winload.exe from windows 7 and put it in windows 8 but it doesn't allow me to do so, like it's locked or something. I also tried to repair/refresh/reset from the installation CD win 8 but no go

I attached the ff error msgs, please help!!

Answer:Windows Failed to Start-Winload.exe After Resize Partition

Hi bsk8er, welcome to Windows EightForums.

Worst case scenario, you may have salvage your files and reinstall your OS.
Plenty of knowledgeable folks here with pro advice so hang in there!

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Tried to use the Disk Management utility, reading the list of threads I came across a quote of "How to geek" that someone quoted, I learned that the resizing of a partition is only possible with contiguous space.

Well, here is my problem: how do I create unallocated free space contiguous to my OS partition when the sequence i now have is:

C drive -a 25GB partition NTFS- (which I had created just for the OS),
then a 100MB 'Healthy' (System, Active, Primary Partition),
then a 17GB 'Unallocated' space,
then D drive -a 102GB NTFS 'Healthy' (Primary partition) ... and
then 5GB of' 'Unallocated' Space

So if I do not have contiguous unallocated space to take from to enlarge the OS partition in C drive (cause the 100Mb, reserved by the OS for itself, is in between).
How do I solve this problem?

I did try using the Disk Management utility, followed the instructions ... shrunk the D partition and created the unallocated spaces, now they exist before and after the empty D drive, but the C partition which I want to enlarge is isolated and did not get the extra space (wanted to make the partition 5GB bigger like in 30GB).

Windows took less than 19 GB, so figured I would use D partition to store all the other Software Programs, but it seems that 'by default' they all land inside the partition with the OS. Is this something that could be avoided, cause I have not uploaded most of my Software to the SSD yet cause the OS partition is running o... Read more

Answer:How to resize a partition with Windows 7 Home 64-bit Disk Management?

What you need to use is Partition Wizard, as this tutorial explains.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Basically, you need to download the Partition Wizard ISO and burn it to a blank disc then boot into it to restructure your hard drive's partitions, apply the the changes, and then boot back into Windows.

We recommend ImgBurn to burn the ISO: http://www.imgburn.com/

It will also help if you upload a screenshot of your expanded disk management layout so that we can give you best advice.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Basically what the title says. I have a 500 GB Macbook Pro on which I used to run Ubuntu, Win7, and MacOSX. I recently decided that I no longer needed Ubuntu, so I removed the partition, and made it empty space. Acronis ran fine until about 70%, and the screen went black. I've never used Acronis before, so I wasn't sure if this was normal, and I waited. Eventually, the laptop rebooted to rEFIt, and I chose Win7. However, I got the error message: "a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart". However, since I have a mac, there was no delete key. I tried attaching an external keyboard, but of course that didn't work. I decided to just turn off the power and turn it back on again, but now when I try to boot Win7, I just see a black screen with a flashing underscore. The MacOSX partition boots fine, and from there I can see that my Win7 files are still there and safe. What I suspect has happened it that Win7 somehow lost it's boot files, but I'm not sure, and I would have no way of figuring out how to replace them. I have also tried using my windows 7 install disk to repair the boot process, but it is reporting that everything is fine. rEFIt is also reporting that win7 is on the third partition, which is correct (meaning that i'm not trying to boot into a non-existent partition.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

I have also posted this same question to Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments... Read more

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Basically what the title says. I have a 500 GB Macbook Pro on which I used to run Ubuntu, Win7, and MacOSX. I recently decided that I no longer needed Ubuntu, so I removed the partition, and made it empty space. Acronis ran fine until about 70%, and the screen went black. I've never used Acronis before, so I wasn't sure if this was normal, and I waited. Eventually, the laptop rebooted to rEFIt, and I chose Win7. However, I got the error message: "a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart". However, since I have a mac, there was no delete key. I tried attaching an external keyboard, but of course that didn't work. I decided to just turn off the power and turn it back on again, but now when I try to boot Win7, I just see a black screen with a flashing underscore. The MacOSX partition boots fine, and from there I can see that my Win7 files are still there and safe. What I suspect has happened it that Win7 somehow lost it's boot files, but I'm not sure, and I would have no way of figuring out how to replace them. I have also tried using my windows 7 install disk to repair the boot process, but it is reporting that everything is fine. rEFIt is also reporting that win7 is on the third partition, which is correct (meaning that i'm not trying to boot into a non-existent partition.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Answer:I tried to resize a partition with Acronis, but Windows 7 will no longer boot

Closed

See > http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ot-633821.html

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Problem is WINDOWS 7 does not boot from the 4TB disk alone. There is a 2 line error message "ReBoot and Select Proper Boot Device Or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device and press a key". The system boots only when both the hard disks are connected.



Did any update of BIOS to UEFI from ASUS. Copied the the partition from 1TB to 4TB hard drive via AOMEI Partition Assistant. There is also a hidden folder \WINDOWS\Boot on both the physical disks. Moreover,EasyBCD shows the Bootloader Path to 4TB disk c:\Windows\system32\winload.exe.

Any guidance on how to change the system partition from E: to C:

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Hi, I bought an U410 from costco with 8GB RAM and windows 8 64-bit. I found that the SSD partition was DISKPART> list parPartition ### Type Size Offset------------- ---------------- ------- -------Partition 1 Unknown 18 GB 2048 KBPartition 2 Unknown 4096 MB 18 GB My understanding is that the partition for Intel Rapid start should be same as RAM size. Which means this configuration is wrong, when U410 comes out factory.  My questions are 1.  What is the supported way to fix it? 2. If there is no official documented steps, I think I may delete SSD partitions then recreate them by  a. Using ecmmd command to recreate partition for express cache, b. using diskpart "create partition MSR" to recreate partition for Intel Rapid Start Will this cause any issues? Thanks, Robin 













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:How to resize intel fast start partition on windows 8 64-bit U410?

This should help youhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/The-Guide-on-How-To-Reformat-Repartition-AN...Follow the instruction of after installation





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Hi!
Where to start...
I have a 500gb HDD that was in 2 partitions, 1 was xp, and i made a 100gb one to try out win7 on. I never went back to xp, and decided to resize the partitions.

Using gParted, and this tutorial:
(http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...sta-partition/)
I resized the xp partition to 55gb and gave the remainder to win7.
In the tutorial, a step is described as a common error, where upon boot of win7 you get an error and have to repair using an installation disk (which i assuing is because the partitions drive letter is changed, my win7 went from E: to D:)

This seemed to go ok, and my HDD passed the HDD test as described in the tutorial.
When presented with the login screen, details went in fine, but upon loginin in i was told windows was "preparing my desktop," maybe it said prefrences...

Anyway, my desktop now looks like this!
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1001/win7problem.png

Had to task manager my way here, and am sitting scratching my head...
Any ideas?
Thanks!

Mark.

Answer:[SOLVED] windows 7 'not genuine'; post gParted partition resize.

Hi theelous3

Quick-fix try: if you haven't yet rebooted, do so -- if possible, with a live connection to the Internet.

