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bboeri

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I upgraded from Win ME to Win XP home on a sony laptop. I didnt realize it at the time, but the hard drive was partitioned into C (4 GB) and D (6 GB). The C partition is now full and sending me error messages about running out of space. How do I get rid of the D partition and add the space to C? Thanks for the help and Happy New Year.

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Bob,

Using Windows you cannot merge the partitions and if data is on the D: partition using a utility such as Partition Magic will not work either.

So I would backup your data onto another media and reinstall Windows XP, which the install includes a drive manager that can delete all partitions so you can start fresh.
 

bboeri

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Dan, There is no data on the D partition. Does that help? I would like to avoid reinstalling and having to copy everything. Any way?

Bob
 

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Sounds like you need to move some data that's stored in the C: partition ... to the D: partition.
This will include the stuff you have stored in "My Documents" or on the "Desktop"
 
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You can merge the partitions with partition magic. Done it several times with no problems. But I always recommend backing up first. I would suspect someone has not always had success doing anything this major.
 

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Thanks everyone. Partition Magic worked like a charm, opening the hard drive to create 1 partition.

Bob
 
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