I can,t find a way to transfer the page to this computer. I tried to copy the folder containing this page but my USB memory stick is insufficient. I think the size was over 200gb like it's the whole OS.I could not find a smaller file to copy which includes the info you asked for.
I tried to get this page to you but without connection to the web I tried right clicking at various points on the page but found nothing to send to the memory stick. The page is similar to yours but there is no Disk 1. All the programs are shown in Disk 0. The next catagory is CD-ROM 0, DVD (E) which has no media. I'll keep trying to get this page to you.
On the problem machine:
Open Disk Management
Maximize it and use your mouse on the column headers near the top to resize the columns to make the information easy to read and completely visible.
Hold the "Alt" key on the bottom left of your keyboard and then strike the "Print Screen" key near the top and left size of your keyboard.
Open mspaint and when it is open simply hold the "Ctrl" key and strike the "v" key to paste that image into Paint.
Save that with any name you care to use and transfer that file to your USB Thumb drive and then you should be able to upload it here by attaching it to your next post.
It's been so long since I've even used vista that I can't remember if it had the snipping tool that would make this process a bit easier.
This camera picture is hard to read and does not show the important top part of disk management with the status field expanded (see my example in posting #22). Why don't you just make a snip of disk management and post that.
Now back to your original question. It looks like the 9.77GB of unallocated space were your original recovery partition. You must have deleted at some time.
I suggest not to muck around with the partitions. You could use the 9.77GB to create a new simple logical partition. But that is probably not worth it.
Since you have no more recovery partition, I suggest to make frequent images to an external disk Then you can always recover from any disaster. Here is how: (Note: although that tutorial is on a seven forum, it works just the same in Vista).
I was successful to disk image my OS(C) on an external drive but now I have tried to use it to open my computer with it as a restore but without success. I am at the Image restore page looking for a way to use it as my primary OS.
I feel like a kllutz but have not done this before.This display is after I hit restore and is not like the example.I did download uWinPE but it was unable to be used-I think it was a case of uncompliance with the 32gb. I have to search for the right version. In any case, what should I do to load the Destnation. I'm not sure about the display but I think that the Image was inserted..What should I do now. Sorry to be such a nuisance.