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Another nooby question.....

I shrank the D:, but it won't let me use this to extend the C: drive.....Why is this happening? :'(
You need to delete D: instead of shrinking it :p It should come up as 'unallocated space' before you're able to extend C: into it.

If that doesn't work then post again to let me know, there's another way around it :) 
FS, i thought it would have been as easy as shrink D and extend C :L

I assume i should put all the stuff on D: onto an external hard drive so i don't lose it?
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Another nooby question.....

I shrank the D:, but it won't let me use this to extend the C: drive.....Why is this happening? :'(
You need to delete D: instead of shrinking it :p It should come up as 'unallocated space' before you're able to extend C: into it.

If that doesn't work then post again to let me know, there's another way around it :) 
FS, i thought it would have been as easy as shrink D and extend C :L

I assume i should put all the stuff on D: onto an external hard drive so i don't lose it?
yes that would be best if you don't want to lose those files
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@Hughesy Going on a mission. To get a braided version of every cable inside my PC lol. Gonna cost around £50 in total, ordered the first batch already, second bunch are from Scan so I'll order them on Thursday. This is including everything from the front panel connectors, HD Audio, and even all of my modular power cables in blue sleeves :D 
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Will edit this post in a bit with a walkthrough, been a busy day, barely got a lunch break in while flashing a customers tablet.
Don't worry, can leave it till tomorrow if you want. Mans gotta get some free time in his life....
Nah it's ok I can help bud. Can you open up the Windows partition software and screenshot your partitions for me please? That'll help decide which direction I send you in :p 
At the moment, if you're having the same problem as I did then I'm still trying to find the guide I used to fix it. I remember parts of it, but not the whole thing is the trouble :s 
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Ok, so when you right click on TEMP_PART01 does it give you the option to format it? If it does, and if you've copied the data you want from there, then do that. Once it's finished formatting it, it'll probably still have the D: drive letter and the blue bar still above it. At which point you need to right click it again and select Delete Volume.
After that those 395GB should show as Unallocated Space. Right click on C: and select Extend Volume, and just follow it through without changing anything, it should be able to find the unallocated space by itself. Hopefully that works, but it could still fail. At which point try the software in the link below, I haven't used it myself but I've read comments on forums saying that it worked well.
http://download.cnet.com/Partition-Assistant-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-75118871.html?part=dl-10080588&subj=dl&tag=button

That's not the way I did it for mine, I used DiskPart with an elevated command prompt, but I can't find the sequence of commands I used anywhere anymore :s I can find the commands, but I wouldn't want to guess what order I used them in and have it be wrong. Plus it's a little harder to do that way and it almost feels like fumbling in the dark a bit lol. Hopefully one of those two above works!
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Ok, so when you right click on TEMP_PART01 does it give you the option to format it? If it does, and if you've copied the data you want from there, then do that. Once it's finished formatting it, it'll probably still have the D: drive letter and the blue bar still above it. At which point you need to right click it again and select Delete Volume.
After that those 395GB should show as Unallocated Space. Right click on C: and select Extend Volume, and just follow it through without changing anything, it should be able to find the unallocated space by itself. Hopefully that works, but it could still fail. At which point try the software in the link below, I haven't used it myself but I've read comments on forums saying that it worked well.
http://download.cnet.com/Partition-Assistant-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-75118871.html?part=dl-10080588&subj=dl&tag=button

That's not the way I did it for mine, I used DiskPart with an elevated command prompt, but I can't find the sequence of commands I used anywhere anymore :s I can find the commands, but I wouldn't want to guess what order I used them in and have it be wrong. Plus it's a little harder to do that way and it almost feels like fumbling in the dark a bit lol. Hopefully one of those two above works!
Nah, the format option is greyed out :/
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Ok, so when you right click on TEMP_PART01 does it give you the option to format it? If it does, and if you've copied the data you want from there, then do that. Once it's finished formatting it, it'll probably still have the D: drive letter and the blue bar still above it. At which point you need to right click it again and select Delete Volume.
After that those 395GB should show as Unallocated Space. Right click on C: and select Extend Volume, and just follow it through without changing anything, it should be able to find the unallocated space by itself. Hopefully that works, but it could still fail. At which point try the software in the link below, I haven't used it myself but I've read comments on forums saying that it worked well.
http://download.cnet.com/Partition-Assistant-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-75118871.html?part=dl-10080588&subj=dl&tag=button

That's not the way I did it for mine, I used DiskPart with an elevated command prompt, but I can't find the sequence of commands I used anywhere anymore :s I can find the commands, but I wouldn't want to guess what order I used them in and have it be wrong. Plus it's a little harder to do that way and it almost feels like fumbling in the dark a bit lol. Hopefully one of those two above works!
Nah, the format option is greyed out :/
Did you try it with that software too yea?

