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Hard Disk problem

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 pro

    Hard Disk problem


    not able to delete partition (21.85GB)
    and extend it to partition C

    how to do that???
    please need help
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  2. #2


    You still have a logical partition in that space. note the green outline around it. AFAIK Windows will not do that. I think you will need a third party application Like Paragon Partition Manager to move the windows partition up and then resize it.
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  3. #3


    In the most brief terms..... "Leave it alone....it belongs to the OS, (8.1)"

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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    In the most brief terms..... "Leave it alone....it belongs to the OS, (8.1)"

    What belongs to the OS? The 21.85 GB of free space?

    The OS doesn't / can't use the " Free Space " as it doesn't have a partition and isn't formated....
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pcgeek11 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    In the most brief terms..... "Leave it alone....it belongs to the OS, (8.1)"

    What belongs to the OS? The 21.85 GB of free space?

    The OS doesn't / can't use the " Free Space " as it doesn't have a partition and isn't formated....
    TechoMage is correct.
    Not really sure how OP installed Windows in an extended partiton with C: as a logical drive so if you delete the partition, you also delete the logical drive C: within the extended partition which contains Windows OS.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcgeek11 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    In the most brief terms..... "Leave it alone....it belongs to the OS, (8.1)"

    What belongs to the OS? The 21.85 GB of free space?

    The OS doesn't / can't use the " Free Space " as it doesn't have a partition and isn't formated....
    TechoMage is correct.
    Not really sure how OP installed Windows in an extended partiton with C: as a logical drive so if you delete the partition, you also delete the logical drive C: within the extended partition which contains Windows OS.
    After a closer look at the picture I see now that the windows partition is logical inside the extended. Damn. How did he do that, and why? I will say I do stand by this part
    I think you will need a third party application Like Paragon Partition Manager to move the windows partition up and then resize it.
    . Which will allow him to regain this lost space.
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  7. #7


    I've seen things like this before, but, when I'm setting up a new hard drive, I make sure that the OS goes into the first partition on the drive, by partitioning and formatting the new drive with just ONE partition. More part's can be created with any good Partition Manager, after the OS is seated and happy.

    Cheers Mates!
    TM
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  8. #8


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Hi guys

    A doubt: couldn't it be like this - OP has 4 primary partitions including C:\ in the first place & then partitioned c:\ drive again thereby making extended partition with the two logical drives as shown in the disk management.

    I'm a noob here, please forgive & advice if any wrong.
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