See if that does it (it should re-validate automatically in the background)
Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

Here's the background:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227



I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227


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Answer:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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Hello guys,
First of all my english can be sux,Sorry for that i hope i can tell my problem properly.

Last days, I installed Hackintosh to my pc, and i did some efi changes for Hackintosh. After i bored and deleted hackintosh part. Than now i cant start my computer with uefi.When i open ''Enable CSM'' its starting but ;its starting like this. It was starting no intel and windows 8 circle was spining under asus logo.
An there is another problem when i Disable Csm, There is no add boot section ; How can i turn back to my orginal settings ? Please help me, i asked all of my friends but no one to help me.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Booting with UEFI Problem.

You would need to reinstall Windows 8. It should fix the MBR during the install. If not. Try this to see if it works. https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

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Hi,

This is on an OS X Macbook Air with a Boot Camp partition

I had a working Win7 boot camp partition that was too small. Being lazy, I googled how to resize it and got a guide for GParted. I successfully took some space from the OS X partition and made it free, moved it around and added it to the NTFS partition. Then I got the dreaded "Missing Operating System" message. I then tried "gptsync /dev/sda" and it suggested a fix, I accepted. Still nothing.

Now, I decided to use Boot Camp Assistant to delete the boot camp partition and then when it came to reclaiming the space all into the OS X partition, it failed. I cannot resize the partition. I can't use the free space. How do I get it so I can just use the ~40GB free space to re-install Windows 8.1 (usb with tools ready to go).

Cheers
Code:
localhost:~ q$ sudo gpt -r -vv show disk0
Password:
gpt show: disk0: mediasize=121332826112; sectorsize=512; blocks=236978176
gpt show: disk0: Suspicious MBR at sector 0
gpt show: disk0: Pri GPT at sector 1
gpt show: disk0: Sec GPT at sector 236978175
start size index contents
0 1 MBR
1 1 Pri GPT header
2 32 Pri GPT table
34 6
40 409600 1 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
409640 81698776
82108416 153600000 2 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-... Read more

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So I bought a WD Green 3TB and made two partitions > 40Gb and the rest as second partition. Since the second partition is more than 2.2 TB I had to partition entire drive with GPT.

I was not able to install windows 8.1 from a flash drive on it. Later I realized I had to enable EFI from BIOS, which I did but the BIOS had no option of enabling EFI Boot from USB HDD,

only CD/DVD.

Does this mean I will not be able to install windows on a GPT partition with a USB flash drive or am I missing something?

Anyone using windows on GPT partition installed with a flash drive?

Thanks.
 

Answer:UEFI, Windows 8.1, 3TB and booting from flash drive.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html

Try option 2.
 

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After installing a round of usual updates (Microsoft Security updates, Virus definition updates), my computer asked to restart so it could finish applying the updates. Nothing suspicious there, as this is pretty normal. However, when it restarted, my computer booted to the motherboard's UEFI (ASRock motherboard) for whatever reason. I just selected "Save Changes and Exit" to continue booting into Windows. However, now my computer goes into the UEFI every time it starts up. How do I make it go directly to Windows again?

Answer:Computer is now booting to the UEFI instead of directly to Windows

  
Quote: Originally Posted by arrowM


After installing a round of usual updates (Microsoft Security updates, Virus definition updates), my computer asked to restart so it could finish applying the updates. Nothing suspicious there, as this is pretty normal. However, when it restarted, my computer booted to the motherboard's UEFI (ASRock motherboard) for whatever reason. I just selected "Save Changes and Exit" to continue booting into Windows. However, now my computer goes into the UEFI every time it starts up. How do I make it go directly to Windows again?


Welcome to Sevenforums,

An update might have changed/reset the way in Bios the primary disk boot. Check in your Bios settings for disk options if its set to AHCI, IDE, or RAID mode.

Choose AHCI if you're not doing any RAID0/1/5/10

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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Hi,

I'm trying to make a Windows To Go image for my PC repair business using Rufus and a Windows 10 Pro ISO from MS Techbench. It boots perfectly fine on most computers except one. The computer I am trying to boot off is running Windows 8.1 with a UEFI bios. It's got a weird "EFI File Navigator" which is a pain in my rear end. When I try booting from it, it gives me an error. A picture of which is attached.


Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Hi,

I'm trying to make a Windows To Go image for my PC repair business using Rufus and a Windows 10 Pro ISO from MS Techbench. It boots perfectly fine on most computers except one. The computer I am trying to boot off is running Windows 8.1 with a UEFI bios. It's got a weird "EFI File Navigator" which is a pain in my rear end. When I try booting from it, it gives me an error. A picture of which is attached.


Any ideas?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 To Go Image not booting on Computer with UEFI

Convert the partition to FAT32?

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Hi all,

This is my situation:
Running Windows 10 x64 on a UEFI-system.Trying to install Windows 7 x64 on a VHD for dual booting (such as in http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...8-using-a-vhd/)

I running into troubles that I think are having to do with UEFI. Secure boot is disabled.

I've tried these things:

Situation 1:
Create a bootable USB using Rufus (GPT partition)When booting I get this error.

Situation 2:
Mount the VHD.Manually install Windows 7 using Dism /apply-image command.Add bootfilesAdd entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).When booting I get a black screen (nothing else, even ''starting Windows'' does not occur).

So currently I have no idea what to do next. Could anyone give me assistance?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problems dual booting Windows 7/10 (UEFI?)

Hi,






Add entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).



That's what's caused it. So, yes it is UEFI related and GPT related too.

Cheers,

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Hi all,

This is my situation:
Running Windows 10 x64 on a UEFI-system.Trying to install Windows 7 x64 on a VHD for dual booting (such as in http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...8-using-a-vhd/)

I running into troubles that I think are having to do with UEFI. Secure boot is disabled.

I've tried these things:

Situation 1:
Create a bootable USB using Rufus (GPT partition)When booting I get this error.

Situation 2:
Mount the VHD.Manually install Windows 7 using Dism /apply-image command.Add bootfilesAdd entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).When booting I get a black screen (nothing else, even ''starting Windows'' does not occur).

So currently I have no idea what to do next. Could anyone give me assistance?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problems dual booting Windows 7/10 (UEFI?)

Hi,






Add entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).



That's what's caused it. So, yes it is UEFI related and GPT related too.

Cheers,

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With Partition Manager Free Edition, from Paragon, you can easily resize and move partitions through the smart and safe Resize Wizard and also organize and optimize your hard drive with Create, Format and Delete Wizards.
Download: Free Partition Manager Express

Answer:Partition Manager Free Edition: Disk Resize & partitioning software for Windows 7

Probably one of the best Partition Managers after Windows Disk Management.
I used a promotional version of 9.5 PRO version, I got just satisfactions.

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Hello All : Before I used a program to resize resize c: partition from extra space on d: partition , looks like I need to do it again , but can't seem to remember the program I used . It was free , if that helps . Thanks for ideas ..

