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Recover files from a unallocated partition 8.1

Question: Recover files from a unallocated partition 8.1

Hello. I was recovering my OS (win 8) when a disk error occurred which did not allow me to access the partition which has the recovery files. Eventually I installed an OS but found a partition with needed files has become unallocated space. I would like to allocate the 300 gig partition and also recover the files if they are there. I do not want to merge it with the C: drive. I thought I was protecting my files by saving to a separate partition in the event the OS need be re installed. 
 
Any Suggestions?
 
Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Recover files from a unallocated partition 8.1

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Answer: Recover files from a unallocated partition 8.1

It's possible the original partition table was wiped when you reinstalled. The best way to approach it is to recover the files first but you will need a recovery drive with at least the same amount of space as the data you plan to recover.
 
Download Testdisk for Windows. Unzip to a folder on the desktop and run it. Do a Quick Search. Is should pick up a number of partitions on the drive. Highlight each and press the "P" key until you find the files you are looking for. If not then do a Deeper Search. If you do find your files,  you can recover all of them by pressing "a" and then upper case "C" or highlight individual files/directories by pressing the ":" key and then upper case "C" to copy. 
 
Because the default location of recovery is the folder you started Testdisk from, it would be best to unzip the testdisk folder to a external drive with enough capacity to recover all  your data and start the program from that folder.
 
Here is a step by step guide using Testdisk. 

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I was trying to create recovery media on a USB stick for my new laptop but for some reason it wasn't working. I kept trying it and eventually it worked. A while later I came to access my USB hard drive but it wasnt showing up in My Computer. I checked Disk Management and found my USB HDD had a 32gb RAW partition and a 2.7TB Unallocated Space partition.

So it looks like the recovery media application was trying to write to my USB HDD instead of my USB stick. It obviously didn't write anything to the HDD as the 32gb partition is a RAW format.

I have tried two pieces of partition recovery software but they only find loads of little partitions.

I haven't tried any file recovery software yet. I was hoping I could use partition recovery software.

Could anyone help me out?

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Hi guys
I've spent nearly all day on this problem.
I recently upgraded to a larger SSD, ran a fresh install of Window7 Prof. I noticed that the Terra-byte drive now has half of its size partitioned. I do not remember doing this and have been unsuccessful in trying to get it undone. I have browsed this forum and read all that I could find relevant. I am unable to get any response from the unallocated partition of D drive. Any right click command is greyed out. All the advice I have tried has had no remedy... please help!!!!!!!
Hope the image below works and helps.
Thanks
Cheers, Willow

Answer:How do I recover unallocated hd partition?

I hate to tell you this but your install is IMHO all screwed up.
You say you did a fresh/new install of Win 7 Pro.
Well it seems you left the other hard drives in the system when doing this and you did not move the new SSD to the top of the drive list in the bios before you started the install.
Which made the install routine see the TB drive as the first drive in the system. Windows ALWAYS copies files to the FIRST drive in the system when installing. In this case it created the 100MB system reserve partition on the TB drive where it should of been placed on the new SSD drive.
What all this means is if you remove the TB drive the system will not boot.
I would suggest you start over making sure either the new SSD drive is the only drive in the system when doing the OS install or that it is listed in the BIOS as the first drive in the system and connected to SATA port 1 with the other drives also connected.

I personally would do a new fresh install with only the SSD in the system connected to SATA port 1.

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Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.

Answer:How do I recover an unallocated partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kittyhawk63


Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.


This is really easy if you use a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite. Free to try

1-delete partition with no drive letter
2-expand the HP partition

Thats it

Let us know when you are ready to do it or if you need help

Ken

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I have recently carried out a clean intall of Vista after some problems with XP.I now have a partition on my hard disk with 5GB of unallocated disk space.Looking at Computer Management/Storage from left to right, which I think important, I have: Black Header - Unallocated disk space 5.4GB.Dark Blue Header - Windows(C:)97.51GB NTFS Healthy (sytem boot etc.)Light Blue Header, Dark Green Band (extended partition): (D:)89.01GB NFTS Healthy (logical drive)How do I recover the lost space and add it to one of the partitions. The "extend partition" option is greyed out on both the C: & D: partitions. I have Partition Magic, but from reading other posts it can cause poblems in Vista and should not be used.Any help would be appreciated.Axel

Answer:Recover Unallocated 5GB Partition

You sure its not Mb

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Have a good day,
I have 1 physical drive 80Gb, divided into 2 partitions: C and D
C is System (WinXP)
D is Data
Yesterday, i got a virus. I rebooted, and used Acronis True Image to restore backup from Secure Zone (this backup was for Partition C). Secure Zone was ok, but Partition C and D were unallocated. I recovered partition C by using a backup in Secure Zone. After recovering, partition D was still unallocated.
I didn't do anything since then.
When i run Partition Magic 8, i saw this unallocated partition
Will my data in partition D be lost when i resize Partition C to 80Gb
Please help me to recover my data in partition D,
it was very important to me !!!

I'm wating for your advices

Thanks and Best Regards

Answer:Recover Data in Unallocated Partition

Greetings khanh4all, and Welcome to TSF,

Considering this....


Quote:




Yesterday, i got a virus.




I suggest before you go to any drastic measures, you read this.....

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

...follow the guidelines and steps and post your HJT Log in the HJT Forum, as viruses have been known to really weird things.

Good Luck with it.

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Hi. My main internal hard drive expired unexpectedly, but in a complete and spectacular fashion. Still not sure what happened, but was not too bothered as all my important and unreplaceable data was backed up on my external drive (baby pictures, music collection, etc.).

I threw in another hard drive I had lying round (had Windows 98 on it) and tried to install WIN XP Pro from the CD.

I managed to do this OK, but when I tried to find my external drive it's not there. Computer Management lets me see the disk but it's got a black line underneath which says it's unallocated.

Anyone know how to restore or make a new partition without completly loosing these files?. I've searched all the topics that I can find of the forum, but really don't know what I'm doing, so decided to seek advice before really screwing it up.

Thanks for your help.
Aaron.
 

Answer:Recover Unallocated Partition on Xternal Drive

Somehow the MBR / partition tables on the external must have become corrupted. Needless to say all recovery actions are dangerous.

Below someone who had similar type of issue and who fixed it.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=185922

Prior to attempting this, I would try to copy your data off the drive and to this end would suggest using Puppy Linux which may (probably) be able to read the data.

See post below as to how to do this.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=187443

There are other avenues which can be followed for data retrieval some swear by Data Doctor. You may even use the suggestion made by the user in the top post ie Partition Find & Mount.

Good Luck
 

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My computer is running windows 7. It have 5 partition: C (windows), D, E, F, I. D: and F: partition is encrypted with bitlocker. I tried to shrink D for 2GB free volume wih diskmgmt in windows 7. After that, F: drive disappear on windows but It still appear on diskmgmt as unlocated partition. I tried to used Active recovery partition but It cannot solve the problem. Please tell me how?
Many thanks,

Answer:How to recover a unallocated partition with bitlocker encryption

Hello John,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your HDD's layout to help us better understand what options you may have?

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Hi guys!

I run Partition Magic in my windows 7 and windows restart but don't boot. I start using linux and could see partition and my files. I try fix boot using testdisk, but my partition turn in unallocated space! Now I can't see my partition nor my files! Can you help me?

Answer:I lost my NTFS partition. Now it is an unallocated space. How recover

Download the Paragon free try Rescue kit:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
Try the undelete partition option.
Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition Free Download

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Hello,

when i used my win 10 my (media) Hard disk suddenly unallocated with 2 partition one it. one of the partition was encrypted with bitlocker

Now I used window 7 ultimate and to try to recover my data I follow steps according to the great guide :
http://www.normanbauer.com/2013/07/25/how-to-recover-data-from-a-deleted-bitlocker-enabled-partition/
Now the problem was on the step to create recover.img :
when i type "repair-bde F: E:\recover.img -rp 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211"
I get ERROR: cannot use 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211 (the recovery key) to unlock the input volume, please try different recovery password or recovery key


I am sure that it is the right recovery key. 
I also have identifier and password for the bitlocker partition

PLEASE ADVICE my Data is very important   !

