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W7 won't let me create more than 3 partitions

Question: W7 won't let me create more than 3 partitions

sir i have a serious problem regarding my HDD partitation.my system conf is HP Pavilion dv4 of 4GB of RAM/360GB of HDD.i have inbuilt win7.when i try to make more than 3 partitation..it give an error..as shown---------------------------Disk Management---------------------------You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions.---------------------------OK ---------------------------please help me

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Answer: W7 won't let me create more than 3 partitions

It's actually 4 partitions. Don't forget that Windows 7 creates a hidden partition of about 100MB. To create more than 3 partitions (apart from that hidden one) make the 3rd partition an Extended one. Then you can create logical volumes within that extended partition. Have a look at this article.Having said that, do you really need more than 3 partitions?

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After reading through posts on the forums and knowledgebases, I understand that the 4 partitions on the Z770 running Windows 7 Home Premium are: a. Windows 7 partition (200 MB)b. Drive C - partition 2c. Drive D - logical drive ntfs partition. 29 GB with 27.95 GB free.d. OEM partition for OKR (one key recovery) size of 14.75 GB - 100 % free  I want to split drive C which is about 650 GB into two partitions - partition 1 of 100 gb for Windows,etc. with drive letter C and the other partition for all my data (approx 550 GB). I want to let OKR to continue to run after making this change. Anyone know how I can achieve this or point to relevant information.

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Hello,
One of my friends has a windows 7 computer with an account for himself, his mother and his 2 sisters.
All the home directorys are stored in drive C.
Partition D is shared.
The question is, how to get a partition layout like this?
Partition 1: OS + programs
Partition 2: home partition for himself
Partition 3: home partition for his mother
Partition 4: home partition for his sister
Partition 5: home partition for his other sister
Partition 6: shared partition for some photos.
Has someone an idea how to do this?
Kind Regards,
x11.

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

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

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

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

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

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Readingthis post I got scared @#$%$%$#. Eventhough I am as carefull as a debutante on her first dance you never know. Would it be possible to divide my C:/ disk divide in 3 partitions without formatting it?Partition 1 OSPartition 2 Program FilesPartition 3 Others

Answer:Would This Be Possible Create Partitions

You can do it successfully but it's a risk - so backup before trying it.

Use a program like Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director. In my experience, only do one thing at a time. If you do more than 1 at a time, the likelyhood of corruption increases.

So, first, resize your OS partition down the the size that you need - then apply the change and then reboot.

Then create the new partitions in the newly freed space - then apply and reboot.

Then format the partitions and you're done!

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Question: Create partitions

To prepare my computers for Win 10, I want to partition them and keep Win 7.I have a a laptop and an old Dell desktop running Win Home 32 bit, and a new Dell desktop running Win Pro 64 bit. I have successively partitioned the laptop and old desktop just going with the numbers listed, but the new Dell I'm having an issue with. When I got to the shrink screen all I have is total size before shrink as 941814 MB. There are no other numbers listed under size of available, enter the amt of space to shrink, and last line is total size after shrink. How do I proceed partitioning this new desktop? I hope I've been clear about this. Thanks Keith
 

Answer:Create partitions

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Hi Guys.Does anyone know if you can divide c drive into 2-3 partitions while there is an OS (WINDOWS 7) on it?Or can it only be done when there is no OS on it?If it can be done, what prog do i need to do it?Thanks in advance guys.

Answer:Create more partitions on a hdd with the OS on it?

No problem doing it and you can use thisclick hereMy big question is why, I hope that you are not thinking of backing up onto it. Remember if your HDD fails all the partitions fail.

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My new computer has a hard drive which is way larger then I need or am using. On my last computer I had two physical drives and I would occasionally clone my primary drive to the secondary drive as a backup. I would like to create "another disc" (partition?) so I could again clone my primary drive/system to a secondary drive. At the moment the current hard drive has a OS (C;), a HP_Recovery (D:), and a Recovery (F:). Am I way off base or is there any sense to this? As an aside the computer often wants me to format the F; drive--which I have been ignoring as I did not know it's use.Thanks for your input. Uncle Dewey

Answer:Create two drives (partitions?) out of one HDD

Uncle Dewey in simple terms if you partition your new drive to two partitions it would be fatal to backup to the second paretition. If the drive should fail (and even new ones do) you would not be able to restore the first partition. Always backup to a second drive (external or separate in the same box)

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I have a system with two hard drives. Seems there was a copy of Xp on both. A problem prompted a reinstall of Xp and the computer changed the name of the drive from C to H. Then an automatic update just trashed my computer. I have transferred all my data from the new H drive to the new C drive. I want to reformat the H drive and install both Win 98SE and WinXP. I will then transfer all the data and use the second hard drive as a back up. I know I need to install 98 first and that each OS takes its own volume. My problem is that I have forgotten how to get to the H drive to format and partition it. I am also a little shakey about installing the OEM copy of 98 that I first installed on another computer. If I sould like I know what I am talking about, don't believe it.
 

Answer:How to reformat and create partitions.

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I want to make partition on my hard drive. my hard drive is divided in to just one partition. i want to create 3 or 4 further partitions.

Can i do it?

Answer:create partitions on win7

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

I wouldn't suggest going more than 3 partitions to a drive. Anything over 4 and you are outside of the support system.

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hi there, i have a 4 month old machine (see signature).
Is it considered "best practice" to partition the hard drive, to seperate OS, programs, and Data from each other?
Can i do this safely with Ranish P.M?
I currently have about 150GB free space.
What size partitions would people generally recommend?
Should I have done this when the machine was new!!!???

thanks

rich http://images.techguy.org/smilies/thumbsup.gif

 

Answer:New(ish) XP machine, Should i create partitions?

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I'm having problem in creating 3 primary partition...i have a 500 Gb harddrive and have two primary partitions..i want to add another primary partition but whenever i add it, it's not a primary partition created rather than a logical drive...can someone help me...

Answer:how to create 3 primary partitions in win 7

It may be that there is a hidden primary. Why don't you just make logical partitions under the primary?I never make partitions either. Not much use anymore.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I purchased a Dell Laptop two years before for working with PLCs at our machines. The laptop has Windows XP and only one partition 80GB. I installed many softwares in it. All my data is in this partition and I fear if anytime windows would corrupt, all my data including softwares for machines would also be lost. I want to create two or three other partitions but wondering how to do. Can anyone help me out?

Many many thanks in advance.
 

Answer:How to create more partitions in Laptop

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i have a Dell Dimension 9200 Windows Vista SP1 32-bit and i have been trying to make a partition so i could install Ubuntu sometime but it seems Dell has prevented from me creating new partitions on the one HDD has got the C drive (OS and all my files on it) the D (Dells Recovery drive) and a drive with no letter and only 47 MB 100% free no file system it is a EISA Configuration partition maybe Virtual PC 2007 or something as i was trying to use PClunixOS with it but had problems but is there a way i could create new Partitions or by using Virtual PC to install Ubuntu?

Answer:I Can't Create New Partitions From The C Drive

anyone?

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How can I partition the hard disk?

Originally the disk is divided into 2 section. Last time when I formatted the two disks and tried to reinstall windows again with the recovery cd-rom the partition was gone. How do I get it back??
I tried to do it with the recovery dvd-rom with the expert part (the .gho file), but I don't get it.

I just want to split my 60 g into twice 30g. How???

Answer:How to create partitions on Satellite L10?

Hi

I use Partitions Magic 8 software. It?s very nice tool. It?s very easy to use it, you can create and managed your partitions. I?m very satisfied.
You should check this software:
http://www.soft32.com/download_151.html

Best regards

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I have purchased s10e ( xP ) and installed partition magic to resize C and add some partitions... in my netbook there is only F11 feature to restore factory settings... ( seems OKR button does not work in S10e ) . when starting partition magic , it asks permission to fix a partition problem ....I know that will effect recovery partition as that is a hidden partition...then I have to click on "NO" and partition magic does not start working.... any body had any experiance about ? what is more I am afraid adding partitions will disable F11 function as I have read some problems about OKR and recovery function in forums .. will adding partitions disable F11 funcion or make it not work properly ? any body had any experiance pls?

