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A Question About Hard Drive In Compaq Presario 5900T Desktop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flavallee, Dec 8, 2004.

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  1. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I acquired this desktop about 2 weeks ago. It's 3 - 4 years old and came with Windows 98SE originally installed, but the owner upgraded it to Windows XP SP1 several months ago. The file system was left in FAT32 format and was not converted to NTFS format.

    The Western Digital Caviar WDC100AA hard drive is rated at 10 GB, but shows the following in My Computer:

    HARD( C: ) - 7.35 GB

    SYSTEM_SAV( D: ) - 1.94 GB


    Other than the files in the Recycle Bin and in System Restore containing the same information in both partitions, everything else appears to be Compaq-related files that are years old.

    What would be the best way to consolidate all 9.29 GB into the C: partition and do away with the D: partition, and what would be the best program to use?

    Don't tell me to reformat the hard drive and start from scratch because that's not what I want to do.
     

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    Look at Partition Magic to do that job.

    Don't assume all the data will be safe in doing it, backup beforehand.
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I've got a copy of PowerQuest Partition Magic 8.01.1274. I might get brave and give it a try.
     
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