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I have windows 7(64 bit) on my system and decide to use windows xp but when I install it,all of my hard formatted
and my drives and old partition loosed.
when I restart my PC default OS is XP and don't see windows7 in OS list.
How can I restore windows7 and lost partition???

Answer:Recover partition and files

If you formatted your hard drive you'll have a hard time recovering the lost data. It normally costs lots of money to be done by professionals and takes inordinate amounts of time. Here are some links to some programs, but I highly recommend that you forget about the data unless there's something that you need so badly that you can't go on without it.

http://stellar.fileburstcdn.net/stel...taRecovery.exe
Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products

By the way, even if you were to recover the data from those hard drives, I highly doubt that you would be able to boot into the Windows 7 partition. Like I said, unless you need something on that hard drive badly, just forget about it and perform a clean installation.

In the future, read a few tutorials before performing any major computer changes.

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I bought a new hard drive, replaced my old one but I didn't have my files backed up. My old Windows 10 partition wouldn't even boot up, as I kept getting the black screen with the spinning circle. A couple of years ago, I bought a device where I could easily plug in a SATA HDD into it and it connects via USB 3.0. I've got it plugged in right now, but I'm having a horrible time getting to the files, with various permission errors. I do see the folders.

How can I resolve this and get my data back?

Answer:How can I recover files from old partition?

Hi, the easiest way to do this is not boot to Windows.

Try Kyhi's boot disk (DVD/USB drive) at the top of the Software and Apps section here.

This boots into a form of Windows run from RAM. That way you should be able to copy files.

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How i can recover files from deleted partition ? free and paid software.
 

Answer:How to recover files from deleted partition

This helped me in the past: MiniTool Free Data Recovery Software | Power Data Recovery Free

I would still try this as my first option. There are many more out there though.
 

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Hello! I really need your help. I formatted a desktop computer - deleted all the partitions and created a new one. Now, a partition where all the needed files were formatted and deleted as well. Is there any way where I can recover the files? Thank you so much for your help!!

-Jezzelyn
 

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I accidentally deleted the partition on my computer when trying to upgrade to Windows XP Professional from Windows XP Home Edition. Just as the hard drive was about to be formatted I cancelled the operation before any progression. I wish to somehow get back my partition with all my files on there because a lot of those files are important to me. Is there any possible way to retrieve those files and the partition. What can I do? I really need help on this.
 

Answer:How to recover a partition with important files on it

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Hello all. I've learned a lot from this place over the years but never had a reason to register. Unfortunately, I've got a serious problem on my hands now so I had to now. ;)

My Windows XP system crashed on Monday with a BSOD while playing a DVD. My hard drive had been running at near full capacity for a few weeks (I'm working on a new build) and I think that had something to do with it.

When I restarted the PC after the BSOD, I got an error "A Disk Read Error Occurred." So, I pulled the CMOS battery out, because this isn't the first time I've had start-up issues and that normally takes care of it. It did not. So I ran Windows repair console and did a chkdsk /r /p. That returned "The Volume Appears to Contain One Or More Unrecoverable problems." So, I ran Fixboot and then fixMBR. Both said they completed successfully, but neither worked. I still get the "disk read error" message.

I checked the hard drive using Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test (it is a Hitachi 160GB drive). That passed A-ok, no errors, no problems...the drive is not phsyically damaged or anything.

I've since made Ubuntu and Fedora Live CD's to try and access the drive to get the data from. Neither "sees" or mounts the drive (NOTE:I am NOT a Linux guy, I've had to read a lot of forums for help on how to do this).

Last night I booted with UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD - Overview) and started up Parted Magic. Parted Magic sees the drive as a NTFS drive, but sho... Read more

Answer:Recover files NTFS partition bad MFT won't load

run the hard drive makers diagnostic on the hard drive

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Answer:How to recover all my files from a NTFS formated partition ???

recover my files is a good lil program .
 

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Hello All, I am in dire need of help. I was testing converting my os drive to a dynamic disk through disk managment and shrunk it 7 gigs. I then added that 7 gigs to my e drive (disk 1) which was already dynamic. This drive has all my family photos, expense reports, my wedding vidoe, ect. I then right clicked on the 7 gigs and selected delete partition thinking it would only do that 7 gigs and it removed the partition from my disk 1 also. This data is now not reachable and show as unallocated. Please let me know who I can get the databack. In addition to spanning disk 1 with the 7 gigs from disk 0, disk 1 was already spand with disk 2 as each is only 75 gigs. Please help me out as all of my much needed documents are on disk 1 and 2. I konw I do not want to add them as a new volume as they will be formated. any advice is greatly appreciated

Answer:Recover precious files from partition deleted

A program called testdisk or see one of the recovery software's for sale. Runtime.org's products might be at right of screen. Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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now when i press the ThinkVantage button on startup it show me the bios set up !!!how i can solve it ,,,,, any help ??

Answer:i deleted by mistake the partition which contain the ThinkVantage files.can i recover it ?

Hi and welcome to the forum!If you created Rescue and Recovery discs prior to deleting your service partition, then you can recreate the partition by putting your system to factory settings, but in case you didn't then you would to buy these discs from lenovo for a fee.Going back to factory state deletes all data on your HDD, so save important stuff before doing so.Hope this helps.





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Hi, i deleted my partitions by mistake. Drive originally had 2 partitions, 100MB (Windows 7 setup partitiion) and 930GB (Data storage partition).

In summary:

1) I deleted the 100MB partition (because disk is(was) now storage disk) and 930gb partition were deleted too.
2) I started following a guide from microsoft and re-create the 2 partitions as RAW (without format) (i ruined everything on this..).
3) I deleted the 2 raw partition and created a full space partition to the disk QUICK FORMATTING NTFS.
4) Started to try "Recuva" but most of the files recovered (1,000,000 files) are broken, i tried the option to recover FOLDER STRUCTURE but fails.

Is there any way to recover the files and FOLDER STRUCTURE properly? Except of the partitions deletions/creations i didn't write anything inside the disk.

Thanks and regards,
Sebasti?n.

Answer:Recover Files after deleting partition with folder structure?

Hi

Welcome to Seven Forums
First course of action would be to use the affected hard drive as little as possible.
I'm not exactly clear as to what you did in steps one to three above. Can you confirm the following:
The disk in question is not your system drive?
The 100MB Windows 7 partition was on that drive?
I think it's fair to say that you may not be able to recover the folder structure, a dedicated data-recovery shop may be able to help out with that but primarily with file recovery.

Will await your response and regards

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Dear friends and experts. I bought my Lenovo C3000-C100 a couple of years ago. I did make the recovery DVD, then I copy all files from the recovery partition (the whole ibm_service directory). And I deleted that partition to make more room.  Recently my laptop was infected with virus and I could not find the recovery DVD, but I still have the USB disk with all the files from ibm_service directory and I can boot my laptop with the Hiren boot CD and access them from the external USB disk. By the way, I started Hiden as mini Windows XP environment Do you think I can somehow run the recovery program from those files? If it is possible, how I can proceed? Thank you very much.   

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Hi all,

I got myself into a bit of a muck here. While trying to create a bootable USB, I accidentally selected the wrong USB disk (my back up USB disk that contained the manual I was using), & ended up clearing it out. The exact commands I ran are as below:-

Diskpart

Select disk 1 (my bad here, selected the wrong 1)

Clean

Create partition primary

Select partition 1

Active

Format quick fs=ntfs

Assign

Exit

Upon realizing my blunder I've not written any files on the affected disk. Its a WD 1TB, & I've been using it as is for files since day one, I definitely don't recall reformating or partitioning it. All data was contained in the single large partition that the drive came as. Where I am right now, bandwidth is quite limited & unstable, & I'm having a hard time downloading the recovery programs. Any advice on specific programs or utilities that would work best for my scenario? At the moment I'd like to recover the partition, but would be glad id I get back most of my files, that itself would be great!

