Not allowing partition - max limit

Posted: 01-12-2009, 11:39 AM

Hi
Just got myself a Dell Inspiron 1525. It has a hardisk of 250GB
There are two partitions - HDisk drives - C: of 220GB, the D: drive o
10 GB for Recovery

I wud like to divide the C drive into atleast 2 smaller parts

When I went to Disk Managment - there it shows me 4 drive
1) C : Operating system and primary (220 GB
2) D : - Recovery (10GB
3) (unnamed) - 2.50GB free spac
4) (unnamed) - "for EISA config" - (71MB

I successfully "shrink" the C drive - and creatd an "unallocted" 90G
space:

I then use "new simple volume" on this using the wizard !..:

but at the end the message is :eek
"YOU CANNOT CREATE a new volume in this unallocated space because th
disk already contains the maximum number of partitions

I am aware that Vista normally allows only 4 parititions:eek
So I went back and tried to delete the 4th (2.50GB)... but then it gav
a warning message that vista may not be able to revert thecondidtio
etcc

Can anyone help... could not find this problem tackled earlier

rgd
CFernande

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Ian D
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Re: Not allowing partition - max limit
Posted: 01-12-2009, 06:33 PM

"CFernandes" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi
> Just got myself a Dell Inspiron 1525. It has a hardisk of 250GB.
> There are two partitions - HDisk drives - C: of 220GB, the D: drive of
> 10 GB for Recovery!
>
> I wud like to divide the C drive into atleast 2 smaller parts.
>
> When I went to Disk Managment - there it shows me 4 drives
> 1) C : Operating system and primary (220 GB)
> 2) D : - Recovery (10GB)
> 3) (unnamed) - 2.50GB free space
> 4) (unnamed) - "for EISA config" - (71MB)
>
>
> I successfully "shrink" the C drive - and creatd an "unallocted" 90GB
> space
>
> I then use "new simple volume" on this using the wizard !..
>
> but at the end the message is
> "YOU CANNOT CREATE a new volume in this unallocated space because the
> disk already contains the maximum number of partitions"
>
> I am aware that Vista normally allows only 4 parititions
> So I went back and tried to delete the 4th (2.50GB)... but then it gave
> a warning message that vista may not be able to revert thecondidtion
> etccc
>
> Can anyone help... could not find this problem tackled earlier!
>
> rgds
> CFernandes
>
>
You can only have 4 primary partitions, but you can have any
number of virtual partitions (drives) in an extended partition.

Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management,
and select Disk Management. Right click the unallocated space,
and select create partition. Create an extended partion, then repeat
the process to create a logical drive in the extended partition. You
can assign any unused drive letter to your new partition.


JerryM
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Re: Not allowing partition - max limit
Posted: 01-12-2009, 06:39 PM
Try to delete the number 3 free space, instead of number 4.

"CFernandes" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:1a822b531b0e7c4b2563907b161acb29@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hi
> Just got myself a Dell Inspiron 1525. It has a hardisk of 250GB.
> There are two partitions - HDisk drives - C: of 220GB, the D: drive of
> 10 GB for Recovery!
>
> I wud like to divide the C drive into atleast 2 smaller parts.
>
> When I went to Disk Managment - there it shows me 4 drives
> 1) C : Operating system and primary (220 GB)
> 2) D : - Recovery (10GB)
> 3) (unnamed) - 2.50GB free space
> 4) (unnamed) - "for EISA config" - (71MB)
>
>
> I successfully "shrink" the C drive - and creatd an "unallocted" 90GB
> space
>
> I then use "new simple volume" on this using the wizard !..
>
> but at the end the message is
> "YOU CANNOT CREATE a new volume in this unallocated space because the
> disk already contains the maximum number of partitions"
>
> I am aware that Vista normally allows only 4 parititions
> So I went back and tried to delete the 4th (2.50GB)... but then it gave
> a warning message that vista may not be able to revert thecondidtion
> etccc
>
> Can anyone help... could not find this problem tackled earlier!
>
> rgds
> CFernandes
>
>
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> CFernandes
 
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