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03-31-2009 11:50 PM  9 years agoPost 21
Wingman77

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well I have a 500g hard drive with two backup partitions, one is 150g with 30 free the other one it 110g with 20 free and I want to combine the two. I dont have any way to back them up as it is a ton of memory so I will wait untill I can get a 1t external drive.

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03-31-2009 11:58 PM  9 years agoPost 22
702nitro

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Wow! Hows the computer performing?

Cool, get the ext HD and back it up.

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04-01-2009 01:59 AM  9 years agoPost 23
Wingman77

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well my main drive partition(200g) is also within 35g of being full.

I need a external dreve anyway as I am running out of space....

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04-07-2009 09:03 PM  9 years agoPost 24
Wingman77

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ok I got a external drive and backed up everything, partition magic only works when the external drive is plugged in.....? what program should I use to merge my two partitions?

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04-07-2009 11:43 PM  9 years agoPost 25
SilverEagle2

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What OS and what File system?

That would answer if you should before you can. Some can and some can't.

Extending a partition in some is dangerous...Especially if the OS is installed to one of the partitions that you are trying to extend.

Vista will extend natively. Drive Image can do XP but at your own risk.

Wait..what!?!?! No, that can't be!

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04-07-2009 11:56 PM  9 years agoPost 26
Wingman77

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I am running xp on partition (C) I want to combine partitions (D) and (I) wich are both NTFS

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04-07-2009 11:56 PM  9 years agoPost 27
Furious Predator

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i personally run XP Home, NTSF, on a seperate partition. it needs more room.

any thoughts on this?

Shawn
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04-08-2009 12:07 AM  9 years agoPost 28
702nitro

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You delete partition D:/ and I:/, then create a new one(consisting of the space free'd up from D:/ and I:/, plus any available space before.);

EDIT
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Partitions labeled D: & I: does not contain System files correct?
If yes, as long as you have backed up the contents to your external HD, there is no risk damaging the active system partition. The only way to screw this up, is if you select the wrong one.

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04-08-2009 12:51 AM  9 years agoPost 29
Wingman77

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D and I are completely empty and all system files are in C, what program should I use?

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04-08-2009 06:38 AM  9 years agoPost 30
702nitro

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At this point, you won't need any special utilities.
Just go Start>Accessories>System Tools>Computer Management>Disk Mgmt

Delete partitions with label D:\ & I:\
Then create your partition.

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04-08-2009 02:08 PM  9 years agoPost 31
Wingman77

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ok I did that and this is what I get, it will only let me creat the partition in unallocated space, deleting the partitions did not give me free space.

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04-08-2009 04:01 PM  9 years agoPost 32
nojohnny101

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hey
if C is the partition you have your OS on then it won't let you do it while the system in running....

i use Partition magic to do that by booting from a disk....only way i know of doing that

Thanks
~Will-i-am~

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04-08-2009 04:07 PM  9 years agoPost 33
Wingman77

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what kind of disc?? I have partition magic but it will only let me make a floppy disc and I dont even have a floppy drive.

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04-08-2009 04:43 PM  9 years agoPost 34
pphil611

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http://www.partition-tool.com/

Go to this site and down load the program, it's free and works better than partition magic. Also works with XP< and Vista. You should be able to delete your two unused partitions.

down load the home edition, its free

Spectra-G, MAH, CSM

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04-08-2009 05:37 PM  9 years agoPost 35
Wingman77

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that is still not letting me combine or delete the partitions....

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04-08-2009 05:58 PM  9 years agoPost 36
pphil611

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http://partitionlogic.org.uk/

try this one. I cant beleve you cant delete partitions, when you delete a partition it adds the space to the unpartitiond area. Your not doing something right, are you reading the directions properly?

Spectra-G, MAH, CSM

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04-08-2009 06:23 PM  9 years agoPost 37
Wingman77

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ok I got it working now the problem was that the C partition was dividing the others and it did would not let me combine them untill I moved the c partition.

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04-08-2009 07:13 PM  9 years agoPost 38
Wingman77

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umm, when I restarted the computer all I get is a black screen.....?

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