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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:48:09 PM

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Hi all.
I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with that?
Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated" space?
Thanks.
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:48:10 PM

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What version of Partition Magic do you have ?
Version 8.1 has no problem with that.

"LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
> Hi all.
> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
> space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
> create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with
> that? Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated"
> space?
> Thanks.
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:48:10 PM

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If Windows XP was preinstalled on a new computer,
such as a HP computer, that partition is a hidden partition
containing the recovery files for Windows XP. Don't
attempt to delete/alter that partition or you'll not be able to
perform a system recovery if needed.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"LMO" wrote:

| Hi all.
| I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
| space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
| create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with that?
| Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated" space?
| Thanks.
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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:48:10 PM

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No. It is normal to have 8MB of unallocated space. When ever I have used
Partition Magic to partition drives I always end up with the 8MB unallocated
space. Don't worry about it.

You did mean megabytes right? If it is Gigabytes then you have a problem!

RD


"LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
> Hi all.
> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
> space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
> create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with
> that? Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated"
> space?
> Thanks.
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:49:30 PM

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That should read 152GB...sorry!

"LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
> Hi all.
> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
> space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
> create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with
> that? Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated"
> space?
> Thanks.
>
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 12:29:15 PM

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Correct. I meant MB, not GB!
Thank you. I'll just leave it be then.

"Randy D" <earthuser@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o aUwW%2347EHA.3376@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> No. It is normal to have 8MB of unallocated space. When ever I have used
> Partition Magic to partition drives I always end up with the 8MB
> unallocated space. Don't worry about it.
>
> You did mean megabytes right? If it is Gigabytes then you have a problem!
>
> RD
>
>
> "LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
>> Hi all.
>> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
>> space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
>> create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with
>> that? Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated"
>> space?
>> Thanks.
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 12:29:16 PM

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In news:33n5aqF424e2oU1@individual.net,
LMO <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> typed:

> Correct. I meant MB, not GB!
> Thank you. I'll just leave it be then.


Just to put this in perspective, 8 million may sound like a lot
of bytes, but the actual value of that 8MB of disk space is
something less than a US nickel.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup


>
> "Randy D" <earthuser@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o aUwW%2347EHA.3376@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> No. It is normal to have 8MB of unallocated space. When ever I
>> have
>> used Partition Magic to partition drives I always end up with
>> the 8MB
>> unallocated space. Don't worry about it.
>>
>> You did mean megabytes right? If it is Gigabytes then you have
>> a
>> problem!
>> RD
>>
>>
>> "LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
>>> Hi all.
>>> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The
>>> rest
>>> of the space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using
>>> Partition
>>> Magic, I cannopt create a new partition or otherwise utilize
>>> this
>>> space. What's up with that? Is there any way I can utilize
>>> this
>>> almost 8GB of "unallocated" space?
>>> Thanks.
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 3:54:18 PM

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If this is a Primary partition, you can resize it to include the unallocated
space.
But
If this is a Logical partition you can't.

"JerryM (ID)" <jerrym526@cableone.net> wrote in message
news:uBMT5Y37EHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> What version of Partition Magic do you have ?
> Version 8.1 has no problem with that.
>
> "LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
>> Hi all.
>> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
>> space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
>> create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with
>> that? Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated"
>> space?
>> Thanks.
>>
>
>
January 1, 2005 5:18:33 PM

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Let me get this straight, you have a 152gb disk drive and you post here
wanting to know how to recover 8mb of unallocated space?

"LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:33n5aqF424e2oU1@individual.net...
Correct. I meant MB, not GB!
Thank you. I'll just leave it be then.

"Randy D" <earthuser@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o aUwW%2347EHA.3376@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> No. It is normal to have 8MB of unallocated space. When ever I have used
> Partition Magic to partition drives I always end up with the 8MB
> unallocated space. Don't worry about it.
>
> You did mean megabytes right? If it is Gigabytes then you have a problem!
>
> RD
>
>
> "LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
>> Hi all.
>> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
>> space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
>> create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with
>> that? Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated"
>> space?
>> Thanks.
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 5:48:30 PM

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LMO wrote:

>I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
>space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated.

152 GB (binary measure) is just about 160 billion as disks are
described. I think your 7.8 GB is in fact 7.8 MB. This is the left
over part of the very first cylinder of the drive, after the first
sector is used for the Master Boot Record and partition tables


--
Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.D8E8L.org (remove the D8 bit)
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 12:26:35 AM

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Why does that bother you?

"justme" <spamspam@spam.com> wrote in message
news:ZiyBd.207529$6w6.79175@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Let me get this straight, you have a 152gb disk drive and you post here
> wanting to know how to recover 8mb of unallocated space?
>
> "LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:33n5aqF424e2oU1@individual.net...
> Correct. I meant MB, not GB!
> Thank you. I'll just leave it be then.
>
> "Randy D" <earthuser@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o aUwW%2347EHA.3376@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> No. It is normal to have 8MB of unallocated space. When ever I have used
>> Partition Magic to partition drives I always end up with the 8MB
>> unallocated space. Don't worry about it.
>>
>> You did mean megabytes right? If it is Gigabytes then you have a problem!
>>
>> RD
>>
>>
>> "LMO" <lmo01nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:33lonpF40mosqU1@individual.net...
>>> Hi all.
>>> I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of
>>> the
>>> space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
>>> create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with
>>> that? Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated"
>>> space?
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 12:27:35 AM

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Thank you, Alex. That was a good explanation. Pretty much what I was trying
to figure out.

"Alex Nichol" <alexn.mvpdts@ntlworld.delete.com> wrote in message
news:ttddt0dkvjv6jpvdbihji6lfc2grd318jn@4ax.com...
> LMO wrote:
>
>>I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
>>space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated.
>
> 152 GB (binary measure) is just about 160 billion as disks are
> described. I think your 7.8 GB is in fact 7.8 MB. This is the left
> over part of the very first cylinder of the drive, after the first
> sector is used for the Master Boot Record and partition tables
>
>
> --
> Alex Nichol MS MVP (Windows Technologies)
> Bournemouth, U.K. Alexn@mvps.D8E8L.org (remove the D8 bit)
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 4:39:04 PM

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> If Windows XP was preinstalled on a new computer,
> such as a HP computer, that partition is a hidden partition
> containing the recovery files for Windows XP. Don't
> attempt to delete/alter that partition or you'll not be able to
> perform a system recovery if needed.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "LMO" wrote:
>
> | Hi all.
> | I have a 160GB HDD. my C: drive consists of about 1520GB. The rest of the
> | space (7.8GB) is listed as Unallocated. Using Partition Magic, I cannopt
> | create a new partition or otherwise utilize this space. What's up with that?
> | Is there any way I can utilize this almost 8GB of "unallocated" space?
> | Thanks.
>
>
!