Thanks in advance for any help.

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

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

I'm using Compaq Presario CQ40-627TU

My Laptop Spec

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Okay so I know a little about computers but not enough to figure this out so I thought I would try this forum out....so basically what happened to me was i wanted to do a system restore to a previous point and windows wouldnt let me until i performed disk check but everytime i tried to perform disk check after startup it wouldnt work so i thought i would go into recovery console with my windows cd but i didnt have my windows 7 cd on me so i used the hp disc that came with my laptop and once i put it in and started up my computer it started to put it back to factory condition by formatting the drive so when i saw it was formatting it was still at one percent so I freaked and popped open my drive and then everytime i tried to boot it would say missing boot manager files and i basically tried everything to fix that but it didnt work so i just ended up installing windows 7 again on my separate internal d drive and now my c drive that used to contain windows 7 is all unallocated space and i was wondering if there was any way i could possibly recover this drive back to its original state before it became unallocated since it was only the boot files that were deleted?

Thanks

Answer:help to recover c:\ drive that became unallocated

This is a windows Vista forums, you may get a faster reply at our windows 7 site - Windows 7 Forums

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Okay so I know a little about computers but not enough to figure this out so I thought I would try this forum out....so basically what happened to me was i wanted to do a system restore to a previous point and windows wouldnt let me until i performed disk check but everytime i tried to perform disk check after startup it wouldnt work so i thought i would go into recovery console with my windows cd but i didnt have my windows 7 cd on me so i used the hp disc that came with my laptop and once i put it in and started up my computer it started to put it back to factory condition by formatting the drive so when i saw it was formatting it was still at one percent so I freaked and popped open my drive and then everytime i tried to boot it would say missing boot manager files and i basically tried everything to fix that but it didnt work so i just ended up installing windows 7 again on my separate internal d drive and now my c drive that used to contain windows 7 is all unallocated space and i was wondering if there was any way i could possibly recover this drive back to its original state before it became unallocated since it was only the boot files that were deleted?

Thanks

Answer:help to recover c:\ drive that became unallocated

Welcome!

I hate to say this, but it looks like your only option is trying data recovery software.

Here are some free programs you can try:

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

DiskDigger | The trusted data recovery solution

I have had good luck with Kernel Data Recovery, but alas, it costs $40. You can download the trial version and see what is recoverable, but you will have to pay to actually do it.

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Hello everyone,
My sister recently bought a HP Laptop.I am just an average user.So without much knowledge I messed up the partitions.I'm attaching a screenshot to show the condition.Now I want to recover the unallocated space either by combining it to C drive or by making it a separate drive (I prefer combing to C).

Now I've searched every forum and gone through every video on youtube but haven't found a solution.Everyone is suggesting that I should delete recovery drive in order to utilize the unallocated space.The thing is I cannot delete it because my sister is already pissed and then things will get worse.

For those who say not possible, I personally believe that in this era where there are so many computer experts out there, someone might have the solution that I'm looking for.

I just want to utilize the unallocated space(preferably combine with C), without deleting anything or any drives... PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP ME

Answer:[Help] Recover Unallocated Space

Hi

I will start by explaining why you can't create a new partition using the free space. By default an MBR based partition table will have only four slots available. In your case, all four slots are filled so there is no more room for another new partition is available. If you just delete the "HP Tools" partition, you will be able to create a 375 GB sized primary partition for data storage. It is also possible to convert the "HP Tools" partition to "Logical" and then you will be able to create a new 'Logical" volume using the 373 GB free space. However i am not going in to the details as your goal is to add the free space to "C".

I would suggest the below steps.

1. Download and install "Partition Wizard" from the below link.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
2. Run the tool and move the "HP Tools" partition to the end of unallocated space. The tools partition will be moved near to the recovery partition and the fee space will be moved next to the "C" drive.

3. Expand the "C" drive to cover the entire free space.
The whole process is nicely described on the official tutorial : Do you want to get extended partitions when partition space shortage happens?.

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I have 443gig of unallocated space. The disk management thing says so. I want to put it on my C:\ drive. I am not sure why or how I did this. Whenever I set this diskspace aside was a long time ago, I guess I did it?. How do I "regain/recapture" this disk space. Here is the pic: Thank you in advance!

OS Is Win 10

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I'm using windows 7 home basic 32 bit.
For some reasons I need to reinstall it a few weeks ago.
At the time of installation I deleted 'system reserved' & 'local disk C' partitions & install new version of windows.
After installation there is 3mb unallocated space.
How I recover that?

I used many partion managers. but this 3mb unallocated space not recovered yet.
If anyone knows solution to this problem, please help me?

Answer:How to recover unallocated space?

Suppose you can't recover the 3 mb of space.

Will you be able to cope with that?

Or will you be in a constant state of anxiety and frustration?

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I was having problems installing a SSD on an old computer and decided that it may be incompatible and not having another drive available I partitioned my existing 500g drive and tried to copy the Cdrive to it and go with that. I used Macrium reflect to clone the drive and it apparently deleted the partition. Any ways to recover the lost files?

Answer:How to recover from unallocated space

Hum you could try Recuvva Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Plus did you prepare the SSD with this first? SSD Alignment

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When I built my computer I left 10 gigs out of my HD partitioning (meaning I set up a 140 gig HD with one 130 gig partition so windows doesn't see the other 10 gigs) because i was going to use it for Gigabyte motherboard's HD backup program . As someone pointed out, it doesn't make much sense to backup a HD on itself. So now I want to recover the 10 gigs to try out the Windows 7 RC. How can I do this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:recover unallocated HD space?

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Hi guys i couldnt shrink my C drive less than 456GB so i usesd EASEUS Partition Master to shrink C drive to 150GB but now i cannot make a new partition of the unallocated drive, i get the error "You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions".
i have attached the screenshot for a better understanding for you guys.
Can i increase the size of E drive and merge this unallocated drive with it or make a new drive of it?
Thanks!

Answer:Error while creating partition to unallocated partition

I looks like your hard drive is a MBR format (legacy) drive. On a MBR drive you can have a maximum of 4 Primary partitions. To add more partitions you must create one Extended partition and then use Logical drives within that partition.
Local Disk E: is already set up as the Extended partition (the green box around it indicates this). So you will have the option to create Logical drives in or after E:.

The problem is that Windows Disk Management tool is quite limited in what it can do. Disk Management can't even extend partitions to the left.

You need to shift that unallocated space down towards E:. You would also probably want that Extended partition at the end of the drive (although that is not absolutely necessary).

Minitool Partition Wizard, from the bootable CD, can do the job for you. Please remember that it is always a good idea to backup your data before playing with partition shifting. While PW is quite good, thing do go wrong from time to time.

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

Also note: if you do add a fifth Primary partition on a MBR disk the entire disk will be converted to a Dynamic Disk. And you do not want to do that.

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I accidentaly deleted the volume D from by dynamic disk0 and it now shows as unallocated space. Is there any way to revert that?

Answer:Recover an unallocated dynamic volume.

Hi papoos, welcome to 7F!

I have never had cause to use: Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1, but I believe the Partition Recovery Wizard will do what you need.
There is a Video tutorial link below the screenshot.

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HELP. Just made Recovery Drive by creating a small partition drive (50 Gb) on an external USB HD (500 Gb). It all seemed to go well after a copy of the Recovery Drive was made. I had two other partition drives containing important files on the same USB HD and they were still being recognized and accessible. I then did a recovery copy of the drivers and applications to Recovery Drive and suddenly the two other partitions disappeared. I can only see the Recovery Drive and unallocated volume on the USB HD. Can someone help me to find how to recover the missing partition drives from a large unallocated volume? What did I do wrong?

OS. Windows 8.1

Thanks so much for your help.

Answer:How to recover drives from unallocated volume?

Try this program:

Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition

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So my external hdd has of 500gb from iomega has served me for quite some years but today my laptop (main pc) just does not show it anymore and I cannot for the life of me get access to the files which were on there.
here is what i know so far.

