eysha1 18:03 PM 09 Feb 13


In dividing my new hard drive, given my rubbish maths, I have mis- calculated big time and now the C drive is only - 29 gigs. the next partition is about 100 gigs and the big one for my workstuff is 550 gigs. My BIG PROBLEM is now how to undo the C drive and take it back to the 129 gigs or to its full capacity of 750 gigs. Is that possible? I cannot find anywhere to set to factory defaults settings. It's a Windows 8 Toshiba Satellite C850D-12L Also how do i make recovery disks from this model. I think i don't like Win 8. I was using vista. I am on my old Vista now. Oh and by the way if i go into troubleshooting there is always an error of some sort. This laptop is only 24 hours old too. Many thanks for any help as i am going nuts now. E. Oh, just a thought - would it work to copy and paste the folders in the C drive to the other drive and then re-name them?

  rdave13 18:10 PM 09 Feb 13

If you can boot to Windows, have a look at something for Toshiba recovery manager. If not have a look here,

NEVER attempt doing anything with disk management before you burn the recovery discs.

  rdave13 18:17 PM 09 Feb 13
  eysha1 18:24 PM 09 Feb 13

Many thanks. Will study it and cross my fingers too as i am not good at this.

Any idea where the recovery disks would be that i need to copy to disk?

  rdave13 18:29 PM 09 Feb 13

No idea but you would have had all the info needed by Toshiba. In 8 I'd assume in the Start apps as you no longer have 'all programs'. If you get to the Start page, right click a blank space and click on 'all apps'. Same as all programs.

  lotvic 18:29 PM 09 Feb 13

rdave13, this is getting silly now, there are too many threads from eysha1 all posted today about this hard drive and partitioning, recovery etc. and not much of the advice seems to have been followed.

eysha1 please can you tidy threads up by closing them and maybe stick to one thread? (click on big grey tick at side of any post and it will turn green, then when page is refreshed it will be marked 'resolved' - I know it isn't resolved but you could post a link to the thread you want to keep open)

I was going to post advice but then found it had already been given on a least two of your other threads.

  rdave13 18:32 PM 09 Feb 13

lotvic , it might be getting silly but I think eysha1 is panicking and the last thing on this person's mind is resolving multiple threads at the mo.

  lotvic 18:46 PM 09 Feb 13

rdave13 dunno about that, it might just steady him/her up and stop panicking. Not like the laptop is going to do anything until instructed..... Time to stop and think before acting.

  rdave13 18:55 PM 09 Feb 13

lotvic ,I agree. Always pays to stop and think. I'm guilty of not doing so at times..;)

  eysha1 18:57 PM 09 Feb 13

Many thanks rdave, yes i am panacking but i take lotvic's point too and apologise to you all for that. I have followed instruction lotvic but being new some of them are confussing and i am trying my best - honest. Being a simple person, like many newbies to computers, i need advice in simple terms and i am so very gratful for the help i get here. This is a wonderful place to get help as there are so many experts here to help newbies like me so Thanks everyone. Lotvic,if you can close the threads please feel free.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:01 PM 09 Feb 13
  1. Don't Panic windows 8 (64bit) takes up about 9G so you have plenty of room.

  2. Personally I would set the C drive boot partition to approx 60G

Windows 8 built-in Disk Management has ability to shrink volume and extend volume. Just right click on "My Computer", choose "Manage", and you will get a popup window, choose "Disk Management" in left navigation bar. And then, your hard disk condition will show. First you need to Shrink the partition (D) next to c:

you need to right click on the partition which you want to shrink, and choose "Shrink Volume", then type a number how large space you want to free up.

When there is some unallocated space next to the partition (c) that you want to extend and right click the partition (c) that you want to extend, choose "Extend Volume", and type the number of that unallocated space. Then the Windows 8 partition resize is done.


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