Messed up - Partitions & unallocated space

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by nikoska, Sep 27, 2013.

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  1. nikoska

    nikoska Registered Member

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    In my laptop (HP elite book 8530w-fy595aw):
    - i have 1 HDD 250GB
    - i have 3 OS's [windows XP (local disk D:), windows 7 (local disk C:), windows 8 (local disk G:)]
    - i also have a partition (Files E:) which i use it for saving files.

    As you can see there is:
    - 3 unallocated spaces (37.1GB, 15.1GB, 18,1GB = 93.3GB total)
    - local disk D: & 1 unallocated space (37.1GB) are one level down under "Extended partition".

    I want to have this result:
    - Local Disk D: 15GB
    - Local Disk C: 80GB
    - Local Disk E: 75GB
    - Local Disk G: 80GB

    Is this possible or i have to make a full format and start again?

    I am not familiar with all this stuff about hard disks, primary, logical, etc.

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  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    Hi!

    It's pretty simple, but I'd suggest to backup all important data to some external drive first.
    If there is Backup wizard in your Paragon product, please use it.

    PS Let;s keep first partition D: as is - 16GB.

    PPS Is it possible to use some Paragon recovery media for operation? It's more safe and faster. If yes, please create the recovery media, check if it's bootable and perform all the steps below from Recovery media.

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    Once all data is backed up, resize all your partitions:

    1. Shrink extended partition
    Right-click the cyan border after partition D: and select Move\Resize
    Shrink the cyan border close to D: right border
    Click Yes
    Then click Apply changes and confirm operation.
    Wait for complete.

    2. Enlarge your C: partition
    Be careful! moving left border takes long time and will be performed in bluescreen mode (on system restart)
    Right-click C: and select Move\Resize
    Move _left_ border of C: close to cyan border
    Click Yes and Appy.
    Confirm changes and request for restart.
    Please do not turn off or restart your PC while operation is in progress.
    Once completed, the most potentially dangerous operation is done!

    3. Shrink new big C: partition to 80GB
    It also requires restart to bluescreen mode.
    Right-click C: and select Move\Resize
    Move _right_ border of C: to get 80GB
    Click Yes and Appy.
    Confirm changes and request for restart.

    > Here you should get:
    16GB D: with cyan border (extended)
    80GB C: and unallocated space after
    all other partitions as is

    4. Enlarge E:
    Right-click E: and select Move\Resize
    Move _left_ border of E: close to right border of C:
    Click Yes and Appy.

    5. Shrink E:
    Right-click E: and select Move\Resize
    Move _right_ border of E: to get 75GB
    Click Yes and Appy.

    > Here you should get:
    16GB D: with cyan border (extended)
    80GB C:
    75GB E: and unallocated space after
    G: as is

    As you can guess, you should also move left border of G: close to E: and enlarge it to cover all unallocated space on the right.

    6. Enlarge G:
    Right-click G: and select Move\Resize
    Move _left_ border of G: close to right border of E:
    Click Yes and Appy.

    7. Enlarge G:
    Right-click G: and select Move\Resize
    Move _right_ border of G: to the end oа your HDD
    Click Yes and Appy.

    > Here you should get the configuration you want.

    Once more reminder: backup all important data before! :)
    Be patient as moving left border could take long time.
     
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