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  1. BG-0

    BG-0 Thread Starter

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    I've read a thread after thread with instructions of this, but right now, when I need the info, I can't find any with the specific question I'm facing(and asking from you). Sorry for the inconvinience, people.
    Basically, I only made a 36 GB partition for my OS (XP). Now I want to take some of the space on E:(the other, 663 G, partition) and add it to the C: drive. Is this possible with a bit over 80 Gs of stuff on the E? Thanks in advance for your time and advice.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Shrink the big one and expand the small one. That can be done probably preferably (because it is a Windows tool) with the Vista boot CD (Yes, it will work for XP) and diskpart.exe, but also with another offline partitioner.

    Vista Recovery Disk ISO Image

    Partitioning Tools-->

    Free:

    Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
    CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
    SystemRescueCD
    Gparted LiveCD
    Parted Magic
    Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
    XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)
    Partition Logic
    Ranish Partition Manager
    Cute Partition Manager

    Shareware:

    Paragon Partition Manager
    Paragon Hard Disk Manager
    Terabyte BootIt NG
    Acronis Disk Director
    V-Com (Avanquest) Partition Commander
    EASEUS Partition Manager
    7Tools Partition Manager
    Spotmau Partition Genius

    Make sure your partitions are in tip-top condition before using any tool. Run chkdsk /f on the drives, defragment, and run chkdsk /f again.
     
  3. BG-0

    BG-0 Thread Starter

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    Assistance, please. I don't know if I did what you suggested... :eek: I just have always assumed chkdsk means the Windows' integrated disk check utility.. You know, the one in the disk tools, check for errors.. Or something like that, can't remember the English name. It ran about 8 hours on the larger drive, with the complete, bad sector repair option enabled. Nothing found. Also I defragged, and got 0% fragmentation after that.
     
  4. BG-0

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    Eek :eek: I took 29.3 GB (30.000.000.000 B) of space from the E: drive and from its partition. (So, there's 29.3 GB of unallocated space) Now, however, I don't know how to apply that to the C: drive... Please help. I'm using Paragon.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    I do not use paragon [at least not for a while] however it should have an option to expand or re-size C. BTW is this a boot type CD you are using or are you doing this from within windows?
     
  6. BG-0

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    From within Windows, already solved it. Couldn't use merge, or move/resize tool, but there was this tool(funnily I missed just that button on the left side of the screen) to simply take space from the E to put it into C. Took a bit over 50 min after a reboot to add 35 G to the C + automatical chkdsking of both drives after that. Problem solved, I now have 69.7 G total size C: drive.
     
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