Unable to create Partition for C:Drive

September 17, 2010 at 01:29:03
Specs: Windows 7
I got a new Laptop Dell Inspiron 15R with I3 processor and 4 GB RAM. I have a 500 GB hard disk , with 350 GB in C:Drive and I was able to create a new drive E: with 10 GB. I want to create one more drive using C:Drive. But When I try to create a new drive, it creates an Unallocated Space but when I try to create a new Simple volume, it gives me an error message saying "You cannot create new volume as you have already got maximum volumes" someting like that.

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September 17, 2010 at 04:44:24
Did you get a set of restore disks with the laptop? If not, then the first thing you want to do is create that restore set. Once you start changing partition sizes the restore partition on the hard drive may not work properly anymore.

Now, in order to create additional partitions on your laptop you first need to shrink your C partition in order to free up space. You may not be able to do that with the restore partition in place. Below is a Google search link on how to resize partitions in Vista and Windows 7. Do some reading.


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September 17, 2010 at 05:04:44
you may have 1 hidden partition with factory restore, 1x100mb drive that win 7 setup, your C; drive and your new 10gb drive, as your drive/windows is restricted to 4 primary partitions you have reached the max,
You can have 3 primary partitions and one extended partition -
in your case:
the hidden drive, win 7 100mb, and C:,
delete your new E; drive, shrink the C; drive, create an extended partition, made from the now unallocated space, this new extended partition can be divided in as many logical partitions as there are letters of the alphabet.

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

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