can not use the partitioned unallocated drive, how to get around it?

can not use the partitioned unallocated drive, how to get around it?

Hi,
I have partitioned my 190 GB 'C' drive into another unallocated partition of 95 GB following all the instructions mentioned in an earlier help topic, but while i click finish, it gives the following message, " You can not create a new volume in this unallocated
space because the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions".
I am exactly following the steps mentioned in the help topic as under:
Hi Ken Dunn,
Welcome to Windows 7 Community Forums
Basic disks and dynamic disks are two types of hard disk configurations inWindows.
Most personal computers are configured as basic disks, which are the simplest to manage.
Advanced
users and IT professionals can make use of dynamic disks, which use multiple hard disks within a computer to manage data, usually for increased performance or reliability.
For more information refer the link below:
What are basic and dynamic disks?:
 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/What-are-basic-and-dynamic-disks
reate and format a hard disk partition:
 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows-vista/Create-and-format-a-hard-disk-partition
I hopeYou have followed all the steps to shrink a partition properly but,you are experiencing some problem completing the task.You can go ahead and try the following steps to shrink a volume.
1.
Open theControl Panel (All Items view),
and click on the Administrative Tools icon.
then close the Control Panel window.
2.
Click on Computer Management in Administrative Tools, then close the Administrative Tools window.
3.
In the left pane under Storage, click on
Disk Management.
 
4.
In the middle pane, right click on the partition that you want to shrink and click onShrink Volume.

5.
Type in how many MB (1 GB = 1024 MB) of the available shrink space shown that you want to shrink the partition or volume by to be used for the new unallocated space, then click on theShrink button.
 
6.
The selected partition (step 4) has now been shrunk to create a new empty unallocated space.
You can use this new unallocated space
to create a new partition with.
 
7.
Close the Computer Management window.
To create a new partition :
1.
You will first need toshrink a partition or volume to create
a unallocated partition to use to create the new partition or volume with.
2.
Open the Control Panel (All Items view),
and click on theAdministrative Tools icon.
then close the Control Panel window.
3.
Click on Computer Management in Administrative Tools, then close the Administrative Tools window.
4.
In the left pane under Storage, click on
Disk Management.
5.
In the middle pane, right click on the emptyunallocated partition or volume and click on
New Simple Volume.
(See screenshot above)
6.
Click on the Next button
7.
Type in how manyMB (1 GB = 1024 MB) you want to use from the unallocated partition to create the new partition with, then click on theNext button.
(See screenshot below)
NOTE:If you want to use all of the unallocated partition to create the new partition with, then type all of the maximum disk space shown for the unallocated partition.
If you do not use all of the maximum disk space, then
you can use the left over space from the unallocted partition to create another new partition with.
Select an available drive letter that you want to be assigned to the new partition in Computer, then click on theNext button.
9.
Type in avolume label name that you want for the new partition, check thePerform a quick format box, and click on the
Next button
 Click on theFinish button
11.
The new primary partition or volume has now been created with the assigned unallocted partition space (step 7).
12.
Close the Computer Management window
 
Check if you are peforming the same steps as above and post us back if you have any further issues.
Hope the above information is useful.
Thanks and Regards
Somashekar-Microsoft Support
 
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Marked As Answer byChris.H
- Support EngineerMicrosoft SupportWednesday, November 04, 2009 12:11 PM
I have twice merged the partition and followed the same steps again, same message appears.
The new partioned space is showing up on computer management screen but cant be used.
What to do?
Thanks,
Jimmieisb

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You can have four primary partitions, or a combination of partition types but there can only be four drive letters in total.
 
Windows 7 has a C drive, a hidden 'system reserved' partition, and in the case of OEM computers, a hidden recovery partition..
and then there is that huge partition that is the rest of the 500gb or 1TB HDD..
;-)
 
On the face of it, the computer appears to have only two partitions, BUT there are already four..
I am in a similar situation with my Toshiba laptop..
:-(

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