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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CalvinW, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. CalvinW

    CalvinW Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I have just purchased a laptop. Running XP Home. There have been no problems with it, however, I went into the 'My Computer' and realised that it had automatically had a partition on the hard drive. The hard drive is and 80GB hard drive, however, it now says I have two at 35GB each. Is there any way to get rid of this and make one hard drive of 70GB?
     
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  3. DFW

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    I think it makes smarter computing to have your hard drive split into partitions, I have system on C, Data on D, photos on E and odds and ends on M,plus external for back ups. Then if my system C partition was to get a virus, or just go pear shaped for any reason I have only lost windows and programs, and all my data and files should be safe on other partitions, plus external for back ups for all drives. If you do decide to changed your hard drive just make sure you back up you data, no partitioning software is a 100% safe, also if it is a new laptop does one of your partitions contain your system restore, or do you have a disc.
     
  4. CalvinW

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    I have done onto the FDISK site on the given thread. However, I do not have a floppy drive, does this matter?

    The C drive has windows, and the other has nothing on it. There is another little part which I guess is the system restore part??? I just want the C and D drives to be as one
     
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    Fdisk, is not going to help here, you have xp dont you, go here and down load this, its an iso file that contains lots handy tools, partitioning tools which you will need,

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

    You will need a blank cd and some burning software like nero or this for free

    http://www.cdburnerxp.se/screenshots.php

    Take some time to read up on burning an iso file in the help, BACK UP 1st before you try the ultimatebootcd, Then boot from cd, go to Partitioning tools, I would use Ranish Partition Manager to delete empty partition, then again to resize C:
     
  6. CalvinW

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    Is this method a destructive method or not?
     
  7. DFW

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    Please check with your systems suppliers web site that deleting any partitions will not have a negative affect on your system restore partition.
     
  8. DFW

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    destructive method

    do you need to permenantly wipe data, so it can not be found.
     
  9. CalvinW

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    No, its a new laptop so there is nothing on here at the moment, just don't want to get into putting programs on it finding out I will have to do it all again
     
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    Your system drive C should be fine, but that makes sence.. Thats way you should backup before messing with partitions
     
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