Hard Drive Partition: Adding Free Space Back To C: Drive
Jan 15, 2013
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive.
I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on. That might have been a mistake. Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.
There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked.
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive. I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on. That might have been a mistake. Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.
There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked. Can someone explain how to do this, please? I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not familiar with partitioning disks. It was just the one time with Ubuntu.
I just installed 7 today. I kind of figured it would be like reformatting xp where it just wipes the hard drive clean and you start from scratch. All of my folders are empty but my HD only has 20G of free space i don't know whats taking it all up?
I was counting on having an almost empty HD when it was all installed. Sorry if this is a re-post.
I mapped a few network drives to different shared folders on my EX485 with the inital 750GB drive installed. Since then, I have installed an additional 2x1TB. However, in Windows 7 it is showing 1.18TB free of 678GB, so it recognizes the correct free space, but is still showing the old HDD total. I've removed the mappings and readded and rebooted both my PC and WHS with no luck.
I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years)I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I had something else plugged into the USB, this was always easily corected in disk management by changing the drive path.The connection on the case packed up so I had to get the drive put into a new case, now when I plug it in the drive is assigned G instead of F, I tried to change the drive letter allocation in Disk Management but it won't let me as the program still thinks I have a second ext. hard drive which is labelled F. I suspect this has happened because when the usb connection broke the drive was disconnected suddenly instead of a proper eject.How do I get Disk Management to remove the inactive drive - i can't find any obvious way - eject, delete etc are all missing when I click on tools or tasks.
I'm running a custom built system, but want to add a used hard drive to the system so I can copy all of the old important files off it to the new hard drive. I had them all on an external, but the external failed a day or two after the backup, just my luck.Is there any risk in me just plugging in the second hard drive to a SATA port?
So, I've added a second hard drive to my Windows machine and now it will not boot up. I added the new hard drive on SATA 3. The original is SATA 1, and my DVD is SATA 0. This is how it's always been; I've changed nothing else. I don't have any idea where to start fixing this. I have a dual boot with Ubuntu on the same SATA drive 1, and that boots just fine. I switched on the new hard drive in the BIOS, and flipped a few other options on and off to no avail.When the computer boots I choose the Win7 install. Then it will take me to a screen that asks me if I want to start windows normally, or do a disk repair. Starting normally gets you nowhere, it will just end up resetting the computer. Starting the disk check will do a scan for a few minutes and then ask me if I want to send an error report. Clicking yes or no doesn't seem to matter because after that the only option is to shutdown or reboot.When this first started I at one point had the option to do a system restore, but I didn't think it was necessary so I didn't. I no longer receive that option or I would try it at this point
I have a dead laptop, I believe it was the hard drive, anyway. I took the hard drive out, connected it to my Network computer, all looks well, I heard it spinning (Good sign?) and then I booted the computer, it didn't actually load windows 7, it spent like a good 10-15mins saying "Loading windows 7" so I turned it off, moved the SATA cable to a different slot, it booted.. then when trying to detect the drive, it doesn't exist. I will need to format it, as it does have windows 7 on that drive aswell.
Previously my machine was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It worked fine with no problems until I decided that I didn't use nor want Ubuntu on my machine. Disk space was getting low for my primary partition and I decided it was time to let Ubuntu go. Anyhow long story short I cleared the two partitions that Ubuntu was using through the 'disk management' tool in windows. I didn't think at the time that GRUB would be stored within these partitions and that lead to the problem of being unable to boot anything.
I made and used a repair disc via another machine and then restored the bootsector code with it. That fixed the problem of being unable to boot. Now my problem is that I'm left with around 3-4 GB of wasted space in a partition. I was wondering if this 3-4 GB could be added to my primary storage partition? I've looked everywhere in the disk manager but I can't find anything there. I'm unsure as to if there is some 3rd party software available that could fix this? That 70GB partition shall remain undisclosed.
My company is running several XP machines. All of these machines will need to have a hard drive added to them that will be imaged with our corporate Windows 7 image. How can I get the Windows 7 bootloader to recognize the XP install? We don't want to have to use a 3rd party app such as EasyBCD. We would like to create a batch file that utilizes the capabilities of bcdedit.exe to modify the bootloader so we can repeat the process multiple times with out installing the 3rd party app. (plus, the boss doesn't want us using the 3rd party app).
New to the forums and need some help here as I'm lost. I just got my new laptop and noticed that the C drive (O/S) was getting full and wanted to add more space. I deleted the recovery partition of 25GB so I could extend my C partition.
However, I do not have the option to expand my C drive, see the print screen link below:
I also tried using minitool partition wizard which looked to be successful but upon reboot I got an error.
I have a recent Win764 build less than 6 months old, seems to have a virus or something that is making the hard drive space dissapear. The accual contents are 36GB out of 300GB. The computer will display that there is only 3.75GB left out of 300GB. I ran windirstat and tree and it gives me the correct allocation of data. The data matches what is supposed to be on this drive, there is no random file that is taking up 275GB. Leads me to believe that its a Virus, and cannot find to much on the subject
I have a 3ghz Phemon, 8gb ram and a 60gb SSD drive.
