Windows 10: partitions mess after installing Windows 10 Solved

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  1.    02 Dec 2016 #1

    partitions mess after installing Windows 10


    Ciao, ho installato da zero Windows 10 sul mio notebook ma forse successo un casino sulle partizioni. Ora in Gestione disco vedo queste partizioni:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/tj9m6c0hle...Win10.jpg?dl=0
    Sicuramente non possibile avere una tartizione da 23GB e un'altra da 4GB. Ho provato ad eliminarle da Gestione disco ma non ci riesco, non c' la voce elimina. E neppure posso estendere il volume "C" perch l'opzione disabilitata.
    Non sono molto esperto, che potrei fare? Mi conviene formattare di nuovo? Ma come? Infatti mi ricordo che nel momento dell'installazione di Win 10 vedevo le varie partizioni ma oltre che formattarle non potevo fare nulla.
    1000 grazie
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  2.    02 Dec 2016 #2

    English translation from Italian, courtesy of Google Translate
    Hello, I installed from scratch Windows 10 on my notebook but maybe it happened a mess on the partitions. Now in Disk Management I see these partitions:https://www.dropbox.com/s/tj9m6c0hl...Win10.jpg?dl=0
    Surely you can not have a partition by another 23GB and 4GB. I tried to delete them from disk management but I can not, there is no entry closes. Nor can I extend the "C" volume because the option is disabled.
    I am not very experienced, that I could do? Should I reformat? But how? In fact I remember that in the time of installation of Win 10 saw the various partitions but format them as well as I could do nothing.
    1000 thanks
    These partitions are a little strange to be sure. You should leave the one before Windows 10 (100 MB) and after Windows 10 (4.29GB) alone, because they probably contain useful or essential information. If you want to increase your main C: drive partition, you'll have to use a third party tool like the Easus Partition Master Free or Minitool Partition Wizard Free to move the 4.29 GB partition to the end of the disk, so you can extend the C: partition into the unallocated 23GB space.

    Comments from other forum members are welcome and appreciated. Please: fire away!

    HTH,
    --Ed--

    PS to the original poster: Feel free to offer a better translation of your question. Please also be aware that forum rules require all posts to be in English, or to include an English translation.
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  3.    03 Dec 2016 #3

    EdTittel said: View Post
    These partitions are a little strange to be sure. You should leave the one before Windows 10 (100 MB) and after Windows 10 (4.29GB) alone, because they probably contain useful or essential information. If you want to increase your main C: drive partition, you'll have to use a third party tool like the Easus Partition Master Free or Minitool Partition Wizard Free to move the 4.29 GB partition to the end of the disk, so you can extend the C: partition into the unallocated 23GB space.
    Thanks for your pleasant reply. I had to format to delete those partitions. Now it is OK. Thanks again one.
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  4.    03 Dec 2016 #4

    Glad you were able to solve your problem. Welcome to TenForums!
    --Ed--
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  5.    08 Dec 2016 #5

    I have a similar problem, after Anniv Ed loaded on my new primary hd.
    I went to Disk Management and found that Drive D (System) was no longer on my primary, but had been moved to my secondary hd. Now when I restart or shutdown/start, it tells me that a "required device is inaccessible. Insert orig disc and select Repair." That's woeful because:

    1. it tells me to choose a "target operating system" but only shows Win 7
    2. the advanced option wants to delete all apps I've installed and personalizations.

    I temporarily get around this by shutting down...start...ESC...selective boot...select primary drive (it finds it somehow)...enter. That works and returns me to where I was with all intact, I think.

    Does anyone know how to resolve this?
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  6.    08 Dec 2016 #6

    Florida Rene said: View Post
    Does anyone know how to resolve this?
    We would have to see a good screenshot of disk management with all the columns expanded so we can see all the info in them to be able to help more:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7.    08 Dec 2016 #7

    Partitions as of 2016-12-08


    Thank you. Is this the image you're looking for?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Partition Map 2016-12-08.png  
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  8.    08 Dec 2016 #8

    Additional Partition Query


    Hello Again...

    Since the Primary HD is 2TB, I've been thinking of partitioning it so C: is 400gb, with the balance being used for D:, E:, F:, and G: as data partitions.

    To do that, I'd probably have to rename the current D: (System) as (perhaps) Z: and the current E: as perhaps H:

    Does this make sense? Or is it a bad idea to have 5 or 6 partitions on a HD?
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  9.    08 Dec 2016 #9

    From your disk management screenshot, the D: drive partition only has the label System, but the computer is not actually booting from it. The computer is booting from the C: drive partition. It appears that what you have to do is go into Bios and adjust the permanent boot order to boot from Disk 0 first. There is a difference between partition labels and partition types/functions. Look inside the parenthesis on C: drive and you see that it is the functioning System partition - which is the partition the computer is booting from. Inside the parenthesis is also boot - that is the partition the operating system is using and loaded from. The bold word SYSTEM to the left of D: drive is just the partition label and can be anything the user changes it to and has no bearing on the partitions actual function.

    The word Active inside the parenthesis means that is the partition that the BIOS will look in for boot files if that physical drive is selected as the boot device. That is just a flag the user can turn on or off and does not really indicate the boot files are there - it just tells the BIOS where to look for the boot files.

    Since, apparently, the small D: drive partition on Disk 1 does not have valid boot files (because you get that error when you try to boot from it), after you get the computer booting normally from Disk 0, there doesn't appear to be any reason to keep the D: drive partition on Disk 1.
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  10.    08 Dec 2016 #10

    Many thanks for your advice. I'll give it a try and report back.
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