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Problem with new laptop


ronec

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I have just received a new laptop. Whilst it was setting up it asked the question 'did I want to partition the drive' I adjusted the volume to two partitions. Problem now is I have four partitions. One small one with the back up files. Two small ones totalling 50GB and one 450GB empty that I cannot access. My computer hard drive is now virtually full. I am trying a Windows install and it is requesting where I want to install to. Trouble is it will not show the 450GB partition on the options, and there is no room on the other partitions. Where do I go from here?

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proudfoot

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I suspect the 450GB partition needs converting from an unallocated partition to a logical partition using your paritioning software. I am assuming the 50 GB partition has your O/S on it.

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ronec

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Hi romanby1. Yes it looks like all that is usually on the C drive has filled the 40GB allocated to that and some files to the 10GB 'E' drive. The 450GB partition says unallocated. So how do I allocate the empty space and give it a letter, if that is what I have to do. I have tried doing a re-install, but it has not changed the drive space.

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onthelimit1

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Have a look at Secret Squirrel's answer to my question on a similar problem (albeit on XP) on Sep20 at 1020 on this thread may be a similar solution on W7.

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proudfoot

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If you havn't got any partitioning software you will have to download it, though I am puzzled how you partitioned the drive previously. I use EaseUS Partition Master, download from http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html Some Full software can be used for 30 days FOC. Open the software and click on the partition you want to make logical and click on the relevant section.

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ronec

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Hi onethelimit. that link takes me to a news item

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onthelimit1

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Not sure what happened to the link - I'll try again!

here

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ronec

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Hi romanby. On initial boot sequence of new laptop (Windows 7), after all the usual language settings etc, a box opened asking whether I wanter to partition the drive. I clicked '2 partitions' and set the percentage volumes. When the system had finished loading, it stated 'E' drive was almost full. when I checked 'computer properties' it showed 'C' as only having 40GB and 'E' having 9.77GB. Obviously it was asking me, did I want to partition the 'C' drive further, but it did not make that clear.

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