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Satellite C660 - partition D is full but I only use partition C

Question: Satellite C660 - partition D is full but I only use partition C

I am getting a message that hard drive disc D is full but I only use Drive C. I thought that D was for Recovery items. How can I decide what items should not be in D and how how do I decide what to delete/move?

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Answer: Satellite C660 - partition D is full but I only use partition C

> I thought that D was for Recovery items
This is not 100% correct.
Of course the Toshiba recovery files are placed in the recovery folder on the D partition BUT this does not mean that you cannot store other files on this partition.
You can.

>. How can I decide what items should not be in D
Before you save the files on the HDD, you will be asked for the place. You can always decide where such files should be stored.

> and how do I decide what to delete/move?
It?s your own decision to say what files you want to move / delete.
If you don?t care about some files and if some files are not important to you, you could delete it.

I install always my programs on C system partition. But ?stand alone? files like music (mp3 files), pictures (jpeg, jpg, etc...) I save always on another partition

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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Hi everyone !
I have Toshiba Sattelite C660-1J9 laptop, and it's been working fine - until a day my HDD died. Now it's producing some weird sounds on startup, and no HDD visible in BIOS. It's not a problem for me to buy new HDD and replace it, but I'd like to restore licensed Windows I had with laptop - so I need to place recovery partition on new HDD somehow. Is it possible and where I can find this recovery partition image ?
Thanks in advance !

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Hi

I have been given a Satellite C660 to fix that will not restore. I can use F8 (or 0) to get into "REPAIR YOUR COMPUTER" but the screen just goes black. I have booted from a Linux disk and the "Data" partition seems OK although I have no way to check every file. What are my options? Is there any way to create restore disks from this state?

Thanks
Tim

Answer:Satellite C660 won't restore, partition looks OK

Options?
I assume you did not create Recovery Disk in the past. Correct?

Well, in such case try to access the HDD recovery partition (using Linux???) and check if you could use the recovery image files in order to create the recovery USB flash stick as described here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Otherwise I think you would need to order the recovery disk from Arvato in order to recover the notebook.
Of course if you own Microsoft windows installation medium, you could use it to install the system too? drivers could be downloaded from Toshiba EU driver page

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Hi all!

I have Toshiba Satellite C660-1GK for about year and a half. After 6 months my hard disk drive died.

First the laptop got really slow and then started the famous clicking sound from the disk.
I've made backup and checked the drive with Hirens tools. Toshiba diag won't even read it, S.M.A.R.T. said that his health is poor (30% or so), bad sectors started popping out.. so I've took the laptop to my ASP.

They replaced the disk and then, 13 months later (a week ago) the same story! Disk health went even lower (was at 11%) and bad sectors started jumping out like maniacs.
Again a trip to ASP.

I've got my laptop today with a new disk. After reading posts on this forum, I'm worried that it's or motherboard/power supply problem or we're just all with bad luck with drives.

I just can't accept that disks randomly die every 4-12 months as an answer. My last disk on HP laptop lasted 4 years! I have about five more months of warranty and I'm really not happy with situation. This laptop is on my work desk, has it's own station with a nice, big fan so it's not overheating - basically I've took it out of house last September.

I'm careful with it! But if this drive dies before end of year, maybe it's time to get a new laptop.
Not Toshiba this time :(

Please, do you have any thoughts, advices..?

Answer:Satellite C660-1GK - HDD partition C issue

Hi

Some years ago i purchased an notebook from another manufacturer.
My first HDD died after more than 2 years of usage. I bought another one, replaced the old HDD and the new HDD died after 4 month of usage.

Any HDD will die sooner or later because its expendable part? it?s a matter of HDD usage and matter of how you handle the unit.

In my opinion it?s a bad luck? of course its always pity if an HDD start to malfunction but I?m afraid there are no many options to prevent it.
Of course you could switch to an SSD drive which is much stable in use. I did it some month ago? I purchased the 250GB SSD drive and replaced the internal HDD

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Hi

I have the Toshiba Satellite C660-10D and did not copy the recovery ye had problems with the recovery partition and I lost.

What I can do?

Answer:Satellite C660-10D problems with the recovery partition

You can order a new Recovery disks here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi

I have a C660-1KT

It has a C drive with 149gb memory.
It also has a D drive marked Data with 148gb of memory; only 7gb of this is used.
Can I free up the remaining memory as my C drive is getting full.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite C660-1KT - can i delete data from D partition drive

The D partition contains the Toshiba Recovery image files.
If you delete this image files, you will not be able to perform HDD recovery procedure and you could not create the Recovery disks…

Therefore its strongly advisable to create recovery medium before deleting these image files!

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Hi all

Just a query
My GF turned on her laptop Satellite C660 series and it would not boot up, we tried to initiate the recovery sequence from the recovery partition but kept getting the error that was on boot up (the error was telling us a USB device had been unplugged).

As you probably guessed she never made the back-up discs when prompted, all I could think of was using a win 7 disc and reload that way then try and make the recovery discs after (I didn't activate)
so win 7 was installed nicely and all drivers sourced that was all last week.
Now for the crunch , the recovery partition is there can I now make the recovery discs and install from those , the win 7 I installed will soon require activation
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery partition is there but can I make back up discs?

After own OS installation you cannot create recovery disc anymore and you can not install recovery image using HDD recovery option (F8 at start-up).

Best thing you can do now is to order original disc from Toshiba and use it for recovery image installation. It is definitely easiest way to have ?factory settings? again.
You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi,

1st time forum poster so be gentle please!

My mum has just brought a Toshiba laptop and it's pretty decent to be fair. Taking a quick look at it though i noticed the recovery partition (that comes with most laptops now) is labelled "D:/Data and is 232GB in size. Seems a bit on the large side for me and wondering if it is incorrect?

Have got a screenshot and if someone could confirm either way i'd be most grateful. Can i attach screenshots?

Thanks in advance

Rob

Message was edited by: Rzoo89

Answer:Satellite C660-195 - recovery partition labelled "D:/Data" and seems large

Please see the screenshot - http://www.screencast.com/t/X7vLKcNIq

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So is the data on D safe if I use recovery?

thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?

Hi

From my knowledge using Recovery Disk would format the whole HDD and all partitions would be created again during this process.
This means that your data on D partition is not safe.

But from my experience the usage of HDD recover would format only the system (C) partition? not quite sure if this applies to all the Toshiba notebooks so possibly you should test this first time? in such case would recommend backup the data in case D partition would be erased.

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I am trying to reduce the partition of D drive on a laptop in order to increase the size of the C drive. In Win 7 Computer Management the D Drive is shown as 98% empty.
I booted from the Partition Wizard CD I made and found that in PW06 the drive was shown as 100% full and was unable to reduce the size. I then made a new PW07 CD and tried again with the same result .

I can load a large file to the D drive without any problems so there is still lots of room to enable the size adjustment.

The laptop manufacturer, Fujitsu, says the HD is not protected in any way and do not know why it should show as full.

Can anyone shed any light on what the cause and remedy might be?

Many thanks

Alan.

Answer:Partition Wizard shows 98% Empty partition as 100% Full

Post a shot of disk management from windows, please.

What is PW06 and 07 ? The latest version is 7.6 and never fails. Are you sure you`re using it properly, have you watched the video on how to use it ?

http://partitionwizard.com/partition...otable-cd.html

http://partitionwizard.com/help/resize-partition.html

You are getting your terms confused, You only have 1 DRIVE with 2 PARTITIONS. C and D correct ?

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I have a problem with the Data drive on my Toshiba Satellite L755D. It gets easily full.

As it is now:
(Translated from danish)

Securitycopy of datafiles 40,18 GB
System picture 106,26 GB
Other files 15,08 GB
Free space 71,52 GB


I just erased one of the securitycopies of the datafiles, because there were only 21 MB free space left on the Datadrive.

Why is there so much on the D-drive?
And why does it get full, so often? It is really annoying.

I have had a lot of other computers, but never had that problem before, I got this Toshiba.

Answer:Satellite L755D - Data drive D partition is full

I have no idea what you moved or stored on the D partition but Toshiba notebooks were preinstalled with an system and on D partition there is an Toshiba image folder containing the image files. This image folder and the image recovery files are used for HDD recovery and are needed to create own recovery disks or recovery flash memory stick.

