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Q: Partition expansion

I decided to delete the hidden Asus restore partition from my cloned hard drive. The drive had 2 partitions, the hidden one, then the C: drive (with system and data).

This was before I found out that the Windows 7 Disk Management tool will not allow you to expand a partition to the left.

So now I have 15 GB of space at the start of the drive and the only option on the C: drive is to shrink the partition.

Any way using Windows to add that space to my primary partition?

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A: Partition expansion

You need to use a third party tool to move your partition to the start of the drive, then windows will let you expand it to fill the drive.
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A:Delete hard drive partition data

Hey, Luminaton03!

Sorry to hear you are experiencing such an issue.
Your data is stilll there somewhere as long as you don't overwrite it. If you save new data, it would rewrite your previous files.
I did some research for you and I found a threat that you might find helpful:

I really hope this works for you!
Good luck!

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A: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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Size available to shrink: 7185 MB
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Total size after shrink: 697564 MB

I don't understand how I have so much space, but I can only shrink it 7185. It is an NTFS.
Here's some screenshots

A:Why can't I partition my hard drive more?

Some files that are read only are preventing you from shrinking beyond a certain point while those files are open.

My suggestion would be to use partitioning software that is bootable. Boot to the disk and shrink your partition without windows running.

There are several freeware apps available to select from. The one I use is Partition Wizard Boot CD.
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A:Computer partition space problem

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management, so we can better understand what you are dealing with?
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A:Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

I would check the manufacturers site for a windows utility to low level format it. If you cannot find a utility to do that on manufacturer's site, then try this: 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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When I want to download (using IDM) the minitool partition wizard bootable iso file for partitioning from boot, I face the below message and can't do it.

I putted the message image below.
What's the problem please?

A:Problem when downloading Minitool partition wizard

Try to download it again from official website directly via:
Any more problem, you can simply contact the tech support via: [email protected]
Hope this can help you.
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A:External Expansion Drive with own power supply

You need a router that has a USB connection. Then you can connect the external storage to the network. That is only for a USB drive though. Do you have one of those passport drives with a battery?
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A:Partition gone

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A:Drive partition

Provided you have some free space on that partition you should be able to shrink it. What software are you using? Perhaps you should give gParted a try. Boot off a gParted CD or USB and shrink it outside the OS. If you have some time, it probably wouldn't hurt to defragment the partition you are shrinking first.
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A:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?
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A:Why does my Toshiba Satellite hard drive have a second partition?

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A:Partition shrinking issues (Win 7)

I'd say it's a limitation of the Windows Disk Management Partitioning software. Grab a 3rd party partitioning program: Acronis Disk Director, or Gparted. what has to occur is data on the larger partition has to be moved toward the end of the drive. Then the extra space at the beginning of the larger partition can be allocated to the 14GB partition at the end. does that make sense? Hope this helps!
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A:Partition question

You can using something like GParted. Download and burn the iso to a CD, then boot your laptop using it. Do backup important files before you partition your hard drive, just in case.
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A:Reserved partition?

Can you explain this a bit clearer?
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A:Make HDD partition as a USB external drive

Not clear on your problem;

When I connect a USB tumbdrive to my Laptop it shows up as a regular Mapped Drive.

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A:Please help with deleted partition

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A:Clone partition to SSD?

What you are proposing should be fine but the partition you are cloning must be smaller than the capacity of the SSD, the increased speed of the SSD should be noticeable and you won't get a performance hit from cloning the drive.

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A:How big should my OS partition be and how do I change it

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
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Yes, it can. They can be configured into a RAID array or as JBOD although I'm no authority in this area. Either way you could have just one logical drive.
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A:HDDs won't be able to modify partition name

Hi again zillah :wave:

Sorry to hear you still have your problem.

I noticed one new thing from your old thread. You discovered it works when you're in Safe Mode? But not normal mode boot? See How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7. Don't remember if we mentioned this in the old thread.

Good luck!

p.s. Also, maybe a long shot, but also test to see if any difference by turning off real-time protection in your antivirus or other anitmalware products like spybot etc. as maybe some anti-malware product is trying to "protect" those registry changes
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A:Ran out of space on partition with Windows installed on it

You can extend the partition that you have installed Windows into, but in my opinion it would be a better idea to use a program such as Easus Partition manager; at;
The free (Home) version is fine for a job like this.
An alternative I have used is at;
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hi Techno.
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A:Vista 2nd partition of internal HDD not functioning

hi there

maybe im not reading you correctly but you might have screwed your data partition although i thought that 2nd partitions on systems from OEM's where for data recovery / restoration. maybe not.

if you have a backup of the data partition then i would recreate the partition as it was. put the backed up data onto it and then use something like Acronis True Image (FREE version available for Seagate / Maxtor drives) to image the whole drive (both partitions) onto your external drive.

that way, if a system or partition failure occurs in future, you can restore both partitions quickly

hope that helps
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A:Partition recovery?

