i have 140Gb unallocated space

December 19, 2010 at 06:13:01
Specs: Windows 7
i have created partition of my C drive now it is showing 140 GB unallocated space
but when New Simple Volume wizard run it shows error
”the operation you selected will convert the selected basic disk to dynamic disk”.”dynamic disks are not supported by this OS”.
how to fix this problem.

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#1
December 19, 2010 at 07:00:27
C drive is a partition of your hard drive though it takes up all or most of the drive. If you want to divide the drive into smaller drives, you should have shrunk the existing C drive (partition) by the amount you wanted to create the new drive in. Then you would have had raw space which you could have created the new partition out of and partitioned it.

I am not exactly sure what you actually did, but it sounds like you tried to create dynamic drives within the existing C drive. I am not exactly sure if/how you will go about reversing what you did.

Please wait for additional advice from someone else on fixing this, but if you can add to the information you provided as to the procedure you used, etc, it may also help.

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#2
December 19, 2010 at 09:23:20
I deleted the duplicate post.

DEVENDRA SINGH it is clear you want three partitions concering your 250gig drive.

What is not clear is what you are doing now or the conditions you are working with. It would appear windows 7 is already installed? Specifically what are you doing?

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#3
December 20, 2010 at 00:09:39
first i shrink my C drive then it divided in two drives.the other drive is unallocated when i want to format it,this error is promt.
Simply i want to partition of my C drive.
my hard disk is divided into two drives C and other one is recovery of Windows 7.
Pls give the procedure for partition of C drive.

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#4
December 20, 2010 at 03:56:42
Careful with terms to reduce confusion. Once you shrink C drive, you now have a C drive (partition), a D drive (recovery partition) and unallocated space. You are no longer dividing C drive, you are creating new drives out of the unallocated space (terms can be important to reduce confusion while following the options in partitioning). You need to Create a new partition (one at a time) out of the unallocated space and choose the approximate size. At this time Windows Disk Management Utility will assign a new drive letter to the partition. You will then format the new partition and then go back and repeat for the last partition from the remaining available space.

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#5
December 20, 2010 at 23:46:19
I want this unallocated space as a new drive.

and their is a procedure for if right click and follow the wizard with New Simple Volume
through this wizard format this partition.
but it gives error

and how we further partition this unallocated space as you said bsc their is no option for it

if any method pls tell me


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#6
December 21, 2010 at 11:06:35
if you richt click on C do you get the option to expand the c drive? if so expand it too the fullest and then start the process again.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#7
March 31, 2011 at 12:57:12
hi devendra... any luck in formatting the un-allocated partition??? We have the same problem! They dont seem to understand the process you made, but I fully understand you because it is just exactly what I did... follow the instruction of the wizard. but then the same error appear. Hmmmm...let me know what trick you made :)

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#8
March 31, 2011 at 20:55:16
You should start your own post and give details.
You also need to understand some of the rules of partitioning.
You can have up to 4 primary partitions.
Or you can have up to 3 primary partitions and one extended partition with multiple logical drives on it.
Then you have to count your 'drives' properly. You have your 'C' partion (OS), your 'D' partition (recovery), you also have your system's boot partition which makes three. Therefore you can have one more actual partition so I would suggest that you make this an extended partition out of the remaining space (no drive letter) so you can make logical drives out of it after it is created, which will be assigned drive letters. If you have more already than the three, then you would have to move any files and delete the fourth in order to create the extended partition.

By the way, many people abandon posts when they find an answer or realize an error they were doing, or get someone else to help them.

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