HDD recovery allows you to recover the notebook back to factory settings without the usage of recovery media.
But if this folder or the D partition would be modified, the HDD recovery would not function.

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Hello

my laptop works with Vista and Toshiba TEMPRO. This program gives a warning: "1 of your harddisk partitions is filled with data more than 75%. From 465,76GB total memory only 76,13GB is free".
The joke is that my harddisk of total 320GB is separated into 2 partitions of 148GB each. 1 partition has 86,44GB free space, the other has 109,75GB free space, checked with Windows Explorer.

Why TEMPRO gives this warning? How TEMPRO finds 466GB on a harddisk of 320GB? Is TEMPRO a failured program? Has anybody of this forum experience with TEMPRO?

Many thanks for answers
Digihase

Answer:Satellite L350-20H - TEMRPO warning message about full partition

hi, mate

tempro is a funny program :) my advice is to remove it and be happy. You can find many threads in this forum about tempro that offers to install updates and the system stops working, then

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Hi

I just bought the Satellite P500-024 and it came with 640GB HDD.

I just discovered when clicking *my computer* thats the HDD is splited to C: drive and D: drive. How do I add the D drive half amount of HDD to the main priority C: drive so there for I will then have a full accese of 640GB HDD in one drive without spliting them 50/50?

The reason why I ask this is because I notice when I turn the laptop on it takes ages and maybe a little slower due to the fact it has half the amount of hdd on C drive. So would like to know how easy it is to add them together into one so that I can get fast and pure performance of my new Satellite P500-024.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite P500-024 - How can I make a new partition with full disk space?

Hi tagvic!

First of all I must say that the two partitions have nothing to do with slow boot up procedure on your notebook. Your notebook will not be faster if I you have only one partition, that?s fact! Furthermore the second partition is necessary for Toshiba HDD recovery option. Do you know about it?

The HDD recovery option is really nice. You can restore the ?factory settings? in few minutes. To use it go in advanced boot menu and select ?Repair My Computer?. Then you can select this feature and follow the screen instructions. The first partition will be deleted and after this there will be installed an image of factory settings. That means you get back the same state as you started the notebook the first time. The preinstalled OS with already all drivers and tools installed.

In my opinion there is another reason for slow boot up. You should try to remove Toshiba Tempro. On my computer it causes a slow boot up too and after removing the notebook started a lot of faster.
I can also recommend cleaning the system using CCleaner and defragment the HDD. Remove programs from start up folder that you don?t need and try another AntiVirus program like AntiVir.

I hope I could help you a little bit.

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Tried to use Paragon Partition Manager 8.5 and on request to partition got message 'New partition cannot be created probably all primary slots are occupied.' There are two identified partitions, Logical (c)Pimary Formatted 186GB and logical(*)primary not formatted 251Mb 2049.9Gb i.d. 0x88 linux partition plain text table 0free.

I have not attempted any disk management operations since purchase. How do I get my space to put my newly aquired Vista? What effect will deleting partition(*) have.
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Answer:Satellite A100-998: Partition cannot be created using Paragon Partition Manager

Hello

I will try to clarify situation on your HDD. as far as I know your notebook is delivered with preinstalled ???Media Express Player???. This is small ???Linux-based??? application and it is installed on small unallocated partition (about 250 MB). Please leave it at it is.

Primary located partition can be reduced for about 40%. On this 40% you leave you can install Vista OS. On this way you will have two operating systems and every time you start your notebook Boot ???manager will ask you which OS you want to start.

When you start Vista installation setup will ask you where the Vista should be installed. Choose please this second partition.

Please report us the results.

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Hello all
This is my first post and Im not a techy so apologies in advance. Ive extensively tried searching the internet for help with this but cant get it resolved hence this post.

I have a Satellite T130-11T which has 232GB hard drive. Its set up as 2 drives, C and D with 116GB on each. The C drive is getting full but its probably just photos and films so I can resolve that by copying on to external drive, but the D drive is much the same.

Ive looked at the directory and under HDD recovery there is a subfile called SWImg and inside are 8 x .srm extensions and 2 x crc files All are from 2009 .

The files are taking up about 8Gb and I cant delete them as it says I have to do so under SYSTEM - the operating system is in German so Im a bit unsure exaclty what the issue is - and nervous deleting systemfile.

The D drive though has over 90GB of info on it - when I click on the D drive in Windows Explorer it doesnt look like there are any large files there at all. Could there be hidden files Im not seeing?

The performance is very slow and I want to either back up or delete/reformat the D drive to empty it - any ideas how to clean up my D drive please and ideally make it smaller and move some of the memory allocation to the C drive without losing my data already on C?

I understand from forums that the HDD is a recovery file but should only take up about 10GB so can I have a C drive of say 200GB and 30Gb on D?

Again I dont want to corrupt or lose any data a... Read more

Answer:Satellite T130-11T - need to clean D partition and to increase C partition

My first question is: have you created recovery media (DVD or USB)? If yes you can use this media for clean OS installation anytime you want. With other words you can delete all recovery files from partition D if you want but in my opinion you should not do this. If these recovery files are still there you will be also able to use ?HDD recovery installation?.

>The C drive is getting full but its probably just photos and films so I can resolve that by copying on to external drive...
Correct.
>...but the D drive is much the same. Ive looked at the directory and under HDD recovery there is a subfile called SWImg and inside are 8 x .srm extensions and 2 x crc files All are from 2009 .
This files belongs to original recovery image. 10GB more or less is not a big deal. Leave it as it is.
>Could there be hidden files Im not seeing?
It is not easy to say because we don't know how your notebook is configured and which files should be saved on partition D. What you can try is to open control panel > folder options > View > and check option for ?Hidden files and folders?. Choose option ?Show hidden files...? and check partition D again.
>Also when I boot up a message appears saying there are files missing in LOCAL directorym which smply has disappeared.
In my opinion nothing can simply disappeared.
I think you should check all this, back-up all your important data and after doing this install OS again using original recovery image. After doing this you ... Read more

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My computer came with one great big partition, with XP Home installed on it. For four months all my data got stored on that same partition. Then I got partition magic, and decided to make a separate partition for all my files. This turned out to be too small, after I'd transfered all my music, plus my work files to it. I then tried to repartition the drive, taking most of the spare space from the XP drive and giving it to the data drive.
Just as it started to widen the Data drive, and after shrinking the XP drive, it crashed. Now XP doesn't boot, and my data partition is corrupted too.
I've been daft and so have no backup of my data, and no partition magic back-up floppies. Is there anyway I can get the data back?

If it's any help, Ubuntu is also on the laptop, and working fine.
 

Answer:Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

Do you have the installation CD? If so, "BART PE" may be the solution. I have used it with success. Here is the link: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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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 all,

I've been working on a Dell server (not sure of the model, but can get it tomorrow) that has Windows Server 2008 and a 500 GB hard drive, split into two partitions, giving us a C: and D: drive.

Recently, somebody from the office used Partition Magic (not sure of the version) to resize the partitions. I think they're roughly split up 150 for C: and 300-ish for D:.

Anyway, the resizing appeared to go well, but every couple of weeks, the D: partition completely disappears from Windows! Computer Management shows it as unallocated space, I believe.

Fortunately, I'm able to easily restore the partition using a bootable Paragon Rescue Kit CD. It quickly scans and finds the "lost" partition, and it restores it in no time. I've done this a couple of times now over the past few months.

The question, of course, is WHY is the partition dropping out... or how to prevent it from dropping out in the first place.

The thing I find really odd is that it will drop out while the server is running -- meaning, it will just disappear at a seemingly random time, and nobody will notice until they try to access data that was on that partition.

Any suggestions on what I can check or what the solution might be? It's really confusing! It's nice to know how to restore the partition, but obviously it's still a hassle to have to do that. It'd be much nicer if the partition wouldn't go in the first place.

Thanks!
 

Answer:After resizing partition with Partition Magic, D: partition keeps disappearing!

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The D partition is almost filled.
Why is windows 7 creating a mysterious partition D and how to expand it?
I can try to shrink C a bit in favour of D. but every new program eats more C drive.
I also have a very large partition E, but filled with a lot of data like backups and personal folders.
With a partition-tool it may be possible, but shifting a lot of data may cause problems.
Or I may backup these partitions and change the original drive partitioning.
Than copy these backups into the new partitions.
What size should D have? What's it's purpose?