Answer:how to create new partitions in S10e

I have the same problem on mine, at least with partition magic botching with an error. Matter of factly all the partitioning programs I have tried does. So I am gonna call Lenovo tomorrow and tell them to provide me with a a way to repartition my HD so Im not stuck with one large one at 145 gig which is just plain stupid IMO

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I'm trying to fix my roommates laptop (Dell Insperon 1525 running Vista). Her hard drive is partitioned into two drives. The first (C) has the OS and it's 10gigs. The second (D) has nothing on it.

The C drive is completely full. So much so that when I try to create a backup disk, it says there isn't enough room to do so. I've uninstalled everything possible and cleared every file I could think of.

I tried to change the partition using the disk management tool and the diskpart.exe (I think that was the command anyway) method, but it says there's no usable space.

I'm basically just trying to reinstall window and wipe the whole thing clean. I've never work with Vista before so I'm at a loss here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dallas

Answer:Can't change partitions or create backup

Take a screenshot of Disk Management - be sure to maximize the screen 1st -
START | type diskmgmt.msc into the start search box | select diskmgmt.msc above under "Programs" | maximize the screen

Bring up the Snipping Tool -
START | type snip

Take full windows shot of Disk Management.

Upload and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,

I'm trying to partition my 500 GB hard drive into 3 drives total. Right now, there is only a C Drive, but I want to divide that.

When I go into the Windows 7 installation, this is what I see:

Extend and new are grayed out, and even in disk management, there is no unallocated space.

Can somebody please guide me into partitioning this hard drive. I've searched and the only answers I find are for dual boot setups. Partition Magic is not supported by Vista (.: 7 as well).

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Trying to create partitions (with screen shot)

Since your hard disk is empty, do this
Delete all the partitions, then you will get the choice to make new partitions.. (the red X for delete)

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It is available on Satellite A25-S207 installation DVD the option to create partitions.

It came with just one DVD with everything (WinXPhome,drivers,etc).

I have 120gb HDD, and I want 2 * 60GB partitions.

Regards,
J. Alberto

Answer:Can I create partitions using installations DVD on A25-S207?

Hello Alberto

As far as I know something like this is possible. Please start recovery procedure and check if you can choose ?Expert mode installation?. Very nice thread about expert mode installation you can find under http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=7302

If you have more questions please post again.

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I have a Lexar 32gb usb memory stick/drive and want to create 4 x 8gb or so partitions. I have used lexar usb format to flip removable bit and windows 8 is currently formatting it as a removable disk fat 32.When finished I want Windows 8 to see all four partitions. my reason if it works is to share the same memory stick/drive with my Android 4.0.4 tablet as this only recognises 8gb of space. I am not sure if this will work across two different operating systems.

Answer:how do i create multiple partitions on a usb drive

Android can see Windows partitions, Windows can't see Android partitions. Why not leave it as FAT32 & just create 4 separate folders?

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I have two partitions C(primary), D(extended) and unallocated space.
Picture:

When I right click on unallocated space and select new partition, extended and logical are greyed out!!
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Any ideas?
 

Answer:Can't able to create Extended/Logical partitions

On an MBR (Master Boot Record) disk you can create up to four primary partitions, or three primary partitions and one extended partition. A logical drive can only be created in free space in an extended partition.

You already have an extended partition on that basic disk; one is all you can have. You can't create a logical drive on unallocated space, only on free space in an extended partition.

On your unallocated space, you can create either another primary partition, or you can extend your extended partition to encompass that unallocated space, and then create a logical drive in the free space in your extended partition.
 

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Hello all
I am a new user and I want to apportion Toshiba hard drive but i can not pls hellp

waiting your response

Answer:Satellite A200-1M6: How to create HDD partitions

I think you want to make different partitions, right?
Well, in that case, you have to use an extra program like Partition Magic or something similar, except you want to reinstall your operating system.
If so, in the installation procedure there is a dialog where you can create partitions. Just follow the instructions given by the setup routine.

But be carefull, all data will be lost if you create new partitions or make a complete reinstall of Windows. So just backup your important files.

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I successfully installed Win 7 Home Premium x64 to UEFI/GPT disk (3TB).
Now I need to create a couple of data partitions ON THE SAME disk drive.

Questions :
Do those data partitions need to be also GPT partitions (on the disk with GPT) ?
Or is there a choice : GPT or MBR ?

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After Win 7 install (UEFI) on disk "0" - I wanted reconnect also my (older) HDD with old Win 7 installation (legacy BIOS). But this resulted in boot error of freshly installed (UEFI) Win 7.

My questions :
1. Is it possible to use 2 HDDs : one with GPT and the second with MBR (and the second operating system in dual boot) in the same computer?
2. How should I connect the second drive properly (with 2 MBR drives it wasn't a problem) ?

Answer:need to create a couple of data partitions

1. Yes. I have a GPT data HDD (4TB), two MBR data HDDs (2 TB each), and a MBR SSD boot drive in my desktop computer.
2. I connected my GPT HDD the same way I connected my others.

I don't know if you can mix GPT partitions with MBR partitions on a drive or not but I would play it safe and make them the same. However, that leads to a question I want to ask. Why do you want to make two data partitions on the same drive?

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

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hellooo

anyone can help me out??
I have Toshiba Satellite C650D notebook when i bought it, it has only one partition of hard drive i want another 2 or 3 partitions on it how can i do it???

Answer:Satellite C650D: How can I create partitions?

Hi

You can create the partitions in disk management of the Win 7.

Firstly you have to shrink the old partition. Then you will get a free space on the HDD where new partitions could be created.
The whole procedure is not very tricky. More details can be found on Microsoft Win 7 page:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Create-and-format-a-hard-disk-partition

Hope this helps a little bit.

But before you would change this, I recommend creating a recovery disk!

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Hello. Here is my problem and what I would like to do to fix it if it happens again. Okay so my friend brought his laptop to me saying its not working so I turn it on and here is what it did.
Bios screen shows
black screen shows with a blinking unscore ie _
then pc restarts and does the same thing over and over again

What I did to fix it. I followed a guide online to rebuild the bcd store in cmd using a windows 7 install disk and it worked perfectly.
What I would like to do so that if it happens again is to create a back up of the first partition(windows recovery and bootmgr contents) and the second partition(all windows installed files with drivers and software already installed) and have a hidden option so when this happens again with a key press and a click the two backed up partitions can be restored to a working state leaving the last partition(all personal files) untouched and unharmed. Is there anyway or any software that will do this keeping in mind the person whos laptop this is is not very computer wise and I do not want to leave any room for anything to go wrong if he does this. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanx in advance

Answer:Create a way to restore specific partitions at boot

There is imaging software that can do it. One example is Paragon Drive Backup. It can make a hidden partition with the backup image and restore program. You can restore during boot. There may be other brands with a similar feature.

Edit: They refer to it as a "backup capsule." That may be the term to search for.

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i already have my pc updated with windows 10, i recently upgraded my hard drive with a samsung 850 pro ssd but i discovered that my recovery partition no longer works and when i try to do a system image windows says it cannot do it because files are missing . i used the samsung data migration software that came with my ssd, when i go to disk management it shows my three partitions which are

500mb recovery partition

260mb efi system partition

windows c 476.18 gb ntfs , boot,page file, crash dump, primary partition

my question is if i do a clean instal of windows 10 will these partitions be created again during the windows 10 installation automatically or will i loose some . i'm no computer expert so i don't know which ones i really need . i want to be able to recover my pc should i need to and have everything working . someone suggested that i dont need a recovery partition and windows 10 does not create new partitions . i don't know what the efi system partition is and don't know if i need it . i have watched some youtube videos of people doing clean installs of windows 10 and they all seem to differ . during installation when given the choice of where to install windows some people delete all the partitions on their hard drive while others pick which one . can anyone give me a guide and bear in mind i am no expert , which partitions do i really need , my pc came with the 3 partitions listed above, any help would be much appreciated

Answer:what partitions does windows automatically create during instalation

Windows will create 4 partitions:
450MB Recovery100MB EFI System (Hidden from disk management)16MB MSRThe rest is your C: Drive
Just follow this link to fresh install:
Solved Gone forever? - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

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i already have my pc updated with windows 10, i recently upgraded my hard drive with a samsung 850 pro ssd but i discovered that my recovery partition no longer works and when i try to do a system image windows says it cannot do it because files are missing . i used the samsung data migration software that came with my ssd, when i go to disk management it shows my three partitions which are

