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Merging hd partitions problem

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  1. grimm2005

    grimm2005 Thread Starter

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    hey,

    I created a 10gb second partition on my laptop several months ago so i could use vista and xp in dualboot. I've now decided to stick with XP. i deleted the xp partition a while ago so i had to reinstall it. i booted with the xp disc and formatted both partitions (i deleted the 10gb one assuming it would merge automatically with the primary partition, as i did summit along those lines with the pc before).
    needless to say, that didnt happen so i now have my fresh xp install aswell as 10gb of unpartitioned space.
    Using norton partition magic i've tried formatting it to different HD types to try and merge it with my 60gb NTFS C: Drive but norton keeps telling me i have no drives that can be merged.
    Anyone have any ideas? and i dont mind if it involves a fresh xp install and format as ive pretty much just done that so i have nothing on it needing to be salvaged.
    Thanks,
    grimm2005
     
  2. bigbear

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    What does it say in diskmanagement?
     
  3. grimm2005

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    it looks pretty much the same as norton. i have my 60gb C: partition and another 10gb of unallocated space
     
  4. bigbear

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    You can delete the partition in diskmanagement
     
  5. grimm2005

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    well its not deleting the partition thats the problem, its that i want to merge the small 10gb partition into my existing 60gb partition to create a single 70gb partition but it just dosn't seem to be working
     
  6. Rich-M

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    You have to delete the old partition and then "recover partitions" or increase partition size where you add the unallocated space back into the drive.
     
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