- Drive shows up in devicemanager as Mass storage
- drive shows up in the screen to eject mass storage devices
- disk management shows that the entire 465gb worth of storage has been unallocated with a black bar above it

So after searching for a bit I found a program called EASEUS data recovery wizard. it started scanning the drive and showed all the folders and files that were on the disk, ALL OF THEM and that made me really happy. However when it was completely done scanning it created a special kind of file to just organize every single file in the document based on type rather then the order and state they were in previously and besides that, the full program would cost me 50$

I looked for more programs and then found Partition recovery Wizard Minitools, it started scanning but instead of one partition it showed a bunch of partitions of about 600 mb's each. I really have clue what it means and i do not know if it is a good thing or a bad thing

in case it turns out to be a bad thing, what do i do next?

Answer:help recover external hdd with unallocated space.

Well it appears your external hard drive has failed, Data recovery can be expensive $50 is cheap IF it can work????? That's a big IF. Minitool will work with you with there paid version. Again IF it will work. These are consumer tool not professional tools. So how important is your data. Sorry I can't be helpful here at all.

One think you might try is to get the External drive out of its enclosure and hook it up directly to SATA connection in your computer and hope that it only the Connection or the actual enclosure chipset that is failing?

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Some how I've ended up with a unallocated hard drive...40 gig.At the moment Im using a ?Ubuntu Live CD?, which has ?Gnome? partition editor.As at the moment when I try too boot from the harddrive it tells me ? no file system present?. ( that being Windows XP Pro), which I have on the hard drive...I was trying to install ?Ubuntu?.What I would like to know is:Can I restore the unallocated hard drive to ?active? to a primary hard drive, so it boots on starting the laptop, as Im sure the files are still on their.Can I use the create a new partition, unformatted using the Gnome editor, or should I create it using the ?ntfs? file system.Please help,,,as I know Ive made a sill mistake...thanks

Answer:How to recover a unallocated hard drive

Sounds like your Ubuntu install went south and trashed the master boot record.  Where's Rob when you need him  Alan <>< 

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Hi,

I'm trying to recover the data (including some treasured family photos) from a Western Digital 320GB HDD that died in my sister's desktop HP PC using my Windows 7 work Dell laptop. I can only see the disk using Disk Management, where it shows as unallocated.



The drive itself failed (was making horrible clicking noises) and I have since replaced the board using a duplicate drive bought from eBay. I have been following advice from this thread, and have been running a so-called 'quick scan' using the free version of Mini Tool Partition Wizard Home Edition's Partition Recovery Wizard. It's been running for over 5 days now on a 320GB drive, and is only a fraction of the way through.



So my question is this, am I wasting my time doing the 'quick scan'? At this rate I will be lucky if it finishes before Christmas. Please someone tell me there's a faster way?

Answer:How can I recover data from HDD now showing as Unallocated?

The number of sectors shown on the PRW image seems way too large for a 320GB HDD. Usually when a partition is lost the HDD has died or is dying. The clicking noise you heard is evidence the drive is gone. There's only two moving parts in an HDD, the spinning disks/platters and the Voice Coil Relay that moves the arms that hold read/write heads across the disk/s, the clicking is from the VCR 'snapping' the arms back against the stop/rest.
How a Hard Drive Works - YouTube

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I must have been lapsing in concentration on Friday. I was restoring an image from a backup drive partition and stupidly pulled the power supply for that drive thinking it was the printer. (I know - don't grin like that!)
The upshot is that the NTFS partition became unallocated. About 350Gb. Any tried and tested solutions or am I resigned to reconstructing the backups as best I can? It's impossible to replicate some of the material on there anyway.
I have tried Recuva which is hopelessy inadequate although it found some picture files and reported that the they had not been overwritten.

Answer:Recover data from Unallocated Backup Drive

Ignore this one - an inadvertent double post.

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I installed Windows 10 on a new PC, with OS on Samsung 950 PRO. For data disk, at this stage, I use a Samsung 840 PRO which I transferred from my old 8.1 PC.

The data disk now shows in diskmanagment 351MB unallocated space, and 119 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition).
How can I reclaim the 351MB unallocated to get maximum capacity of the data disk?
Maybe this a standard case of repartitioning, but I am not familiar with that and do not know how to do it.
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Recover unallocated space on data disk

Case 1:
If the 351 GB unallocated partition is on the right of the 119GB primary partition then:
right click on the 119GB partition->extend volume.
Case 2:
If the 351GB is on the left of the 119GB primary partition then:
Create a primary partition for 351GB by right click on it->Create Simple and follow the screen to create a primary partition, format, assign a letter..Move all data from the 119GB partition to the newly created 351GB PartitionRight click on 119GB -> Delete VolumeRight click on the 351GB -> Extend Volume.

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I must have been lapsing in concentration on Friday. I was restoring an image from a backup drive partition and stupidly pulled the power supply for that drive thinking it was the printer. (I know - don't grin like that!)
The upshot is that the NTFS partition became unallocated. About 350Gb. Any tried and tested solutions or am I resigned to reconstructing the backups as best I can? It's impossible to replicate some of the material on there anyway.
I have tried Recuva which is hopelessy inadequate although it found some picture files and reported that the they had not been overwritten.

Answer:Recover data from Unallocated Backup Drive

Have a look at Testdisk http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk I have used it in the past to recover data from a wrongly formatted partition.

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Hey guys, it was just that the blue screen came up while I was on Windows 7, and afterwards, the computer would not boot Windows, gives a blue screen.
But my Ubuntu as a 2nd operating system installed on the same drive works fine. I opened GParted Partition Editor and I have a 596 GB single "unallocated" partition.

I'm pretty sure the files are still in there because it successfully reads and loads Windows system files in Safe Mode, but does not boot them, blue screen again. And my personal files in Ubuntu are still there.

The Win 7 installation USB doesn't install because the hard drive does not appear. So how do I recover my hard drive into its drive C and drive D partitions? I can risk formatting drive C where Windows 7 is in. But I want to recover drive D at all costs.

The System Recovery Options are accessible (ie windows command prompt), but I do not have a restore point.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Recover unallocated win7 hard drive from Ubuntu

Okay got it solved after 4 hours of work. I used GParted Live, as a bootable USB.
In its terminal window, ran the following:

sudo -s
fdisk -l

to monitor hard drive status. After that I ran:

testdisk

which has its own UI you can move around with up down arrows and Enter button to play around your HDD. After that I ran:

fdisk -l

to monitor hard drive status once again to see if it worked. I recommend GParted bootable version rather than the desktop version when a virus screws up your HDD to its entirety.

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How to set MSR partition in a prepared unallocated partition of a GPT partitioned disk ?
display shown by a partition software;

After RE partition 128 MB unallocated partition is already prepared, as one can see its status is none
How to set and specify it as a MSR partition... by what tool (Diskpart maybe) ?

Thanks so much in advance..

Answer:How to set MSR partition in a prepared unallocated partition ?

diskpart
select disk 0
create par MSR size=128
exit

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I installed Acronis true Image at one time, it created it's Secure Zone on the c drive, which was huge as i remember.
Anyway i uninstalled Acronis (too hard to figure out) but i think it left behind this 470 Gb partition on my c drive! It says "470 GB "unallocated" when i look at the drive, but that was not there before Acronis was installed' i'm sure.
How do i get rid of that partition, because i think it's uselessly taking up a huge amount of my space?
Thanks!

Answer:470 GB Unallocated HD Partition?!!

have you tried going into disk management? If so and you cant delete it you could aways re-install acronis delte the partition then un-install. are you dual booting?

How big is the drive? internal or external?

Ken

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Not often I look in disk management, but now I see that I have an unallocated partition on my SSD.
I am certain that in the past there was not such a thing.
My question is what might be a possible reason that such a partition develops?

Answer:unallocated partition

Can you post a screen shot of your disk management window.

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Not often I look in disk management, but now I see that I have an unallocated partition on my SSD.
I am certain that in the past there was not such a thing.
My question is what might be a possible reason that such a partition develops?