Otherwise this video will help. To open the elevated command prompt (using Windows 7 I'm guessing?) click on start, all programs, accessories, right click on command prompt and choose run as administrator.

As for the instructions in the vid, and this is important! Follow his instructions until he gets to 0:28, then you need to stop the video and not do anything else he does.
Type in 'select part x' replacing the 'x' with the partition number that those 395GB's are assigned to. After that type 'list part' again and check that there's a little * on the left of the 395GB partition. Now ignore the rest of the video and follow what I write here.
Type 'format fs=ntfs quick' and once that's done type in 'list part' again. Those 395GB's have probably disappeared but that's ok, we want them to, after that type 'exit'. Now that extra space should show up in the Disk Manager you were on earlier and it should let you extend C: into it. As far as I know, that'll work, but if anything goes wrong and you end up having to completely re-install Windows then I'm extremely sorry! (Just getting that in there in case ;)) But you should be fine with those commands :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9nc1PAhieQ
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Ok, so when you right click on TEMP_PART01 does it give you the option to format it? If it does, and if you've copied the data you want from there, then do that. Once it's finished formatting it, it'll probably still have the D: drive letter and the blue bar still above it. At which point you need to right click it again and select Delete Volume.
After that those 395GB should show as Unallocated Space. Right click on C: and select Extend Volume, and just follow it through without changing anything, it should be able to find the unallocated space by itself. Hopefully that works, but it could still fail. At which point try the software in the link below, I haven't used it myself but I've read comments on forums saying that it worked well.
http://download.cnet.com/Partition-Assistant-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-75118871.html?part=dl-10080588&subj=dl&tag=button

That's not the way I did it for mine, I used DiskPart with an elevated command prompt, but I can't find the sequence of commands I used anywhere anymore :s I can find the commands, but I wouldn't want to guess what order I used them in and have it be wrong. Plus it's a little harder to do that way and it almost feels like fumbling in the dark a bit lol. Hopefully one of those two above works!
Nah, the format option is greyed out :/
Did you try it with that software too yea?

Otherwise this video will help. To open the elevated command prompt (using Windows 7 I'm guessing?) click on start, all programs, accessories, right click on command prompt and choose run as administrator.

As for the instructions in the vid, and this is important! Follow his instructions until he gets to 0:28, then you need to stop the video and not do anything else he does.
Type in 'select part x' replacing the 'x' with the partition number that those 395GB's are assigned to. After that type 'list part' again and check that there's a little * on the left of the 395GB partition. Now ignore the rest of the video and follow what I write here.
Type 'format fs=ntfs quick' and once that's done type in 'list part' again. Those 395GB's have probably disappeared but that's ok, we want them to, after that type 'exit'. Now that extra space should show up in the Disk Manager you were on earlier and it should let you extend C: into it. As far as I know, that'll work, but if anything goes wrong and you end up having to completely re-install Windows then I'm extremely sorry! (Just getting that in there in case ;)) But you should be fine with those commands :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9nc1PAhieQ
Oh, i didn't realise that the software did it too :P

Just firing it up now so we shall see ;)
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Good :) I'd rather you try the software before having to do anything with DiskPart, that's for sure! It can be quite easy to mess things up with the wrong command at the wrong time in that :s 
I ain't going anywhere near the DiskPart! :LLLL

I remember when the desktop PC crapped itself and my dad was doing all these command things and it looked horrible :L Used to be a software engineer so he seems to know what to do with PC's :L 
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Mmmmmmmmmm how i needed these GB's

Cracking piece of software you got there, so much easier and better looking than the default Windows program! Its annoying how theres freeware like that that's better than what a massive company like Microsoft can muster up

Cheers Prawn!!!  <3
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Hi guys. I'm not a PC specialist, but given around £1,000 budget this config made sense to me (on pcspecialist.co.uk). Is any of the following a mismatch with the rest and if you were to improve one thing what would it be? Will be using for work but prime aim (obviously) is gaming, poss with 3 monitors.

Any advice is appreciated.
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PCS DOMINATOR 6806B BLACK CASE

CPU: Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache

Motherboard: ASUS® H97M-E: Micro-ATX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs

RAM: 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)

Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 760 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

HD1: 480GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)

HD2: 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

Optical: 1) 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM 2) 8x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW

Power: CORSAIR 650W CS SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Cooling: Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler 

Sound: ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network: 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)

USB Options: MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Speakers: LOGITECH Z320 2.0 SPEAKERS - 10W RMS with 360 Degree Sound (£42)

Warranty: 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)


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