problem in creating new partition in win 7

January 27, 2011 at 04:09:49
Specs: Windows 7 Home Basic, i3 - 370 M / 3GB RAM

This is Rajesh and Yesterday I bought Lenovo G460 Laptop, having 3 gb RAM, 320 GB HDD. It came with C drive 254 Gb and D drive abt 29 GB. After shrinking C drive for 150 GB, I have another 100 free unallocated GB space. I have tried to assign one more drive to that free space and i am struck by seeing the following error message :
"You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions" ..........

Pls some one help me regarding this problem........

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January 27, 2011 at 20:42:53

You are allowed a total of 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions and one extended partition which can have a number of logical drives on it. Your D drive is your recovery partition and counts as one, your main boot partition is one more, but that is only 2. Your boot partition MAY be counted, but I do not think so, unless you have others you did not mention.
One option might be to get a new larger drive, back up your files, make a recovery DVD, clone the drive onto the new one except without the recovery partition or restore from the recovery DVD to the new drive, and partition that one instead (saving the original drive for emergencies).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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