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April 26, 2010 12:59:22 AM

Hello,
I just install windows 7 using a SATA 250 GIG hard drive. WIndows 7 installed using 20gig but I do not have access to the rest of the drive.

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Blackpete
April 26, 2010 2:19:01 AM

Access? Are you trying to partition the drive, or just put more files on your system? More information please.
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April 26, 2010 1:26:08 PM

tank said:
Access? Are you trying to partition the drive, or just put more files on your system? More information please.


I was trying to add Files. I was trying to use the complete 250 Gig as my C: drive, but Windows 7 just used 20 Gigs (NTFS) and the rest 228gig was left as Fat 32.
Should I try to reload Windows 7>

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April 26, 2010 4:04:15 PM

So, is the rest (which is fat32) assigned as a different drive, such as D:? If so, you can delete that partition and then resize the C: drive using the unused space from D:.

To do this, you need to go into the Disk Management Utility. In the search bar in your Start Menu, type in "create and format" and then click the link that shows up for the Disk Mgt. Utility.

Next, you'll see a list of all the drives you have on your machine. Right click on the FAT32 drive and select "Delete Volume".

Next, right click on the C: drive where you installed Windows 7 and click on the "Extend Volume" and you'll be able to add the space that was the Fat32 drive.

What I would suggest is possible extending the C: drive to another 100 gigs and then create a D: drive partition as NTFS with the rest.

In my case, I have 3 drives in my system, so I use all the space on the first HD for my C: drive. The 2nd drive I use all the space for my D: drive and the third drive (which stores my TV recordings) is used as the E: drive.

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May 6, 2010 12:30:36 AM

Thank you very much it works. I was able to have 2 drives. Thanks again
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May 6, 2010 12:31:07 AM

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