Wont let me partition

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by bulldogbones, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. bulldogbones

    bulldogbones Registered Member

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    OK I have paragon hard disk manager 2010 professional and it WONT let me partition my hard drive. I have tried and tried but it just wont let me, it says ( paragon hard disk manager 2010 professional).

    Side note I have done nothing to this computer its right out of the box from dell ( Dell Studio windows 7 64 bit OS )
     
  2. bulldogbones

    bulldogbones Registered Member

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    any idea's anyone?
     
  3. SIW2

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    You probably already have 4 partitions if it is a recent oem machine.

    That is the maximum allowed per HD with the mbr system.

    You can make one of those an "Extended partition " and inside that create logical drives.

    Please post a screenshot of Disk Management ( or Paragon ) window, showing the layout of the drive.
     
  4. bulldogbones

    bulldogbones Registered Member

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    Thanks, thats what it is, I already have 4 partitions
    (C:)
    Recovery (C:)
    OS (C:)
    Local Disk (E:) which I created, and is when I made this post because it wouldnt let me continue to partition.

    Is there any way to create more partitionso_O Even though its an oem machine.
     
  5. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Yes, there are several ways you could do it.

    It is important to see a screenshot of Disk Management window to be able to advise the best/easiest approach.

    Type the word create in start search box.

    Click on "Create and format hard disk partitions".

    A window will pop up - take a jpeg screenshot and post it up.

    We need to see it clearly, like this:


    DISKMGMT-2010-06-01_130056.jpg
     
  6. jazzman55

    jazzman55 Registered Member

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    likewise, paragon partition manager 10, will not allow me to

    resize -join partitions on C drive

    paragon partition manager 10, error says you can only merge adjacent disks,


    but they are adjacent?

    Only 2 partitions on C
     
  7. SIW2

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    Are both partitions of the same type - are they both Primary partitions?

    They need to be the same type for any kind of merge function.

    If you post a screenshot of Disk Managemnt , or the Pargon main window showing the partitions - we can advise.

    Which PM10 product are you using , free, personal, pro, server?
     
  8. jazzman55

    jazzman55 Registered Member

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    here is screen shot
     

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  9. SIW2

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    Yes, That is the issue.

    The blue one is a Primary partition.

    The Green one is an Extended partition.

    Inside that Extended partition is one logical drive.

    If you wanrt to incorporate the 11gb in the Extended partition into the 100gb Primary partition - you need to convert it to a Primary partition first.

    Most of the Paragon PM products will do that - just rt click on the Extended partition and select "Make partition Primary", OK then Apply.


    A-MAKEPRIMARY.jpg
     
  10. jazzman55

    jazzman55 Registered Member

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    when select this green "dell service " partition to re format,it warns may make system unbootable?

    what do i do?

    this version, doesnt have exact window you show ,
     
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