Answer:unallocated partition

Can you post a screen shot of your disk management window.

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Hello

So I installed windows7 and all ran smoothly

but I found a 9MB unallocated disk space

the problem is that when I run the computer it gives me 2 choices: 1- to enter unallocated space
2- to get in windows 7

so I have to choose the 2nd choice always to startup the computer

knowing that I couldn't extend the C:

here's a snapshot:

Answer:how to get rid of Unallocated partition

You can't get rid of unallocated space that small. If you try to add it to the partition, it probably won't let you do that due to alignment issues.

What do you mean "when I run the computer"? Do you mean when you cold start it (power it on)?

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Hello,

When I installed windows 7 , I deleted the Partition when my "Fedora11" was installed. It's now unallocated Driver I don't seem to be able to delete it or format it.

It's arround 30GB and I really need them so badly.



Any Idea How to format it? or delete it to use the 30GB in my C directory?

Thanks

Answer:unallocated Partition

Hello Iceman,

You can extend the 200 MB partition to the left of the unallocated space to combine it into the 200 MB partition, or create a New Simple Volume with the unallocated space so it will be a separate partition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I am new to this forum. How do I allocate an unallocated partion using Powerquest- Partition Magic? Hope someone can help. Jamesb

Answer:Unallocated partition

I don't know about Powerquest, I don't use it, I use acronis when needed.For these sort of tasks I use XP's built in software. If you do use XP you could right click my computer > pick manage > then disk management. The drive with the unallocated partition should show in the right hand window. Right click on the unallocated space, you will get a drop down menu. Format or create partition should be listed.this should do the job for you.

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Hi all,

I just looked at the disk manager, and I see this:



I am not sure what those 19 gb are.. and is there a way to get them back ? If I right click on it only gives me an option to delete..

Answer:19 GB unallocated partition

I's not unallocated, It's just hidden. You can assign a Drive letter to it and you can use it. As you said it's only give you the option to delete then you might have to use diskpart from elevated command to assign a drive letter for it. However, I also notice that you installed Windows without the 350MB reserved partition and it's OK, some people like it that way & as long as you don't use Bitlocker.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Support Forums

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i have an unallocated partition 35 gb and i cant use it what should i do to make use of it. my hard disk is 80 gb and only 39gb can be used. what should i do.

newbe
 

Answer:HDD unallocated partition

Partition it and format it, or use a partitioning tool to add it to your other one.

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

If you like, you can right-click your Documents folder and in its Properties, change its location to the new drive. That way, any files you save in your docs will survive a reinstallation of the OS on the other partition.
 

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My first drive came with two main partitions: System (C) and Restore (E). I know what these are. However, there is a small partition, without a drive letter, which is at the very end of the drive, which is 'unallocated'. It has a capacity of 7.383MB (yes MB) but no free space. What is this? And why, when I try to patrition the drive further (to add Linux) does this disappear (before I commit!)

Answer:Unallocated Partition!

... because I've got 8MB like this too and often wondered what it is :)

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I've recently used Partition Magic 7.0 to make a new partition. Upon completion, I couldn't find any new partition created in My Computer. Then I opened PM7.0 to find out the the new partition created under C: is *.Unallocated.

How should I deal with this problem?
 

Answer:Unallocated partition?

Hopefully its not seeing C as unallocated, if so then something isn't right, assuming C is where your OS is housed. Did it require a reboot to finish? If so did you reboot.

If nothing is wrong other than it being unallocated then all that means is you just need to create a partition there and format it. Easiest way to do this is through control panel -> admin tools -> computer management -> disk management in 2k/XP/2003/Vista
 

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I have 4 internal WD Hard Disks of 1TB. Since I got the computer I have noticed that each HDD has 7MB (MB... not GB) of unallocated space at the beginning of the drive. I don't really need those 7MB but it drives me crazy that I can't control them.

I know that a HDD uses some sectors at the beginning of a disk for system checking etc, but I have never seen unallocated space shown in a partitioning software.

I have tried using Windows Disk Manager, Norton Partition Magic and Paragon Partition Manager and this is what happens:

1. In all the programs above, when I right click the empty unallocated space, I don't have the option to delete it. (That option is grayed out). The only option I have is to create a partition and then I can assign a Letter to it and format it and the 7 MB will show as a new partition.

2. When I right click the ALLOCATED space and want to resize it, it will not let me. It shows that the allocated space has 0MB of empty space before it.

3. If I create a partition from the 7MB and then delete it, all goes back to the first problem.

4. If I create a partition from the 7MB and try to COMBINE the 2 partitions, it will only give me an option of combining the ALLOCATED space with the 7MB, in other words, he wants to KEEP the 7MB and make the ALLOCATED space a folder in the 7MB. This of corse he can't do since he can't copy 993GB into 7MB. I don't see any options to COMBINE in the other direction.... To make the 7MB a folder in the ALLOCATED spa... Read more

Answer:Stubborn 7MB unallocated won't partition

The information about that seems consistant that the unallocated space is actually set aside by Windows when you format an ntfs drive in anticipation of changing it to a dynamic drive in the future (this is a special windows extension that allows, among other things, creation of dynamic volumes for RAID configurations.)

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Hi guys i tired
Partition or Volume - Create New
but it doesnt work it keep give me error is there any software can activate the partition?

Here is my computer management

Answer:How to activate the unallocated partition?

i used partition wizard for my problem like that.

Sorry i dont know the link, but if you Google it you should find it

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit installed on drive C of the internal hard disk of my laptop. Yesterday, after I put my laptop in the hibernate mode, upon resume, there is a blank screen with a message that says unable to find the operating system. After rebooting, it is still the same, with the blank screen and message. Prior to this, my drive C has been quite filled up with not much free space left.

I tried booting up Linux Mint from a USB drive, but my internal hard drive could not be mounted. In GParted, the drive is shown as unallocated. I tried to use Windows Recovery, but it could not detect the operating system.

Not knowing much, I tried the suggestions listed on this webpage: ? How To Fix: External Disk Drive Suddenly Became RAW
then upon booting up, no more blank screen, but there was a BSOD. I tried again to boot into Linux Mint from a USB drive, and this time, I could access partition D on my internal hard disk. However, partition C is still unaccessible and unallocated. Windows Recovery still could not detect the operating system.

Is there any way I can restore the partition? I would like to retrieve my data from partition C. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Drive C partition unallocated

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zirch


I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit installed on drive C of the internal hard disk of my laptop. Yesterday, after I put my laptop in the hibernate mode, upon resume, there is a blank screen with a message that says unable to find the operating system. After rebooting, it is still the same, with the blank screen and message. Prior to this, my drive C has been quite filled up with not much free space left.

I tried booting up Linux Mint from a USB drive, but my internal hard drive could not be mounted. In GParted, the drive is shown as unallocated. I tried to use Windows Recovery, but it could not detect the operating system.

Not knowing much, I tried the suggestions listed on this webpage: ? How To Fix: External Disk Drive Suddenly Became RAW
then upon booting up, no more blank screen, but there was a BSOD. I tried again to boot into Linux Mint from a USB drive, and this time, I could access partition D on my internal hard disk. However, partition C is still unaccessible and unallocated. Windows Recovery still could not detect the operating system.

Is there any way I can restore the partition? I would like to retrieve my data from partition C. Thanks in advance.


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I installed windows 7 on my SSD and used the HDD for data storage.
 
Windows boots okay but in Minitool partition wizard the drives are listed -
 
My Storage Drive (Drive D)
 
File System NTFS
 
Type Primary
 
Status Active and Boot
 
My Windows Drive
 
File System Unallocated
 
Type Logical
 
Status None
 
So is the storage drive being used as the boot drive?
 
How do i correct this please for correct boot?
 
Screenshot enclosed.
 

Answer:New windows partition unallocated

What media did you use to install Windows 7.
 
Disconnect the data and power cables from the SSD, then wipe the HDD with Darik's Boot and Nuke.
 
Reconnect the cables and see if you can boot from the SSD.
 
You will need to go to Disk Management and format the HDD.

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I have a 16GB flash drive that I want to create 4 partitions (4GB each) on. I already created my first one, but when I go onto my second one:


Code:

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: [COMPUTER]

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 931 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 15 GB 0 B

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 4096 MB 1024 KB

DISKPART> create par pri size=4096

No usable free extent could be found. It may be that there is insufficient
free space to create a partition at the specified size and offset. Specify
different size and offset values or don't specify either to create the
maximum sized partition. It may be that the disk is partitioned using the MBR di
sk
partitioning format and the disk contains either 4 primary partitions, (no
more partitions may be created), or 3 primary partitions and one extended
partition, (only logical drives may be created).
I have Windows Home Premium 7 64-bit btw.

Answer:Can't create a partition in unallocated.

Windows does not seem to recognize multiple partitions on a removable drive. Other operating systems like Linux can. Windows will only recognize the first partition.
You may be able to do a hack to get the system to recognize the removable drive as a fixed drive, but I would not recommend that.
It is best when working in Windows to learn to use folders on thumbdrives to organize the data.

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I want to return a disk to the state it was delivered to me, or as close as I can easily get.
The disk has a small partition that I don't want to change.
The larger 'partition' was originally unallocated, but as XP wouldn't do a full format I did a quick format of that partition. I now wish to return the partition to its original 'unallocated' state.
How do I do this ?

Dumb_Question
11.Februay.2014
 

Answer:Return a Partition to Unallocated

Disk Management is the Windows tool to do that.

Control Panel...
...Administrative Tools
...Computer Management
...Disk Management

then wait a few moments for the drive-table to be displayed.
 

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Greetings my oh-so-knowledgeable friends!I've just acquired a rig w/ xp black installed.I wish to install xp pro as well so i can access microsoft online and not get shut down. In disk management, I'm not getting an "unallocated" section to click on to create a new partition for my xp pro install. Have trial of paragon and also easeus but neither are accomplishing my needs. (easeus' error msg has a vista logo... will try to find an xp version.) I defragged and quit windowblinds, rocketdock, etc. prior to attempting these changes. Where shall I go to find life?

Answer:xp not showing unallocated partition: need it!

'XP Black' is a PIRATE distribution of XP with a lot of additional stuff also pirated.It is not allowed on this forum to assist anyone using pirated software.It is THEFTYou will not get any help on this forum until you purchase a legal copy of Operating System.

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Hi all,

I've an 13MB unallocated partition:

And I'm thinking of recovering it to my D (logical) drive. I've did some Google-ing and found a similar post on this forum here.

However, I can't seem to do it. Whenever I right-click on my D drive, the Extend Volume is always disabled. (Means I can't click on it )

As I'm new to this partitioning business, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Help in Restoring Unallocated Partition

Hi.

13 mb? That's 2 .mp3s. Advice is to leave it alone.

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I am trying to do a windows 8 clean install on my laptop. Dell did not send the drivers with the replacement OS and is showing that I have no partitions, nor unallocated space and is asking for a driver? None of the drivers from the Dell website are working?

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Hi, I've been tidying partitions on a hard drive and I'm left with 1.unallocated 2.c:drive and 3. unallocated. I'd like to merge the 2 unallocated amounts together to give me 1.c:drive and 2.unallocated. The software will only let me resize into the unallocated space AFTER the c:drive but not the space BEFORE the c:drive.Windows 7 and Partition wizard free edition don't seem to allow me to do this. I can't see how to 'merge' the unallocated amounts together.All is working fine with the PC,I just wanted to finish tidying-up the drive. I'm using Win7 64 bit. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.
 

Answer:unallocated partition before c:drive

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Often when reinstalling Windows XP I see two or more partitions. One is small (say 12MB) and is unallocated, the other(s) will contain Windows and data. I delete the C: and D: partitions but leave the small one as I don't know what it is for. If I am re-installing XP because of a virus /trojan attack which has wrecked the computer, I worry whether the malware can lurk in the undeleted partition. Should I also delete the small partition? Any advice would be welcome.

Also, how long does a full format take compared with a quick format? Asuming an 8OGb hard drive.

Regards

Awestruck

Answer:What Is Tiny Partition Unallocated

"Unallocated" means that the space is not part of any partition. When partitioning a hard drive, Windows can't always line up the partition boundaries to an appropriate location (I don't know what counts as appropriate). When it can't, a small amount of space is left unallocated, inaccessible to Windows.
I severely doubt that that area could be used by Viruses, Trojans or Spyware.

As far as your question about formatting is concerned, I don't know. I'd guess at twice the time taken for a quick format, maybe a bit more, but that's only a guesstimate.

Regards,

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I installed Win 7 ultimate to a clean drive with no partitions. The first time , the install disk devided the drive into two partitions, labeling one Primary, and the other SyS Recovery, without a letter desig. No C, or D. The Sys. Recovery was 100 MB in size, and the primary was the remainder of the hard disk, or 297+ GB. I wanted another partition, so I removed everything and started fresh. This time I reserved 74.22 GB, and let the disk create the Sys recovery 100 MB partition, and a primary of 223.77 GB. Presently Primary & Recovery are healthy, layout simple, type basic, with the 74.22 GB as unallocated. SysRecov is 74% available, & primary is 91% available.
I am hoping with guidance and directions, to have the frequent backups, and restore points sent to the unallocated portion. My previous OS ,factory-installed, Windows Vista sent that stuff to D disk [partition] without my input or directive. After a few months the D disk was full , and the frequent notice popped up advising action on my part, but the Sys.Recovery, wouldn't allow D to open. From what I read on Bleeping, this happened to many others with Vista pre-installed.

Please help me name the partition, and give directions for sending the backups & restore points to this partition. I'm speaking of the backups & restore points that the system does each time you add or remove a new program, run a virus scan etc. plus the backups the system does on a schedule.
Thanks again.

Answer:Naming an unallocated partition ?

As nobody more knowledgeable has come along yet, I'll put my two cents in:

If the space is unallocated, you'd need to create a partition. You can do this in "computer management" (Start - administrative tools - computer management, or search for "computer management" in the search box and then select it.) Right click on the unallocated space and you should get an option to create a partition (I don't have any unallocated space, so I can't tell you exactly what the menu says, but it should be "create partition" or "make partition" or something like that). Just create a partition of the size of your unallocated space. You can call it whatever you like ("Backup" maybe?) and you can give it whatever drive letter that hasn't been used that you like. (I find calling it X: or Y: or something like that makes it clear that it is separate and you don't need to keep thinking "which partition is my stuff on?" when you are saving your data files)

To set up your backups you go to "backup and restore" (control panel - system and security - backup and restore) and when it asks where you want to save your backups, select the partition you've just created by highlighting its drive letter and name and then set it up to do the backup when you want it to.

I've no idea how to get the system to save restore points to anywhere other than wherever-it-is-that-the-system-puts-them, so I can... Read more

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I just got a new seagate 500gb hdd and a 4bay external enclosure with raid 0 and 1. I connected everything and powered on and my computer reconized my other 320gb hdd but not the new 500gb one. I then went to disk management and found my 500gb hdd but its unallocated i right click and get the choice of properties and help. How do i get access to this harddrive???
 

Answer:New hdd unallocated. Cant format or partition!

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Recently, I just find my Partition F is keeping empty for a really long time. So, I just delete this partition and wonder to add the unallocated space to my partition C. But, I don’t know how to do that. So, I come here and need your help. How can I increase the Partition C drive space with the unallocated space? Any idea would be appreciated here! Thanks!

Answer:How to add unallocated space to my partition C?

The easiest way would be to use MiniTool Partition Wizard (FREE)
MiniTool
If you look under the heading Common Partition Operations down left side of screen everything is explained with screenshots

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Hey I got a little problem here, I had a 400gb HD and it was acting up after my PSU conked out. I replaced the PSU and I got an "Unmountable Boot Error", which I troubleshooted and fixed. During all of this, though, I fixbooted the 400gb drive in attempt to fix, but I think I messed it up more somehow - either that or it was alrdy messed up. I say this, because after I got a new drive and totally fixed everything, something was still wrong with the 400gb HD. I found out that in Administrative Tools>Computer Management it shows the 400 as a 15mb/372gb partition, with the larger of the two as unallocated. Whenever I try to search the drive, it won't let me get in there.

Basically, for anyone who thinks the paragraph is too long up there, I have a HD that has an unallocated partition in it for one reason or another, and I wanna know if anyone can help me recover anything on the drive that I can't select right now. I had a lot of info im hoping that I can get back. Any info is appreciated.
PS - I understand there are programs you can buy that may be able to help in this situation, but im looking for a charge-free type of solution for this, if there even is one that you guys might know. If not, a cheap suggestion of one of those programs would be cool too.

Thanks
~Wes
 

Answer:Unallocated Partition Recovery?

was the 15mb part there before the mess and is it "formatted" to something right now?
 

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Hi chaps.

I cant delete unallocated partition.
Ok so its unallocated then i format it and then i delete the partition but then it just goes back to unallocated and its 226.56GB....I also posted an image to show you link for image below

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/w...1/Screen01.jpg
I would really really be greatful if someone could help me

Thanks

Answer:Cant delete unallocated partition

hello,

unallocated means "not allocated". It is NOT a partition, so no wonder you can't delete it. It would be like trying to delete the hard drive itself.

What is your goal?

If you're trying to resize the other partition, use this:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html

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I have a Maxtor Maxblast program loaded on my computer that offers a utility to partition unallocated space at the end of a drive. My C drive has a capacity of 200 GB. Maxblast correctly identifies 20.3 GB of unallocated space that it offers to parition as one 20.3 GB partition.

Is this a safe procedure? Will it interfere with System Restore? Can I undo the partition if it causes problems?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Caruso

Answer:Partition unallocated at end of drive

System Restore has already allocated its space in the previous defined partiton. It will establish a new cache when you use Disk Management to include the drive in XP's enumeration.

I do not see any issue with using it. Any partition is inherently risky -- the power could fail on you in the middle of the operation, for example. Make sure your backup is current and go ahead.

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

Answer:no-unallocated space,want to create partition

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

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Why can't i create new partition in unallocated space?Right click doesn't give any such option.
ANy help?
Thanks a lot!
Here's a snapshot
hxxp://img189.exs.cx/img189/7201/capture0hm.jpg

I have installed FC2 on 15 gb partition, 4.3 gb is unallocated and winxp on rest.
I want to convert unallocated space into fat32 volume.

On starting partition magic 8 I get an error :
Init failed: Error 117
Partition's drive letter cannot be identified

Partition info says :

PowerQuest PartitionInfo 8.0 -- Windows NT/2000 Version
Date Generated: 03/24/05 07:56:43
Copyright (c)1994-2002, PowerQuest Corporation
Permission is granted for this utility to be freely copied so long
as it is not modified in any way. All other rights are reserved.

PowerQuest, makers of PartitionMagic(r), Drive Image(tm), and DriveCopy(tm), can be reached at:
Voice: 801-437-8900
Fax: 801-226-8941
Web site: http://www.powerquest.com/support/
E-mail: [email protected]

General System Information:
Total Physical Memory (bytes): 536,133,632
Used Physical Memory: (bytes): 276,692,992
Maximum Page File Size: (bytes): 3,265,249,280
Current Page File Size: (bytes): 260,284,416

===========================================================================================================
Disk Geometry Information for Disk 1: 19457 Cylinders, 255 Heads, 63 Sectors/Track
System PartSect # Boot BCyl Head Sect FS ECyl Head Sect StartSect NumSects
========================================================... Read more

Answer:Creating new partition in unallocated space

How were the original partition and any subsequent partitions created? Usually you don't need something like Partition Magic just for that.

Since you want to use FAT32, what happens if you use a regular Win98 boot floppy and run FDISK and FORMAT.
 

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G'day Fella's,

I'm using EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition to create a single Logical partition on a WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1TB HDD. After wiping the disk completely, and selecting to create a single NTFS partition, I note that there is a 7.8MB unallocated space at the front of the disk (see image).

Can someone explain what this space is, and why it is unallocated?

Thanks,
Golden

Answer:Partition question : Unallocated Space Before

The 7.8MB unallocated space was before you partitioned the drive as your pic shows that the 7.8MB unallocated space is 0 after, no problems to worry about there mate.

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

Answer:Unallocated Space (Cannot create new partition)

use a gparted live cd/usb to create your partitions

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Below is a screenshot made by MiniTool Free Edition. I would like to combine the two unallocated spaces and add the space to the C: partition. Do I need the paid version to do this?

New Disk Layout with Unallocated space8-15-2016 7-52-55 PM.pdf

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My 7 install to my SSD didn't go exactly as I'd like. The OS is on a huge partition I want to shrink it using Partition Wizard.

I see from reading about it, you can either have the unallocated, free space in front of or behind the shrunken partition.

The next partition behind the 7 one, is my Linux partition that I'd like to enlarge a bit. To me it would make sense to have that unallocated space ahead of the Linux one so I can use it. Am I thinking correctly? I do have an image of all my drives just to make sure....

Thanks to all in advance!

Answer:Shrinking my 7 partition, where do I want the unallocated space to be?

For a mechanical HD I'd want Win7 in first position closest to where the reader parks for faster reads. Put the Linux partition to its right and then storage to the right of it.

If you already have existing adjacent partitions you can adjust their size using How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

Post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and tell us what you want to do so we can give you informed steps.

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Hi, I've been tidying partitions on a hard drive and I'm left with 1.unallocated 2.c:drive and 3. unallocated. I'd like to merge the 2 unallocated amounts together to give me 1.c:drive and 2.unallocated. The software will only let me resize into the unallocated space AFTER the c:drive but not the space BEFORE the c:drive.Windows 7 and Partition wizard free edition don't seem to allow me to do this. I can't see how to 'merge' the unallocated amounts together.All is working fine with the PC,I just wanted to finish tidying-up the drive. I'm using Win7 64 bit. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:unallocated partition listed before c:drive

Since C is the primary boot drive, A is a floppy drive and B doesn't exist, you need to create a new partition and use the unallocated space for the new partition. It will be created after the C drive.

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Below is a screenshot made by MiniTool Free Edition. I would like to combine the two unallocated spaces and add the space to the C: partition. Do I need the paid version to do this?

New Disk Layout with Unallocated space8-15-2016 7-52-55 PM.pdf

Answer:How combine unallocated space and add to C: partition?

Haven't needed to try it on Win10 yet but on Win7 Disk Management I could use Extend Volume on a partition that had adjacent unallocated space, extend it to include that free space. The choice is still in Win10's Disk Management.

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as u can see in the image to be clear...i have two unallocated partitions,,,,both are logical...and three primary partions. now at this condition can i add one more primary partitionby recovering one unallocated partition ? or if i make one primary partition after the reovery then ohter working partition will be lost?

help

Answer:is unallocated partition is primary or logical

From my understandng basically there just unused memory of the disk. You can have four primary partitions. So you could use the two empty ones as one partition here is how: Partition or Volume - Create New

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Tried to move some space from F: to C: - they're physically adjacent, D: & E: are optical - but action did not complete. Now the space I wanted is marked 'unallocated'. How do I get that to C:? A second problem is that the options available when right clicking a drive in My Computer have chaned. Search is now the 1st choice and PartitionMagic the 2nd, not what I want. How to get Open back to the top of the list.

Pentium 4, 512 Meg RAM, Windows XP SP2.

Thanks,
Pete
 

Answer:Partition Magic 8 unallocated space

You can expand the C: drive to fill the adjacent space. I'd do a full backup before screwing around any further with PM...
 