500mb recovery partition

260mb efi system partition

windows c 476.18 gb ntfs , boot,page file, crash dump, primary partition

my question is if i do a clean instal of windows 10 will these partitions be created again during the windows 10 installation automatically or will i loose some . i'm no computer expert so i don't know which ones i really need . i want to be able to recover my pc should i need to and have everything working . someone suggested that i dont need a recovery partition and windows 10 does not create new partitions . i don't know what the efi system partition is and don't know if i need it . i have watched some youtube videos of people doing clean installs of windows 10 and they all seem to differ . during installation when given the choice of where to install windows some people delete all the partitions on their hard drive while others pick which one . can anyone give me a guide and bear in mind i am no expert , which partitions do i really need , my pc came with the 3 partitions listed above, any help would be much appreciated

Answer:what partitions does windows automatically create during instalation

Windows will create 4 partitions:
450MB Recovery100MB EFI System (Hidden from disk management)16MB MSRThe rest is your C: Drive
Just follow this link to fresh install:
Solved Gone forever? - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

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I'm running Windows 7 (sp1) 64-bit on a 2 year old Hewlett-Packard p6774y with the following hardware:

Tweaking.com - System Information v1.0.2
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Bootup State: Normal boot
Part Of Domain: False
Domain Role: 0 - Standalone Workstation
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: p6774y
Number Of Logical Processors: 4
Number Of Processors: 1
Status: OK
System Type: x64-based PC
User Name: owner-HP\owner
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2. CPU
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Architecture: 9
Caption: AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Current Clock Speed: 2900
Current Voltage: 1.5
Description: AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Device ID: CPU0
Family: 1
L2CacheSize: 2048
L3CacheSize: 6144
Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
MaxClockSpeed: 2900
Name: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T Processor
NumberOfCores: 4
NumberOfLogicalProcessors: 4
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Caption: Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 SATA Disk Device
Description: Disk drive
InterfaceType: IDE
Manufacturer: (Standard disk drives)
Model: Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 SATA Disk Device
Partitions: 3
Size: 931.51 GB
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Caption: ioSafe G3 USB Device
Description: Disk drive
InterfaceType: USB
Manufacturer: (Standard disk drives)
Model: ioSafe G3 USB Device
Partitions: 1
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Answer:Why create multiple partitions on large HDDs?

I wouldn't do anything differently.

I need a reason to chop a drive up.

For example, I chopped my 3TB drive in half, so I could have half dedicated to backup, and half to file storage and virtual machines.
 

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Hello!

I recently used a 16GB USB flash drive to create an installer for a new Linux distro. I noticed that the created partition is 8GB and the rest 8GB is unused. I want to create a second NTFS partition so I can use the USB as a recording medium for my PVR, but Disk Management doesn't give me this option. I then used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition, which did create the partition but warned that it won't be recognized by Windows as it normally sees only the first partition on a USB Flash drive. I even went back to Disk Management and assigned a drive letter to the second partition, but in Explorer I see only the EFI partition (first, drive is formatted in GPT mode) with that drive letter. Is there any workaround? Of course I could just format the whole drive as NTFS, but I wouldn't like to do so until I don't need the installer anymore.

Answer:Is it possible to create multiple partitions on a USB flash drive?

I was in a hurry and created the Recovery for Win10 on a 64GB Thumb drive but it automatically formatted only 32GB and put the data on it. Using Disk Management I could not create a second partition in the remaining space, all commands were grayed out. There was a warning Windows would delete all data and reformat. It did exactly that and formatted 32GB as FAT32. Windows has an issue with creating/formatting FAT32 partitions/drives above 32GB or rather anything about 1Byte smaller than 64GB unless doing it as NTFS. I booted to a GPARTED LiveCD and repartitioned the Thumb drive and formatted as FAT32. I've done the same for a USB Hard Disk Drive at 120GB formatted as FAT32 for use with my MacBook Pro OS X 10.x.x, now is at 10.10.5.

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Hello, I had to do a diskpart clean to my HDD so I have nothing now, is there a way to make one key partition and other partition? I have a DVD with the same windows that came with my S400, I installed and download one key .exe app but doesn't work because the missing partition. I found a video hot to make the partition but is with okr7 and win7, I think that doesn't work with windows 8. Which steps can I follow to install one key recovery partition from zero. Thanks.

Answer:How to create partitions for S400 after clean disk

Dear CRJ08
 
Welcome In Lenovo community
 
Unfortunately the recovery software is only available for Win7, but if you mean that you want to create a new partition you can don it from disk management by shrinking the size from any active driver , for more details please let me know if this is what you are looking for or not .
 
 
Thanks
Alaa





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I have bought a new 500GB internal hdd. Now I want to install windows 7 on it. I want to create 4 partitions like below:

C: Windows .......... Primary 64.4GB
D: .......... Primary 99.9GB
E: .......... Logical 99.9GB
F: .......... Logical 99.9GB
(System Reserved 100MB)

I have a windows 7 installation cd and also a third party bootable partition software (easus p.m).
Problems I'm facing are...
1. How to create those 2 primary and 2 logical drives?
2. Why the sizes 64.4 and 99.9, can't they be 65 and 100?
3. Can I simply install win 7 on a single 64GB partition and leave the rest unallocated, then create rest of the partitions later?

It's my first time so I'm kind of confused. Any detail guidance would be in my great assistance. Pls pardon any mistakes.

Answer:How to create Primary and logical partitions in my new harddisk

If you install Windows to unallocated space it will create System Reserved and [C] partitions, both partitions will be primary.

The System Reserved will have the boot manager and be the Active partition.
The [C] partition is where Windows will be installed, and be the Boot partition as seen in Disk Management.

If you pre-define a partition to install Windows on, it will be the Active partition having the Boot Manager, and the Windows OS.
That's my experience, with Legacy BIOS, and MBR disks.

I don't know what you are going to use [D] for, and why you want it as Primary.
I prefer Logical partitions for all except the partition that has the boot code, that partition MUST be primary.

You can use Minitool Partition Wizard (free) for better adjusting and fine-tuning the new HD partitions.
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

Make sure you have your current HD, OS, and DATA backed up completely on a different device, before making any changes.
Use a program such as Macrium Reflect free for the creating a Backup Image of the OS partition.

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Hello!

I recently used a 16GB USB flash drive to create an installer for a new Linux distro. I noticed that the created partition is 8GB and the rest 8GB is unused. I want to create a second NTFS partition so I can use the USB as a recording medium for my PVR, but Disk Management doesn't give me this option. I then used MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition, which did create the partition but warned that it won't be recognized by Windows as it normally sees only the first partition on a USB Flash drive. I even went back to Disk Management and assigned a drive letter to the second partition, but in Explorer I see only the EFI partition (first, drive is formatted in GPT mode) with that drive letter. Is there any workaround? Of course I could just format the whole drive as NTFS, but I wouldn't like to do so until I don't need the installer anymore.

Answer:Is it possible to create multiple partitions on a USB flash drive?

I was in a hurry and created the Recovery for Win10 on a 64GB Thumb drive but it automatically formatted only 32GB and put the data on it. Using Disk Management I could not create a second partition in the remaining space, all commands were grayed out. There was a warning Windows would delete all data and reformat. It did exactly that and formatted 32GB as FAT32. Windows has an issue with creating/formatting FAT32 partitions/drives above 32GB or rather anything about 1Byte smaller than 64GB unless doing it as NTFS. I booted to a GPARTED LiveCD and repartitioned the Thumb drive and formatted as FAT32. I've done the same for a USB Hard Disk Drive at 120GB formatted as FAT32 for use with my MacBook Pro OS X 10.x.x, now is at 10.10.5.

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I have upgraded my Windows 8.1 system to Windows 10 through the Windows update app and have created an installation media USB stick. I want to clean install, something I am very familiar with, but not since the new uefi, gpt, legacy etc. that I'm not familiar with. If I do a clean install and delete the entire disk, Windows will create the partitions and install the necessary "data" to run the computer correctly? I don't need to save the data on the hidden partitions that are present now?

Thanks,
Ed

Answer:Does a Windows 10, clean install, create the necessary partitions?

The hidden partitions may contain a factory image that the bios would boot to to restore you computer with all the software from the factory. If you don't mind possibly losing something like that, you can delete all the partitions off the disk in the advanced options of Windows setup and it will create a recovery partition (for Windows 10 only) and the system partition. The short answer you don't need to save the data on the hidden partitions.

