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Solved: Vista - Remove or limit D:/

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by 4 Me They said!, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. 4 Me They said!

    4 Me They said! Thread Starter

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    Hi there. I have an MSI computer running Vista. It appears that I have 3 Drives.

    1st one: Volume: nothing - Layout: Simple - Type: Basic - File System: nothing - Status: Healthy(EISA Configuration)
    2nd: Volume: Data (D:/) - " " - " NTFS - " - " " Healthy (Primary Partition)
    3rd: " Install (C:/) - " " - " " " - " " Healthy (System,Boot,Page File,Active,Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

    Now, following earlier advice, I went into "Start, right click on Computer, click on 'Manage', then onto Disk Management and the right clicked on the D: drive". I decreased it and it now shows me that I still have 48.3GB of 54.18GB free.

    Here-in lies my problem. My C: drive, won't let me expand it. It is only 34.18GB in size, and I only have 706MB free.
    The first drive, has 1000MB free and unused, and my D:/ drive now has as I said, 48.33GB free, and I have 22.45 GB sitting in there with it saying it is "un-allocated" -

    How do I allocate the 22.45 to the C:? drive? When I right click on it, it shows the "Extend Volume" as being shaded out.
    What is on the D:/ drive that it needs so much space, and no data is getting processed to it??
    Alternately, how do I make my computer use the D:/ drive?:confused:
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    To use Disk Management to extend C the unallocated space must be behind that is to the right of C Drive, when viewed in the lower disk management window.
    Your unallocated space is I think now to the right of D Drive
    That is why you cannot now extend C Drive
    If you use Easeus free partition management tool you can do what you want
    http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/help/resizing-and-moving-partition.htm

    I think image 3 explains it best uallocated space BEFORE partition


    Firstly extend D Drive back to take the unallocated space
    Then using the Easeus management tool shrink D by moving the cursor X to the right from the left, that will place the space behind C Drive
    Then extend C by moving the X from the left to the right.

    It sounds when you try and type it a little confused by all is explained here. on the images and the page includes the download link



    Create a restore point first and ensure all is backed up just in case it goes wrong.

    This presumes that in the lower disk management window on Disk 0 the drives are listed in the order shown in the image

    Whatever you do, YOU MUST obtain more free space on the system partition as with only 706MB the system is in danger of crashing good style.
     
  3. 4 Me They said!

    4 Me They said! Thread Starter

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    That worked a treat. Thanks ever so much.
     
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    Pleased to have helped
     
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