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I'v got a 250GB Seagate harddrive, with a 30GB C:\ partition and 220GB D:\ partition. I used this hard drive to boot-up another computer. Windows XP automatically detected the hardware for this machine. But in the process something seems to have gone wrong with the partition tables. Now my 220GB D:\ partition displays as a 100GB partition, with only 3GB of free space. All of the files and folders saved on this partition in the current year (2008) is missing. Files and folders from previous years are still available however.

I booted up with the winxp installation cd - into the recover console and tried to use
fixmbr”and “fixboot d:” - but this did not do the trick.

I also booted up with Acronis Disk Director to see what is going on with the partitions, and I saw that there is 120GB of unallocated space on the hard drive. I tried to use Acronis Disk Director to search for missing partitions, but nothing was found.

A lot of my data is still located in this “unallocated space” - but how can one restore the partition table, so that this "unallocated space" is integrated back into the D:\ partition?
 

Answer:Part of partition now unallocated space

Are you trying to boot from this drive in another pc, because with different hardware that isn't going to happen.
 

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I was confused with trying to partition the hard drive since last evening. Here is my computer specifications below:

Acer Aspire M3450M-ER20P Desktop
3.3GHz AMD FX-6100 Processor
8GB DDR3 system memory; Expandable up to 16GB
2TB hard disk drive
16X DVD+/-R/RW optical drive
Windows 7 Home Premium operating system
AMD HD7570 Graphics with 1GB dedicated memory

OK I type " Disk Management " in Search programs and files after click " Start" on taskbar.

No problem to show Disk Management on the screen and right click the hard drive to shrink. To my surprise that I only had 532 MB to shrink the main hard drive with Acer (C: -- 1844.92 GB (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition -- Healthy) and two other hard drives that have partition as well. One is with System Reserved -- 100 MB (Healthy) and other is 18.00 GB Healthy (Recovery Partition).

I want to create a partition hard drive for RAMDISK with 6 GB but I don't have enough to create a partition hard drive. Because after the shrink report that I only have 532 MB in Acer C: hard drive. Is 532 MB not enough to create to 6 GB hard drive? I think so but could be wrong.

Your help would be appreciated how to make a partition hard drive for RAMDISK.

Thank you,

John

Answer:Partition an unallocated hard drive??

Try defragging C: before the shrink operation.

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I've just reinstalled windows 7 onto another hard drive, and now I want my data from from my sata 1tb which was previously split to a partitioned for xp and the other for data. This sata is my secondary drive by the way.

Since the sata doesn't show up in my computer I checked it out in disk manager and the first half is unallocated which is okay, but there the second half is, healthy primary partition with no letter designated to it. The only option I have is to delete it. How do I get my stuff off it and not delete it?
 

Answer:Unallocated healthy primary partition

Hive might have got corrupted. Was this partition created under Windows XP or prior Windows 7?
 

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

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

Answer:Create partition from unallocated space

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

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

Thanks.

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

here is a screenshot of Disk Management:

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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

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

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How do I get and use the GUID prtition table (GPT) partitioning scheme. How do I make sure the firmware is UEFI and if not what has to be done to update it. My OS is Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

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I have a SSD where my operating system is installed.

I also have a 3 3TB drives.

A 746.52 partition on one of the drives became unallocated after installation of windows 10.

I've managed to recover all the data from the unallocated partition. Would now like to fix the partition.

I think it may be something to do with MBR/GPT?

Here's a screen print from disk management.

Any help appreciated.

Answer:HDD Partition becomes unallocated after Windows 10 installation.

Can you boot with Disc 0 completely disconnected?

I'd guess you can. If so, I don't think you need partition I on disc 0.

You should be able to make disc 0 to behave like disc 2, which is also a 3 TB drive. Disc 0 appears to be initialized as MBR. If you want it do be like disc 2 with a single partition covering the entire 3 TB, you'd need to re-initialize it as GPT, just like disc 2. You'd have to move that data off of the J partition and then delete the J partition to do that. I think there are applications that say they can convert from MBR to GPT without losing data, but I wouldn't trust that. I'd plan to wipe that drive and start over--but you first need to confirm you can boot with disc 0 disconnected.

Was that drive 0 connected when you installed to the SSD? If so, usually a bad idea to have more than 1 drive connected.

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I have 4 internal WD Hard Disks of 1TB. Since I got the computer I have noticed that each HDD has 7MB (MB... not GB) of unallocated space at the beginning of the drive. I don't really need those 7MB but it drives me crazy that I can't control them.

I know that a HDD uses some sectors at the beginning of a disk for system checking etc, but I have never seen unallocated space shown in a partitioning software.

I have tried using Windows Disk Manager, Norton Partition Magic and Paragon Partition Manager and this is what happens:

1. In all the programs above, when I right click the empty unallocated space, I don't have the option to delete it. (That option is grayed out). The only option I have is to create a partition and then I can assign a Letter to it and format it and the 7 MB will show as a new partition.

2. When I right click the ALLOCATED space and want to resize it, it will not let me. It shows that the allocated space has 0MB of empty space before it.

3. If I create a partition from the 7MB and then delete it, all goes back to the first problem.

4. If I create a partition from the 7MB and try to COMBINE the 2 partitions, it will only give me an option of combining the ALLOCATED space with the 7MB, in other words, he wants to KEEP the 7MB and make the ALLOCATED space a folder in the 7MB. This of corse he can't do since he can't copy 993GB into 7MB. I don't see any options to COMBINE in the other direction.... To make the 7MB a folder in... Read more

Answer:Solved: Stubborn 7MB unallocated won't partition

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/how-...ated-partition-new-seagate-80-gig-t93291.html
 

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Evening

Well... I tried to merge a partition with Partition Magic and half way through it give me an error "1523: cluster beyond end" and now the part i tried to merge has become unallocated.

I've looked around on the internet (and here) but not found much info on how to recover the data left in the unallocated part, the stuff on the drive is not all that important but I'd much prefer to have it than not have it!

Some of the things i tried...
Ran check disk with both options ticked - fixed something (or so it said!) but still unallocated
Tried to run the Partition Magic undelete option - "Access violation at address 004b8016 in module 'PMagicnt.exe'. Read of address 0000004C" after about 40sec's

Read something on the web that increasing the partition size will allow access to the data after the process is finished, but was a little bit skeptical about it.

Any help would be awesome!

Cheers
 

Answer:Solved: Partition unallocated - any way to get the data?

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I have a pretty big chunk of unallocated space on my 1.5TB HDD. 146.3 gigs to be exact. I've tried everything to be able to use this space, tried extending my C: drive over it, the whole thing and in small pieces. I've also tried just making it a simple volume in the disk management tool, no matter what I try to do I get a message saying: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. How can I use my unallocated space, and what process is using it?

Answer:Unallocated disk space won't let me partition

Wonder if it is a recovery area needed to restore your system back to OEM state?I support the 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. A religion doesn't deny my freedom.

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due to mistake, i did partition of C drive into an unallocated partition, now i want to remove or delete that....so plz help me to solve this problem

Answer:how to delete unallocated partition in window

Open disk manager and tell us what you see in that windows (scroll up and down through the list if needed). If you shrunk C and have unallocated space you just need to expand C again. If you created another drive (formatted or not) you can delete this and then expand C into the unallocated space. You also have the option of leaving/making another drive and moving your personal files to the separate drive. Tell us what is there and we can give more specific advice.A popular scheme is to use 2 or 3 partitions, either one for Windows and programs and the second one for files, or one for Windows and some core utilities, one for your general programs, and one for your files. These have the advantage of allowing you to reinstall your OS without loosing your files and possibly without reinstalling programs.Of course, always backup your files when partitioning, formatting, or reinstalling OS.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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As you can see from the screenshot, somehow I have acquired a partition of unallocated space of approx 195 GB...I want to delete this partition, adding the extra GB to my main, OS:C partition, but I cannot figure out how to do it...Can someone help? Thanks a lot,

Steve in Kansas
 

Answer:Deleting Unallocated Space Partition

It is already deleted, that is why you can't.

What you can do is grow your C partition into that space (forget whether it is called merge or grow or expand).
 

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