wasting 180GB ...cant allocate(Pic included)

  • yashom
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Post 3+ Months Ago


I hav a Seagate 500GB sata ST3500820AS(OS drive) + Seagate 160gb
I had installed windows XP-sp3 few months ago.
Decided to partition remaining 180 GB's of the drive(500GB) later.

See the pictures... I am unable to UNdelete(using partionMagic) or allocate the UNallocated partion.
The option "New Partion..." is grayed out in Disk Management. :ouch:

Any suggestions APPRECIATED.

PS:I always screw with service(in administrative tool). Did I disable some service???
  • GT500Shlby
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You have too many primary partitions on that drive. You need to set-up an extended partition with multiple logical partitions inside of that.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you can create only one primary partitions and three secondary partitions after that you can create a extended partitions

go to the disk management from the device manager .

right click on my computer select the device manager after that select the disk management .

you can see all the partitions in the computer after that you can create a new extended partitions as you want so that you can create logical partitions inside the extended partitions.

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