March 21st, 2011, 11:02 AM
Weird problem in partitioning my laptop hard drive
I have a HP Pavilion g series 64 bit laptop shipped with Windows 7 Home Basic. when I want to use Windows built-in tool for managing storage media and shrink drive C to make some unallocated space and make new partition I get some errors look like below image:
March 22nd, 2011, 08:02 AM
Your hard drive (like most) is configured as a basic disk. Basic disks can have 4 primary partitions, or three primary and one extended partition. You already have 4 primary partitions (System, C:, Recovery, HP_TOOLS), so the only way to make more is by converting to a dynamic disk, which can have multiple volumes, and even spread them across multiple physical drives (as in spanning, or RAID).
However, Windows 7 Home Basic doesn't support dynamic disks, so to add more partitions and drives you will either need to upgrade your version of Windows, or get another physical hard drive.
March 23rd, 2011, 08:33 AM
Or use something like Acronis Disk Directory to expanc C from the unallocated space.
March 26th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Well still, your hard disk doesn't has dynamic partition, I will tell you to go for higher version of OS, if not, go for win 7 professional, which I hope can do that partiton.
July 30th, 2011, 10:06 AM
What a stupid thing, Win 7 Basic that there are limitations in the number of partitions. I think that no Win 98 No such restrictions, but Microsoft probably wants to sell more expensive versions of the Pro ....