Extending partition with Disk Management

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by x6woody6x, May 31, 2007.

  1. x6woody6x

    x6woody6x Guest

    I have a 250 GB SATA hard drive and I have 50 GB used up in my C drive. I had
    an F drive with 170 GB; but I deleted it. Now the 170 GB is unallocated, I
    want to extend my C drive with the unallocated space. When I click on Disk
    Management in the control pannel and I right click on the C drive it is
    greyed out and it wont let me click it. I have already tried Partition
    Manager, it doesent work and Partition Magic is not compatible with Vista. I
    really want to extend my C drive. Help me please!
     
    x6woody6x, May 31, 2007
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    Victek Guest

    First, are you logged in with an administrator account? Next, when you
    right click on C: what exactly is "grayed-out"? Is it "Extend Volume"
    option? Can you select the "Shrink Volume" option? Is the unallocated
    space on the right side or the left side of C: ?
     
    Victek, May 31, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    "x6woody6x" wrote

    BootIt NG from Terabyte Unlimited can do this. It has a 30 day full
    featured free trial. Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 is Vista compatible.

    Is the unallocated space immediately to the right of the C drive? That is a
    requirement for Disk Management.
     
    Rock, Jun 3, 2007
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  4. x6woody6x

    x6woody6x Guest

    Yes, I am the admin for this account. Well it wont let me click on extend;
    but is does have the option it just wont let me. It will let me shrink it,
    but why would I do that? The unallocated space is left to my E drive which is
    left to my C drive.
    Thank you.
     
    x6woody6x, Jun 3, 2007
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  5. x6woody6x

    x6woody6x Guest

    I tried using that Acronis thing and it didnt work either.

    No, but how do I move it over?

    Thank you.
     
    x6woody6x, Jun 3, 2007
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  6. x6woody6x

    Victek Guest

    Here's the deal. A partition can only be "extended" into unallocated space
    on the right side. To use space on the left side the partition has to be
    "moved" and the Vista Disk Manager can't do it. You need a third party
    partition manager, such as BootIT NG that can move partitions as well as
    resize them. I haven't used BootIT NG, but you may be able to tell it to do
    both operations at once - push the button and come back in a couple of hours
    (maybe three hours <g>). You may want to make a disk image before you
    start. I've never had problems with partition management, but if something
    goes wrong I doubt there's any way to get the it back. Hope this helps.
    Check the link below.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html
     
    Victek, Jun 3, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Saying "I tried using that Acronis thing and it didn't work either." isn't
    much help. What Acronis "thing"? What didn't work? Did you purchase the
    program? Which one? What exactly did you try? Have you posted to an
    Acronis user forum for this software?

    No one can help you if you don't give detailed information.
     
    Rock, Jun 3, 2007
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    Rod Guest

    has any one trid these 3rd party tools and can verify they work? I have the
    same problem

    thanks,

    Rod
     
    Rod, Dec 9, 2007
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