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I have a very peculiar issue; after using various disk imaging tools such as Macrium and Paragon, my boot partitions seem to be strangely corrupted. The effects of this corruption are:

1) Plain-text boot menu instead of the new graphical boot menu,
2) Long delays before the boot menu is shown,
3) Even longer delays when doing native VHD boot, after choosing the boot entry from the menu.

I have done a lot of testing and experimentation, and on a virgin fresh installed system from the Windows 8.1 setup ISO, these symptoms do not appear. Only after I have imaged the system using the imaging tools above, do these symptoms start appearing. Unfortunately, just copying my main Windows C: partition using the same imaging tools re-creates the same issue. So I cannot rely on these partitioning tools.

I need a way - a set of commands - to re-create the boot partitions, re-initialize their BCD stores, etc. so that I can normally boot from my C: partition, as well as native VHD boot. Can anybody help with these?

Needless to say, I want to avoid having to completely reinstall Windows on my C: partition, as that would be extremely time and effort prohibitive, if I only knew how to re-create and/or re-initialize just the boot partitions in question.

Answer:Re-Create or Re-Initialize Hidden Boot Partitions

I need a way - a set of commands - to re-create the boot partitions, re-initialize their BCD stores, etc.



You can use "BCDBoot" command line utility to recreate BCD from scratch. Use of this command will vary depending on system's boot setup ( UEFI or Legacy ).

BCDboot Command-Line Options

You need to rename the old BCD to BCD.old or something similar before using the "BCDBoot" command.

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Hello friends, I'm here with 8 hd's all blocked, formats need them but I'm not getting or creating a partition because they are blocked, HDD Unlock saw the program but is expensive and is paid

Answer:Hard Disk Locked - Do not create partitions, format etc...

Did any of this work.
Setup was unable to create a new system partition - I can not create p

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I like to create a system image on my external 1 TB HDD.
I am confused with all the information in the tutorials.
Should I first partition my HDD as not to fill up my external HDD and equally should I partition the external HDD to leave the extra space for other storage.
My local HDD is 918 GB, OS is 101 GB, recovery disc is 12.7 GB and the external HDD is 931 GB.
Or can I proceed with the system image with either the windows back up or the recommended Macrium program.

Answer:Use windows back-up feature or Macrium, create partitions first?

Are you going to store the image files on the external hard drive? If so, you do not need to make a separate partition on the external. The image file is just like any other file. You could make a folder called "images" and store your images in it.

Are your personal files (pictures, video, mp3s, Word documents, etc) in your C partition, along with Windows?

If possible, post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

If you have a "system reserved" partition, you will have to make an image file of it.

The more occupied space on C, the larger your image file will be. So it may be advantageous to you to try to reduce the occupied space on C, if you have space problems on the external drive. Some people prefer to store personal files on a separate partition because that reduces the size of C.

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I want to clean install Windows 10, and I already did that before using the tutorial here.
But last time I did not have Ubuntu install.
And in the tutorial, you must delete all partitions in order for Windows to create the special necessary partitions (Recovery, MSR, MBR etc..)
But now that I have a Linux partition that I don't want to delete, and according to the tutorial, Windows installation will not create these partitions.

How can I manually create them? Is it simply allocating a space for them and naming them the proper way and Windows will know how to use them? Or there's more than that?
Also, What happens if I do not have these partitions?

Thanks!

Answer:Clean install - how to manually create the special partitions

And in the tutorial, you must delete all partitions in order for Windows to create the special necessary partitions (Recovery, MSR, MBR etc..)



You don't have to delete all partitions. As long as you leave the partition unallocated (excluded UBUNTU partition) then Windows should create all needed partitions.
NOTE: If you install Windows with UBUNTU already existed, Windows is not aware of UBUNTU. You would need to use EasyBCD to create a boot entry for UBUNTU for dual booting.





I want to clean install Windows 10, and I already did that before using the tutorial here.
But last time I did not have Ubuntu install.



Do you use Macrium to backup Windows ? If so, you don't need to re-install Windows. Just use Macrium to copy all Windows partitions back to the SSD/HD unless your Windows 10 does not function properly and you want to re-install.

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I want to clean install Windows 10, and I already did that before using the tutorial here.
But last time I did not have Ubuntu install.
And in the tutorial, you must delete all partitions in order for Windows to create the special necessary partitions (Recovery, MSR, MBR etc..)
But now that I have a Linux partition that I don't want to delete, and according to the tutorial, Windows installation will not create these partitions.

How can I manually create them? Is it simply allocating a space for them and naming them the proper way and Windows will know how to use them? Or there's more than that?
Also, What happens if I do not have these partitions?

Thanks!

Answer:Clean install - how to manually create the special partitions

And in the tutorial, you must delete all partitions in order for Windows to create the special necessary partitions (Recovery, MSR, MBR etc..)



You don't have to delete all partitions. As long as you leave the partition unallocated (excluded UBUNTU partition) then Windows should create all needed partitions.
NOTE: If you install Windows with UBUNTU already existed, Windows is not aware of UBUNTU. You would need to use EasyBCD to create a boot entry for UBUNTU for dual booting.





I want to clean install Windows 10, and I already did that before using the tutorial here.
But last time I did not have Ubuntu install.



Do you use Macrium to backup Windows ? If so, you don't need to re-install Windows. Just use Macrium to copy all Windows partitions back to the SSD/HD unless your Windows 10 does not function properly and you want to re-install.

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I want to create a system image before I use an ISO of Windows 10 to upgrade my PC....

I am using DVD discs to do the image copy,

when you get to inserting the disc it shows you which things will be imaged

eg.

System C
Recovery


But I don't see check boxes next to each one to select or de-select each...

I don't need the recovery partition because I have factory recovery discs

Anyone know how to only select certain partitions like System only?

Thanks.

Answer:Create system image. Anyway to select specific partitions on HDD?

The system image backup tool will automatically select all drives which are necessary to boot Windows. I'm not sure how your partitions are set up, but it could be that your boot files are in the Recovery partition. This means it would need to backup both.

Open the Start Menu and right click on Computer then select Manage and disk management.
Check if the Recovery partition is set as Active.

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I want to create a system image before I use an ISO of Windows 10 to upgrade my PC....

I am using DVD discs to do the image copy,

when you get to inserting the disc it shows you which things will be imaged

eg.

System C
Recovery


But I don't see check boxes next to each one to select or de-select each...

I don't need the recovery partition because I have factory recovery discs

Anyone know how to only select certain partitions like System only?

Thanks.

Answer:Create system image. Anyway to select specific partitions on HDD?

The system image backup tool will automatically select all drives which are necessary to boot Windows. I'm not sure how your partitions are set up, but it could be that your boot files are in the Recovery partition. This means it would need to backup both.

Open the Start Menu and right click on Computer then select Manage and disk management.
Check if the Recovery partition is set as Active.

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My new HP Zbook 15 laptop has a 500GB HDD with four primary partitions. Partition 1 is labeled "SYSTEM". Partition 2 is the Windows C: drive. Partition 3 is HP_RECOVERY. Partition 4 is HP_TOOLS. All but the Windows partition are pretty small. The Windows C: drive is 450GB, and the NTFS volume in it was originally the same size.

I turned off hibernation, system recovery, and the page file, rebooted, then used diskmgmt.msc to shrink the C: drive. That appeared to work only partially. The disk management tool shows that the capacity of the C: volume is now 240 GB, but the primary partition that it resides in is still 450GB. It didn't shrink along with the volume.

My original thought was to use the space freed from the Windows partition to create another partition for a Linux LVM. However, since the partition didn't shrink, there wasn't any free space to utilize. I realize now that it wouldn't have worked anyway because there are already four primary partitions.

To get what I want, I think I will have to back up and delete the HP_RECOVERY and HP_TOOLS partitions (#3 and #4), then shrink the Windows partition (the volume inside it is already shrunk), then create a new partition #3 and restore the HP_RECOVERY partition, then create an extended partition #4, create a logical partition in it for HP_TOOLS, then create another logical partition in the extended partition for my LVM volume.

Does that approach sound like it will work? What can I use to back... Read more

Answer:Backup, shrink, rearrange primary partitions to create extended?

Best thing you can do is post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can better visualize what you described.