From here:

GRUB has an issue where it sometimes doesn't detect the disk geometry correctly when used with Linux 2.6, resulting in the error message Error 24: Attempt to access block outside partitionClick to expand...

Sorry I don't know enough about Linux to fix faults

You may receive other replies, but if not you may want to create a new thread here: The Alternative OS forum
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A:I cannot split the partition in vista

I'm not sure if this helps or not:

mflynn said:

Here are 3 links with screens. Either link will work but I gave 3 for perspective and insight.

MikeClick to expand...
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A:Two HDDs in System. Deleted partition on Drive 0 now cant access Drive 1?

I think it depends on what Raid type you were using, some good info of different types here:
Personally I don't like Raid all that much, as I don't think it's fantastic for data recovery or backup (which was its actual purpose, plus speed)
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A:EISA Partition


on a Dell laptop the drive is split in 3

1) test tools
2) The OS
3) the recovery partition

This is what Dell use so on that basis have a read of ian goodhalls site, it explains how
the dell recovery system works.

on the basis that Acer build Dell laptops (so im led to believe)as well its likely that they use the same system and doing anything to the drive can lead to an unuseable recovery system.

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A:Why Partition More Than Once

For how you are intending to use it, I think 1 partition is fine.

Most people can't do that though, so multiple partitions helps because:
* If your Windows gets hosed, you can clean reinstall Windows and leave all your media and other files untouched.
* More partitions keeps data "contained" to a portion of the drive physically. So fragmentation can't go putting parts of the files large distances away. This may have been more of a concern back in the 9x days than now, I'm not real sure anymore..

Those are the 2 major ones I can think of. Out of habit I still put programs on D partition, but I can't think of too much of a good reason to do that, although it does serve as a reminder what programs I had installed so I can get them reinstalled right away.

What you might consider while everything is still fresh, is dropping off say... 2 gigs off your main C. Then also doing that on your 2nd hd (maybe you don't have to, but it might make backups easier if both partitions are identical size). If you do this, then you can have a 2 gig swap partition on your second disk which will speed things up a bit. If you can do this, put that 2 gig as the first partition, and the large one after that.
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A:Cannot Expand Partition


you cant use computer management to resize a partition, you need to use software such as partition magic, windows CM is for the removal, partitoning and deleting of partitions on the drive only
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A:Sony Vaio restore partition erased

See if you can get the operating system installed using an external USB CDROM. Vaio's are known for internal CD problems
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A:How easy is it to remove a partition?

It might be best to install the Beta Windows 7 on a clean drive
Then wipe (or remove) the partition, once completed testing

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A:Resizing a partition without formatting

if you create or download a live cd for linux that includes partition magic or gparted and you can boot up from the cd and resize it with out any hassles.
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This is my first thanks to all those who are reading and to those who will reply.

Easy peesy one for ya'll

I have a computer with three hard drives.
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One for SOftware
One for Media
Recently I tried to install a new OS system. I disconnected the Osftware Hard Drive but left the OS and the Media Hardrive connected up for the new install of the new OS.

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Any takers on this one would be great.

God bless you all for helping out,

Many thanks

Woof! Woof!

A:Hiding behind a partition?

access the BIOS and enable LBA support
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A:Re-Size clusters on RAID0 partition?

I'm just answering this part:

would having a complete backup of the system drive help? Would restoring the backup onto the fresh install with larger cluster size produce any issues?Click to expand...

Always best to make backups (all support will recommend this as number 1)
Restoring will Not be an issue. Especially if backups made on say DVD Media (actually any external media!)
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A:Partition problem

Try Gparted Live Boot CD:
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A:Recovery of deleted hdd/partition

I am dashing out - so I leave you this link
One of my posts for RLD - recoverlostdata

There is more out there to choose from.
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A:Access denied to a folder merged with Partition Magic

"Access denied" would suggest that you are not using and administrator account or you have denied yourself (administrator) access to the folder.
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if anyone could get me an answer i would appreciate it greatly.

btw im using vista ultimate 64, idk if that has anything to do with it

thanx again......

A:Saving and installing programs on different partition

The partition that is full is causing the fault (still)
It probably needs to copy some install files to there, or maybe the PageFile or even temporary files needs to increase.
Therefore the full Partition is the concern

You could start by running CCleaner (a little be more space gone, to install this!)
Or just start cleaning up (deleting/and or moving data out of the full Partition)

Then try the install again (some installs require gigs of free space, it all depends on the program you are installing)
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A:Bad partition on harddrive

If you are using that drive as a secondary drive with another drive that is bootable, then in windows, use the program "partition magic" to resolve the issue. If its restoreable, pm will do the trick. good luck.
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A:Dual boot 2 copies of XP using clone of 1st install on new partition

Messy kids never will keep to their 'own' installations.
Get a harddisk tray, then get a second harddisk, and copy that XP onto that.
Swap harddisks when you swap users.
See for some details here:
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A:Looking for a good disk partition resizer or way to do it.

Best luck I've had doing this is with gparted. You should be able to find it at