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removing partions

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by landrover1, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. landrover1

    landrover1 Thread Starter

    Aug 10, 2006
    I'm runniing XP on my PC but when I first had my software installed the hard disk was partitioned into 3.

    C drive was 5GB but I only have 230mb free now
    D drive has 7GB free
    E drive has 4GB free

    Is there any simple way of removing the partitions without reformatting and that will leave all my files intact

    yours landrover1
  2. bizziebill


    Apr 5, 2005
    I use partition magic, but I be leave you can use a 98 boot disk and do it from (fdisk) be very careful when doing it this way.
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    FDISK will cause data loss. You have to purchase a 3rd party partitioning utility such as Partition Magic. And before you use it, make complete backups of your system.
  4. brendandonhu


    Jul 8, 2002
    If you get a bootable linux CD with "qtparted" on it, it can resize the partitions. Make a backup first though.
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    And let's discuss this in the proper forum. :)
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