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1 hard drive, 2 letters

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cybergum, Aug 20, 2002.

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  1. cybergum

    cybergum Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2001
    I'm back from my 4 week hiatus (3 of which the pc was at tech support) and as usual I have a question about my new system :)

    I have a 2.5 GB HD that used to be installed on an older computer. The comp. didn't recognize anything larger than 2 GB though, so it's divided into D: and E:. The new system recognizes both drives and there aren't any problems, but is there a way to have just a D: drive? Thanks :)
  2. bcon76

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    You would need to merge the partitions which I don't think can be done without software such as partition magic or system commander. If you are running windows 2000 or XP you could convert the drives from basic storage to dynamic. Then you can setup the system to see only one volume as aposed to two partitions.
  3. Lurker1


    Jan 30, 2001
    Hi cybergum

    If none of the programs are currently pointing to the files on the E drive you could temporarly copy the files to a folder on the C: drive then FDISK the D and E drives to remove all partitions and create one big one. Format the drive then copy all your data back to the empty drive. (or use a program like partiton magic like bcon76 stated.
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