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Solved: Partition Help Needed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dking63, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. dking63

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    I have XP Pro installed on a 22.9 GB partition marked as boot in disk manager, 10 GB free space, and a failed installation on a 199.97 GB partition marked as system.

    When I tried to install on the new 250 GB WD hard drive, I ran into problems and created a 22 GB partition where I was able to install.

    How can I safely delete the big partition and resize the other to use the full capacity of the hard drive?
     
  2. rainforest123

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    Partition Magic, now vended by Symantec.
     
  3. dking63

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    Allow me to rephrase that:
    How can I safely delete the big partition and resize the other to use the full capacity of the hard drive that will not cost nearly as much as I spent for the it?
     
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    You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or Thumb drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

    I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please use Internet Explorer to view this article

    Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP =
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353

    How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP During an Install.
    http://www.directron.com/formatdrive.html#3
     
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