Answer:resize c: partition from extra space on d: partition . free ?

Maybe EaseUS Partition Manager? Get the free version.

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So basically back in the days a simple as F8 boots you to safe mode or F12 could bring up boot menu where you could boot from a flash drive or an optical disc , use a tool like hirens boot cd to undo the mess or just do a windows upgrade and you are good .

Now what's the new trend as UEFI bioses just lock you out from both bios and boot menus unless you legitimately pick those from inside OS menus , a friend had his windows 10 falling into some boot loop and all i could think of was to unscrew the hard drive and work on it externally , is that the trend really or am i missing something ?

Answer:How to access/fix a non booting Windows 10 on a laptop with UEFI bios?

Originally Posted by nIGHTmAYOR


So basically back in the days a simple as F8 boots you to safe mode or F12 could bring up boot menu where you could boot from a flash drive or an optical disc , use a tool like hirens boot cd to undo the mess or just do a windows upgrade and you are good .

Now what's the new trend as UEFI bioses just lock you out from both bios and boot menus unless you legitimately pick those from inside OS menus , a friend had his windows 10 falling into some boot loop and all i could think of was to unscrew the hard drive and work on it externally , is that the trend really or am i missing something ?



It can be tricky getting to Bios if UEFI, particularly if fast boot is enabled.

There are several tricks to force getting to bios

1) See if bios has jumper settings you can change to make it boot to bios

2) Remove CMOS battery which often forces a jump to bios to reset date/time

3) Remove hard drive, and boot with a windows 10 installation flash drive or dvd inserted. As it will not detect hdd, it will boot from usb drive or dvd next, and using repair options, you can get to the bios via the repair menus. This is probably easiest to try first.

Once you get to bios, you can set boot order to boot from usb drive or dvd first. Then replace hdd and boot from flash drive or dvd. I always set the boot order to boot from flash drive first on any new pc, so I do not get caught.

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OK, here's the deal... I've cloned the HDD onto an SSD, but I can't get it to boot.-- keep getting a notice to install the OS.  I know the clone is (should be) ok, because this is the SEVENTH SSD I've cloned over the past three weeks.  The only difference with this one is that it has the UEFI interface (with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit), and for some reason it won't recognize the OS on the SSD. The UEFI is set for: "Legacy Boot with Secure Boot disabled" (when booting either drive).The original drive is MBR.  I tried cloning the drive as MBR and GPT, but neither will boot.I tried cloning a different SSD to make sure it wasn't the SSD.I tried disabling the "UEFI Boot order"  (by unchecking it), but that didn't do anything. What I did notice was... When the original HDD is installed the UEFI BOOT MENU shows the drive in the list TWICE, once as UEFI (#2), and once as Legacy (#4) (with DVDRW as UEFI #1, and Legacy #3, then Boot from file as #5). HOWEVER, when the SSD is installed, the only option it gives me is UEFI.  If I DISABLE (uncheck the option) for the "UEFI Boot order", all it will show is the Legacy CDRW in the Boot Menu. I remembered having a similar problem with about a year ago on my own Windows 10 laptop having the same issue when installing a cloned SSD and then I was able to use the Windows Repair to fix it.  So I created a Windows 7 repair disk (CD), but it won't boot from the disk (it just comes to a blank screen--I've f... Read more

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Hi there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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New Windows 7 install on a computer with only one hard drive. However, I now have another HDD with data on it that I need to plug into my SATA port on my motherboard. Once I plug this other hard drive into the motherboard I am no longer able to boot into windows. When it boots it now takes me to a black screen saying that it can not find the boot device. Once I unplug the new HDD it boots just fine. I'm assuming this has to do with my Windows 7 HDD being given a different ID from Disk 0 to Disk 1. an easy fix would be to change the order of where my Hard Drives are plugged into the SATA ports on the motherboard. The issue is that I can not do this because the Windows 7 Disk is a SATA III 6Gb/s so i need/want it to be installed on the SATA III 6Gb/s Ports and the 2nd Disk is a SATA III 3 Gb/s drive so I can't install it on the 6 Gb/s ports on the motherboard. On my Motherboard it seems to order the SATA III 3Gb/s drives first on the Drive order and the SATA III 6Gb/s at the end of the disk ordering. So, right now what I believe I need to do is Change my EFI/bootloader to point to the new Drive 1 location instead of the old Drive 0 location. Normally this isn't hard with MBR because you would just go to Boot.ini and change it there with no problem. However, I am unsure how to do that with EFI boot stuff and I have not found the specific solution to do this through searching the internet yet.

If changing the EFI to point to Disk 1 instead of Disk 0 is the answer. How would I g... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 UEFI/bootmanager stops booting after 2nd HDD installed

Have you tried booting into safe mode to see if you can get to windows or you could also try to select the proper boot selection before booting to windiows via boot media selector on my computer when i start computer i have to hit f8 repetedly until it ask me what device i want to boot. These are not solutions just something to try to see if windows will boot with other harddrive at all. Also did other hard drive have a copy of windows installed on it or was it purely a data drive

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Hello everyone,

My operating system hangs on logo screen after i resized my Windows partition.

I constantly was in the red with the amount of space on my os partition on my ssd.
So i then used Minitool Partition Wizard to add 5 more GB from second partition to my first partition on which the os is installed. The process stopped at 50 % because the partition was in use by my os and then it gave me 3 options. Restart and it should continue after restart it said in description, close programs or cancel. I choose the first option but now the operating system won't boot anymore. It hangs on the logo screen. I have tried Windows repair but it can't find the ssd.

How can i solve this problem without losing my data?

My operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and my SSD is OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB

Answer:Windows won't boot after resize Windows partition

Hey SWRT,

Please follow these steps:
Boot from Windows 7 CD
Select 'Repair My Computer'
Press 'Start-Up Repair'
Let it run, when it completes Restart the PC
Boot back into the Windows 7 CD
Select 'Repair My Computer'
Press 'Command Line'
Enter the following commands, after each you must press ENTER:
bootrec.exe /FixMBR
bootrec.exe /FixBoot
bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
After these commands have run, close the command line and restart the computer.

Let me know what happens.

Thanks,

MistUnleashed

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I am trying to create an autounattend file to install Windows 10 as a UEFI install. I am encountering one problem when it comes to creating the partitions in the unattend file. Windows 10 creates 4 partitions, 3 of which (MSR, EFI and OS partitions) I have no trouble with as they are roughly the same as Windows 8.1 just different sizes but the new 4th partition, a 450MB "Recovery" partition, I can't seem to create.

When installing Windows 10 it lists the partition type as "Recovery" but using WADK there is no option to set "Recovery" as the partition type, the only options are EFI, MSR, Extend, Logical or Primary.

Can anyone tell me the exact attributes/settings required to create the new 450MB "Recovery" partition in an unattend answer file?

My searches on the web so far have not turned up any helpful information regarding this new partition created by Windows 10 so hopefully someone here can help me.

