Why can't I format this partition

Evga_ / Nforce 750i sli
October 12, 2011 at 21:05:54
Specs: Windows 7, Pent4 dual quad Q950@2.83GHz 4 gigs
I have a new laptop with 5 partitions on it as follows:

1. No drive letter 200 mb NTFS Healthy system
2. C: 260.08 GB NTFS, Healthy, (Boot, page file, crash dump, Primary Partition)
3. No drive letter 161.73 GB Unallocated (I created this one and think I screwed up)
4. Lenovo D: 29.00 GB Healthy (Logical Drive)
5. No Drive letter 14.75 GB Healthy (Oem Partition)

When I right click on Partition #3, I cannot format nor delete, nor shrink it. I would like to format it and give it a drive letter and make it a storage drive.

TIA for your help.

srloren


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#1
October 12, 2011 at 21:25:51
By design you can only have 4 primary partitions and you already had those. If you were starting from a new drive or one with less than 4 primary partition, you also would have had the option of 3 primary partitions and one extended partition that can have multiple logical drives on it. but you already have the limit. Unless you purchase from the mfg a recovery disk set so you do not need the recovery partition and associated recovery console, you will need to reextend your C partition to use all of your unallocated space again.
Your #1 is your boot partition (required)
Your #2 is your C drive
Your #3 your currently unallocated space
Your #4 is your recovery partition
Your #5 is probably your recovery and similar tools set of by the mfg.

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


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#2
October 12, 2011 at 22:08:26
Thanks that was easy.....Have a great evening.

srloren


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#3
October 13, 2011 at 05:40:16
You are welcome.

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


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