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Partitoned drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sidbub, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. sidbub

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    Using Dell Inspiron media edition 16400 60GB HD 2GB ram. Issue, this drive is partitioned and running out of space on C:, there is about 12 GB on D:. Is there a way go move some apps, etc to D: and/or have a choice of writing to that drive? This is my wife's laptop. Does a lot of games, music.
     
  2. sid_tech

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    Hi Sidbub,

    There are two things which can be done
    1.) There might be a lot of temp files stored in C drive which can be removed using Temp File Cleaner (Note: It will delete all restore points)
    2.) If there is free space in drive D: then if you want then you can merge two partitions.

    Partitioning Tools-->
    There are many tools however I am just giving you two options
    Free:
    Partition Logic
    Cute Partition Manager

    Regards
    Sid
     
  3. sidbub

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    Thanks Sid, I'll check into this.I like the idea of merging.
     
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    Have you any recovery files in partition D
     
  5. sidbub

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    No recovery files there. Question, can I actually merge D: into C: using Sid's suggested apps? There is some data on D:
     
  6. sid_tech

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    Hello Sid

    I have got one more option for you for partition/merge software and its free EASEUS

    I am also sending you screenshots for how to do it.
    I have mentioned steps in the screenshots.

    Expecting that this would help you.

    Regards
    Sid
     

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    Thanks Sid, this looks like maybe it's the one. Thanks very much for your responses.
     
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    I'm thinking your D partition is probably the Dell recovery partition.
    Have you made your Dell Recovery DVDs yet ???
     
  9. sidbub

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    Have the disks from Dell/
     
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    I'd still make another backup before performing surgery on the partitions.
    Have you heard of Imaging ???
     
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    Yes I have, not a bad idea. Never used it but think I will do a download on one of these from your link. Thanks.
     
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    Macrium seems to be the most popular with good reviews.
    Personally .. I use Acronis
     
  13. sidbub

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    I am downloading Macrium
     
  14. Noyb

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    I hope you have an external HDD... formatted NTFS ... to save the Image in ???
     
  15. sid_tech

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    Just thought to share the results with you since I performed these steps on my personal computer on which I am working right now.

    I have not taken any image. The reason being I did not mess up with any file because I have just shifted the free space from one drive to another.

    You can compare the disk sizes with the image mentioned in step1 in post #6

    Regards
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