Create new partition of existing C: drive Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by skibuz, May 13, 2008.

  1. skibuz

    skibuz Guest

    I am attempting to create a new partition to store pictures. I have created
    the unallocated space (reducing the space on my C: drive). When I complete
    the drive wizard to assign the drive letter to the partition, I get the
    following error:

    You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk
    already contains the maximum number of partitions.

    Fairly new Dell Inspiron 1525
    Vista
    C: 98GB
    D: 9.77GB Recovery
    Primary 39GB
    Primary 2.5GB

    Unassigned 40GB that I am trying to assign to a drive letter.

    The 2 primary unassigned drives came with the computer. I did not create
    them.

    I was trying to create a new partition with
    40GB that I took from my C: drive that originally had 140 GB. I got the
    above error when I used the wizard to assign a drive letter to the new
    partition.

    Thank you for your help!
     
    skibuz, May 13, 2008
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  2. It would be best if you purchased an external hard drive
    for backing-up valuable files, such as pictures. If your
    hard drive were to fail, you would likely lose everything,
    including files stored on a different partition.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    "skibuz" wrote:

    I am attempting to create a new partition to store pictures. I have created
    the unallocated space (reducing the space on my C: drive). When I complete
    the drive wizard to assign the drive letter to the partition, I get the
    following error:

    You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk
    already contains the maximum number of partitions.

    Fairly new Dell Inspiron 1525
    Vista
    C: 98GB
    D: 9.77GB Recovery
    Primary 39GB
    Primary 2.5GB

    Unassigned 40GB that I am trying to assign to a drive letter.

    The 2 primary unassigned drives came with the computer. I did not create
    them.

    I was trying to create a new partition with
    40GB that I took from my C: drive that originally had 140 GB. I got the
    above error when I used the wizard to assign a drive letter to the new
    partition.

    Thank you for your help!
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], May 13, 2008
    #2
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  3. skibuz

    skibuz Guest

    Carey,

    Thank you for your response. I have an external hard drive for back up
    purposes. I was wanting to keep my C: drive less 'cluttered' with my large
    picture collection of my grandchildren. In the latest PC Magazine, in their
    Vista "Working With Windows" article stated that Vista has a built in hard
    drive partitioning tool that will let you take unused space from your main
    partition and form an extra partition for storing photos and videos. The
    utility resides in the Computer Management console...

    On my old Dell XP desktop, I created partitions that worked very well for
    this purpose. I was trying to use the Vista feature to accomplish the same
    goal on my new laptop.

    I hope this helps clarify what I am trying to accomplish.

    Thank you!
    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

    > It would be best if you purchased an external hard drive
    > for backing-up valuable files, such as pictures. If your
    > hard drive were to fail, you would likely lose everything,
    > including files stored on a different partition.
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience -
    > Windows Vista Enthusiast
    >
    > ---------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "skibuz" wrote:
    >
    > I am attempting to create a new partition to store pictures. I have created
    > the unallocated space (reducing the space on my C: drive). When I complete
    > the drive wizard to assign the drive letter to the partition, I get the
    > following error:
    >
    > You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk
    > already contains the maximum number of partitions.
    >
    > Fairly new Dell Inspiron 1525
    > Vista
    > C: 98GB
    > D: 9.77GB Recovery
    > Primary 39GB
    > Primary 2.5GB
    >
    > Unassigned 40GB that I am trying to assign to a drive letter.
    >
    > The 2 primary unassigned drives came with the computer. I did not create
    > them.
    >
    > I was trying to create a new partition with
    > 40GB that I took from my C: drive that originally had 140 GB. I got the
    > above error when I used the wizard to assign a drive letter to the new
    > partition.
    >
    > Thank you for your help!
    >
     
    skibuz, May 14, 2008
    #3
  4. skibuz

    Hey Guest

    Hi

    for drive partitioning in Vista for Dell, you will find help on th
    following link: 'Create A Partition With Windows Vista | Computer Tips
    Optimization | Maui Blog' (http://tinyurl.com/287nj2

    hope it helps ya... :

    --
    He
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.co
     
    Hey, Jun 2, 2008
    #4
  5. skibuz

    Guest

    Windows built-in Disk Management cannot create a new partition when there are four partitions already on a MBR disk. If you still want to create a new partition, you need to use free third party software like AOMEI Partition Assistant.
    http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html
     
    , Jan 6, 2013
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