Answer:D Partition almost full

Could you complete this tutorial by Golden so folks can have a look see what your have.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Question: Full partition

I am running Windows XP, SP2. 300Gb H/D. 1024Ram.
The computer was partitioned with 120Gb C main drive and 160Gb second.
The C drive is full and I would like to extend it to 160Gb or transfer some programs to the secondary drive.
I believe changing partitions is a big job so I have tried to move programs over, but when I try this only the shortcuts move and the programs stay on C:
Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Full partition

You can't "move" a program. You must uninstall, then re-install to the new drive.
In most cases the problem is data. Just move My Docs to the second partition.
Partition Magic will make your primary partition larger without loss of data, but a better solution might be to install another hard drive.
 

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Question: Full partition

I am looking at a friends laptop for her and her hard drive is partitioned into two 32GB partitions. Her primary C: is nearly full and I don't know why. The biggest folder I can find is her pictures that is only 7GB. Her program files are only 1.5 GB and her music files are only 0.5GB. I can't seem to find out what is eating up all of the space. Any suggestions?

Answer:Full partition

Hi davofwater,Here is a link that can show you what is using up the drive space, with possible solutions http://blogs.howtogeek.com/mysticgeek/2008...ith-windirstat/Regards ,Gilmister

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Hey guys,

I just got a Dell StudioXPS16, and the very first thing I did was do a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install.

I set up 40GB for a Recovery partition, and the rest as the primary partition.

I've had the computer for a week. Windows popped up an error for me this morning saying the Recovery partition was full (4.3MB left).

I've never had a Recovery partition fill up before. Clearly, there is some setup issue then. What might it be?

So what should I do? I could increase the partiton size, but since it's a Logical drive and not a primary drive, I can't extend it into unallocated space.

Have you any ideas for me?

Thanks!

Answer:Recovery Partition FULL?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BAC5point2


Hey guys,

I just got a Dell StudioXPS16, and the very first thing I did was do a clean Windows 7 Ultimate install.

I set up 40GB for a Recovery partition, and the rest as the primary partition.

I've had the computer for a week. Windows popped up an error for me this morning saying the Recovery partition was full (4.3MB left).

I've never had a Recovery partition fill up before. Clearly, there is some setup issue then. What might it be?

So what should I do? I could increase the partiton size, but since it's a Logical drive and not a primary drive, I can't extend it into unallocated space.

Have you any ideas for me?

Thanks!



How ofter are you running backup? How big is the OS partition? is there anything being backed up?

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My 16 month old, off-the-shelf Compaq PC has - I've just discovered - got the Windows operating system pre-installed in a 'D' drive partition. i'm now constantly getting pop-ups telling me that my 'D drive is full. I suppose 16 months of use & updates has led to this ?

My 'D' drive size= 4.30 Gb with free space of 33.3 mb
My 'C' drive size=70.2 Gb with free space of 59.0 Gb.

Is there a simple way of:

either moving the contents of the 'D' drive to the 'C' drive and keeping them working

or

making the 'D' drive bigger ?

Any simple, safe and free solutions gratefully considered. Please note I'm a novice and wish to proceed with caution .....!

Many thanks
Richard.
 

Answer:Solved: Partition full ...

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I have a computer that says that it's recovery partition is 264mb from being full. How do I resolve this?I'm running Vista.

Answer:Recovery Partition is Full

Go to My Computer and tell us how many drives you see.Right Click then and go to Properties.Tell us the Used Space and Free Space for all of them. (Should be 2, C:\ and D:\, maybe more)

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I've got a computer I'm doing some diagnostic on and it appears as if the person has tried to back-up their computer to the Recovery partition and it is now annoying them with some rather annoying pop-ups telling them the drive is full. Out of 10gigs only 39mb remian.

The computer is HP Pavilion a6412p.

I would like to know which files belong on this partition and if there are any that would be safe to remove. Otherwise, I'm assuming there are some registry editing to do so that I can hide the symtom. Although I'd feel better fixing it rather than just hiding it.

Answer:Full Recovery Partition

There's one small, Nay, large problem with this. The files there can differ
greatly from one manufacturer to another as well as from one PC to another.

You're better off just looking for the files that the person backed up. These are usually
Pictures, Music, Movies, and Office documents. Aside from the recovery partition being full,
what other issues are there?

If it's just the recovery partition squaking about free space, then you may want to advise them
about how to save documents elsewhere on the computer and live with the pop-ups. If the user
is not ok with this, and they usually aren't, back up what you can and wipe the pc clean.

By all means tell them about all of this before wiping their pc.

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I have a 128GB partition on a hard drive for running the new Remix OS released earlier this month but only 17.1GB has been allocated and 110GB has been left unallocated, how can I force the partition to allocate this space and if I have to reformat the partition will a partition image restore effect the allocation.

Answer:Partition Not Using Full Size

Pushing an image to a drive, depending on what image tool your using, most will push an image to a drive maintaining the original partition dimensions of targeted partitions when image was created. Guessing your talking about the Remix OS x86 PC version .... pretty sure this is based off of Linux, but not finding much info on which flavor of Linux was used for the core kernel etc.Most installers these days give option to set the dimensions of the install. Does the install process prompt you to give you control over this?

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I used GParted with Linux to create some space for it, I shrunk the Windows partition, took off 10gb and when I tried to install Ubuntu it didn't work, so how can I get back the space I left for Linux? Can I go back to GParted and resize the partition and make it bigger?

Answer:How can I get my full partition back?

Yeah, pretty much any partition tools will allow you to resize it back.

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So the whole of our IIS runs on an old machine. We only have our intranet site (very small) and WSUS running. For whatever reason, the guy setting this up broke a 36 gig drive into 2 partitions and put the OS and WSUS on the first 19.5 gig part, leaving the remaining 14.7 gig partition unused. /shrug

Now our WSUS is up to 15 gigs of data and the partition is out of room. I thought about converting to dynamic disk and doing a spanned volume over the rest of the drive. Since this is the boot drive, it didn't like that idea:

Image

Next I considered mounting the volume as a folder, but I don't really know of anywhere it would be useful in the current setup. I can't split or set a spillover for WSUS data that I know of. Anything that can be done to utilize that wasted space besides nuking this thing and starting over?
 

Answer:WSUS partition is full

You could use something like Partition Magic and extend the current partition to use the rest of the drive.
 

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I have Partition Wizard on my system and I was looking at my system drive. I have the standard UEFI partitions on my system (300MB Recovery, 100MB UEFI, 128MB MSR, and my Windows OS) and I noticed that my Recovery partition is 88% full. Should I be concerned about it being this full and look at making it larger? Or will this usage remain static?
Thanks

Answer:Can the recovery partition get full?

It is static. I am concerned that none of those are large enough for a true recovery partition though. A true recovery partition will be around 17GB if the system is part of recovery. Have you made a flash (usb) recovery drive? Did your PC come with 8 or 8.1 or did you install from disc or ISO? If you installed from disc or ISO forget everything I just said.

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First time post of a longtime reader of this forum...
Would love to hear what some of the gurus here would suggest in this situation. I have seen it several times on computers I have been working on and really wasn't sure why the drive continues to grow. It is my understanding (which may be wrong) that the partition is essentially recovery discs, if something goes bad on the main partition, you can boot from recovery and revert back to factory image.

Now on the instances I've run into this, I've checked the drives contents. Usually you see a bunch of folders with different dates which would almost make you think restore points. So, do these different dates build upon each other or would it be safe to remove some of the older dates? Also why do the contents of the recovery drive continue to grow to the point where users will be constantly warned that they are out of space. Meanwhile, they another 200 Gb's of free space on the local disc.

I know about options like changing partition size with boot discs, etc. But I would like some advice on what to do when this situation arises on a user's PC w/o going that route. Delete folders? Compress? Maybe try to find what is causing the drive to grow? Is it normal for the recovery partition to grow over time? Are restore points actually saved on recovery partition? I know, a lot of ?'s here, but it seems to be a fairly common issue as I have seen it several times over the past few months. Thanks!

Answer:What to do when recovery partition is full??