Answer:Windows 10 UEFI install, partition setup

Originally Posted by DannyTabTec


I am trying to create an autounattend file to install Windows 10 as a UEFI install. I am encountering one problem when it comes to creating the partitions in the unattend file. Windows 10 creates 4 partitions, 3 of which (MSR, EFI and OS partitions) I have no trouble with as they are roughly the same as Windows 8.1 just different sizes but the new 4th partition, a 450MB "Recovery" partition, I can't seem to create.

When installing Windows 10 it lists the partition type as "Recovery" but using WADK there is no option to set "Recovery" as the partition type, the only options are EFI, MSR, Extend, Logical or Primary.

Can anyone tell me the exact attributes/settings required to create the new 450MB "Recovery" partition in an unattend answer file?

My searches on the web so far have not turned up any helpful information regarding this new partition created by Windows 10 so hopefully someone here can help me.



As far as I know, the recovery partition is just a normal primary partition.

Why are you setting any up - the install package does it all for you ie just delete all existing partitions and let it do its own work?

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I've downloaded Windows 7 and made a bootable USB drive. I installed Windows on a couple of PC's and my HP laptop. I've noted that when installing on laptop, I've had some issues. In BIOS settings, the boot mode was selected to UEFI and no matter the boot sequence, it just wouldn't boot from USB (note: there was a USB Hard Drive and a USB Generic Volume option and I've checked the 'boot from USB device option' above). I've solved the problem by switching to Legacy boot. It booted from USB with no problems and Windows got installed correctly. I've done the same thing on an another HP laptop, (same thing, UEFI wouldn't boot from USB, while Legacy would) only this time to see that all of the partitions are formatted as GPT and I get a message saying that Windows can't be installed on a GPT partition. I am presuming that this is due to the legacy boot mode (my overall knowledge is very low, so if any of this doesn't make sense please forgive me).
I was wondering if there is ANY way I can install Windows 7, or higher, I don't care, on this laptop? Thanks for your time

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Hello !
The EFI partition contents is related with a specific windows installations or with PC's UEFI ?
For example :
Let's have 2 PC :
- Different hardware
- GPT (Different / or Same ) Partition scheme
- Same version and editions of Windows 8.1

What can we say about EFI partition contents on these 2 PC ?
Thank you !

Answer:Efi partition is related to windows installation or UEFI

The EFI partition is the System Boot Files Partition (ie System partition)

GPT is a different partition format (allows more then 4 primary partitions, MBR only 4 primary partitions)

Very limited X86 support for GPT partitions and UEFI - system depending

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Hello all. My first post on these forums. Hope I don't break any rules in it
I'll try to be short and clear in describing my problem, but please bare with me here as it's not the simplest of issues (not to me anyway).
I got a (at the time new) MSi laptop several months back with just a regular Windows 8 Core x64 on it and a UEFI boot system (or whatever is the name for "BIOSs"). At some point I had problems with the settings - I couldn't open any of my computer's settings - and I researched long and hard to no avail. So I installed Windows 7 32-bit (the only disk I had). Now, I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro. I noticed that after the installation of 8.1 Pro my system was still running in 32-bit, so I made a bootable USB stick with the retail version of Windows 8 Core with no key just to get the system back to x64. It worked just fine. I cannot, however, boot in UEFI mode. I believe the partition got wiped somewhere in the Windows 7 installation. Whenever I enter UEFI by pressing the DEL button (I cannot see the UEFI firmware settings tile under the Troubleshoot option) I see the boot mode is LEGACY and when I change it to UEFI, save and reset, it doesn't boot, giving me a "No media found" error. I don't care about my settings/files as long as I get UEFI back with Windows 8.1 Pro running.
I googled long enough to know I'm not going anywhere if I don't ask someone with expertise on this matter.
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Answer:UEFI Partition Wiped After Windows 7 Installation

Yes that is correct, when you load a different OS on the hard drive. All previous partitions are wiped off of the hard drive. Only way to get it back, is to reinstall Windows 8.x.x.

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partition is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GPT drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

Answer:how to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 gpt partition with UEFI

Hi there, Aladil           -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can't install to a GPT drive because you are booting in legacy mode. You'll have to boot in UEFI mode.
 
If you want to install in legacy mode you'll need to convert the drive to MBR - or at least clean it so the installer can partition it MBR-style.  Boot the install media, hit SHIFT+F10 to get a command prompt window, and run DISKPART:  list disk, select disk, clean, exit, exit.  Then let the installation continue.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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I have Asus UEFI motherboard with 2TB hard drive. By following tutorial on this forum I created UEFI bootable USB.

In this tutorial UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with I found that requirements is "A blank, partition-free, hard disk".

My drive has 2 partitions C and D. I want to install windows on C and preserve files on D. Could I do this? Why do we need to have partition free disk?

Answer:How to preserve partition when using UEFI for Windows 7 installation?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SpecialOne


I have Asus UEFI motherboard with 2TB hard drive. By following tutorial on this forum I created UEFI bootable USB.

In this tutorial UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with I found that requirements is "A blank, partition-free, hard disk".

My drive has 2 partitions C and D. I want to install windows on C and preserve files on D. Could I do this? Why do we need to have partition free disk?


There is no problem at all in making two partitions before you install Windows. Just be sure and make what will be your C: big enough to hold Windows (30 GB) and any other programs that you will put on it. You can then put all of your Documents, Pictures etc on the D: drive. This is the preferred way to set it up. == This will help you with the install Clean Install Windows 7

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I've downloaded Windows 7 and made a bootable USB drive. I installed Windows on a couple of PC's and my HP laptop. I've noted that when installing on laptop, I've had some issues. In BIOS settings, the boot mode was selected to UEFI and no matter the boot sequence, it just wouldn't boot from USB (note: there was a USB Hard Drive and a USB Generic Volume option and I've checked the 'boot from USB device option' above). I've solved the problem by switching to Legacy boot. It booted from USB with no problems and Windows got installed correctly. I've done the same thing on an another HP laptop, (same thing, UEFI wouldn't boot from USB, while Legacy would) only this time to see that all of the partitions are formatted as GPT and I get a message saying that Windows can't be installed on a GPT partition. I am presuming that this is due to the legacy boot mode (my overall knowledge is very low, so if any of this doesn't make sense please forgive me).
I was wondering if there is ANY way I can install Windows 7, or higher, I don't care, on this laptop? Thanks for your time

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I am trying to create an autounattend file to install Windows 10 as a UEFI install. I am encountering one problem when it comes to creating the partitions in the unattend file. Windows 10 creates 4 partitions, 3 of which (MSR, EFI and OS partitions) I have no trouble with as they are roughly the same as Windows 8.1 just different sizes but the new 4th partition, a 450MB "Recovery" partition, I can't seem to create.

When installing Windows 10 it lists the partition type as "Recovery" but using WADK there is no option to set "Recovery" as the partition type, the only options are EFI, MSR, Extend, Logical or Primary.

