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#1 asif2979

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:50 PM

Hi,
I tried all possible way to extend my C drive,
1) In windows interface extend option is deactive.
2) In console it says it "cannot extend a basic volume to a different disk"
3) All third party software is not free for merging option you will have to buy it.
4) I read somewhere that I can do something if I change the partition to Dynamic from simple but this option is not in the list when I right click on the selected disk.

Plz Help

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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:40 AM

Hello, asif2979.

4) I read somewhere that I can do something if I change the partition to Dynamic from simple but this option is not in the list when I right click on the selected disk.

You don't want to do this anyway, because making the partiton dynamic will make the volume impossible to extend, even with third party tools.

3) All third party software is not free for merging option you will have to buy it.

Windows cannot merge a partition. Windows can extend one, however. You have to destroy any partitions in front of it, and then try to expand it.


You can try using GPartEd.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/index.php

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:08 AM

If Windows is running from your C: drive, you won't be able to do this within Windows (since Windows locks the volume for it's own use, preventing other programs from modifying it). Many of the 3rd party programs will let you set the changes within Windows, but will require a reboot to actually make the changes.
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:26 PM

Hello, usasma.

Windows Vista's Disk Management Snapin and Windows XP's DISKPART command line utility can extend partitions from withing running windows :huh:.

XP can NEVER shrink a partition (without destroying the contents)

Vista can, but only if there is space on the volume that is unused that it can shrink to.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:14 PM

Well, live and learn! Thanks Billy! :huh:

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