Hi,
Welcome to TSF.

The recovery partiton is, as you say, just to contain the files to recover the factory image.

Nothing else should be stored or written to that partition.
If fact, some systems hide that partition.

What is writing to it?

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When I installed W7 I created a 15GB partition for it. All my apps and data files are installed in other partitions (e.g., D:\Apps for programs). Pagefile.sys is also on D:, as is the TEMP folder.

Recently I discovered that the C:\Windows folder has swollen to nearly the whole partition -- just 300MB free space, even after Disk Cleanup and CCleaner. W7 seems to be still working fine.

I've read that the Winsxs folder is known to grow -- mine is 6.5GB.

Is this cause for concern? If so, what's the solution?

Answer:System partition full!

Hi kaborka

Have a look at the thread here

hope this helps

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My hard drive has been partitioned into 5 sections. My 'C' drive is for my operating system but it is completely full. I have a version of Ubunto, an old version of Office and two different winXP OS's in the partition. But I can't find any of them in Add/Remove Programs. How do I remove the excess programs or clear additional space in this partition? It is preventing me from downloading any software, even software that is to be stored in my 'D' partition for programs.

Answer:How do I remove XP from my 'C' partition - it's full!

There is a cleanup tool from microsoft which u can try

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...bd/msicuu2.exe


OR

TRy software remover tool

http://www.martau.com/archives/Total...etup-5.4.2.exe

U can install it and then try to locate those softwares and try to remove them by pressing Uninstall button

U can uninstall this software from add or remove programs

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I have a customer who just purchased an HP Pavilion 510-p030. He said that he did a complete data transfer from his old Compaq (running vista) to his new computer. Now the recovery partition is full and it keeps popping up that there is no space on the computer. Do you have any suggestions as to what may of happened? The computer is running very slow now and he can not do much.

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I recently reloaded an old version of Windows 7 Home Premium. My original version (same disk) had issues with updates. When I reloaded the installation disk, I found that I had 2 versions on boot up.

THe original version is running extremely slow........full of many problems

THe new version has a 250 MB partition of the Recovery partition......and is practically full. I constantly need to clean out files.

What is the best way to change this so i can use the newer version and subsequently get updates on this on line?

Answer:Recovery Partition Full in Windows 7. Need help

oOOPSS SORRY....RECOVERY PARTITION HAS 14.5 GB TOTAL WITH ANYWHERE BETWEEN 30 & 280 MB OF FREE SPACE AVAILABLE........SORRY.......

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Hello!
 
During the last day, the primary drive on my HDD has gone from practically empty, to being practically full, with only 2Gb left of space that continuously varies between 2.6 and 2.2 when I refresh the page. After having assured myself that no one installed anything during my absence, I ran a full Microsoft SE scan, which returned nothing. My definitions were up to date at the moment of the scan
 
I am seriously starting to believe that the drive might be infected with something, but I have no idea how to resolve the issues.
 
If someone could offer some help, I would really appreciate it.
 
Included is the dxdiag scan of my system. If you need anything else, let me know.
 
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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/28/2015, 18:24:08
       Machine name: HEADINTHECLOUDS
   Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.141211-1742)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
       System Model: System Product Name
               BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/26/12 17:24:19 Ver: 09.06
          Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
             Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8078MB RAM
  ... Read more

Answer:Primary partition suddenly full?

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Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
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We have several workstations running NT 4.0. Each has a 6GB hard drive divided into three 2Gb partitions.
The C partition is nearly full on some of them.
How can we safely move programs (like MS Office, Internet Explorer) to the other partitions without messing up the settings?

Thanks,
John
 

Answer:Solved: C drive partition nearly full

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I'm using Windows 10 and my Disk it split into 2 partitions. My main Disk C is full and i don't know how to save all the new files to Disk E automatically.

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I have a 110gig hard drive with 37gig free. Is it possible to partition a drive that is in use without having to format and start again?

I've had a look around but all seem to talk about partitioning a new drive.

Thanks
 

Answer:Partition a partially full drive

Advanced partitioning utlities like Partition Magic or Partiton Commander or Partition Expert can resize, split and merge your existing partitions and create new ones in the unused space. You'd still need to reboot the machine if you make changes to the system partition.
 

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I have Win 10 Pro, with 128GB SSD (C: drive), and 1TB HDD (E: drive).

The SSD now has 9GB of free space.I want to know if I can partition my E drive to allow, say, 50GB partition for further programs, leaving the remainder of the drive for data.

I use Macrium for system images, with Beyond Compare for data, so maybe that needs to be taken into account.

If it's OK to partition the E: drive for progs, I need to know whether to move the leftmost boundary to the right, or the rightmost boundary to the left. (maybe one of these is actually impossible.)

I would create a Macrium system image of my current setup, for safety. If the partition process is allowable, then that Macrium image would immediately become useless (I think), so I would create another Macrium sys image to reflect the new setup with prog files on 2 drives.

I would be grateful for any comments, suggestions, warnings, etc.

Thanks.
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My System partition with Win7 home is 160GB out of which only about 1/3 was used. Suddenly, I see this partition in red saying I have only about 5GB free space left!
Tried Disk Cleanup and could obtain only 148 MB gain!

What happens??? How to recover free space???

Answer:System partition suddenly full

Welcome to our forum f6gnz.

This tutorial by Brink will help you with that problem.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

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I purchased the following computer about 2 and a half years ago and have had barely any major problems with it.
Compaq Presario S6389UK

I have two hard drives on my computer. An external 250GB HD which I brought in September, and an Internal 75GB HD which came with the PC when I brought it. The Internal HD is partitioned, into a C and a D drive. The D drive is 4.30GB and is the recovery partition. I have had no problem with this, but when I started my computer up yesterday it told me that the D drive was almost full (54MB's left). Ive been trying to find a way to empty some space, but cant find any way. Now what I am thinking of doing is somehow adding space to the partition from the C drive, which still has 25GB space. The onely problem is that Im not sure there is a way to expand a partition.

Could anybody please give me advice on how to either make space on the D drive, or expand the partition. If not, would it be harmful to combine the two partitions again?

Thanks for any advice given.
Bluetuft.

EDIT: I took some screenies.

Inside the D drive

My computer and D drive properties

Answer:Compaq Recovery Partition Full

get rid of your system restore and it will delete all your info. (you can turn it back on and create a new restore point if you wish afterwards) That should open up some space on the D drive.

start/settings/control panal/system/system restore tab/check the "turn off system restore"

wait for it to finish (it can take some time) and reboot... after that you can turn it back on if you wish and it should create a new restore point for you.

the D drive is for a system restore and unless you totally wipe out the D drive with a fresh install you cannot add/remove without windows involvment. (hence above)

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i have vista and windows 7 on my computer but i did,nt make partition J big enough for windows 7.
vista is on drive C.(162gb free)
i presume partition D is recovery for vista ?(11.1gb of 19.9 free )
new volume f just hold a fewfilms.(786gb free)
J is now full.?(.5GB of 15.6 free)(just deleted some photos)
can you advise what to do to make partition J bigger ?
regards
arthos

Answer:the partition with windows 7 is full. how to enlarge

You've got plenty room on Disk1 so why don't you reinstall win7 on that disk.
Repartition it, and make ie. 100gB primary partition for system and programs, then make two logical partitions, one for data and the other for backup. Just a thought...

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Hi

I used to have dual boot of Ubuntu, Fedora, and WinXP but today I remove the Fedora and Ubuntu. When I add the Unallocated space in Partition Magic it shows the drive at 95GB but in my computer or in disk management it is only showing the capacity as 72GB how can I get this other 23GB to show in WinXP?

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Answer:XP not showing full partition capacity?

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Sorry to bother you good folks again. I just installed a second hard drive (slave) in windows xp pro. I did this via Disk Management. The computer now recognises the drive but I'm unable to partition to the full size of 160gig. all I am able to get is 31.2gig. I simply can't get it to create a partition of the full disk which as I say is 160gig. I know this has something to do with fat32 only being able to do 32gig....can any of you good folks tell me in simple to follow terms how to get the full disk size recognised....once again, thankyou very much...Andy

Answer:format/partition second HD to full size

Most operating systems don't support single partitions over 32 GB, which is the source of your problem. click hereYou will see here that although this limit can be exceeded, it is not recommended due to the amount of space wasted on the hard disk. For larger partitions, try NTFS 5.

