unallocated partition listed before c:drive

May 29, 2010 at 02:32:38
Specs: Windows7 64-bit
Hi, I've been tidying partitions on a hard drive
and I'm left with 1.unallocated 2.c:drive and 3.
unallocated. I'd like to merge the 2 unallocated
amounts together to give me 1.c:drive and
2.unallocated. The software will only let me
resize into the unallocated space AFTER the
c:drive but not the space BEFORE the
c:drive.Windows 7 and Partition wizard free
edition don't seem to allow me to do this. I
can't see how to 'merge' the unallocated
amounts together.All is working fine with the
PC,I just wanted to finish tidying-up the drive.
I'm using Win7 64 bit. Any help would be
appreciated.Thanks.

See More: unallocated partition listed before c:drive

Report •

#1
May 29, 2010 at 04:24:56
Since C is the primary boot drive, A is a floppy drive and B doesn't exist, you need to create a new partition and use the unallocated space for the new partition. It will be created after the C drive.

Report •

#2
May 29, 2010 at 20:50:47
BootitNG can slide 'c' drive forward and back (according to the directions, if I remember correctly) on the drive. By 'sliding' it to the beginning of the drive, you will then be able to enlarge it towards the end of the drive by as much as you like without leaving chunks of unallocated space. There is a 30 day trial on it, so you can see if you like it without cost, just also download PDF instructions also.
NOTE: Make sure FIRST that this 'unallocated space' is not actually a boot sector or a recovery partition that the windows utility cannot 'see' on purpose. Take the time to get all of the facts, before possibly making a major mistake.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


Report •

#3
May 30, 2010 at 21:04:15
Doing what you want requires moving the c: partition to the beginning of the drive, something the Windows 7 partitioning utility cannot do. You will need a third party utility to do this.

Be sure that any utility you use is designed for 64 bit Windows 7. Also, be sure to back up any important data. Sometimes things go wrong, leaving you with a hopelessly scrambled file system.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
July 20, 2010 at 12:55:51
Thanks everyone - Partition wizard home for 64 bit allowed the merge and all fine. Thanks again.

Report •

Ask Question