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Partition trouble

Q: Partition trouble

So, I have a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard and Windows 7 and I've got some partition problems. The problems stemmed from when I went to install Ubuntu. My macbook, like so many others, has a defective superdrive that works about 3% of the time. I got like halfway through the installation and then it failed. So now I am left with a 15 GB partition that I made for Ubuntu (it is unformatted), a swap partition (unformatted), and another small partition (unformatted) that I do not know the reason for its existence. I guess that the partitions could be ExFS4 and that's why they aren't showing up, but I don't know.
Point of the story: How can I "delete" these partitions so I can merge them together and try the installation again. I've tried Paragon HD Pro, EASEUS something or another, and OSX Disk Utility.

Thanks!

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A: Partition trouble

Have you tried going to a Macintosh support site where they know a lot about that particular model?
I don't see how you can repair that one when it requires a software install, and your drive for installing doesn't work, so that replacement would be the order of the day, in my book.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/partition-trouble.148126/
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Which partition can you not access and why?
If it is the primary partition and you are dual booting then you will lose the other partition, if it is the other way around then go for it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/203842-trouble-partition.html
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Hi.

I have been trying to create and new partition on my laptop. I have tried a number of different programs including Partition Magic, EASEUS Partition Manager and a few others. I have created partitions on other computers with no problems.

On all programs I get an error and then when the computer resets checkdisk runs.

One of the programs tells me to "run 'chkdsk /f on Windows and rebooot it TWICE!". I did that and tried again and still no luck. That same program said afterwards that the entire partition was empty, but after running checkdisk the partition was the same as when I first ran the program.

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The shrink ability built into Vista is limited, I recommend using a third party partition too that is compatible with Vista, I use Acronis Disk Director Suite. Once installed I make the bootable CD, and boot off of it to do all my partition resizing, I never do it while in windows.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/

When using any 3rd party partition tool, always back up important data first.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/trouble-creating-a-partition.880223/
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is the last section formatted,what does it list in disk management
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/trouble-allocating-a-partition.1096437/
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A:Trouble installing XP Pro on drive partition

You can install XP to a Logical Partition but you need to have the Boot file on a Primary partition. Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP - Windows 7 Forums

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A:partition lost and asking for format? trouble

Oh dear.......does Paragon have a partition recovery module? If so, thats the only thing you can try. If it doesn't try Partition Wizard:

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

It WILL take a long time - be patient this time, and don't cancel these sorts of operations.

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A:Trouble formatting hd, system partition

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You have two partitions (C and G) marked as active when only your Windows drive C should be active as it is the boot partition.

You need to deactivate the G drive: How to deactivate an active partition?

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A:Having trouble with a dual boot partition

So you wish to use your backup Windows version as your primary Windows and your other 600GB partition to join the primary '60GB' version?

If this is correct follow this.

Go onto 'Computer' and find the drive letter of the secondary drive. (Default should be 'D:/')

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Then select your primary installation drive and click extend, the set amount should be OK.

(I hope this helpful) please tell me if this is hard to understand.

Backup EVERYTHING on the drive volume your going to delete.

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A:trouble deleting the 100mb partition on old C:

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Windows will only install to a primary partition.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/trouble-installing-xp-pro-on-drive-partition.1072503/
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A:Re-partition trouble sign of bad drive?

Hello cbliss, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you're getting sector errors it may be best left alone. Have a look at this link below for more info.

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A:[SOLVED] Trouble copying files from XP partition: permission issue

How to take ownership of files/folders: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

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A:trouble installing fedora 14 and ubuntu after deleting linux partition

Be careful with Fedora 14. You have separate partitions and one thing Fedora does is merge all partitions into one logical volume group. You have a backup
partition which contains drivers for your computer/laptop, ideally I would make a copy of this data before you install.

Is there some reason you prefer Fedora over Ubuntu? Both use Gnome 2.32 as the desktop, with the addition that Ubuntu 11.04 will install Unity desktop as well.

Unfortunately you cant tell much from the windows partition manager as drives are just assigned a letter, and you can only have 4 primary partitions.
Post on the linux forum if youre happy with your windows setup, Wmorri is Fedora Ambassador, but when you do please provide the following information.
Boot with the Ubuntu CD in Live mode (or try before installing). It will pick up your network, open a terminal and post output of:

fdisk -l

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A:Trouble accesing files after partition merge with partiton magic 8

Could you be a little more specific by what you mean by not being able to access them. Can you see the files and folders? Do you get any error messages?
 

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A:Trouble installing windows on laptop: Disks is GPT partition style.

Download Macrium Reflect backup software or any other bacup software you prefer. Download an rescue ISO where you can boot from and make backups. Backup the data you don't want to lose!! I think at least partition DATA. Report back when done successfully

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

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

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

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

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

Destination is too small would be my guess?
 

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

Post back, Hope this helps!!
 

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

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

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

Welcome to the forum.

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

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A:I want to create a secondary partition, but I added all space on primary partition

You didn't mention what operating system you have.. that could make a difference... Vista has made it a little easier to do.
I'll assume you have XP.

1.) First defrag your drive.

2.) Then back up everything, because partition changes can easily wipe out your whole drive.

3.) Then, use a program such as Parted Magic, Partition Logic, or Partion Magic to change your partition sizes.
I'm not sure this will help you that much that it's worth doing, but good luck with it.
 

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A:Multiboot, Accidentally deleted System Partition. Cannot boot other partition

Oh. Also, when in Windows Setup, the 32-bit partition in question can be seen, and is stated as "in a format not suitable to Windows Installation" or similar. I can enter it in Recovery Console, but it does not recognize that Windows is installed on it. Partition table?