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I want to do a full factory recovery on my SL500.  After pressing the F11 and going through all the steps, I get this message: Cannot fin the find the file C:\Preboot\Utils\Convert.cmd.  I found out the file is on the S partition of the hard drive but it doesn't give me an option the change the directory.  I have created a recovery cd already but that is after I installed some programs on the laptop already.  I really want a fresh recovery. The weird thing is after I used my recovery cd, it shows that there is 80 gig worth of data on the hard drive after I deleted everything with only a few programs installed like office...etc. Please tell me what are my options.  Thanks.

Answer:Trying to do full factory recovery from partition

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Did you make rescue media or recovery discs? let us know...

You can create recovery discs any time even after installing programs on the HDD, following link shows the correct procedure for recovering your HDD to factory settings:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70803

How big is your HDD? and what is 7 character product number of your SL500? It looks like 2668-KHU and can be found on the back sticker.

Keep us posted.

 





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Hi there,

Hope that somebody has an answer for this one: couple of days ago noticed that my operating partition (C:) have filled up - runed disk cleanup, defrag, cccleaner, checked temp, disabled hibernation and all the normal procedures to free up some space. Next day noticed the same issue again; this time I have updated partition space from 40Gb to 50Gb - until next day was filled up until 48 Gb without installing enything else.

If I am selecting all files from C: (including hidden files) it shows me a 31 Gb of files which should be the correct size of files considering that the drive was defragmented. I've double checked with Windows Directory Statistics and shows allmost the same - the issue remains that windows is showing an extra 18Gb of used space which are not covered by any files.

I consider myself a "know how" to run basic debugs butt this is something I can't solve. Any help would be apriciated. If this topic was already solved, sorry for the spam.

And just another thing - in this case I just can't format partition and reinstall windows coz it's a remote PC at 150Km :D

thanks

Answer:Operating partition full without files

Download and install Tree Size Free. Run as Administrator and it should show you where the space is being used.
JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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how can i free up space . can i delete old files. how can i recognise which to delete ???

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I purchased the following computer about 2 and a half years ago and have had barely any major problems with it.
Compaq Presario S6389UK
I have two hard drives on my computer. An external 250GB HD which I brought in September, and an Internal 75GB HD which came with the PC when I brought it. The Internal HD is partitioned, into a C and a D drive. The D drive is 4.30GB and is the recovery partition. I have had no problem with this, but when I started my computer up yesterday it told me that the D drive was almost full (54MB's left). Ive been trying to find a way to empty some space, but cant find any way. Now what I am thinking of doing is somehow adding space to the partition from the C drive, which still has 25GB space. The onely problem is that Im not sure there is a way to expand a partition.

Could anybody please give me advice on how to either make space on the D drive, or expand the partition. If not, would it be harmful to combine the two partitions again?

Thanks for any advice given.
Bluetuft.

Screenies-
Inside the D drive

My computer and D drive properties
 

Answer:Compaq Recovery Partition Full

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D: recovery getting full, delete files? How?My D: drive, which is my recovery drive (HP Admin), is getting full. Discovered issue when defraging last week. How do I clean up? Or will HP notify me and delete recovery points up until last week?

Answer:HP Recovery partition getting full, need to delete files.

Is there any free space on other partition, if that you could try to release some space from other partition and add it into "recovery partition", if you don't want to loss "recover partition, you could only use other partition software, here I find an article about this topic, hope it could help you http://www.partition-magic-windows7...BTW, I think the "recovery partition" is useless, I deleted it already, because as you know the MBR disk could contain at most 4 primary partition, however, HP OEM set its "hp tool" "recover partition" take two primary partitions, this is not logicaldownload partition magic for windows 7

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I just purchased a 500gig seagate and new pc components, and am installing a fresh version of windows xp. Now I know the version of XP I have lacks the 48 addressing resulting in only being able to see 127 gig upon install since it does not have SP2. I know about slipstreaming to see the entire drive during install, and also using partition magic after install to stretch the partition w/o data loss. My question is this. In my old pc I have a 250gig drive I used for storage only, never installed XP on it. However when I attempt to install to that drive with my new pc, it detects that a partition w/ file format ntfs exists (even though it only sees 127 gigs) and allows me the option to install windows xp on it w/o doing a format. Now I hook my new 500gig drive into my old pc xp SP3, go into Disk Management tool, create a new partition of all 500 (well 465.76) gigs, format to ntfs, reboot, however when attempting to install xp to it after partitioning & formatting it, I do not get the option to install w/o formatting. It detects a partition of unknown type (instead of ntfs like my 250) & states its either full, damaged, etc, and to continue I must format. If anyone has any information on why my 250 drive has a good partition w/ntfs it sees & can install w/o formatting, but my new drive has an unknown partition & must format before continuing. I'm sure i'm partitioning the whole drive, sure i'm using ntfs, tried both quick & full format, no chan... Read more

Answer:Install windows xp pro 127 gig limit after full partition

bump
 

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My pc (vista) keeps coming up with the message Factory Image (D) full only 12 mb free space available.
I have been told you can expand this drive by shrinking my (C) drive is this possible or needed ??
Regards

Answer:Facory Image (D) full recovery partition

hello

there shouldn't be anything being added to that partition. that being said try to run disc cleanup on the D: (if it lets you)

start > all programs > accessories > system tools > disc cleanup > Right click it (run as administrator) click OK to UAC prompt: select D: > OK >(more options tab) click the bottom cleanup option (system restore and shadow copies) click OK then click OK or delete whatever comes up....this should give you at least a couple GBs of space.....

good luck and report back....we need to figure how to stop machine from putting stuff on that drive!!

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Hi My daughters Pc is running Vista and when purchased was split into C:\ 34GB and D:\ 34GB he C drive is now full. Looking at the D Drive it is not shared and I want to know how to add this to the C drive quota. She is only running vista and can you tell me the point of having the disks partitioned. ? When I look at partition manager I can see I can shrink the partition or even delete it. But am unsure if this is correct hing to do. Can someone give me some advice. Sorry D drive states it's not shared and is NTFS same as C Drive.Thanks Cliff

Answer:Drive full but extra partition not shared ?

You will find that the the D drive is required should Vista need reinstalling back to factory default settings. I take it that the C drive is much larger than 34GB!

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My System partition with Win7 home is 160GB out of which only about 1/3 was used. Suddenly, I see this partition in red saying I have only about 5GB free space left!
Tried Disk Cleanup and could obtain only 148 MB gain!

What happens??? How to recover free space???

Radivoj Kar

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Hello forum.

I am getting ready to install Windows 7 Pro on my laptop. I understand that at I can use diskpart during the install to partition and format the hdd to avoid the reserved partition but it will not do a full format.

Can I use the Western Digital data lifeguard utility to verify disk integrity and check/flag any bad sectors, start the Windows 7 install, use diskpart to setup the partition and format, then exit and continue the Windows 7 install? I assume what I am trying to accomplish by doing this is have the disk checked, bad sectors marked if there are any and have Windows installed w/o the reserved partition.

Thanks for your responses in advance.

Answer:Partition and full format before Windows 7 install

Yes you can, you need to download western digitals disk software create bootable media from it then you can boot machine from disc (cd or usb) and run what you need to
WD Support / Downloads / WD 2go + Other Products / Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows
Then you can boot your windows installation media (dvd or usb)
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
at the first installer screen press shift + F10 to take you to command prompt where you can run diskpart commands
diskpart>enter (to enter diskpart)
list disk>enter (list all connected HDDs)
select disk 0>enter (assuming disk 0 is the desired disk)
clean all>enter (which will erase entire disk including partitions)
create partition primary>enter (which will make one new primary partition the size of the disk or you can specify size ie size=xxx)
format fs=ntfs>enter (which will format the partition with ntfs structure)
active>enter (to mark partition active so boot files can be placed on it)
exit>enter (exit diskpart)
exit>enter (exit command prompt)

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hi

I'm looking for a free tool to to send an email notification, when the partition is 90% full, running on WIN2008 server.

