Solved: Combining Hard Drive Partitions

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donsor

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I have a hard drive (with no OS) which has two partitions of 100Gb each. I wish to combine them into a single partition. How do I do that. Will I need a special software to do that?

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Hi,

You can connect your HDD to compatible PC.
With Windows7,
- go to Computer Management
- select Disk Managemanent
- look for your HDD, right click on one of the partition then select delete volume
- the deleted volume will now become unallocated partition
- right click on the other active partition the select extend volume
- put the maximum volume you can extend
- after extend is done it will now show as one partition then you can do format
 
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This will help. Please make sure you select the correct drive or else you will lose the partition/drive you don't want to lose.

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To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
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You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.
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You cannot delete the system volume, boot volume, or any volume that contains the active paging file or crash dump (memory dump).
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You cannot delete an extended partition unless the extended partition is empty.
All the logical drives in an extended partition be deleted before you can delete the extended partition.
Using a command line
1.
Open Command Prompt
2.
Type:
diskpart
3.
At the DISKPART prompt, type:
list disk
Make note of the disk number of the disk from which you want to delete the partition.
4.
At the DISKPART prompt, type:
select disk n
Select the disk n from which you want to delete the partition.
5.
At the DISKPART prompt, type:
list partition
Make note of the number of the partition that you want to delete.
6.
At the DISKPART prompt, type:
select partition n
Select the partition n that you want to delete.
7.
At the DISKPART prompt, type:
delete partition
 

donsor

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I've decided to buy the Drive Erase Pro. I haven't used it yet so I'll see what happens when I do. All I'm trying to do is to erase data in the hard drive for use in another PC. I've got an external hard drive inclosure whereby I can insert any hard drive and do the erase. There are several levels of erasures and for my purpose, I'll just do the "Fast".
 

dai

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there are free ones

killdisk and dban

if you wish to erase the drive to pass onto someone else don't use the fast erase
 
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