Good tools:

Macrium for partition backup via an image file.

Partition Wizard 8.1.1 for creating and configuring partitions.

Generally, when you shrink a partition, you are left with "unallocated space", which you can then reassign with either Windows Disk Management or Partition Wizard.

Have you made a set of HP recovery disks? I'd do that before deleting the HP recovery partition unless you are going on record as never having any interest in restoring to "out of the box" state.

HP may put boot files in some cuckoo location too, so I'd wait for more input on that. On a typical home build, boot files would be in "system reserved", but I'm not sure what HP may have done.

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Hi,
I've been trying to create my own Autounattend.xml file so that my Win 7 installations goes 100% automatic.
However after couple of days without success I would like to ask for some help.
The autounattend does work as far as to the DiskConfiguration where it fails, it doesn't wipe the disk nor create the partitions that I ask it to do. I've been searching on the forum and I see that there's a lot of people having the same issue however I
can't get mine to work..
If it matters or not, anyway when I come to the disk configuration screen I try to press Next and it just says "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."
Can anyone out there go through my code to see if there is anything that has to be added/removed/changed?
I appreciate it, thanks!
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
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wondering if this is a limitation of having 4 primary partitions.

my lenovo came with 4 primary partitions (all tagged with dark blue color in diskmgmt):
200mb hidden system
650gb OS
Data
Recovery

I can shrink the 650gb by say 300gb, and it will make a 350gb unallocated partition.
If i try to create a new simple volume from the 350gb, disk mgmt throws errors saying 'not enough space to complete operation'
please explain to me, having 4 existing primary partitions does not allow creating any type of additional new partition (logical or extended) ?

Can I retag one of the primary partitions as extended using something like ptedit, and then will that allow me to create more logical partitions?

Answer:4 primary partitions. Shrink works. But can't create new simple volume

Hello Link,

You will not be able to create another primary partition since you already have the limit of 4. However, you could use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to create a logical partition with the unallocated space.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi there!

I've been trying for the past hours to delete two logical drives so as to obtain some unallocated space that I could (in theory) transform into two new and shinny primary drives, on which I wish to reinstall XP, one as my main partition, the other to try out new programs.

Of course, things didn't work out that way!

So, now I'm stuck with my system on a logical drive (C {Boot},

some free space which I can only turn into a new logical drive

and my data on another primary partition without Windows on it, but still saying (E {System}

Whenever I try using Fdisk from a floppy to create new partitions, they always show-up as logical drives...

Any ideas? The worst thing is that I've done this many times in the past and can't figure out what I'm missing today!

Thanks,

Eric
 

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I'm having a lot of trouble with this western digital hard drive, originally it was for a sky box I took it out and I want to use it for my PC, I've tried formatting the disk via command prompt but I'm having no luck.

Got this when trying to create a new volume/partition
VDS fails to write boot code on a disk during clean operation. Error code: [email protected]
In partition wizard, I'm getting "bad disk"

Answer:Disk wont create partitions/volumes at all, "An I/O device error."

Most likely your Hard Drive is getting or is corrupt. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test your drive.

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Hi BC,
Couple months ago I spent some time in your malware forums trying to resolve issues with a constantly running Windows 7 media center which I noticed was running - not my - porn and bitcoins through. The issue progressed, solutions did not, files got locked, online access became scarce, and as I couldnt keep in timely contact with your well-intentioned helpers here, my thread was closed. To not be a burden on volunteer time, I left the idea of one on one help behind and sought additional insight on my own.
4 months after first noticing an issue, I have my same refurbished HP notebook with no accessible OS, no way to install one from disk, no income, and no hope.
I do have 12 weeks of notes from the most tenacious remote hack I believe exists. It has swallowed my entire home network and every machine in it, even those not configured for online access.
To start, I just want to get an OS on my laptop. I've long since kissed my data goodbye. I ran killdisk multiple times - the last time took 6 days - but I still have an X drive with a registry, command prompt, notepad, you name it, on my machine. I just dont have normal access to "windows"... all these individual programs I can access through command prompt.
Today I'm looking at a new security log called "backup" that starts, "administrative privileged user logged on. Parsing template defltwk.inf. Configuration engine was initialized successfully..."
I have an X drive but no C drive. I have 238Gb of unallocated space on a... Read more

Answer:Can't clean install Win 7: Can't create partitions or clean disk. Remote hacked.

Hard drive manufacturer?
 
Can you enter the BIOS?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
In spite of your assertions...the original topic reflects no evidence of malware found, IMO.
 
Louis

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

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

Answer:partitions hidden partitions recovery partitions

i just found this

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

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

or would you advise against using this method.

thanks

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1. I am going to delete only C drive and System reserved memory during installation of Windows 7. After that i am planning to create a new partition of C. I am not deleting E and D drives as it contains some files. Am i doing anything wrong? Should i delete both D and E drives for a clean installation, because these partitions are from the old copy of Windows or will i be able to delete C drive and System Reserved Memory only. And then create a new partion of C and install windows 7 on it.
2.Also i have some unallocated space of 15.6 GB. Can i add this to my newly created C partition?

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Hi, I've got a couple of difficult jobs (for a relative novice) and I don't know if they're even possible. Hopefully somebody can tell me if they are, and how to achieve them, preferably with free software .

How can I copy my windows 7 x64 home premium OS onto another hard drive. I've used free software before to first copy my entire hard drive onto another identical model hard drive, as I wasn't confident I'd get the partitions precisely correct, and then used diskpart to change its ID to the old hard drive ID so windows would accept it. I then used Nero 10 to backup the hard drive, restoring the backup to either hard drive when needed. Now one of the hard drives has died, I could get another of these 1TB HDs second hand on ebay and repeat the process, but there is a danger they're just as old and tired. I'd like to use a new hard drive, but as a different model I'm sure a diskpart ID change won't stop windows rejecting it, so is there a way around it? I suppose the partitions would also have to be identical, for Nero to copy the backup into them and the OS to boot.

Second problem is my PC came with one small partition, about 10 Gigs that is Hidden, and one big partition for the rest. In the new hard drive I'd like to resize the partition down to 100 Gigs (I think that's enough) for the OS and the rest a partition for my files. How can I do this? Thanks
 

Answer:Creating New Partitions And Resizing Partitions In Windows 7, Backing Up On A New Hd.

I swear by Acronis True Image for 10 years now. Not free. http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/acronis_true_image_home_2013.html If you have a WD or Seagate drive we have free versions here that might work.

What's on that partition? Could it be the backup operating system? Typically I delete all my partitions and create one when I fresh install. Playing with partition sizes is always a risk of data loss. There's a couple free ones here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortpopularity/partitioning.html
 

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

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

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I recently installed windows 10 preview on a .vhd virtual drive but for some reason that screwed up my recovery image and now I cant refresh my PC.. I dont have a windows 8.1 DVD and am a student so cant afford the shipping and billing for the recovery media order from Toshiba.. Does anyone know how to make windows see that the partition exists? I never touched it or did anything to it cos i was avoiding a situation like this so the drives are just like they were when I got the Pc.

I saw somewhere about how using reagentc.exe from command prompt can to help but i dont know how to show it the path to the images cos the partitions are hidden.. any help on this issue will be appreciated

Answer:How to re enable the recovery partitions after creating new partitions?

Hi

Recovery image saved on HDD can be installed (HDD recovery installation) if notebook has factory settings only. After your own ?experiment? something like this is not possible.
To be honest I?m really wondering why you didn?t follow instructions in user?s manuals document for recovery media creation.
Now, in this situation easiest way for you were to use this media and install original OS version that you got with your machine.

If you don't want to order original recovery media only way to try is to create USB recovery media - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

I really hope this will help you. If this will not work.... then you have a problem.

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

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

My secondary drive was partitioned into 4 parts.

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

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

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

I read somewhere that flashing the BIOS would solve the problem. I flashed my BIOS with Gigabyte's @BIOS with the latest BIOS. The latest BIOS was for "Better SATA compatibility."
It didn't do much, all it did was cause Rapid Storage Technology to see less ports which I believe were the would be partitions on the secondary drive.
So I disconnected the secondary drive and tried connecting it to the PC with a SATA to USB adapter.
It saw the HDD, except 3/4 partitions were empty. And even in the 1 partition the folders housing the bigger files that took up most of the drive is empty.
Sorry for typing up so much, I just wanted to get everything out there.
If anyone c... Read more

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Looking at Windows disk management I see there are two partitions labelled recovery partitions.One in the first box and one in the last box.In the first box is 1000MB and the last box 14BG; both labelled only as recovery partition What is the difference? Why two of them?