Answer:send an email notification if partition is full

From Vista/2008 onwards Microsoft added the ability to attach actions to events, You can setup a e-mail alert to be sent whenever the event id 2013 (disk drive near capacity) is triggered.
Open the Task Scheduler MMC, start the Create a Basic Task Wizard, give it a name and select on the event trigger. Set the Log to "System" Source to "Srv" and Event ID to "2013".
Then assuming you have a usable SMTP server just set the action to send you an e-mail.
The information you get is pretty basic, there are a lot of good monitoring tools freely available that handle this as well (SpiceWorks is one I recall).


Source: windows server 2008 - E-Mail notification when hard disk full? - Server Fault

Google is your friend

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Windows 7 Home 32 bit. System partition C: is 160 GB and usually only about 1/3 is used. Suddenly, it went red and indication that only 3 Gb is now free !
Emptied Recycle Bin and Run Disk Cleanup but it liberated less than 200 MBytes!
Some long  time ago, somebody told me to delete files from some folder and after doing it I found again over 100GB free space. But completely forgot who has told me this and which folder I had to empty.

Do not want to take a risk, so please HELP !

Radivoj Kar

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My D drive is currently full. Is there a way to view and delete these files? Thanks

Answer:Deleting files from full d drive partition

Unless you got restore disks with your laptop, the D drive is probably hidden for a reason. It contains the restore partition for your machine, should anything go wrong and you need to restore it to factory condition. If you can see it in disk management, what is the size of it? Can you tell if it's a partition ? What is the size of your hard drive in total?

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My hard drive has two partitions: C and D, with C being about almost full and D virtually empty. In trying to upgrade my operating system to 2000 from 98, I get the message that the C drive doesn't have enough room. Is there a way to install to D and insure that the computer will boot from D. Or do I have to do merge the partitions with a special program such as "Partition Magic," which isn't a big deal but I'm not a real techie either. Thank you.
 

Answer:Partition/Drive Too Full to Upgrade to 2000

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Windows 10The recovery partition/ d rive is 23 GB and has filled up with 20 GB of who knows what - I am getting memory warnings.Plenty of memory on the c drive.363MB is system and reserved,  20GB is 'other' - no details.What is this and how do I get rid of it?

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MY C drive is getting to be less than the recommended 200mb, and I need to move programs to another partition. Can I just click and drag? To another partition?

Answer:C drive getting full, can I just up and move programs to another partition?

No you cannot just move the programs because this causes errors in the registry, i believe a program like partition magic 8 or similar can move data, or allocate more space to a drive safetly.

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Hi there,

Have a old version of ATI Home i.e 2009. I use it's bootable CD which works good with XP & Vista to create & restore images.

When booted with it on machine running W7 got a slightly different option while creating a full back up........i.e an extra Partition, Primary Active size 100 MB, System reserved & the next Partition Primary too having W7 & MS off size size 14.3 GB. I checked both & gave the image path to the 3rd Partition. Image was verified after completion & size is 6.4 GB, only 1 tib file, are the system reserved & W7 merged in this back up file?

I than restored this image. While restoring it gave an option of MBR which I did not check? The restored image is exactly 14.3 GB but the System Reserved Partition which was Total 100 MB has decreased to 94 MB.

The Drive has 3 partitions created while W7 Clean install. Systen Reserved ( System , Active, Primary), C (Boot, Page File Primary) & D (Primary data).

What could be the reason for System active reserve to decrease from total 100 MB to now total 94 MB.......is that I checked/selected both System reserved & C partitions while taking a full back up??

The occupied space in System active reserved partition is only 29.6 MB of the total now 94 MB.

Do I need to clean install W7 again & than take complete back ups of only Primary NTFS C containg W7 Boot, Page File & not both?

My questions are:

1. Did I do the correct thing to check the 100 MB S... Read more

Answer:Full BackUp & System Reserved partition?

I suggest you upgrade your imaging software.
There are many options free & paid (including Acronis).
Free options include:
1) Windows 7 inbuilt imaging (I use all the time)
2) Macrium Reflect (I use as a second safeguard imaging tool)

Neither have changed the size of the 100MB system reserved and they shouldn't!
Both imaging applications have been totally reliable for me after many images and restores.

Your last questions.
The 100 MB system reserved partition contains vital boot information
seeBooting Description Post#24
Windows Imaging always backs it up. I always select it when using Macrium (it's tiny!). It often doesn't change from image to image but is required when damaged or imaging to a new HDD.

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How do i sort this out? Thanks.

Answer:T430 System reserved partition full

Anyone?

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Hi. Around 2 months ago I got a virus that ripped my system apart.
I formatted my hard drive(C:\) and reinstalled XP, and all was fine. But as its a Compaq(or HP) the recovery partition drive that holds the system recovery data is still full of virus, 100s of files worth. So anyway I understand that the Recovery Partition will never work again that was fine until I just ran a spyware scan and as it was scanning the small RP drive (H:\) and as it was scanning, my AV started catching all the virus's although the spyware didnt detect them, obviously it opening them awakened them.
When I ask my AV (AVG8) to remove threats, after a couple of seconds it comes up with a long list of 'Threat not removed, Healing not successful'. My system is working fine and I was wondering if it would do any harm to format the RP drive? I also own another AV(Avast4pro),. should I let this program attempt to remove the threats before I go ahead with the format?
I am just presuming that my OS isnt using that drive anymore.

Thanks in advance

Cammy

Answer:Recovery partition drive full of virus's

have you tried a online scan ie trend micro try google for others if problem persists you can format

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Hi. Around 2 months ago I got a virus that ripped my system apart.
I formatted my hard drive(C:\) and reinstalled XP, and all was fine. But as its a Compaq(or HP) the recovery partition drive that holds the system recovery data is still full of virus, 100s of files worth. So anyway I understand that the Recovery Partition will never work again that was fine until I just ran a spyware scan and as it was scanning the small RP drive (H:\) and as it was scanning, my AV started catching all the virus's although the spyware didnt detect them, obviously it opening them awakened them.

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Hi
I have bought a Lenovo G580 Notebook model name (20157)
and i made a new partition of Hard disk
and after that i can't install all drivers
so how can i recovery the default partition and Original Win7
Iam looking to download A recovery DVD
plz Help urgent becouse i am upset for 2 weeks for this action
bye bye
 
Moderator Note; s/n edited for member's own protection

Answer:Lenovo G580 delete partition and need full recovery

Hi mdiab and welcome to the Community,
 
When you modify the partitions, recovery doesn't work anymore.  The only way to get back the original Windows is with a set of recovery discs which have to come from Lenovo.  There's no way to download them.
 
You have to make a call to service and get a set of discs.  That's the only way to get back the original Windows.
 
Sorry about the bad news,
 
Dave

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Hi
I have an HP PC, which came with a manufacturer "recovery" partition as D letter.
everything was OK in Vista, then with Window Seven home upgrade, then Ultimate 64 bit.
After a problem, I reinstalled Seven Ultimate 32 bits (as I use two old applications and founder Virtual machine very slow)
The point is that the partition stayed the same,
- C drive : 917 go, (781 free)
- HP recovery drive D : 13,4 go (1,25 free).

I know the free space on this recovery D is small, but it always have been so, and the content is the same size (manufacturer recovery) - whitout red bar warning.

Now (since my last clean reinstall) Window detect this D (recovery) miss space and give a "red bar" low space warning.

Is that a way i can delete this red bar warning just for the D (recovery) drive, and keep it for the other drives, without changing or disabling this D partition ?

Everything is working fine, just the bar, which is a annoyance.

That surely must be a way as previously (on Vista, Seven home and Seven ultimate 64 bit) this was not such red bar

Thank you in advance !

Mary

Answer:How to remove red bar (full drive) for manufacturer recovery partition

You get the red bar when the partition has less than 10% freespace. But in the case of the Recovery Partition, that is really nothing to worry about.

HP always cuts their recovery partitions very short. There are a few possibilities how stuff could have gotten into that partition.

1. Because some files were erroneously placed there. Open the partition and see whether there are any of your files that do not belong there.

2. The partition could be activated for restore points that take space. Check that in elevated Command prompt with this command: vssadmin list shadowstorage

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When I first received my HP vp17 (desktop) three years ago, the Recovery Partition was already near-full.