Can anyone tell me the exact attributes/settings required to create the new 450MB "Recovery" partition in an unattend answer file?

My searches on the web so far have not turned up any helpful information regarding this new partition created by Windows 10 so hopefully someone here can help me.

Answer:Windows 10 UEFI install, partition setup

DannyTabTec said:

I am trying to create an autounattend file to install Windows 10 as a UEFI install. I am encountering one problem when it comes to creating the partitions in the unattend file. Windows 10 creates 4 partitions, 3 of which (MSR, EFI and OS partitions) I have no trouble with as they are roughly the same as Windows 8.1 just different sizes but the new 4th partition, a 450MB "Recovery" partition, I can't seem to create.

When installing Windows 10 it lists the partition type as "Recovery" but using WADK there is no option to set "Recovery" as the partition type, the only options are EFI, MSR, Extend, Logical or Primary.

Can anyone tell me the exact attributes/settings required to create the new 450MB "Recovery" partition in an unattend answer file?

My searches on the web so far have not turned up any helpful information regarding this new partition created by Windows 10 so hopefully someone here can help me.



As far as I know, the recovery partition is just a normal primary partition.

Why are you setting any up - the install package does it all for you ie just delete all existing partitions and let it do its own work?

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partion is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GTP drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

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My Computer have C,D,E,F,G 5 partitions,total 40GB,originally C only has 5GB, G have 20 GB, I want to use PartitionMagic 8.0 to resize C from 5GB to 15GB.
Because C only have 100MB left , so I install Partition Magic 8 to D partition, after the system restart and resize the C partition ,I found only C and G partition were ok, others only have the partition mark, D,E,F ,but have no information and can't enter them. and also I found the Partition Magic8 can't work.
with Now C has 15GB and G has 10GB, I install the Partition Magic 8 to C,and run it , in the soft, I found D,E, F all were ok,using the check errors function can find no error. I use a win98 CD to start the computer and run scandisk & Chkdsk D,E, F ,but found no errror.
except format D,E,F, I don't know how to recover them, I hope I can get your help!
 

Answer:Resize C partition from G using PartitionMagic 8.0,then can't enter D,E,F partition!

The only way to this, is by resizing first and then moving everything.
For this to work, your G-partition must have more than 10GB free. If not, delete some stuff or burn it onto CD.

Example current setup:
---5-----5-----5-----5-----------20-----------
---C-----D-----E-----F-----------G------------
|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|

What you want is:
------15-----------5-----5-----5------10-----
-------C-----------D-----E-----F------G------
|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxxxxxxx|

The only way to do this is:
1) RESIZE G from 20 to 10GB, at the END of the former G-space.
---C-----D-----E-----F---empty-------G-----
|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|............|xxxxxxxxxx|

2) MOVE F to the right, next to G
---C-----D-----E----empty----F------G----
|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|............|xxxxx|xxxxxxxxxx|

3) MOVE E to the right, as in 2)
4) MOVE D to the right, as in 2)
---C----empty-----D-----E-----F------G----
|xxxxx|............|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxxxxxxx|

5) RESIZE C to include the free space, so it becomes 15GB
-------C-----------D-----E-----F------G------
|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxx|xxxxxxxxxx|

What you have done, is to wipe the contents of D and E probably, by expanding the C-drive.
That's why they make manuals and have help-files and wizards.
I am afraid you lost your data.
 

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I need to re-size my partition to accomodate a second partition to put a different version of windows on. I have one partition on my 40Gb Hard Drive (it is 40Gb) and want to turn this into one 10Gb and one 30Gb partitionI know programs like Partition Magic can do this but I dont want to have to spend this much money on a program I will only use once - fdisk does not allow me to re-size partitions. Can any one recommend a free Partition manager that allows me to re-size partitions?I have tried one called Ranish? but all I can get it to do is install itself onto a floppy disk - i can't actually get it to run the program. Am i missing something?I run Windows XP on the active partition, which has been defragmented to try to move as many files as possible to the start of the drive to leave the rest of the drive empty.

Answer:Resize Partition - Free Partition manager

Current edition of PC Plus (Aug) has a copy of Partition Commander 6 on the cover disk, I haven't tried it yet, but it comes well recommended.

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Okay, so the other week i received a new Clevo P650SE laptop. The laptop only had a 500GB 7200RPM HDD with Windows 10 to begin with, so yesterday i added my Samsung 840 EVO SSD. As i wanted this to now be the primary drive, i made another new installation of Windows onto here. After doing this, the system now displayed a boot selection at startup with the choice between the new Windows 10 installation on my SSD or the old one on the HDD.

As i no longer wanted to use the HDD for running Windows, i decided it would be best to delete Windows from this drive. So i booted onto an Ubuntu USB and wiped the entire drive of it's data in GParted, which included three different partitions. This seemed perfectly fine to me at the time, because i had a the new installation from the SSD showing up in the boot manager.

However, when i rebooted the machine and attempted to boot into the new installation on the SSD, it gives me this message:

"The boot configuration data from your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/BC Error code: 0xc000000f"

I have tried everything to recover the system but nothing has worked. Startup repair from my Windows USB doesn't do anything, the system reset wouldn't operate because it stated that the partition was locked.

Nothing with the Command Prompt is helping me either, i have done 'bootrec /fixmbr', 'bootrec /fixboot' and 'bootrec /rebuildbcd', but the last command returns the following error:

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Answer:Windows won't boot in UEFI mode, deleted EFI partition.

You have to make a Windows USB that has UEFI support on it.

You can best use RUFUS for this and use "partition scheme for UEFI".

This should work.

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Hello, I would like to know how to make a partition to install Windows 7 from there forever. So far I've used a USB formatted with 'Rufus', but as I usually format very often, I want boot the computer from the partition, to do everything faster.

It is important that the installation has support for UEFI mode install, so I'm not interested in MBR / Legacy.

Regards.

Answer:I need make a partition recovery for Install Windows 7 UEFI/GPT.

Here is the forum tutorial on how to install UEFI Windows 7, I assume this is what you are looking for.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Hi guys.

Thanks for looking at this thread.

I have a few questions about dual booting windows 7 and windows 8 preinstalled (UEFI) on my Dell laptop.

1. Can I install a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop, if so how?
2. Will installing a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop break it?
3. Can I use EasyBCD for UEFI?
4. How do I create a UEFI windows 7?

Thank you

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

Really no point in dual booting since they are essentially the same OS like 7 to Vista.

Choose one and stick with it, Windows 7 will be supported till 2017 (mainstream) and 2020 (security).

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This week, I encountered the following strange problem for which I haven't found a final solution so far, though I have found some bandaids. But having a complete solution -or at least a reason why this problem occurs- would be great:
I have a working installation of Windows 7 Professional x64 in UEFI mode. The main disk, SSD #1, contains the following partitions (using GPT): ESP, MSR, system, data. An additional disk, HD #2, with a single data partition (using MBR) is also attached to the system. With this setup, everything works fine.
Now, after adding another disk, HD #3, to the system -my old system disk (bootable, using MBR, one active primary partition and an extend partition with three logical disks)- Windows will no longer boots completely: The boot process begins, the Windows logo is shown. Then, a message is shown in text mode "Windows is loading files" with a loading bar. After a while the boot process stops and I am dropped into the EFI shell. After removing the offending HD #3, Windows boots normally again.