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

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

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Hello there.
I am looking to host a website which allows members to sign up and when confirmed, they are able to fill in their profile. This will be a website for roleplayers where they can use the template given to use for their characters profiles. I would really like to set it up just like this webpage here: www.argentarchives.org but i'm not sure how.
So as you can see, it isn't like your average social networking site like facebook. I understand it can be a long process but i'm ready to listen and learn.
Much appreciated
(Apologies if this is in the wrong section too.)

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Hello guys,'ve looked for everything that google and not found my solution.

Is giving the following error when trying to install windows 7 in HD:
"setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"

I've tried to do some procedures, but also can not create partition, do not know what else to do.

I've tried also to give a "clean" and nothing also, can someone help me?

Thanks!!!

Answer:Setup was unable to create a new system partition - I can not create p

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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I'm having this really weird issue, not sure what's causing it... anyways

The issue is with a game (poorly coded 2.5d), whenever I run the game, it seems to be doing something to windows, rendering it unable to create new windows.... Basically, the game cant be started twice (although it should be able to). Yes I know this is technically a problem for the developers, but read on... It's an issue with something else, not sure what)

For example, when I alt tab, it does not show the Alt-Tab gui, but simply goes to the next window, my java programs come up with weird results
(Java Result: -1073741502
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)) ,
(run:
Error loading: H:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_11\jre\bin\client\jvm.dll
Java Result: 6
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds))
(Exception in thread "main" java.lang.InternalError: couldn't create component peer
at sun.awt.windows.WComponentPeer.checkCreation(WComponentPeer.java:653)
)
I can right click, but it won't show the menu, I can click the start button, but it doesnt go anywhere from there, I go over the "Programs" and it highlights it, but nothing pops up.. I basically have to close 1 window so I can open another...
Only around 17 windows open, which is quite low..
After all the errors start popping up for programs, nothing starts anymore
More examples of errors
MSPain: Failed to create empty document
Task Manager: When it refreshes (the main window is redrawn), almost eve... Read more

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1. How to download in Windows 7 from Internet to a DVD to create an ISO image?
2. If the ISO image is larger than the full capacity of one DVD how do I create the full image?
3. Once I create the full image on one (or more) DVD , how do I transfer the ISO image to another HDD?
4. Can I create an ISO image directly on a 2nd HDD?
5. Can I create an ISO image of the Windows 7 OS on a second HDD?

As you may see I may be needing intensive reading on "Iso Image creation for Dummies".
I would appreciate any help pointing me into the right direction.
From what I read I am very confused. I have tried to create an ISO image for a few months and i haven not been able to do it.
Special note:
6. How could I copy the Win 7 OS into an ISO image on one or more DVDs?
6.1 What size is Windows 7 Home Premium OS?
6.2 Which partition does Windows 7 store the OS in?
a. "Recovery" ?
b. FAT32 ?
I would appreciate step by step instructions on how to create the ISO image, how to install it, and how to make sure that the "image" could be used to fo make a backup of my HDDs and also how to use the backup to fix the computer should a fatal crash prevented from booting up Windows 7?
IMPORTANT:
I use only DVDs, mostly re-writables. Which is the best free Image Burn Software that does work with DVD's.(as I dont use CD's anymore)
Thank you kindly.

Answer:How to create 1.Iso image 2.transfer it to another HDD 3.create an OS

This should answer most of your questions,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Step 1 gives you a link to download the ISO file.

The 64bit Home Premium ISO is 3.09 Gb, can easily fit on one DVD.

Since you are downloading the ISO you don't have to worry about making one.

Step 2 has a link to a tool to burn the ISO to a DVD.

Any other questions, feel free to ask.

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Hi Tech guys,

I have a blogspot site that promoting health care productsm
generated some profits so far by inserting links into fecbook groups, but is not that generating what supposed to be targeted,
Anyone can advise how the create campaigns that generate higher conversion and more accurate targetted traffic?
will very much appreciate if you could advise or recommend me some specialized website about this purpose,
many thanks in advance !
 

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Hi Tech guys,

I have a blogspot site that promoting health care productsm
generated some profits so far by inserting links into fecbook groups, but is not that generating what supposed to be targeted,
Anyone can advise how the create campaigns that generate higher conversion and more accurate targetted traffic?
will very much appreciate if you could advise or recommend me some specialized website about this purpose,
many thanks in advance !
 

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I am unable to create a shortcut in the startup folder on my Dell Optiplex 780. Every time I try, I get the following error, "Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want to place the shortcut on the desktop instead?" No I do not want it on the desktop, I want the program to start with Windows. I tried, dragging the shortcut to the startup folder, tried copying and pasting the shortcut into the folder, that only opens it with applications that are already in the startup folder. I tried dragging the exe and selecting "create shortcut here." none of which worked. All results that I found on Google that people said that worked. None of them worked for me. All the results were about 'all users/startup' but I am only dealing with my own user and dragging from folder in start menu to the startup folder which none of the results covered.

Any ideas?

Answer:Unable to create shortcuts in startup folder "cannot create shortcut"

Sylveon am not sure on this one but I know in 10 (I stand to be corrected) that one can add apps to run at start up - I don't know how to actually do because I always keep my start up items to the very minimum and have no need to do that. For the record the more you have running at start up will slow down the boot and do you really want thta??

Also I think when you load softwares a lot will ask if you want them to run at start up so without knowing what you want to add cannot comment on that.

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I just installed Google Drive and I'm trying to get used to using it. Under "Create" (this is on the web) I see no option for creating a new folder. When I watch the tutorials they all have a "folder" option there. I can create folders from the desktop Google drive.......

Any advice appreciated.
 

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Hi, i am having problems with creating shortcuts on my desktop. when i select send to desktop (create shortcut) it comes up with the error:

Windows could create the shortcut. Check to see if the disc is full.

I have over 180 GB free space left.


To get things to the desktop i can drag it into the tab section next to the start icon, and then drag onto desktop.
But when i do this i am always required to give permission and it creates two desktop icons.


i have been having problems with my catalyst control centre but i dont think they are related.

Answer:Cannot create shortcuts on desktop "windows could not create the shortcut"

It may not be it, but it doesn't hurt to do a quick scan with
Malwarebytes

I had something where I could not delete files in Explorer even with a "delete on next boot" type utility. Turns out there was a Registry hack something about "ExplorerNoChange" or some crap. Malwarebytes cleaned it right off and things were back to normal.

You may have gotten some prank registry setting that's not allowing you to properly create icons on the desktop. It's a possibility.

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This tip is also a way of learning how to create shortcuts. Not only for logoff shortcut. It will be easier if you know the path of the program you are creating shortcut of.
Creating a shortcut to logoff on your desktop is another fast way to logoff on your windows account.
For example: If you were in a middle of doing something personal or private and someone just stepped in unexpectedly, Or you were in a hurry and needed to logoff fast. The logoff shortcut could be useful to you at this kind of situation, But it might not be the fastest way to logoff though!
Note that you can as well press the windows logo key + D to minimize all open windows or press the windows logo key + L to lock the screen or press CTRL + ALT + DEL and chose what you want to do from the options.
Now lets follow this simple steps to create a logoff shortcut on the desktop. Let's assume that your windows local disk drive is (C). First method: Go to Computer>>>Local Disk (C)>>>windows>>>System32 or just use this link "C:\Windows\System32" and then look for a .exe file named "logoff". Right click on it and select "Create Shortcut"
You will now see the following message
Click yes...You will now see a logoff shortcut on your desktop. Second method: Right click empty place on desktop and select New>>>shortcut click browse to look for the "logoff" file as described above or just paste this link C:\Windows\System32\logo... Read more

Answer:Create A Logoff Shortcut On Your Desktop In Vista, Plus Learn How To Create Shortcut

Nice, by the way how about playing with the shutdown command a bit ??
Wont that work, I mean having a path of shutdown.exe along with the right switch like -h / -l / -s and so on ??