Now, it's COMPLETELY full. I have no idea what to do about it. Specifically, I have no idea how it got so full, and what I can delete. It's going beyond slow (also, I fear they may be some problems with my hard drive, since a few days prior it refused to boot or go on, and made this incessant clicking noise similar to the initial sound you hear when it first put it on. The whole POST was just messy). I was able to, just yesterday, get to BIOS, and can now access Safe Mode. Anyways! Lets do this one at a time.

Since I opened up the CPU and cleaned all the dust (omg, was there dust!), I've been able to at least get on, though it takes like a million years for the computer to load and start, even in safe mode, and outside safe mode its rather slow, to the point of freezing.

... Ah, and I digress again.

So, what the heck should I do about the recovery?

I don't know what the heck to do. I read similar problems in tech forums online and the advice given is a bit shifty, if not entirely scrambled. While one person advised burning the (:D) drive to a DVD (I tried, but it said it didn't fit. Another question for another time, once again) and deleting the entire things (using the Shadow copy as a back up), another person completely argued against this.

I'm at a complete loss.

Thanks in advance!

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Answer:How do you remove hidden compaq partition in HDD for a full reformat?

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Hi guys, I really hope someone can help me.

I've installed Windows 7 Full version 3 times now but all of my old files are still on the computer. I used 'custom install' as I read that this would wipe everything...but it didn't. ???
My pc is choc-a-block full of rubbish and I want it all gone without having to go through deleting it all manually..I've been able to wipe everything with previous windows installs so I can't understand why it doesn't work with Windows7.

Also, I have 2 partitions on my hard drive (the other has Linux on it)...I'd like to go back to just having the one & installing windows7 over everything...does anyone know how I can do this...pleeeeeeease???



forgot to mention...I'm not very tech savvy so please make any helpful hints as simple as possible. lol Thank you

Answer:Windows7 Full not wiping my files + partition problem

load up linux, open gparted and wipe your drive, then install windows 7...

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I am trying to get several peoples opinion. I believe that a small disk that is bootable similar to a ssd is better that a large one full of data. There is less disk to deframent and it should be faster. The larger data disk will contain most of the files many of which will not be used a large part of the time. One can keep larger files such as pictures or videos in that data disk. I probably prefer a small ssd(less than 100GB) but am not sure that is the best way to go right now. Later on when the price and quality of ssd goes down I could substitute that drive for the small hd partition or drive. Anyone have a good article or information about this.

Jim

Answer:Is a small disk or partition better than a large one full of files?

My opinion, for what it is worth.

A separate disk or partition for Windows and your programs is the way to go. You can store all your data on a second disk or partition. For simplicity don't try moving the User folders, instead use libraries to gather your files together. This means of course that you will still get some data on your system drive but not much, and it will be the most used data in the Appdata folder. I personally have only a few GB of data held that way and hundreds of GB on separate drives. The really big advantage for me is that backing up the Windows partition is relatively quick so is not such a pain to do frequently.

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My brother-in-law purchased a laptop for my wife a last Christmas (2010). The laptop came with Vista and he had Geek Squad "upgrade" to 7. However, instead the did a dual install with Vista and 7. I've had problems ever since. First, the D: Recovery drive filled up rather quickly. I some how managed to fix that. I don't remember what I did, but I managed to free up the space on D: and the C: drive then became 1/2 full. Now the C: only has 1% left. I have nothing installed on the C: except my dj software and the normal adobe, flash, etc. HELP!!! How can I fix this problem so I can actually use my computer. Also, my brother-in-law thought he was going to fix it, and some how deleted access to Vista. I can't access Vista anymore from the boot screen, but Vista still shows up. I was in some kind of diag screen with the "7" upgrade disc, and saw that Vista is still installed on the C:. Can this be fixed or should I just buy a new computer?

Answer:C: drive full. Vista-7 upgrade/dual partition

here is a screen shot of disk management

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Hi all,

I used Killdisk from LSoft to erase my harddrive and everything seemed to work fine. Then I opened [email protected] Partition Manager and it's showing a 3MB partition labelled X:BOOT. This partition doesn't show in Killdisk, just in Partition Manager, and Partition Manager can't delete it without giving an error. Does anyone know what this might be?

Googling hasn't turned up much, but could it be related to the virus problem these people were having:

Partition Virus/Non-system Drive Virus
Kaspersky Lab Forum > Alureon.E

The partition doesn't show up in Parted Magic either. I'll attach a screenshot from [email protected] Partition Manager.

Please help

Answer:Mystery 3MB Partition still showing after full disk wipe

I ran into that bugaboo on a HDD I salvaged from my old XP machine that had the OS installed on it. I tried everything I could think of and actually managed to reduce it 9MB but it wouldn't completely go away until I tried formatting it, then deleting it or merging it with the rest of the HDD (I don't remember which now).

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Dear Microsoft Win7 Experts,
I have a fresh Windows 7 Enterprise image on my laptop's 100 GB hard drive. There is only one C: partition with OS+ stuff and it is Bitlocker encrypted.
Now the hardrive is almost full. I want to do following:

Buy and install a new 320GB hard drive Copy the full Win7 100GB hard disk image into the hard drive (using Gparted) Extend the 100GB image to entire 320GB to use it Done. No reinstalling everything is needed.
Is this possible? We have Finnish on-site support from HCL "India's leading IT and technology company". They say that the above plan is impossible because of Bitlocker and that Win7 reinstall is absolutely needed.
Is this correct that I must reinstall everything when moving to larger hard drive?
-M
 

Answer:How to move full OS bitlocker partition to larger hard drive?

Just throwing an idea out there, but why don't you disable bitlocker and then use a cloning utility (could also use imagex if you wanted, really doesn't matter) to clone the data onto another disk. Once you've booted into Windows again from the new HDD re-enable
bitlocker.
I assume that you have full admin rights on the pc in question.
Please keep in mind that disabling bitlocker on the old disk, and applying it onto the new disk might take a while (several hours)
 
Kind regards,
Stephan Schwarz.If you one of these posts answered your question or issue, please click on "Mark as answer". If a post contained helpfull information, please be so kind to click on the "Vote as helpful" button :)

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I have a friend that is running a Dell Inspiron with 4 gigs of RAM.  There is a recovery partition built into the computer and has for the longest time had balloon pop ups saying that the partition is full.  The graphic in my computer does show that it is completely full.
 
Is there any way to reduce the size of this restoration partition?  I would sure appreciate any and all ideas someone might have on this.
 
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Recovery Partition is full and showing messages to reduce size.

Hi
 
Move any personal data you (actually your friend) stored in the recovery partition to another partition or external media. Don't delete anything other.Recovery partition is so important. If it get corrupted you won't be able to restore the OS. Since it is a Dell system, look for a program named "Dell Data sfae local backup". Open that and you will see an option to burn recovery media. Burn the DVD set and keep it air sealed. 

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Had been running XPPro SP3 on an old HP Pavilion.  Had a WD Caviar Green 500GB that went bad. Trying to use a Maxtor 200GB I had on hand, Due to virus I had to do a full erase, using 0 writing, Now I need to partition and format, NO OPERATING SYSTEM onHD. When I tried to run XPPro instalation it showed the full size of HD 500GB as raw avaiable space it couldn't partition or format.  When I clicked to install a message came up saying there was no avaible space that XP could write to, needs to be partitioned and formated. Please help.

Answer:Did full erase. Need to partition and format, NO OPERATING SYSTEM onHD.

What does it say on your install CD?Can you create a partition less than 137GB in size?

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Hello,

I've got Windows Server 2008 R2 (I wanted to try hyper v!) and I put the main OS in its own partition on a 500GB drive. I've been using it for a while with no issues. The partition is around 70GB, and is supposedly full. Last time this occured I just deleted some old crash dumps which were stored and taking up space.

This time, however, no such dumps appear to exist and when I go to the root directory in windows explorer, select all and click properties, it says only 24GB are being used. The expected hogs (windows folder, users folder, program files folders, programdata) utilize about 23GB. All other files/folders, according to windows, utilize <500mb. I've confirmed that windows completes its size compilation (takes a while at first to figure out the sizes of the folders). Any ideas what could be going on?

The paging file is on a completely different partition so that isn't it. Not sure what it could be. Hidden files are visible in windows explorer so I'm (hopefully) not missing any directories.
 