I tried removing HD #2 and only attaching HD #3 together with SSD #1, but this yielded the same problem. Using SSD #1 by itself works fine though. Booting from a Linux live-cd works without problems. All disks and partitions are found and can be mounted. There, I erased the disk signature from the offending HD #3 and now Windows was able to boot and also found all disks and partitions correctly. But after a reboot the same problem reappeared.

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Answer:Windows stops booting in UEFI mode after adding another hard drive

Has HD#3 any active partitions?
What happens if you boot with HD#3 attached only?
How did you erase the disk signature? As far as I know you can only update it

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Is there any way I can restore what was in that partition?

Answer:Accidentally formatted UEFI System Partition, now Windows won't boot.

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order ASUS recovery disks from here:
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?..._detail&p=2860


Using the Start up disk.

Try doing a start up repair:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do start up repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hi,I'm attempting to create a VirtualBox machine of my physical laptop which is running Windows 8.1. I've created a separate partition where I installed Windows 10 so I can dual boot.I've been following these instructions:http://joaodrp.com/blog/2016/03/19/migrating-a-uefi-gpt-windows-8-10-machine-to-a-virtualbox-vm/In VirtualBox, I have sucessfully gotten the VHD file attached to the virtual system and I used an DVD ISO Installation of 8.1 and booted into the advanced recovery area where I can use the command prompt to make changes to the vhd. The command prompt should allow me to rebuild the mbr record which is outlined in the instructions. One of the issues is that this Laptop's physical drive's recovery partition was deleted. I've thought about creating a new one but I'm not sure if I need to or not.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!COMPUTER SPECS:Operating System   Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bitCPU   Intel Core i5 3230M @ 2.60GHz   Ivy Bridge 22nm TechnologyRAM   8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)Motherboard   Hewlett-Packard 181C (U3E1)Graphics   Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])   Intel HD Graphics 4000 (HP)Storage   698GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA)   45 ?C   931GB PHD 3.0 Silicon-Power USB Device (USB (SATA))   45 ?C  ... Read more

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I was reading about Bitlocker and noticed this:






Because pre-startup authentication and system integrity verification must take place on a partition other than the encrypted operating system drive, BitLocker requires that your computer has at least two partitions:

An operating system partition (usually drive C) that is formatted with NTFS.A system partition that is at least 350MB. This is where Windows stores files needed to load Windows at boot. The system partition must not be encrypted and should also be formatted with NTFS for computers that use BIOS firmware and with FAT32 for computers that use UEFI-based firmware. This drive is often hidden in Windows Explorer. You can configure one or more partitions for your data (drive D, E, etc.) and enable BitLocker on them.



Securing Windows 10 with BitLocker Drive Encryption Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

On my UEFI PC's (on which Windows 10 was installed in UEFI mode), Windows created a 450MB NTFS recovery partition and a 99MB FAT32 no name partition. Which one of these are they talking about above, and does this mean that I cannot enable bitlocker because there is not a 350MB+ FAT32 partition?

Answer:Windows 10 System Partition Requirement UEFI - NTFS or FAT32

A system partition that is at least 350MB



You have a 450MB Recovery Partition, and a FAT32 File system partition, so you are good to go.

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Hi,I'm attempting to create a VirtualBox machine of my physical laptop which is running Windows 8.1. I've created a separate partition where I installed Windows 10 so I can dual boot.I've been following these instructions:http://joaodrp.com/blog/2016/03/19/migrating-a-uefi-gpt-windows-8-10-machine-to-a-virtualbox-vm/In VirtualBox, I have sucessfully gotten the VHD file attached to the virtual system and I used an DVD ISO Installation of 8.1 and booted into the advanced recovery area where I can use the command prompt to make changes to the vhd. The command prompt should allow me to rebuild the mbr record which is outlined in the instructions. One of the issues is that this Laptop's physical drive's recovery partition was deleted. I've thought about creating a new one but I'm not sure if I need to or not.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!COMPUTER SPECS:Operating System   Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bitCPU   Intel Core i5 3230M @ 2.60GHz   Ivy Bridge 22nm TechnologyRAM   8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)Motherboard   Hewlett-Packard 181C (U3E1)Graphics   Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])   Intel HD Graphics 4000 (HP)Storage   698GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA)   45 ?C   931GB PHD 3.0 Silicon-Power USB Device (USB (SATA))   45 ?C   931... Read more

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Hey all,

Got a tough but to crack here, would appreciate some suggestions, as I haven't played much (at all?) With UEFI to date. I've been happily running I'm BIOS mode and putting off learning anything new.

So heres the deal.

I now have a UEFI only disk installed in my rig.

My old win10 partitions exists only as a backed up disk image.

Is there a good way I can restore my old BIOS mode disk image onto my UEFI only disk and have it boot?

My first try was to do a fresh win10 install so it created all the efi and boot partitions, and then to remove the new main partition and replace it with the old restored image.

That didn't work at all, even after attempting boot repair using the install disk.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Hindsight being 20-20 I should have converted the existing disk to UEFI before yanking it out and making my system UEFI only, but I didn't know that at the time.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Matt
 

Answer:Restoring BIOS-type Windows partition image to UEFI only drive?

I've never heard of an "UEFI only" disk. Do you mean a GPT disk?

When you say restore your HDD in "bios mode" that makes me think you are trying to restore a MBR disk to a GPT disk.

If that is the case the GPT disk will need to be zeroed to wipe the partition scheme but I would think that should be handled with the backup software during the restore.

What did you take the disk image with?
 

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Hello. I am a newbie here. So, I had a Windows 7 laptop until I decided to upgrade it to Windows 8. What I did was create a partition on the Windows 7 side and went through setting up the dual boot process with no problems. Now, after using Windows 8, I would like to expand the partition size on the Windows 8 side since I only created about 30GB and Windows 8 will become my primary. So, what I was wanting to know is how easy or difficult is it to resize he partition without corrupting the OS. I searched on the forums and did not find a recommended solution. The closest I found was from this link Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7 which discusses how to delete the old Windows 7 partition. Would this work on reducing the Windows 7 partition as well? I am thinking it should? I have backed up both partitions using True Image and there really isn't any valuable data on the laptops, so not concerned about losing anything. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Looking to Resize Partition on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PC

Either of the following will allow you to do this:

Paragon Partition Manager - Free Edition
Gnome Partition Editor

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I am getting this stupid bug when windows explorer is not maximized, it would show this tiny window.

https://i.imgur.com/rn6AAlO.png
I can't resize it.

This will occurred when I try to move the window from a maximized state across my two monitors
from monitor one to 2
it thought I wanted to resize the window and then made this tiny window.