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

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

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

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Hi Guys I hope that this doesn't sound too silly a question, but here goes: Laptop bought Dec 2014, Win 8.  Updated to Win 8.1.  Now upgraded to Win 10 via the MS free upgrade. I then ran the "Create recovery media tool" and produced the recovery drive (19GB+) - ie just after the Win 10 upgrade. Does anyone know if I can verify if the USB I have created holds Windows 8, 8.1 or 10? Also, can anyone explain why the same process (home made PC rather than HP laptop) produces a recovery drive of just over 4GB?  Both USBs were created within an hour of each other, and each of the computers has virtually the same 3rd party software on them. Many thanks for your sagacious help. ChilliFix

Answer:does create recovery media utility create utility for window...

ChilliFix, welcome to the forum. I believe that the Recovery media will be for Windows 8.  This is the original OS.  The app to make it is set for the original configuration.  You would be able to Reset the computer to Win 10 using the Recovery Manager, however. I am not certain of the reason for the difference in the size of the Recovery media.  I believe that it has to do with the fact that it Recovers the OS and all of the apps, as well as, the Recovery partition.  This would be done on a custom computer. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi, I am using a T400, window 7, 32 bits. Yesterday I accidentally clicked on  Start > All Programs > ThinkVantage> Create product recovery media or Create recovery media. I am not sure about which programs I clicked on but it appears an open up window asking me if I want to insert recovery disk, then I click no. It disappeared. It didn't tell me anything( like all the data will be lost and there is no progress box either; it happened very fast like in 5 seconds) and then I find that all my data in hard drive D is gone. I can not see hard drive D anymore in My computer. However I can find the partition titled "recovery partition" with 100% free storage in replace for my hard drive D in the storage management of  My computer and I cannot access it. I am so scared that I don't turn off the laptop 'till now. All the programs are working normal because I installed them on hard drive C but all the data on drive D is lost. Anyone has the same problems? I wonder such a serious software but doesn't have any prior notice to customer that it will cause data loss like this?Thanks.  

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I can't remember if it was intel or another company but you download a program and it runs like folding but its not. Its where fuzzy logic is used to create a robot but I can't remember the program.
Help me.
Good night, Celsius
 

Answer:Robots that you create or rather create themselves

sounds like a virus to me
http://www.his.atr.jp/~ray/tierra/
http://www.economist.com/science/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=883645
 

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I have two laptops, and old one and a new one. Both are running Windows XP Professional and both have identical versions of Windows Movie Maker. The only difference I can think of is that one was upgraded to Windows XP Professional and the other came with it. I also have a Sony Digital 8 video camera.

I can capture & edit videos in the old computer, but that computer is not powerful enough to play them thru both its own screen and a projector at the same time. I work for a church and this is something we do frequently, so this is a necessary ability.

The church bought the new laptop to correct the projection problem. Now I can not capture the video correctly. I follow all the same steps and it appears to be going great. Then after it creates the clips, I go to play the clips so I can begin editing them and nothing happens. So, I end up creating the video in one laptop and then transferring the video to the other for the presentations.

I know there is the possibility that the problem is having a Sony camcorder, but I don't understand why creating the movie works in one computer and not the other. I've also looked into getting Sony software, but have had little luck in finding any info on it - the only thing I have seen is MovieShaker. According to the Sony Vaio people, that program may only work on a Sony computer.

I've been reading posts here and have seen some mention of Sony Vegas Movie Studio and am wondering if that will have the same proprietary... Read more

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Answer:In Task Scheduler, what's the difference between Create Basic Task and Create Task?

Hello Advice Pro,

While both will allow you to create a task, the "Create Basic Task" is done through a wizard and does not have all of the advanced options as doing it manually with the "Create Task" one instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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T540p, Windows 7 Pro When I run the "create recovery media" tool, I am given the error: "No (sic) enough temporary space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." I have 89GB free on my 256GB SSD. My Recovery Partition is 16GB. How much free space do I need?

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I want to create a USB Recovery Drive for my Windows 10 PC but so far have been unable to do so. When I click on the button to create a drive I get a message saying 'We can't create the drive now'. No explanation of why, no pointers to what can be done about it.
I have run the scans SFC and DSIM and errors have been repaired but this has not solved the problem, I still get the message that we cannot create the drive.
I have a suitable USB drive ready. It was used for the 8.1 Recovery Drive. When I do get the Drive creation function working will it automatically delete these files or should I format the drive first?

Answer:Cannot create a USB Recovery Drive: We cannot create the drive now

Looks like many are receiving this error: We can't create the recovery drive. A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive. There is a long thread on this at Microsoft Answers with no solution being offered by Microsoft.
A few ideas:
Make sure your Windows 10 is activated.
Try to create the recovery drive after booting in Clean Boot State and see if it works.
If you want to use the recovery drive for only when your PC does not start or to reset it, then uncheck the Back up system files to the recovery drive option and see if you can now create it. But when you uncheck this option, you will not be able to use it to reinstall Windows. It will be useful pnly if Windows 10 does not start or if you need to reset Windows 10. Regarding your question in the last line, you may format and use it. In any case, everything on the USB will get deleted during the creation process.

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Question: Is the (Synchronize across time zones) check box necessary to use, when modifying the task settings?
I see "irregular" start times when the task is triggered for defragmenting of local disk drives.

Lee Payne

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I've recently started editing a fairly large amount of video (new baby !!), and I've heard thet creating partitions on the Hard Drive can help keep order with all of the data.Could anyone tell me exactly what partitioning does, how it helps and whether it is appropriate for me to do it - I have a 150 GB HD, 49 % of which is free at present and 1 gb RAM.Also, any recommended software to help with this?Thanks

Answer:Partitions - would they help me ?

Just create a new folder and sub folders. Much easier.

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Hey im currently attempting to dualboot 7 onto my 8 computer. I made my partition got everything ready, and realized... i have way tomany partitions? What do i dackup what do i keep? ... currently i have win8 / (blank)win7 / lenovo app / recovery. And 5 other ones!? Are they important? Do i need them? How do i find out?

Answer:too many partitions?

Post a screenshot of Disk Manager so we can see what you have.

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Question: partitions

hi.....ime a pc novice why is there a need to partition a hard drive?

Answer:partitions

Think of a harddrive as a house. If you move into a house that's freshly built, you'll see brickwork, and it'll be cold. Also, there's so much space, but the uneven floor will make it difficult to get anything in.Partitioning is like adding floors and walls in the house. This allows rooms to be made, but how things are stored are all over the place.Formatting prepares the drive for use by decorating the rooms in a way stuff can be stored nicely.You partition the harddrive to tell the computer where the limits of the disk are, and then format it to allow the operating system (eg Windows, and there may be more than one system installed, but that's advanced topics) to know how things are stored on the drive.Does this make sense? I've been telling people this for years, and so I hope it does!

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A spare computer with WinME & 6 partitions ( a learning curve a few years ago)I now want to fdisk & format to one C drive & load WinXP, then I will probably network it with my other Puta running WinXP.Question is can I fdisk with a Win98 bootdisk (60gigHdd)or is there a better way.Once again all help gratefully received, and acted upon.

Answer:Win M.E. with 6 Partitions

Yes you can use the Win98 floppy to format the disc but I think you might only be able to format to FAT32. You can also delete all the partitions and format to either FAT32 or NTFS with the Xp setup disc...It will give you all the format options when you opt for a full install of Xp Take your pick.

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Question: 5 Partitions

I have a spare computer with 5 partitions running WinME on the c drive, my question is I want to make all the partitions into one, and install Win XP, the bios supports bootable CD's so I know I can run the WinXP but will it give me the option to fdisk the complete harddrive, or have I got to download bootdisk.com (I think it is 6 discs)Your input gratefully received.

Answer:5 Partitions

You don't need anything other than the xp installation disk....Insert the disk and restart your system.... Look out for the "press any key to boot from cd" option in the BOIS and press any key....Now you will see windows xp installation starting to be booted... Now you need to press "Enter->F8" and select the partitions (one at a time only) and press "d->L" and then you will be returned to the list of partitions... keep on doing this for each partition until all the space is "unallicated"... Now just press enter on the unallicated space to start to format it and install windows XP...****************NOTE: ALL information will be lost on all partitions so backup your files onto a CD-R, DVD-R and/or Floppy Disk****************

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See attachment: I just bought this used computer. I was preparing to use Macrium to run a disc image and saw all these partitions. What are they for. Are they all necessary? Should I just image the entire HD as is or should I rearange something here?
Thanks,
Bill

Answer:Tell me what these partitions are for please??

