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  1. mmohaqeqf Win User

    Difficulty allocating an unallocated partition after removing ubuntu


    Hi all;
    I am new to this forum and did not know where to post my question, so I chose the general support. Please feel free to move it to the right section.

    Here is the story. Sorry it is long, but I tried to make it as clear as possible for you to understand:

    I have a y700 Lenovo laptop, which originally came with a Win 10, which was installed on a SSD drive (256G) (Drive C). And it also came with another separate 1T hard drive (HDD) for storing other stuff (Drive E).
    My current win is win 10 Home, version 1809 (I am not sure it it helps at all).

    A while ago, I wanted to install ubuntu to run some engineering software, so I used partitioning manage software to create a partition of about 130 G out of my HDD (Drive E) and successfully installed ubuntu. Now, I am done with that software, and needed to uninstall ubuntu and add the space allocated for ubuntu back to my Drive E, by following this (How to Uninstall a Linux Dual-Boot System From Your Computer). So I went ahead and deleted the partition (on which ubuntu was installed) using the windows disk management. Then, the deleted partition became an unallocated space. Now as you can see in the screen shot, the disk management shows that there two other partitions between the unallocated partition and Drive E (Date (E)). Now, I would like to add the unallocated space to this partition (Date (E)). However, I cannot find a way to do it. When I right click on the unallocated space, the only option I get is "New Simple Volume". But when I proceed with this option, the last step gives me this error;

    "There is not enough space on the disk(s) to complete this operation."

    Note: I already ran re-scan disk option from the disk management toolbar, which did not resolve the issue.
    Note: I still get this error, even if I set the size of the new volume to something small (like 10 G).

    So I am stuck, and don't seem to be able to use this unallocated space.

    So I went ahead and installed this app called EASUS partition Master. The other screen shot (also attached) is what the EASUS shows me. Surprisingly, EASUS shows that there is only one FAT 32 partition inbetween my unallocated space and Date (E) partition. Although EASUS I have is the full version, but I still cannot do anything with it. It does not allow me to create another partition out of the unallocated space (gives me the same error as the disk management, see above). It also does not allow me to move/resize the Data (E) partition.

    Can anyone help me to be able to use the unallocated space?

    Please let me know if any other info is needed.

    Thanks for your patience.

    :)
     
    mmohaqeqf, Nov 2, 2019
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  2. mellaby Win User

    Removing unallocated Partition

    I have a 600 meg unallocated partition. I've tried different methods to allocate it to the C drive with no luck. I can't move it beside the C drive either. Any suggestions?
     
    mellaby, Nov 2, 2019
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  3. Unallocated Space to C Drive

    Thanks
     
    realtravisbrown92, Nov 2, 2019
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  4. MartyB46 Win User

    Difficulty allocating an unallocated partition after removing ubuntu

    Windows 10 Home Disk Management problem allocating an unallocated partition

    I have an Unallocated partition between two allocated partitions (one is Recovery Partition, other is a Primary partition).

    When I try to allocate a new Simple Volume in that unallocated partition, I get an error:

    The selected GPT formatted disk contains a partition which is not of type 'PARTITION_BASIC_DATA_GUID', and is both preceded and followed by a partition of type 'PARTITION_BASIC_DATA_GUID'.

    What?
     
    MartyB46, Nov 2, 2019
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