How To Create An Extended Partition ?Dec 24, 2009
How can i create an extended partition using Windows 7 and how can i add logical drives to it?
How can i create an extended partition using Windows 7 and how can i add logical drives to it?
Just new here, i am right now installing my new-built PC with Windows 7 Enterprise.
Unfortunately, i have already some problems. My hard drive is a 1 TB WD and on setup i made a primary partition of 50 GB for Windows 7. I thought to partition the rest afterwards and there is the problem. The installation went without any problem, but in diskmanager i cannot see the option as i saw in XP to choose between a primary or an extended partition.
I wanted to make a large extended partition of the unallocated space and then divide it into some logical drives to hold my programs, pictures & films,... etc. As Windows 7 makes primary partition always i am limited to 4 partitions and that is not enough.
So I recently installed win7 to my desktop which at the time had Ubuntu as the sole OS. I wanted all my stuff from Ubuntu after win7 install so I created an NTFS partition and moved all my crap there, wipe Ubuntu and did a clean install. So after I moved all my stuff from the NTFS patition to the win7 partition I ran gparted and erased the extra drive. What I was paying attention to was that win7 installed into an extended partition. Now when I try to boot I get a 'Disk failure boot, insert system disk and press enter'. So I thought ok easy enough, no luck it can't run the repair from install disk as it can't see the drive for some reason. is there any hope for my drive? Or should I clean install? No biggie if I have too, I can run Ubuntu live and move my crap if need be, just would rather not.View 2 Replies View Related
I have 4 partitions on my notebook.
C: is Windows 7 32-bit
D: is Vista 32-bit
E: is Windows 7 64-bit
F: is Data.
I now want to get rid of the Vista partition and give its sectors to the Windows 7 64-bit.
I tried shrinking the Vista partiton, but the extend option is greyed out for Windows 7 64-bit.
How do I remove Vista and have it deleted from the boot manager setup?
Then how do I extend the Windows 7 64-bit into the, now empty, Vista partition?
Is it possible to install windows XP, Vista, or Seven on an extended partition? I have a partitioned up hard drive for my main boot OS (linux fedora 17) and i am trying to find a solution so i can play video games and every solution ive tried from Virtual Machines to Wine just dont work for me and i want to install a version of windows to play my video games and the only space i have free is at the end of one of my drives as an extended partition.View 3 Replies View Related
I want to add a new internal 1TB HDD with 2 partitions: 100GB for scratch disk space for Adobe CS, Autocad etc. and the remaining 900GB for User Data. My OS/Apps is on a 90GB SSD with no partitions. I have read the tutorial on creating a new partition but several questions remain unanswered..
1. should both the "S" partition ("S"cratch space) and "U" partition (User Data) be extended partitions, or should the "S" partition be Primary? If I desired to direct temp files here and possibly a 2nd pagefile...would that dictate primary or extended type? Is it OK to perform all these functions on this partition (scratch space, temp, pagefile?).
2. I want the "S" scratch disk partition to be on the outer edge of the drive so that it is the fastest. Do I create this partition 1st or 2nd?
3. Since I'm not installing an OS on this HDD, the 100MB "recovery" partition will not be created on this one? Would it be advantageous to have such a partition if the other SDD with OS/Apps fails?
4. Does the tutorial here still the correct steps for what I want to do?Partition or Volume - Create New
Windows 7 is coming pre-installed on my new PC from Dell. It has two 500GB HDDs.
I want to partition the first drive into just a couple of partitions. I guess I will have to shrink the main partition to about 100GB for the OS and apps.
But my question is: that partition with the OS and apps will be a 'primary' one...what will my next couple of partitions be? Logical? Extended?
I'm not sure how to decide what type of partitions to have.
I recently switched from a Mac to a PC. I cloned my system partition of my PC to my external hard disk, and I only realized later that the external HDD was in a Mac OS extended (journaled) format. I thought I would have to format that partition as NTFS and re-clone afterwards. I tried to remove that partition using Disk Utilities on my Mac but got an error message. Surprisingly, though, when I connected the external HDD to my PC, I can access that partition under My Computer, and when I open Disk Management that partition is listed as NTFS.
1) How can I tell if the cloned partition on my external HDD is ok?
2) Should I reformat it and start from scratch instead?
3) If so, should I be making an image OR a clone of my system disk (so that I can boot from my external HDD and restore my system if my internal HDD fails)?
I had my friend Dell Laptop. He want me to create a two extra partitions in existing primary partition which is C:The HDD is 1TB in size.One hour ago I had used Dell data backup program and created recovery discs and then formatted the Laptop to factory default. I thought before formatting it will give me options to create a partitions but it did not had any option.View 6 Replies View Related
I'm using Compaq Presario CQ40-627TUMy Laptop SpecIntel 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 brightviewtechnologynd 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 that.i also try to use diskpart,command prompt diskpard, and paragon. but also not working. the C drive was shrink but theres no unallocated space and no D drive (the new create partition). i try logical partition,primary,ntfs and fat but also not working. even the unallocated space also gone. i use almost 4 3rd party partitioning software but still got no luck with it.example:i divide 300gb into 2 partition which exist the C partition 150Gb but the other one gone. i wish theres other way than format. i also done many time. doing check disk, partition table doctor, searching for bad sector. but no errors with my hdd.
I have my HP Laptop which came with Windows Vista as the OS. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 so I bought Windows 7 from my local store.I entered the disc and did boot from CD. It reached to the page where it shows the disk partition. I deleted the partitions and created new one. However, whenever I create the partition, it creates a primary one and gives me error saying Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.View 9 Replies View Related
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I have a copy of windows 7 from a friend. (USB, possibly enterprise)It runs well, is official and can be re installed and is verified through the Microsoft site, so the media doesn't seem to be a problem.I was able to install Win7 Ult x64 on my WinVista HomePrem x86, but I went back through to clean the hard drive (it was full, I didn't format before) and after low level formatting I cannot reinstall the OS. The harddrives are completely empty, and I get stuck at "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition," after hitting next when you are selecting the HD partition to install on. I tried a couple of things already:
-Installing on another harddrive
-Formatting using Hiren's bootcd
-Using a hard drive with XP installed to see if it is an upgrade and not a full version (no luck, still wouldn't install)
-diskpart > list disk > select disk 0 > list partition > active \ in cmd..I have three hard drives attached to the computer right now, they can't all be broken. T.T
I want to create a new partition to load Linux on it (on my Windows 7 system). Now I currently have a C-drive(Windows), a D-Drive(80GB) and an E-Drive(400MB). Now how do I create a new partition for Linux, without using the windows cd and booting from it? Can I use Virtual Hard Disk(VHD)?View 4 Replies View Related
while i am formating my laptop i cant create more than 4 primary partiotion
what is the reason behind that error .
I've done a clean format to my OS . But at the partition creation part , some of my hdd couldn't be used to make a partition of it . I'll give you a screenshot to explain my problem better s you can see after the process tells me that creation of a new partition has been completed i end up seeing this errorView 9 Replies View Related
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now my question is...
my laptop has vista home basic in its OEM partition...is there anyway to change it to Windows 7...so that it can format Windows 7 whenever i press recovery key ?
or is there anyway to do something like this ?
when I'm formatting a HDD that is completely clean (no partitions or volumes) should I create a partition or some kind of volume to format the drive, which will format the whole drive, I don't know which one to go with.
If partition, what kind, primary extended etc. If volume, what kind of volume RAID, stripe etc
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The old partion D still has the bmr files and is set to active. (its the only way windows will boot) How can I create bmr files in the new C partion?
I've searched and already tried, bootsect.exe, /fixmbr etc but no success. I'm used usb flash drive to intall windows.
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Here's the scenario: I have a 1TB disk with several partitions on it.
#1: Primary partition with Vista on it.
#2: A 500GB primary partition used as storage/backup.
#3: A 50GB partition encrypted with Truecrypt, Logical drive
Now, I want to create a new Primary partition at the end of the drive, so I can install another copy of Windows 7. Notice my 500GB storage partition does not need to be Primary, but it is, and I cannot create any more Primary partitions. How can I change the storage partition to a logical drive, and have my new partition be Primary?
whenever i try to install win 7 rc1 64bit on a freshly "formatted" partition (as windows doesn't seem to fully format them prior to selecting them) i get the above error message
i am running on a GA-M55plus-S3G
2 samsung spinpoint sata hardrives and an athlon x2 64 4200+
edit: okay so what i did now was to install an older IDE hard drive and create a new partition on there
it created 2 partitions in total
one was 100MB in size and labelled as system partition the other was the rest of the disk size (it's a 200GB WD caviar) i could start installing win 7 on the larger partition without problems
it's not the best solution as i wanted to run Windows 7 with a raid0 sata array with a new drive i am about to buy but i guess i'll have to bear for now.
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When I try to install I get this error message
"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate existing system partition"
I also do not see my other sata drive detected In Win 7 set up.
I tried to load some drivers from disk and from usb but it says no signed drivers were found. I am also unsure what drivers I need.
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"Setup couldn't create new system partition"
Then it asks me to check the setup log, but I don't know how.
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It's a SATA drive running in native IDE mode on an AMD790GX board with a Phenom II X4 940 and 4 GB RAM.
It doesn't seem like it would be a drivers issues, since Windows sees the drive and both partitions, allows me to delete, create and format partitions, just won't let me install onto it. Any ideas?
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now my 75 gb hard disk is empty & one drive of 320 gb is also empty..It shows that 320 gb hdd ia on disk 0 & 75 gb on disk 1.I want to install Os in any of the above mentioned HDD.It shows that-> 1. all drives of 320 gb HDD as Logical & 75 gb HDD drives as Primary..
I'm doing a fresh install on windows 7, instead of a disk it's on a thumb drive
I have a 500 GB Partition I want to install windows toI went through setup and formatted the disk when I try to continue with the installation and get this error.
Is giving the following error when trying to install windows 7 in HD:
"setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"
I've tried to do some procedures, but also can not create partition, do not know what else to do.