disk management - windows 7

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Hi,
If this is a simple question, apologise me.
When i got to the disk management of the laptop computer (windows 7) it shows 3 disks . Disk 1- 500gb , disk 2- 250 gb and disk 3- 50mb
Does it mean my computer has 3 separate hard disks inside  or does it mean any other meaning? ?  

thanks guys
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
No. In a modern computer: Main partition, UEFI Boot Partition, and Recovery partition.  All ONE disk and all normal setup. Just use your main partition (C:)

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Hi thanks for your response.
Like in your attached pic, it shows as disk 1 under disk 0
And disk 2 under disk 1
Like 3 rows with disk 0,1,2
RaminTechnical Advisor

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it shows 3 disks . Disk 1- 500gb , disk 2- 250 gb and disk 3- 50mb

if you are sure that it shows what exactly you posted above then that means every Disk is a Hard disk. and you have 3 Hard disk attached to your PC.

Are you sure it is not something like this ?  Disk 0 partition1, Disk 0 partition 2, and Disk 0 partition3.


in this picture all Partitions are located in one hard Disk 0.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Please go into Disk Management, make a screen shot and post back. That will help me with your description
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In a simple sentence, "Every DISK number is a seperate Hard Disk."

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This is not the exact computer am talking about. but something similar to this.
I am clear. "every disk number is a hard disk"   thank you

one more question,
is it possible to extend the disk space for disk 1  from disk 0 ? i mean in my pic, disk 1 has only 7gb, if i want to extend my disk , is it possible to take space from disk 0 and add it to disk 1 ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Something or someone has added a disk or volume. If a hard disk, remove it. If it somehow is a partition, you would need a partitioning tool to combine partitions.

Is one drive an added SSD Drive?
RaminTechnical Advisor

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is it possible to extend the disk space for disk 1  from disk 0 ?


No. that is not possible.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Between disks of course not unless one is dynamic.
Jackie Man IT Manager
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You cannot expand one HDD from another HDD but you can create a junction point in one HDD to link to a folder in another HDD.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365006(v=vs.85).aspx
Top Expert 2013

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i suppose it is not a recent system.
in the past, some manufacturers installed a fast, small boot SSD  for the OS and another rotating disk drive for the rest
these were typical 8-64 GB in size

***why not post sceenshots?  much easier than pictures, and Always sharp - use the windows snipping tool from accessories

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