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What I'm trying to do is add more space to my Linux OS's partition from my WinXP's (NTFS). However I'm unable to resize the 153gb (91.5gb free) partition with Partition Manager 7.0 Professional and even the Linux OS's installation partition tool.

Basically, I try to apply the changes and after the system reboots no changes actually happen. But I was able to resize a FAT32 partition (My recovery partition) very easily.

I'm only trying to make a small slice (15gb) out of the NTFS partition to transfer to the ReiserFS partition, so I really see no reason why this shouldn't work.

I've tried to defragment this partition with PerfectDisk Management at least 2 or 3 times, and still I cannot resize this partition.

I'm really stumped. Help?

Thanks for your time.

Answer:My partition will not resize..

i have the same problem it kept me from installin ubuntu

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Question: Resize Partition

Hi people,

This is my first post on this forum so please bear with me!

My question is:
I have a new notebook and I have used windows bit-locker on the C drive. My notebook didn't come with a TPM chip so I used a work around to get it working by using a flash drive with the keys installed on it, so I just plug the stick in at the boot process for everything to load up successfully.

However Ive installed VMware and its taken up a lot of space on drive C. what I want to do now is allocate some of the free space on the D: drive to the C drive, if that makes sense?

Just to clarify my D: drive has no bit-locker encryption on it, but my C: drive does.

Want I want to know is can i just use a partition tool to give the C drive some more space or will this cause problems as its using the bit-locker software?

Also if I can do this, whats the best partition tool to use?

Many thanks in advance,

Carlo.

Answer:Resize Partition

I have no clue as to what the final result is supposed to be...but it seems to me that simply moving appropriate data files is much simpler in overall impact...than resizing a partition.

Louis

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Question: Resize Partition?

My core hard drive has 3 partitions.. 1 for hidden 7 at 100mb, 1 for core windows C: at 120gb, and another at 356gb for my profiles// docs etc..

I am starting to run a bit low on the C: partition. Programs, games, etc.. I need to pull some space from the D: to C:. I have tried Disk management, and Easeus partition manager, both of which will let me Shrink the D Drive, however, neither will let me add storage onto the C: Drive once it is un-allocated.. Wondering if anyone has a suggestion I can use to accomplish this..

Thanks!!

Answer:Resize Partition?

Sound to me like you need to move some personal Data to the D drive.
Adding a partition might be a waste of space.
120gig should be more than enough for all installed programs.

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I have the issue that my C: drive is pretty much out of space, I keep getting low space warnings and I've tried moving everything I can to my D: drive. Basically it's a 1.5TB disk with C: and D: partitions. I'd like to take some of the space from D: maybe 100GB and move it to C:. It seems very hard to find a tutorial to do just that.

I feel like I can do it in Disk Management simply by shrinking D: by 100GB (or whatever) and then extending C: by that same amount but I want to be sure that I can do that without losing any data. I need this computer for work (and for play). Is there a straight forward tutorial on doing this somewhere? Thanks.

Answer:How to resize C: partition

There is a flow in your plan. It's that pesky 350MB recovery partition because you cant extend or merge to D: with it in the way. It could be done only with adjacent partitions.
I don't know haw you ended up with so many recovery partitions. Normally only one is needed.

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Question: Resize Partition

OK here's the story. I created a dual boot after installing linux, then I deleted it and the partition leaving 20 gigs of free space.I want to return that space to my windows partition.Is this possible?I played around with partition magic but got no joy.

Answer:Resize Partition

Generally, if it's adjacent to the windows partition you can merge them. If it's not next to the windows partition, then I'd discourage it and suggest that you just format it and give it another drive letter.

The reason for not merging non-adjacent partitions is that it requires many steps from partition magic to complete. And each step introduces the opportunity for errors to occur. It's been my experience in the past that operations such as this will corrupt data - so I recommend against it.

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Question: Resize partition

Is it possible to expand a Win8 partition into free space BEHIND it? I've tried Gedit and Win8 disk admin but none let me do that

Thanks

Answer:Resize partition

Yes, but you will need a 3rd party Partitioning software like Paragon 12.

PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning

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I have a dual boot XP/7 system with XP as the first partition, then 35GB of unallocated space, then the 7 partition (don't ask ;-)), then 130GB data partition .. anyway I want to extend the 7 partition back into the unallocated space.. how can I do this..

... I'm NOT going to use Acronis having spent 2 days trying to get my hard disk in usable order again .. and I've tried DISKPART but can't seem to get it right.

Answer:Resize partition in 7...

Hi there
try GPARTED

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi, i just uninstalled Ubuntu and GNU/GRUB and now i cannot resize the main partition with win7. i tried diskmgmt.msc and gparted. Any ideas what happend?

Answer:Cannot resize Win 7 partition

A screensjot of your Disk Management window, expanded so we can see and read everything would help.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I run Windows 7 and have 2 partitions on my HD, a C: partition and D: one. I have freed some space from D:, at present unallocated, to be available for an increase in C: but windows disc management says I can't increase the size of a bootable partition. Software called Gparted claims to be able to do just this by shifting the free space from right of the D: drive to the right of the C: drive but it fails to allow me to then incorporate it in C: Has anyone used GParted for this operation? If so can you help?

Answer:Can I resize a C:/ partition or not?

I would use something like EaseUs enter link description here
OR
Partition Wizard enter link description here
Both easy to follow with screenshots.

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Question: Resize PArtition

Okay, so I installed Win 7, split my C so now I have a C and D drive each with 450 gig. I can't resize C to be any smaller in disk management, is there some other way to make my D larger?
GeParted work for thins kinda thing?

I seem to remember Partition Magic wouldn't work on VISTA, maybe I just had an old version though?
Thanks
 

Answer:Resize PArtition

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Hi,
I have a problem with resizing my partition C on Windows 8.1. It only has 28 GB and I have run out of every space. The Disc manager for resizing partitions is not working (every option for a Disc C is greyed out). I downloaded three partition managers: Paragon,
Aomei and one more (don't remember the name, cause I deleted it already). All of them were supported by Windows 8.1 32 bit. And still it was not possible to do anything with the disk C, even though I have a lot of unallocated space to use. 
I also deleted disk D, so that only Disk C was left, and still I couldn't allocate any space to it, only to shrink it.
Can anyone tell me what else can I do?
It is driving me crazy already. Help please.
Marta

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Dear sir:I bought one set X61 series Thinkpad notbook 40 days ago, but the C partition is 30 GB, it's not enough to use now.So how can I enlarge my C partition and remain the function of ThinkVantage key?Best regards!Message Edited by smallpolo on 04-13-2008 04:54 PM

Answer:How can I resize the C partition?

