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.
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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 ....