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Partition Magic 8 again

By dainova
Oct 27, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I have 100G on my laptop (showing like 96G in explorer), and I did one more partition for data ,leaving C for system, results i have:
    c___NTFS 20G active primary
    d___NTFS 65.5G none logical
    * Extended 75G none primary
    * Unalocated 9G none logical (used 0, unsued 0!)

    so my c+d give me only 85G, why I got this unalocated 9G I didn't ask for.

    Tx
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, how did you "do one more partition"? Did you specify the full size available?

    Maybe try resizing your new partition to fill all the space?
     
  3. PBNinja101

    PBNinja101 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    you can never fill a harddrives space. Windows creates a boot partition on the harddrive so the BIOS can read the drive and boot to it.

    What your laptop may have is a backup partition where the manufacturer may have made it possible to recover the HD if your primary partition has a critical failure, do not allocate unless you are sure the space isnt being used anonymously.

    Simon
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "Unallocated" means exactly that - thars is no partition there. Any weird partitions would show up as "unknown". Unless someone has deleted the recovery partition or whatever happened to be there before.
     
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