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A:Can OS partition access a dual boot partition if encrypted w/Bitlocker

Please, any response would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Partition Manager. Primary Boot Partition as Secondary Drive.

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A:Windows 7 won't boot - the partition table does not have a valid system partition

Hi did you read the rest of the thread Solved Invalid system partition - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums
you could always try the info here Ntldr is missing error in windows 7 boot - Microsoft Answers

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A:Setup unable to create a new partition or locate an existing partition

Hello mrvoid, welcome to Seven Forums!

Boot the Windows 7 installer and do at least a clean to start and a clean all would be best; have a look at the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



To start fresh with a clean installation or clean install with an upgrade version of Windows 7, it may be best to over-write the Master Boot Record of any possible corruption and then use the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) for installation, have a look at the "#6 clean" option of Method One in this first tutorial linked below. Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
DISKPART : At PC Startup

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A:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

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A:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A:Unable to create a new system partition or locate an existin partition

The problem is all your partitions are Logical.
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You can delete Partition 4 so it becomes Unallocated space.
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I like having Windows as the first partition, before any data partitions, but that would be more work if you want to move partitions around before installing Windows.

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A:Remove System Reserved Partition+Partition Wizard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X


System reserve is the wrong place to make your Backup for starters.
Damaging the Sys Reserve can cause problems.

Try putting Back ups on the external hard drive.


I don't think the OP is trying to put backups on the system reserved, the thread he

linked to is in regards to the error code which was originally failing backups because

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which would then require Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Greg's post here Backup Error code: 0x81000019

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Greg can expand on this, or the other method.

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A:Move boot files from EFI partition to system partition?

Just try using Macrium Reflect free edition to image both partitions before you make any changes.

Please post a shot of disk management, fully expanded.

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A:[SOLVED] partition magic partition inactive, cant boot

Hello!!!

I am a bit confused mate... Windows XP was installed on what partition??? [C: or D:]
When you have created C: partition for Windows 2003, did you create it during system setup and did you deleted some partition during that action???

Keep us posted...

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A:Combining System Partition with Page File Partition?

First, re-configure page file to be on C only and restart:
Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change

** The next step is easy and usually problem-free but any failure will mean losing your data, so I strongly advice that you backup your C with Macrium Reflect free (Imaging with free Macrium) and copy any files on D to an external.

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A:Deleted C drive, system and MBR partition. Can't make new partition

Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard

Then you should be able to install into that partition.

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Post a shot of disk management from windows, please.

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

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

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

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

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4
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5
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A:Extended partition and lost files on primary partition

Could you please Provide a screenshot of your Drive Map

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A:NOOB: Move system partition to a different partition on the SAME disk

Quote:
I have installed a new windows 7 on my laptop (in D: ), but there is still the old win 7 (in C: ). I want to delete C:


If your intention was to delete/format "C", why did you installed OS on the second partition ?. You could simply format the first partition and use it during the install.

Since there is no data to be saved, i would recommend a clean install as per this guide - Clean Install Windows 7

Basically you boot from the install disk, delete all existing partitions, create two partitions ( one for OS and other for data ) and choose first partition for install. If your OS is retail version, use the key for net based auto activation.

If your Windows is OEM, please follow this guide - Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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A:W7 won't install on partition. Disk drive partition problems

If the 2TB drive is empty (not used) then delete all the partitions until it's just unallocated space, then click Next to start the install. The installer will create the partitions it needs then do the install.

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A:Deleting an empty partition also deletes a partition with data.

One other thing I forgot to mention in my original post is I tried to run the Partition Recovery Wizard and it always tells me that at least one partition will be deleted. I don't understand that and it scared me away.

This is my first post here. Why do all the other post thread titles appear in bold and mine does not?

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A:Storing data in other partition other than system partition in windows 7

Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.windows7home.net/how-to-move-user-data-folder-to-non-system-partition-in-windows-7vista/

Jim
 

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A:Mystery Partition - Accidentally Put Data on System Partition??

Post a screenshot of the disk management Windows, using built in Snipping Tool.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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(see screenshot)




I tried reformatting it but the reformat window would only allow the reformat of the OS partition

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A:How to reformat a 4 partition disk to create 1 partition for storage

I would suggest you to use Partition Wizard Bootable CD .

For deleting all partitions of disk1 : Help on how to Delete All Partitions with partition manager - Partition Wizard?

For creating a new partition there : Create Partition help of partition software - Partition Wizard.

(all the links contains a video guide , at the bottom of the pages content. )

Alternatively, using disk management :

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A:Install personal programs to a partition separate from OS partition?

Some will work if installed onto a drive other than C:\

Some won't.

In any case, you'd have to re-install them to make them work, you
can't just copy them over.

I keep the OS and installed progs/apps on C:\, and nothing else. All
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I then use Image Backup to create an image of C:\ on an external drive.

This is updated monthly, or whenever I make changes to C:\.

Haven't had to re-install from scratch for over two years.


Hope this is of help to you.

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A:GHOST Partition to Partition Restore using Command Line

If you have ghost installed on windows,run the
program and select create bootable media.
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A:Formatting primary partition without extended logical partition

Yes, formatting a different partition will not affect other partitions. XP should automatically find other partitions, if not you can re-assign D: letter to the drive afterwards.
 

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

Maybe EaseUS Partition Manager? Get the free version.

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I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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Look at your partitioning more closely using free Paragon Rescue CD.

If your drive letter did in fact somehow change, Paragon can change it back for you: Moving Win7 Partition to Another Drive

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

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

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

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A:Partition C(windows partition) loses space very fast - why?

Examine running processes in task manager - any non standard or suspucious one there ?
There is a free program TreeSize from jam software - examine folders taking most disk space.
Examine C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData
Use CCleaner.

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A: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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