Thanks for the comments. Command Prompt for DiskPart seems to be pretty tricky to use. I've just spent more time than I care to admit to just figuring out how to access the operation. But that is only to get the fist step to happen.
You apparently don't string the instructions in one line for DiskPart commands. You type "DiskPart" then hit "Enter" just to get started using the operation. That took me over an hour to figure out, finally finding this in some Microsoft knowledge base files under XP's Help Files.
Of course I've been stuck right there for the last 20 minutes. Every time I go to give the commands for DiskPart a "Focus" then hitting enter I just get a list of commands for DiskPart.
So I'm at a loss as far as what to do here.
Does anyone know of a good instruction guide - a video "how to" for using DiskPart commands on Command Prompt? You know the "For Dummies" Guides?
I have used Acronis for this kind of thing but I've always found that they have their own glitches that usually end up in total re-installs.
I thought that if I stuck to what Microsoft included that I may avoid all that?
So, any kind of recommendation will be good, a good site, Internet Course or even recommending local courses, (where cities in general might have the best public courses for this kind of stuff. Thanks.
PS OH, it isn't on my "C" drive. It's on my secondary IDE OS drive.
I want to merge a 8 MB partition letter "J:" to my second OS partition "D:".
I have no idea why this 8 MB partition was made in the fist place. When I went to partition my 500 GB drive this 8 MG partition was created out of the blue? I re-did the partitions but it was made a second time. Then I went a head and installed my 2nd OS on the "D:" partition thinking that I could merge it later once figuring out how Microsoft does it?
Well you know how that's going.
Edited by Johnz414, 14 October 2007 - 04:02 PM.