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C drive split to C;D when I put a new CDROM in

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fibrofilly, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. fibrofilly

    fibrofilly Thread Starter

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    You all helped me when the CDROM went out and I didn't know what was wrong. The computer that just went down was my main one. So I did not realize this happened. When I installed the new Cd ROM it went to E: drive but my C drive split to C;D and most of the memory is in the D and I can't access it. It says it has been set up to 32Fat can I fix this? Please help. Marilyn:confused:

    This the computer I am using now since the other one went down.
     
  2. McTimson

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    What is your operating system, and how big is the hard drive?
     
  3. fibrofilly

    fibrofilly Thread Starter

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    Not sure if this is the info you need
    I have my books but I did have a printout somewhere but cannot find it . How can I print it out I forgot how I did it?
     
  4. LONGHAIR

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    First of all There is NO MEMORY IN THE DRIVE ITSELF! Memory is on the mother board and is used by the Operating System and subsequent programs/applications. Are you saying that most of you DATA is on the D partition? Where is your O.S. ?
     
  5. fibrofilly

    fibrofilly Thread Starter

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    My OS is on C nothing is on D. It just partictioned it for some reason.
     
  6. randyrayd

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    The following is from a reliable tech on another board I frequent that seems to answer your question:

    Partitions aren't permanent. A simple
    program like DOS fdisk can add and delete
    partitions, create and rename volumes, set
    them active or hidden, but not much else.
    You must be careful, though, because
    altering the partition information can also
    destroy any file system that might have been
    on it.

    So using fdisk, you could not add a Linux
    partition next to your Windows partition
    without destroying the file system on the
    Windows by deleting the partition, and then
    creating two new ones. In other words, all
    gone.

    There are many more advanced programs that
    can move and resize partitions without
    destroying their file systems. With one of
    these, you could resize (shrink) the Windows
    partition non-destructively to make room for
    a new partition with a different file system.

    Then if you ever got tired of Linux, you
    could delete that partition and "grow" the
    Windows partition back to fill the disk.

    My favorite program for this is Bootit by
    TerraByte. It was only $20 when I bought it
    and does everything you can imagine.

    Just be aware that while the partitions are
    being moved or resized, the data on them is
    vulnerable. If the program crashes or the
    power goes out, you will almost certainly
    lose some of your data, if not all of it.




    Hope this helps.

    Randall
     
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