Unable to repartition hard drive - Windows 8.1
Posted on 2015-01-05
I had to take my laptop back to the factory defaults twice (long story...)
I originally wanted to create a partition for data only separate from my applications
That worked. I assigned a drive letter and seemed to be good to go
I did that successfully but then I noticed an extra partition that I couldn't access and thought I had made some kind of error so I used my restore disk to take the computer back to factory defaults again.
Now, I have the C: drive but it also shows the 450 MB partition I created, 2 D: (RECOVERY) drives, an EFI System Partition drive (don't even know what that is) and a 400 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition)
To make things more complicated, I can't do anything in Disk Management. I am signed with an Administrator account but there are no options to expand or shrink a partition, assign a drive letter or anything else.
I just want to keep the C: drive absorbing the partitions I don't need), one D: Recovery drive and the 450 MB I originally created.
I'm attaching a screen shot and would appreciate any help