Windows 7 HDD shrinking and format

Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook (intel penti...
March 10, 2010 at 14:13:56
Specs: Windows 7, core duo
i already installing win7 but when i make parttion for my HDD I USED shrink volume and now i have C and D drives ,now if i make format for the C,does the D will be erase,coz some one told me that duo to the shrinking???plz help me

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#1
March 10, 2010 at 20:43:08
If you format C:\ your D:\ drive will remain untouched.

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March 10, 2010 at 20:59:05
Remember if you format a partition, you loose everything that is on it. If you format 'C' drive you remove your operating system. If you format one partition, you do not effect another partition if you are careful about what you tell the computer to do. With all partitioning, there is always some risk to data so back up anything important. You would only shrink a partition now if you wanted to make room for another partition for some purpose.

Tell us about what you have done in more detail and what you want to do, and we can possibly help more.


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March 11, 2010 at 02:59:37
thxxxxxx so much for he fast response , im very cearfull about format hte specifc drive, but now im very comfrtable to make hte format to my c drive,so there is no theory said (the shrink voluma is just image from c drive and will delete after you make format)??.thxxxx for help.
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#4
March 11, 2010 at 07:00:09
Shrink volume you would use if you had a large partition (like the entire drive, or just big) and wanted to make room for another partition. If you had a 500GB drive as one partition and wanted to use the drive for 2 or 3 separate partitions (such as one for operating system, one for programs, and one for personal files). You would shrink the first partition to maybe 100GB and then in the 'unused' space you could then create a second partition of say another 100GB and a third of the remaining (approximately) 300GB. Sometimes there is something that will limit the amount that you actually shrink a partition like a non-movable system file (often your system restore folder). Before shrinking a partition, do disk clean up, defragment the drive and back up your personal files, plus turn off system restore (risky in itself) if you plan on shrinking the drive more than a little. After shrinking, turn system restore back on. and then partition/allocate the new drives.

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March 11, 2010 at 08:25:10
ok i get it,thx alot for this great info.thxxxx.

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#6
March 12, 2010 at 07:36:07
hi i have Q,what the differnce between primary and logical and extended drive?

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#7
March 12, 2010 at 16:20:56
You can have up to 4 primary partitions OR you can have 3 primary partitions and one extended partition with many virtual partitions. Traditionally, only primary partitions could have operating systems, but I believe that this no longer true.
If you need 4 or less partitions, stay with primary partitions, if you have need for more, then you will need the one extended one. If you MIGHT need more, then go with the extended one (3+1) so you won't need to delete one later.

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