Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
  1.    2 Weeks Ago #11
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,454
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Airider View Post
    I don't know how to do that. Or wisely worth doing? (though one might expect this nonsense to continue till it runs out of assignable letters). Is it dangerous, meaning can I ruin something with a stupid mistake?
    To just ignore them and release letter to be used by some other disk/partition:
    Right click on one of those partitions and choose "Change drive letter and paths". Next just choose "Remove".
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    2 Weeks Ago #12
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Seems simple, but even though I should be the sole Admin, I don't see that option. And rename only lets me change the word description, not the LETTER of the disk

    And it doesn't think I am Admin (cmd does, etc.) , but last night I did manage to change "Tool - smtg" [I forget what] to LOCAL DISK and then to Local Disk .... but not the disk letter G )
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    2 Weeks Ago #13
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    This HP has a new SSD. I just now found this and wonder if it is stupids and/or dangerous to try <

    "How to delete EFI partition with Diskpart

    Step 1. Hit "Windows Key + R to open the run dialogue box, enter "diskpart" and click "OK" to open a black command prompt window.
    Step 2. Type "list disk" to display all the disks of your computer. Type "select disk n" to identify which disk you need to work with. Here n stands for the disk letter.
    Step 3. Type "list partition" to display all the volumes on the hard drive. Type "select partition n" to identify which partition you want to remove. Here n stands for the volume letter.
    Step 4. Type "delete partition override" to remove the EFI partition. Finally, type "exit" to close the windows when you receive the message says, DiskPart successfully deleted the selected partition"

    just for a better understanding, but not wanting to complete it, I took these steps >
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	13 
Size:	5.7 KB 
ID:	162806

    in this context >
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	13 
Size:	11.5 KB 
ID:	162807

    so C: should be using 70GB I assume (461- 391)

    Am sure my lack of expert knowledge is showing!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    2 Weeks Ago #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,229
    Windows 10 Home

    You have no EFI (EFI system partition, or ESP) partition because you have an MBR layout disk versus a GPT disk layout. However, following the above procedure to get rid of those two 2 GB mystery partitions should work (partitions 3 and 4).

    After that, you can extend the C: drive into the unallocated space remaining to reclaim it.

    "Tool - smtg" ? You lost me there....
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    2 Weeks Ago #15
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    To just ignore them and release letter to be used by some other disk/partition:
    Right click on one of those partitions and choose "Change drive letter and paths". Next just choose "Remove".
    Did as you suggested >

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	12 
Size:	22.5 KB 
ID:	162814


    .... and the winner is >

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	12 
Size:	10.1 KB 
ID:	162815


    I hope I didn't kill anything by doing this, but I now have the Media Creation Tool for WinX v1709 as an option later
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    2 Weeks Ago #16
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    You have no EFI (EFI system partition, or ESP) partition because you have an MBR layout disk versus a GPT disk layout. However, following the above procedure to get rid of those two 2 GB mystery partitions should work (partitions 3 and 4).

    After that, you can extend the C: drive into the unallocated space remaining to reclaim it.

    "Tool - smtg" ? You lost me there....
    That was what the Media Creation Tool was called in (G: ), just a name (forgot the exact name that was there, why I wrote the abbreviation for "something")

    So how do I extend C: drive into that space now?

    Follow exactly WHICH above procedure ....?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    2 Weeks Ago #17
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,229
    Windows 10 Home

    Go back into disk mgmt., right click on C: drive, the graphic box representing it, and select Extend Volume.

    For future reference and reference of other readers of this thread, many TenForums members, including myself, recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard to manage partitions, it's free version can be downloaded here: https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html . It can do much more than Windiws' disk management console and is much more user friendly than diskpart.
    Last edited by Word Man; 2 Weeks Ago at 17:38. Reason: Added MiniTool reference
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    2 Weeks Ago #18
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    only have these to click on

    Open
    Explore
    Mark Position as Active

    Change Drive Letter and Paths ....
    (Format) can't click on this
    (Extend Volume) can't click on this
    Shrink Volume
    (Add Mirror) can't click on this
    (Delete Volume) can't click on this
    Properties
    Help


    when I try to shrink was used to be D: and G: I get this >
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	10 
Size:	5.9 KB 
ID:	162825

      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    2 Weeks Ago #19
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,229
    Windows 10 Home

    Can you please post a screen shot of how Disk Management looks now?

    Note - I edited my prior post to point you to a more powerful tool for this type of work.

    I hope you have a backup of this disk - what say you?

    I am operating under the assumption that you've already deleted D: and G: from within diskpart. Correct me if that is not the case.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    2 Weeks Ago #20
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 195
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    No, only the Media Creation Tool from the Clean Install

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	11 
Size:	8.6 KB 
ID:	162826


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	21.2 KB 
ID:	162827
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums