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Solved Can't Assign Unallocated Disk Space


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#1
Hello,

I was recently experimenting with partitions and i had to assign 50 GB of disk space to a partition. Sadly, I noticed that after I deleted it I can't add it back to my main hard drive's space. Does anyone know how I can do this so I have all my disk space again?
 

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    HP Imperial Blue 15.6" Pavilion G62-347CL
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    AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor 2.20 GHz
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    Hewlett-Packard 1444
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    4 GB
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    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
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topgundcp

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Looking at the screen, I am not sure why you have 2 system reserved partitions and they are both 100MB. Normally the system reserved for Windows 8 is 350MB. Did you upgrade to Windows 8 from the previous version of Windows ?

To merge the 50GB back together with C: drive, they need to be adjacent and Windows 8 disk management cannot move partition. You may need to use a third party disk management to move them next to each other to merge.

You can download this freeware, install it and move:
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

BTW, be careful and make a backup before playing with disk management.
 

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
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    MSI-Z97
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    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
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Looking at the screen, I am not sure why you have 2 system reserved partitions and they are both 100MB. Normally the system reserved for Windows 8 is 350MB. Did you upgrade to Windows 8 from the previous version of Windows ?

To merge the 50GB back together with C: drive, they need to be adjacent and Windows 8 disk management cannot move partition. You may need to use a third party disk management to move them next to each other to merge.

You can download this freeware, install it and move:
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
I actually attempted to install Mac on the PC and after I installed it with no drivers I had 2 system reserved... but when I had one it was also 100 MB. I did happen to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8, though. How should I move the unallocated space, though?

EDIT: Ignore that, I found it. Thank you, that worked perfectly!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Imperial Blue 15.6" Pavilion G62-347CL
    CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor 2.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1444
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
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    25 MB/s
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    Google Chrome
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topgundcp

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#6
When you install the Partition Manager from the link above, there is an option for you to move partition and you'll be able to move the 50GB before the 101MB reserved partition. I am not sure what the 101MB partition is for so I won't recommend to delete it but if you can delete it then that would make the unallocated partition to be 50GB+101MB and would be next to the C: drive then you can right click on the C: drive and select extent volume without the need to using the freeware above.

EDIT: I posted this before finding out you got it sorted. Great !!!
 
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System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox