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So I accidentally made this 100MB partition (don't ask) and now I can't merge them

Solutions?
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Since it says it's unallocated, you should be able to delete the partition and then expand the other to fill the space. GParted should do it if Windows won't; it reminds me a lot of the old PartitionMagic.

However, that 100MB partition should be used by Windows for safe copies of essential files, why it's unallocated, I can't guess, but it's created during Windows install.

As with any partition tweaking activity, you do it entire at your own risk. Make sure you've got backups of essential data!
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post #3 of 15
Windows 7 will only let you extend partitions to the right. You cannot extend a partition to the left.

You need to use a third party tool like gparted to extend the partition to the left. Also, why did you delete the system reserved partition?
post #4 of 15
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Oh that is normal haha? I thought I accidentally made it with EasyBCD.

On a side note, a hdd I use for my documents and music and such (SSD is boot drive) has it's own non hidden boot folder, which I cannot delete (it also has a hidden bootmgr).

There are no OS's on that HDD, how do I delete it?
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post #5 of 15
delete the partition
post #6 of 15
It needs to be a Dynamic disk, not a basic disk.

Right-click and convert it to a dynamic disk and it will reboot to complete the process.

Afterwards, you should be able to extend the system partition to include the unallocated space.
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Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
delete the partition
The 100MB partition is already deleted (unallocated). If he deletes the system partition, he won't be able to boot up. Your best bet is to use gParted, burn it to a CD, boot to it, and you can expand the partition that way. Should take you grand total of about 3 minutes. gParted is a great tool, and I use it frequently for HDD manipulation, and for basic file recovery.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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Oh that is normal haha? I thought I accidentally made it with EasyBCD.

On a side note, a hdd I use for my documents and music and such (SSD is boot drive) has it's own non hidden boot folder, which I cannot delete (it also has a hidden bootmgr).

There are no OS's on that HDD, how do I delete it?
You can also do this in gParted since you'll have it booted up anyway. It will require a bit of command line work, but is simple enough. Honestly, I'd just leave it alone.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Raptor_Jesus View Post
The 100MB partition is already deleted (unallocated). If he deletes the system partition, he won't be able to boot up. Your best bet is to use gParted, burn it to a CD, boot to it, and you can expand the partition that way. Should take you grand total of about 3 minutes. gParted is a great tool, and I use it frequently for HDD manipulation, and for basic file recovery.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/



You can also do this in gParted since you'll have it booted up anyway. It will require a bit of command line work, but is simple enough. Honestly, I'd just leave it alone.
It won't let me, also the 'details' drop down menu says I should run chckdisk, I'll do that later.
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So is it fine leaving that partition unallocated? Cause I don't think I can merge it.
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Yes, it is fine to leave it alone. That system reserved folder is completely unnecessary as long as you have access to your OS install disc to make repairs if needed. Lots of folks, including myself, go through a workaround when installing 7 to eliminate it.

Moving/expanding the partition might set the alignment of the C partition off, hurting your SSD's performance (assuming the C: partition was aligned correctly to begin with).

You also have your data drive marked as an 'active' partition - you'll want to mark that as not active and your bootmgr issue should go away.
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