Looks like a mess to me, I have no idea why there are so many and what they all are for. If it was mine I would nuke them all, do a clean install, and be done with it. That's just me though, feel free to wait for other replies and possibly more info.

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I currently have a HDD with 2 partitions (1XP, 1Win7) I don't want the XP anymore. Is there a way to just delete 1 partition and make the other one have more space?

Answer:2 Partitions down to 1

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. We will give you the exact steps based on what we see.

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I am attempting to create an NTFS partition in the unallocated space on my hard drive to be used as a shared data partition between Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8. I have attached a screen shot from Disk Management to show my current hard drive status.

My problem is there is a maximum number of partitions allowed on a drive, and apparently I'm maxed out. What do I need to do. In response to Disk Management informing me I was maxed. out on partitions, I deleted the 2.5 gig Linux swap partition which wasn't necessary, then rescanned the drive but disk management still says I cannot create another partition.

Any suggestions.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you may provided.

Happy holidays to all.

Answer:Max of 4 partitions on HD- Need another one. What should I

Answered my own question.

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Sorry if this is lack of common sense stuff >.<.

Its been so frustrating lately with this stuff lately.


Basically i'm wondering if it matters if I have partitioned my hd when using the system recovery thing at the boot screen. I haven't tried but goggling tells me there's destructive and non destructive options.

My pc is so infected with something, its disabled all scanning software just about, and just took out avg as well. every google link is redirected, its supposedly some backdoor crap, i just wanna reformat -.-.

when I first got this pc it came with vista and a friend told me how to partition a small portion to use with windows xp, so im on D drive with xp. I wasn't sure if doing the system recovery would be effected by that? The recovery itself is on a separate partition too, Recovery(E). Would the system recovery by chance just delete D and go back to how it was when I bought it, C with vista?

Answer:Partitions and sys rec

The recovery program *should* only recover the boot partition and restore it to the C: drive. When it does that it's possible it will overwrite the information that allows you to dual boot your system. I would suggest backing up anything important before doing the restore. The recovery typically wipes everything from the system drive.

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Question: partitions

my 2nd computer has three partitions which i want to change back to 1. I have a copy of windows 2000

Answer:partitions

a - get some partitioning software eg partition magic ((30)/ ranish partition manager (free).b - use the Win2k CD to reformat / partition the disk (but you lose everything).

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Hello, i recently installed a new XP operating system, everything seemed fine until the whole thing loaded and I realized that my two partitions labeled D: and E: were no longer listed. I checked the properties of my C: drive and it says I have 124GB available but I have a 300GB hard drive. These partitions have important information on them, can I get them back? Do I need professional help? Can it even be done? Please anyone with information that can help I would certainly appreciate it.

I've installed a new OP sys before with partitions and everything came back after install, this time I just don't know what happened.
 

Answer:Help with XP Pro and partitions

Please explain the steps that you followed to install XP, especially what you did on the page where you choose what partition you want to use for installation.

What drives are listed in Computer?

If you can do so, please post an image of your Disk Management window.

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
 

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Guys, I am really getting to a point to kill myself.
Basically, i have a 3TB HD and have partitioned it in 3 Primary partitions.
1. SYSTEM (windows on it)
2. DATA - has many stuff
3. SCRAP - has other stuff

The second partition (DATA) i made it be 2TB or so (on display you can see 1800GB).
However, the drive is recognized as 600GB

Please anyone, check the screenshot and tell me how to fix this...

Thanks in advance.
BR
Victor

Answer:Help with partitions

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'm guessing here but read these,
Hard Drive - GPT or MBR

Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk

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Question: partitions

can someone explain how they work,if Ihave xp on one partition and word etc on another can they still work ok raspy

Answer:partitions

It should be ok.If you have Xp on c:, and in Xp, Install 'whatever program' and chose to put it 'there:' XP will expect the program to be 'there:' and so will look for it 'there:'Where 'there:' is dont matter, as long as the prog stays 'there:' I hope this makes sence.

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I run 3 HDS. 1 SSD, and 2 normal drives.

I just clean formatted my SSD ? and installed Windows 8 on it, which I always put on that drive.
However I am seeing a bunch of partitions, 4 recovery partitions. Are these normal? If not, how would I get rid of them?

Answer:Does this look like, all these partitions

Looks like you upgraded to Windows 8.1 x2 times, than when you done the reinstall did not clean the SSD first

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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I am having trouble managing some software on my laptop. I am in a business where I need to have multiple applications that I can bring up periodically to troubleshoot issues for customers. Some of these applications are server based and they are increasing clouding my system and making it bog down. I was wondering if there is a way to set up a partition for these programs so that I can readily access these programs without slowing down my day to day performance. I am running Windows XP Pro and would like to be able to accomplish this without starting from ground zero. Any advice on how to accomplish this (if there is a better way than partitioning) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Keyser318
 

Answer:Help with partitions

I'm not 100% clear on exactly what your needs are, but have you considered using a U3 USB flash drive? They essentially are an 'on demand' virtual CD drive and you can install any number of apps and launch them from the flash drive just like it was a hard drive or CD. You can configure it so that an auto-launch menu comes up when the drive is plugged in or accessed and it will display a list of the installed apps and ask which you want to run. Attached is shot of the 'set up' screen from a new Sandisk 8gb U3 flash drive. This should give you a good idea of what's possible with a U3 drive.
 

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Hi - sorry if this in the wrong forum - mods feel free to move if nec.

Here's the story: I have two physical HDs in one of my machines. The first is C. The second physical HD has two partitions, which are D and E. This drive has failed, and I took a HD from another machine, and added it to this one we are talking about. W7 sees this HD as D, because unlike the one that failed, this "new" one was originally formatted with only one partition. I would like to get W7 to see this HD as D and E (and transfer files as necessary), so when I load my music template from my sequencer, it will find all of the necessary audio files. If the second HD is only D, the template is not going to be able to find all of the files automatically, even if they are physically on the D drive - this is b/c the sequencer is looking for some of the files on E, which doesn't exist. I can browse for, and point to the the files on D, but it gets to be a PITA if I have to open eny old templates or projects.

So, what I would like to do is somehow get Windows to see that second HD as D and E, instead of just D. Is there any trick that I can do to make this happen? Trying to avoid having to reformat. Any ideas will be welcome....thanks!

Answer:Any way to get a HD to be seen as two partitions instead of one?

Hello Jason,

Sure you can. You could shrink D by how much you want E to be. This will create unallocated space to the right of D. From here, you would just create a new partition with the drive letter E from the unallocated space.



In the future, you might consider this below to be able to access all of your say audio files from your Music library instead. Having your sequencer look in the library will have all the different audio files available even though they are actually still located where you saved them (ex: E)Create a new folder at any location you want.
Move any files you want into the new folder.
Include the new folder into a library of your choice.
If you like, you can also set the new folder to be the default "save" to location for the library as well.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Partitions

Hi All
I am trying to get to grips with understanding Partitions and I have a particular issue on my PC that I would like to resolve

My PC is an HP Pavilion Slimline with Win 7 SP1
Disk 0 is as follows:
1) A system partition100mb No Drive letter noted as Healthy, Active Primary Partition
2) HP partition Drive Letter C 583.47 GB Noted as Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
3) Restore partition Drive Letter D 12.6 GB Noted as Healthy Primary partition
Item 3 is part of the original OEM install by HP to return the PC to its original Factory state. This does not work. In any event this partition is irrelevant because I use imaging software (Macrium and Aomei)
What I want to do as part of the learning process of Partition Management is to DELETE this D partition and to increase the size of the C partition. The final outcome being an enlarged C partition plus the small system partition. From what I have read I think I can accomplish this using Disk Management
However, I have some questions which I would be grateful for a response
1) If I go from 3 to two partitions what will happen to the disk images that I have (Macrium) some based on three partitions others on just the system and C partition. In other words can they be restored to what will be a two partition Disk0, or DO I HAVE TO RECREATE the deleted partition in order to restore the Macrium images?
2) What precautions should I take APART from making a boot disk (DONE and working)
Thanks
Terry
 
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Answer:Partitions

Questions regarding Macrium Reflect...can probably be best-answered at the Macrium website or forum, IMO.
 
Louis

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