Cannot Create New Volume In Unallocated Space

August 21, 2011 at 02:55:49
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 duo
Intel COre 2 duo E4500 2.20 ghz
4GB Ram
9400GT Nvidia 1 Gb
160x2 Samsung sata(No Raid)
OS- Win7 Ultimate

Description:
Both hard drive started to make the clicking sound and was not ready to boot.
Performed clean installation but was unable to do on both.
Finally, was able to perform clean installation on Logical drives and able to boot to win7.
Used disk mgmt and troubleshooted to get unallocated spaces for both from the Primary.


BUT

The drive which contains the OS (only/alone) does not allow to create a New Simple volume.
All options are grayed out except create a Simple Volume which leads to the above "error message".
Screen-shot available : aby_aero_pisces@yahoo.com

ANY IDEAS TECHIES OF THE WORLD ???

ANY HELP WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED AND STILL APPRECIATED IF THIS ISSUE CANNOT BE UNRESOLVED BY ANY OF THE MEMBERS. ; )
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME.

GOD BLESS !

Regards,

Abraham


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August 21, 2011 at 15:26:15
That may have something to do with your installing it on a logical drive instead of a primary partition.
Download the hard drive manufacturer's hard drive utility ISO image and burn bootable CD. Then use this to evaluate your hard drives for problems. Any noise coming out of a hard drive typically would indicate replacing the drive (I would not trust it). If you get an all clear from the software and still want to risk it then use their software to delete all partitions and then try reinstalling windows again, use Custom and Partition/Format and see if you can create only one partition (leave other partitions to Disk Manager to create later) to install Windows 7 on. If you are using 2 drives, use ONLY one plugged in for evaluation, partition/formatting, and during the Windows 7 install (the first one at least, if you are using multiple bootable drives). All of this said, I would probably just replace the drives.

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


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August 21, 2011 at 19:10:11
Hey FINGERS!

Thanks for the response...BUT...you are MILES away from the target. Though I appreciate your investment but as you might have read above that only after the clicking sound I installed it into a LOGICAL partition(I AM ABLE TO BOOT TO THE DESKTOP AND NO MORE CLICKING SOUND) meaning due to bad clusters my MBR got corrupt and the HEAD was unable to read the data written on the shiny surface(ALSO ALL MY DATA ARE INTACT)....
The ISSUE was "unable to create new volume in unallocated space" that was my C: drive where previously the OS was housed.
But NO issues, I have resolved my issue on my own.
BUT HIGHLY GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL TO YOU FOR YOUR PRECIOUS TIME.
Thanks
God Bless
Abraham


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