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How to manage unallocated space on hdd

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a b G Storage
April 27, 2010 10:03:27 AM

Hello, I was trying to partition my HDD (291 gb free space) I alloted 5gb to the new partition I thought I was making. But the partition . manager is unable to give it a drive letter. Please HELP
a c 97 G Storage
April 27, 2010 12:18:52 PM

Did you format the new partition?

In Windows you cannot assign a drive letter until it is formatted.
a b G Storage
April 28, 2010 10:58:58 AM

No, I could not even format the partition. If I give the command to partition, only my C: drive is displayed. It seems I cannot access any options for the unallocated space.
I forgot to mention that I have a new laptop running Windows 7.
a c 117 G Storage
April 28, 2010 2:21:22 PM

If you actually created the partition, go to drive manager, you will see the 5gig of unallocated space. You will be able to select it there and format, then assign a drive letter.

Why even create a 5gig partition? For a swap file?