Joined: 25 Jun 2004
Location: South Bend, Indiana USA
|Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:09 pm Post subject: New Drive Partition Added To C: After April Update
|The new April Windows Update was a standard upgrade I ran today. After upgrading, there's a new drive letter (H allocated with 449MB of space, with 38.7MB free. As far as I know, there was absolutely no reason necessary to create a new partition as there was plenty of space, unless it uses some pre-existing "recovery" partition (which I've never had from the beginning).
Image of the drives:
Image of the diskmgr:
1. I've never had a recovery partition.
2. I don't want this recovery partition.
3. I want to reallocate this space back to my C: drive where it belongs.
Additionally, I am constantly getting "Low disk space on H:" messages every 5 minutes. Is there not a safe way to reallocate this space to C
Recovery Partition always existed and it is a good idea to have one as it helps in fixing OS if things go bad. It is a bug in Windows that it was assigned a drive letter.
DISKPART> list volume (to see what number your drive is)
select volume 5 (your drive number)