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Last response: in Storage
November 17, 2011 7:28:14 AM

So I HAD a 2Tb drive and awhile back, installed a linux partition on it by accident (thought it was the C drive), it wasn't, it was a storage drive.

Anyways, here's where it stands now.

Everytime I try to merge the healthy partition to the unallocated one, it doesn't work.
I can't even create a NEW VOLUME on the 195.26 partition on the right, I get the following.

No matter WHAT I try.

I hope I didn't lose the 195G of space here, but is there anything I can do within Windows, or do I have to get a 3rd party program here?

Thanks for your help

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a b G Storage
November 17, 2011 9:01:09 AM

Try extend the partition in diskpart:

cmd.exe in seach box, ctrl+shift+enter to elevated command prompt

in command prompt, type


list volume

(find the volume you want to extend)

select volume x (x is the number of the volume you want to extend)


or use
November 17, 2011 9:08:33 AM

Right Click on Unallocated partition and select "Extended partition" because Drive "C" is allocated as a primary disk and the other will be as "extended partition" or "Logical drives."
November 17, 2011 11:59:26 PM

Thanks for your help guys, manage to get someone at Seagate and they helped me with the following.

Like you suggested Pyreee, used CMD prompt, needed the drive # and used diskpart to do it.

Did a quick search, something along these lines.

It wouldn't work through Device Manager, but the CMD promprt/ diskpart did it.

Appreciate the help though, thank you.