After installing Win 7 x64 my install was a bloated 20gb. This includes 8gb in the c:windows emp folder that I can't delete. After installing a few apps and games, I have 12gb free. I cannot account for 15gb of "missing space"
This week, I encountered the following strange problem for which I haven't found a final solution so far, though I have found some bandaids. But having a complete solution -or at least a reason why this problem occurs- would be great:I have a working installation of Windows 7 Professional x64 in UEFI mode. The main disk, SSD #1, contains the following partitions (using GPT): ESP, MSR, system, data. An additional disk, HD #2, with a single data partition (using MBR) is also attached to the system. With this setup, everything works fine.Now, after adding another disk, HD #3, to the system -my old system disk (bootable, using MBR, one active primary partition and an extend partition with three logical disks)- Windows will no longer boots completely: The boot process begins, the Windows logo is shown. Then, a message is shown in text mode "Windows is loading files" with a loading bar. After a while the boot process stops and I am dropped into the EFI shell. After removing the offending HD #3, Windows boots normally again.
I tried removing HD #2 and only attaching HD #3 together with SSD #1, but this yielded the same problem. Using SSD #1 by itself works fine though. Booting from a Linux live-cd works without problems. All disks and partitions are found and can be mounted. There, I erased the disk signature from the offending HD #3 and now Windows was able to boot and also found all disks and partitions correctly. But after a reboot the same problem reappeared
i have recently ran out room on my D drive. its 122gb and i can only account for around 11gb.this drive has the 'windows backup' located in it. im thinking that these flies are using all my space (or hidden files)is there any way 2 free up space and/or get rid of the backups?
I have my laptop partitioned into 2 drives. One for system and one for everything else.On my system drive i have 60Gb and the D drive is 300ish. I have started to get the "Low resources" message on the C drive. I have looked around everywhere for the 60gb's and it gone. Vanished into thin air.I navigate to C:users and check the properties. it says there is 35gigs being used. Inside there userskcameron - thats me - it says used 34gigs.When i check through all of the libary folders inside i cannot find more then a few megs of stuff. so 34gigs is being used, but i cannot find it.anyone have any ideas, or tools i could use to check this out? Its to the point where i cannot open many things without the system getting angry. I could always re-format, but other then this problem everything else is find.
Last night I noticed it had turned the bar to red, and said I had only 12 GB left of 135 GB. Im not into video, music, games or anything else I know of that would use that much space. I surf the web, and keep some scanned and some text documents. A few months ago I carefully installed Windows 7, instead of Vista which my PC came with. No problems. I just now deleted the old Windows stuff, and that freed up 47 GB, so thats good. I suspect that my hard drive was partitioned during that installation of Windows 7, and I dont know that that is necessary. Can that be undone?
I very recently purchased a new Desktop running Windows 7.Am Computer illeterate more or less!I have always been conscious of space on my Hard Drive and the most I used on my old PC was 60gb max.Used easy transfer (not that easy!) to get all my old data across, then started putting in programmes I used.One was Google Earth. Worked first task, then didn't so uninstalled, reinstalled - no luck, so finally uninstalled.HD usage upto now was an acceptable 40gb.One day, whilst PC was in standby, I saw something was active, so using Task Manager saw it was Google Earth??? Was NOT installed but the process was upto 25%?Stopped that but later saw my HD usage was around the 100gb mark!Done regedit and all that to see if Google Earth showed up but nothing.Did a Spy Bot scan and it came up with numerous entries -C:UsersAnge&GeoffsAppdataLocall.....Cannot find that but has all that space gone into a "black hole"?Apart from updating Windows 7, I have downloaded nothing to account for that massive HD space?
I have a SSD as my boot drive, but it is suddenly running out of space. I tried cleaning, disk defragment, disk cleanup, and check my computer for viruses and malware, but there were none. I turned on the feature of seeing every fine on the computer, and when i go into the C: drive and add up how much files i have, the total i get is 42 gig out of 51 gigs. But when i open "my computer", it says i only have 2 gigs of empty space out of 51 gigs.
I know this is not a 7 OS but I have a Toshiba laptop that one of my work colleagues has with XP on it. She is saving very hard for a new desktop (with 7) and needs this machine for the meantime.
Now the machine only has a 40GB HDD and I have been trying to empty it out but no amount of uninstalling programs seems to work. I have had to install IE8 (6 before) Comodo free and SP3 so I guess that is some of the problem?
I have removed nearly 300 malwares from the machine and really I wouldn't be doing this if she didn't need it. give me a few pointers as the disk is now just 1.35GB shy of full?
im Having a little problem here has u can see my C:/ HD is 298 gig as show in the device manager but wend i go to the proterties of the HD it only show 114 of space i mean im missing out on a bunch of space.
my computer is telling me that my spare harddrive has less memory than there should be. the hdd is an old 160gb drive, which in reality has 149gb. after filling up the drive with 70gb of backup, it shows that i have 35 gb left. so where did the other 45 gb go? i highlighted all the files with CRTL+A, but it still only showed 70gb.
Have an Asus K52F laptop with windows 7 premium 32bit. The C drive(hard drive) being the main drive where everything get saved to only has 75GB of space (it's formatted and won't let me change anything) whilst the Data (partition) drive has 206GB of space. I was wondering if it's possible to swap the amount of space between them or can i make the data drive a main save point like the C or should i try the recovery disks and see if a partition option appears???
The programs that came with the laptop takes up a third of the Hard disk space so adding pics, music and a few games uses the rest up very quickly. I moved all my music, pics and games to the data drive for a short period of time but the programs couldn't locate the data so i've now moved them to my external hard drive