W7 won't let me create more than 3 partitions

February 27, 2011 at 06:30:24
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB
sir i have a serious problem regarding my HDD partitation.
my system conf is HP Pavilion dv4 of 4GB of RAM/360GB of HDD.
i have inbuilt win7.when i try to make more than 3 partitation..it give an error..as shown

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Disk Management
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You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions.
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OK
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please help me


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#1
February 27, 2011 at 07:15:42
It's actually 4 partitions. Don't forget that Windows 7 creates a hidden partition of about 100MB. To create more than 3 partitions (apart from that hidden one) make the 3rd partition an Extended one. Then you can create logical volumes within that extended partition. Have a look at this article.

Having said that, do you really need more than 3 partitions?


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#2
February 27, 2011 at 19:46:41
Don't forget that if you add a second hard drive, you can add up to 4 more primary partitions on it, or 3 primary partitions and one extended partition with logical drives (volumes) on it.

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


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