Answer:Windows: 70GB partition reporting as full but Explorer indicates only 23gb used?

run disk cleanup and check the values there for extra stuff?
 

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I got a warning from Tempro that a hard disk partition was more than 75% full.
I did some cleaning up and the disks are now
Vista (C:) 15.9 GB free of 55.6 GB
Data (E:) 47.4 GB free 54.6 GB
WinRe (D:) 1.25 GB free of 146 GB.

My question is: can I shrink Data (E:) by say 30 GB and, if I do that, will that allow me to expand Vista (C:) by 30 GB?

Thanks

Answer:Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Tempro warning: disk partition was more than 75% full

>My question is: can I shrink Data (E:) by say 30 GB and, if I do that, will that allow me to expand Vista (C:) by 30 GB?

I think this is not possible using Windows own settings because E partition is placed after C partition.
If you would shrink the E partition then you would get free space after the E partition and you could not add this to C.

I think you would need to use an external application.
I use GParted http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

This is a free tool? I think you have to shrink the D partition in order to get free space between C and D. Then you could add the free space to C

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Hey I have a machine that had a small system disk. The windows update component is seemingly broken but I have had a hard time getting anything out of the CBS logs. If someone could help me out that would be great.

I have run sfc /scannow but could not find the files to replace. When I run
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"The output is blank.

Dism doesn't seem to work and I am unfamiliar with it.

I tried upgrade in place but I think a BIOS setting or mbr issue may be stopping me from doing an in place upgrade.

Any help is welcome.

Answer:Windows 7 update error 800B0100 system partition was undersized (FULL)

CheckSUR shows the following problems...

Code:
Unavailable repair files:
servicing\packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-AuxComp~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~7.6.7600.320.mum
servicing\packages\WUClient-SelfUpdate-Aux-AuxComp~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~7.6.7600.320.cat
SFC shows the following problems...

Code:
Line 70530: 2015-07-13 12:38:49, Info CSI 0000031b [SR] Repairing 16 (0x0000000000000010) components
Line 70531: 2015-07-13 12:38:49, Info CSI 0000031c [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 70532: 2015-07-13 12:38:49, Info CSI 0000031d [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient-UI.Resources, Version = 7.6.7600.320, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
Line 70533: 2015-07-13 12:38:49, Info CSI 0000031e [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient-ActiveX.Deployment, Version = 7.6.7600.320, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (FALSE)
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So tonight I booted my systems system up with OEM XP Pro CD and saw 2 partitions discovered. Thinking that they were both on the HD I deleted both of them. Problem is that the Thumb drive was detected by windows installed as a HD even though connected thru USB.Checked with wife and she has of course work saved on it and nowhere else. Anyone have tool suggestions to recreate that partition. I am guessing that since it hasnt been formatted that the data should still be there? And upon fixing the deleted partition and not creating a new partition I should be able to have all her data back?Seriously cant believe that her thumb drive was detected by Windows XP as a 512MB Hard Drive! I guess the motherboard that is a year old and supports bootable USB devices may be why XP saw it as a HD... GREAT  Lesson learned... make sure all USB drive devices are not connected when going thru a Windows clean installation process!!! 

Answer:Accidental thumb drive partition deleted ...tool suggestions to repair partition

cgsecurity.org/wiki/Testdisk

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Trying to do a clean install and my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 seems to have an aversion to putting the system reserved partion on disk 0. My HP notebook has two identical disk drives. If I boot up the windows install with both drives unallocated and do a custom install, the window where i select the partition for the install if I click new to create a partition on disk 0, it creates one partition on the whole disk. If I do the same for disk 1 it automatically creates two partitions, one for the system reserved. If I try to do that in reverse order by partioning disk 1 first it will still create two partitions on disk 1 (one for the system reserved). It wont partion disk 0 with the system reserved partition.

I tried to install windows with only disk 0 plugged to into the motherboard and that worked when i partitioned the drive during the windows install it created the system partion on disk 0. However once i had windows up in running, I plugged disk 1 (unallocated) back into the mother board and windows woudnt boot up.

I could jsut install windows on disk 1 but ive read that it is better to install it on disk 0.

Answer:Clean install wont partition Disk 0 with system reserved partition

Welcome to the forum.

When you tried to boot with both disks installed, did you go to the BIOS and check that disk 0 was the first in the boot priority?

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I have a Ghost 11 partition image which I have restored before, but today there is a problem.

The image file is 18 Gb or thereabouts but Ghost reports it as

17,875,318,21 bytes (yes 21 at the end)

When I try and restore it it I can select the source partition in the image, it finds the destination drive OK and then it shows the destination partition in the list but it is greyed out.

Haven't a clue why this is happening, I have used this product for 7 years without a problem.

Anyone else seen anything like this?
 

Answer:Ghost 11 - restoring partition image - destination partition not shown in list

Destination is too small would be my guess?
 

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I'm trying to recover my partition table using MniniTool Partition Wizard. I tried running the Partition Recover Wizard which listed the 2 partitions on my disk i.e. ACER and SYSTEM RESERVED. It also listed the hidden PQSERVICE partition which comes with factory settings. The ACER and PQSERVICE partitions are listed as "Lost/Deleted" and SYSTEM RESERVED is "Existing".

However when I try to select all these partitions so I can recover and keep them all, the status of SYSTEM RESERVED changes from "Existing" to "Overlapped" and I can't select it anymore. When I move to the next step it tells me that it'll have to delete the SYSTEM RESERVED partition.

I don't know if i should go ahead and do so. or if it will just make things worse. What should I do?
 

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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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I'm not too sure what to do as of now, the free partition that is worth 66gb is just there. I right clicked my Primary Cdrive partition to try extend it but it was greyed out and so i couldnt merge the two..

Help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:How do i Merge a free space partition to my Primary C drive partition? IN VISTA

You can't modify the partition that has Windows installed on it because doing so would destroy your Windows installation.

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I have an external hard disk of Samsung 650GB which got damaged when I was transferring some files to my pc through it. Now when I connect to any PC or Laptop it shows the safely remove icon but there is no letter assigned to it and also doesn't show up in My Computer though it can be seen in Disk Management.

I tried Mini Tool Partition Wizard but when I create a new partition it stops at 90%. I tried wiping out the partition but to no avail.

Is there any solution for it??? Please help.
 

Answer:Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

I would check the manufacturers site for a windows utility to low level format it. If you cannot find a utility to do that on manufacturer's site, then try this: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/ to wipe the drive. WARNING!! this will destroy all data on the selected hard drive!! be very careful when selecting a drive to wipe that you don't inadvertently select the wrong disk. After a low level format, unplug the drive, plug back in, windows should detect as a new, virgin, drive and it'll prompt you to format it. Format it and hopefully everything will be fine from here on out for you.

Post back, Hope this helps!!
 

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Partition Assistant Home Edition is a multifunction free partition manager software. It allows you to perform more complicated partition operations on your hard disk, which like the commercial Partition Manager. With its help, you can resize/move, extend/shrink, create, delete, format, hide partitions etc.
This free home edition supports 32 bit Windows including Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. It most attractive feature is it can Move/Resize Partition without destroying data, Extend System Partition, Repartition, Shrink Partition and so on. It's very convenient and magic for common users to acquire more advantages in disk partition management field.
You can learn more about: http://extend-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html

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Does converting a logical drive to a primary partition cause the loss of data? I want to dual-boot xp and vista, and it appears when i created additional partitions i made it a logical drive rather than a Primary partition. I have data on here that I cannot lose, so would like to know, thanks!
 

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Hey Folks,
I had a problem with a virus on that sat pro, so I decided to totally erase the hdd to get rid of that virus. Bevor I did that, I saved everything from partiton D including the recovery path and after erasing of course I copied everything back at it's place (second partition).
Now trying to recover and don't know how to do it. F11, F10 and F8 seems not to work. Do I need the Recovery media created with recovery media creator or can I still use the recovery path on the new D: partition?
Thanks for your help in advance,
Stefan

Answer:Recovery on Sat Pro C660-2KM with new HDD with restored Recovery partition

Unfortunately recovery procedure doesn?t work on this way.
What you need now is recovery disc.
Generally speaking recovery image on second partition is useless and you will not be able to start it.

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