You can use GParted to resize NTFS-partitions. This is the only free tool I've found to do this, but it works great, and is really fast. Download the LiveCD and you're off and running in no time. No need for Partition Manager anymore

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Ok so i am running windows 7 and vista on a dual boot Vista hard drive is C: while win7 is B: now i am kinda low on memory on B: and i wanted to re-size so i used "EASEUS Partition Master 6.5.2 Home Edition" and i shrinked C: and had 40gb unallocated space and i went to my C: drive and wanted to resize it but i could't. So i tried out disk management and i had no luck here too. So can any one tell me what i am doing wrong and how i can fix this? i just wanna get some gb out of C: and put it into C: my main/active hard drive.

Thanks in advance and please keep it simple as i am not much of a expert at this stuff

Answer:Can't resize my Partition

A "picture" (e.g. screenshot) of what DISKMGMT.MSC shows for your hard drive would be very helpful.

Depending on the physical layout of the two partitions on your drive, you many need to "move" things around as part of your goal to resize things to add some additional space to your Win7 partition.

Note that EACH OS sees itself as located on "C" when it is booted, but sees the other partition as a different drive letter (either D, or E, or you say B... whatever it initially was, or what you changed it to using DISKMGMT.MSC). What we really need to know though is the PHYSICAL layout of things on your hard drive, in order to prescribe an approach to accomplish what you want to accomplish.
I'd suggest you download and install Paritition Wizard (free) Home Edition v5.2 along with its standalone boot CD which you can burn by downloading this ISO file. The program itself runs under WinXP, Vista and Win7, so you can see drive letters (per the installed OS under which you run the program). But mostly, it will present the physical layout of the drive, which is what we need to see. A screenshot from PW would be helpful, although one from DISKMGMT.MSC is fine as well.

The standalone Partition Wizard boot CD is for emergencies, disaster/recovery, and for partition-related operations that cannot be performed while the Win7 operating system is active but must be run while standalone booted. It is very possible that you will need to use this standa... Read more

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I'm trying to resize my C: partition so that I can create a separate 160 GB partition, but all of the options on MiniTool Partition Wizard are greyed out. And Disk manager is reporting 40 GB of possible space to shrink even though there's 259 GB free. I've reinstalled Wizard, defragged, and nothing works. The computer came with a backup partition that I incorporated into a single partition a long time ago, so that's the only thing I can think of that could have screwed something up.

Here's a screenshot of Wizard and disk manager if it helps:





Thanks for any help!

Answer:Can't resize my partition

As far as Disk manager goes, it has to be continuous free space for it to be able to use it.
It sounds like you have [Files]{free space}[files]{free space}. The last free space being 40 GB. And depending on what the files are the standard windows defrag won't always move them. If they are in use and locked by a program it won't touch them. You'll likely have to boot up to a utility to do it and not run it from Windows. I'm not that familiar with the Mini tool so I can't tell if you are running it from Windows or bootable media.

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I have the issue that my C: drive is pretty much out of space, I keep getting low space warnings and I've tried moving everything I can to my D: drive. Basically it's a 1.5TB disk with C: and D: partitions. I'd like to take some of the space from D: maybe 100GB and move it to C:. It seems very hard to find a tutorial to do just that.

I feel like I can do it in Disk Management simply by shrinking D: by 100GB (or whatever) and then extending C: by that same amount but I want to be sure that I can do that without losing any data. I need this computer for work (and for play). Is there a straight forward tutorial on doing this somewhere? Thanks.

Answer:How to resize C: partition

There is a flow in your plan. It's that pesky 350MB recovery partition because you cant extend or merge to D: with it in the way. It could be done only with adjacent partitions.
I don't know haw you ended up with so many recovery partitions. Normally only one is needed.

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Question: Resize partition

Anyone know of a good tool to use that can resize a drive partition without having to reinstall the windows. I am running Win2k pro using NTFS with 512byte clusters. Thanx!
 

Answer:Resize partition

I found a copy of partition magic 7 licensed to my company. It worked for what I needed. Man I'm on a roll.
 

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I need to resize two of my partitons but I really don't feel like buying a commercial app. I've been looking around the web for the past day trying to find a free app, but all I've been able to find is Linux apps, which I've tried and had no luck with. Does anyone know of a free app or a demo of a commercial app that will let me resize the partitions? I only plan on doing this once so that's the main reason I don't want buy an app, but if there is no other option I guess I'll just breakdown and buy one.
 

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I recently imaged a clean XP Pro SP2 install from an old 4gb hard drive to a brand new 200gb Western Digital hard drive. For some reason, after imaging, the primary partition (drive C: ) is only 128gb and there's 58gb of unallocated space showing up in Disk Management. I'm not too concerned with why this happened, but what I'd like know is: Is there a partition resizing utility that runs from within Windows XP? I know there's a bunch of bootable ones... what about GParted? It doesn't run from Windows, does it? Any help or suggestions will be appreciated!

hd2k

BTW- the PC doesn't have a floppy drive, and I can't seem to find a bootable CD .iso of a resizing app.... THANX!
BTW Part 2 - I just downloaded GParted.... how do I run it? It has a README, but it won't open with Notepad... I probably just need to drink more coffee, but, what the heck do I do with it?!?!?!
 

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I use hyperos, so I am spoilt, and have not had cause to use this one, but the live cd of it looks the easiest way
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
 

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These are my partitions:

I wish to shrink the partition "E" by 20GB and add it to partition "G". But the built-in Disk Management program won't let me.


So, I tried a third party app - Easeus Partition Manager, but it tells me it needs to finish the process during boot but fails everytime:

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Try minitool partition free........

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

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Hallo,
yesterday I bought me the new M40-265. I try to creat a 2nd partiton with PartitonMagic7, but I got always an error message "Error 1533 Allocated cluster list too long".
It is generally possible to resize the partition?

Thanks for your help

Answer:Canīt resize partition on M40-265

Hello

Well, I?m not 100% sure but I think your partition is oversized. Try to create a smaller partition.
Did you create a FAT32 or NTFS partition?
In my opinion if you used Win Xp, the partition should be created with NTFS.
Furthermore it is possible to change the HDD size of partition and to make some other changes with PM7.

Please check this useful links about PM7

http://topcc.org/softwarereview/reviews/partitionmagic7.htm
http://www.wauknet.com/pc-users/reviews/partmag7.html

Bye

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Hello All,
sorry my English is not so good.
I am using Win7 ultimate with 2 GB RAm, 350 GB WD SATA HDD.
I Installed Win7 ultimate yesterday on Fresh HDD .By default it took for System: 100 MB space, C:\123.22 GB (Boot drive) space and E:\174.77 GB .
Then I decided to resize C: drive partition to make more free space in order to create other partition.
So , I used Paragon Partition Manager 11 Special Edition software and resize c:\ to 115 GB. That process completed successfully. Now problem is my PC is not booting.
I mean when I boot my PC it detect WD SATA HD but no go ahead from that status.Even I cannot change Bios nor change Boot option.

I am very worried. Please help me.

Answer:HD Stopped booting after resize C: drive

Are you able to enter BIOS?
Do you have a Laptop or a Desktop?

If you have a Desktop, try resetting your BIOS, by removing the battery.

YBL

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