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Problems after changing partition size

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    Problems after changing partition size

    Okay, I have a 930GB Samsung Harddrive (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB)

    My problem is after using aomei partition assistant to resize my partition, there has been a delay (like 15-25 seconds) between the part where it displays the Lenovo screen with the loading circle and the login screen.

    So by any chance someone knows what is happening?

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    Windows 8.1

    What partition did you change? Did you increase the size or decrease it? We'll also need a screenshot of your Disk Management view. Please update with as much detail as possible and include your system specs as well.
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    As you can see above, I moved 300GB of space from D: to C: . I also added 1GB or so of unallocated space that was floating around into :C

    I'm using Windows 8 single language, i7, 4GB ram, Nvidia Geforce GT 645M
    I'm also using Norton AV, ASC Pro 6.4 and Start8 if it helps.
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    Windows 8.1

    OK, thanks for that. Now I can see the "after" but where was that 300GBs of space "before"? Was it in an adjacent partition that was before or after the destination partition? If before, did AOEMI give you the option to move the C data up to the front of the newly merged partiton? Or did it come from somewhere else entirely? Please be more clear about the original location of that 300GBs. And did you add that 1GB of unallocated space before or after the big move?
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    That 300GB was from D:, the Lenovo, I moved it to C: the boot drive.

    When I try to use Disk Manager to move this 300GB, I can't because the unallocated space generated was on the right of D: and not next to C: . So I use Aomei to move it.

    Aomei also says there was a 1GB of unallocated space, I forgot where it was and don't know how it got there but it was there so I move it into C:, the boot drive too.

    Aomei moved that 1GB last, after it was done moving the 300GB into C:
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    Windows 8.1

    OK, thanks for clearing that up. However, based on all of your clarifications, and not being familiar with AOMEI's capabilities, I cannot say that it should have done that gracefully but it would appear that the AOEMI move would also have to take into consideration the need to "move/push back/rearrange" the Lenovo D and the recovery partitions as well. My advice would be to wait for a followup from someone who is familiar with AOEMI and/or wait for some input from Thoeg on this issue. In any event, I hope you have your factory restore discs created and ready just in case they are needed. Good luck.
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    Windows 8.1 x64

    It might be a good idea to use Diskpart to list the partitions currently on the drive, since all do not show in Disk Management.

    Open an Administrative command prompt and type the following, assuming you only have one hard drive.

    lis dis
    sel dis 0 <-- number of correct disk from prior listing
    lis par

    Then use the snipping tool to take a picture and attach, or Mark and copy the listing to you next post.

    If you want to leave Diskpart and close the command prompt window, use

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    The partitions look OK. I suppose the unallocated 1 GB of space you mention is a little bit of a mystery and might be involved. OEMs don't normally leave empty space just laying around, but I have no information to make me think it would be anything but empty space.

    If the system is taking longer to boot, it may be looking for something. Maybe it will work itself out after a few boot operations, but I can't think of anything you could do now.

    I don't think changing a partition's size would change its identity, but I have not tested that situation to make sure. If a partition's identifier was changed, it could create problems.

    You might run the reagentc /info command to see if the recovery options are still intact.
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\windows\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recove
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 320191f5-b041-11e2-be77-2016d8d3e2
        Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\OKRbac
        Recovery image index:      1
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    This is what I got.

    Maybe there is some sort of diagnostic tool that can check for start up problems?

    Oh and I just remember something:

    After I boot up my computer after the partition size change, windows said something about needing to restart to avoid data loss.
    When I restart, the part where it shows Lenovo + loading circle, below it was a text that says n% complete.
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