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Get Rid Of Two Partitions


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#1 joyjg

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:33 AM

I have a PC that is currently setup with two partitions, c and d. I want to get rid of the d partition and have that space added back to the c drive with no partitioning. Currently the d drive has a small amount of data on it that can easily be transferred to a dvd. Can I do this without destroying the current c drive setup, programs etc. Thanks in advance. Joyjg

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:45 AM

Hi joyjg,

It should be easy. Take a look at this: http://vaioz.com/removepartition.html

Good luck!

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:09 AM

Is this D: a recovery partition?

Do you have CDs with your O/S installation on them, along with drivers?

Manufacturer and model of system, please?

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:32 AM

The pc is a sony vaio and i am running windows xp home (not professional). The D is not a recovery, the C: has all the programs and the operating system, but is extremely small and running out of space. I do not have cds with the operating system and drivers, Sony only supplies a system recovery disk, which i cannot seem to find. I was hoping that I could either delete the d: and reallocate the space back to the c: or if I cannot delete the d:, at least move some of the unused space to the c: without disrupting the o/s and stuff on the c:. Thanks for the reply. Joyjg

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:54 AM

I was hoping that I could either delete the d: and reallocate the space back to the c: or if I cannot delete the d:, at least move some of the unused space to the c: without disrupting the o/s and stuff on the c:. Thanks for the reply. Joyjg


Did you read my post? You can doe it. You do it with the disk mangement (start -> right click My Computer, select manage -> Disk management), just read the link. There it is described step by step with the screenshots.

Edited by farbar, 19 April 2008 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2008 - 10:01 AM

farbar, I did take a look at that link, but was confused by some references to laptops. Wasn't sure if this pertained to a laptop rather than a desktop. I am also very concerned that I do not lose what is on the C: portion of the drive since I cannot find the recovery disk. I need to backup the C: portion so that I could fully restore from the backup I make without having any system disk since Sony did not provide an xp disk. Thanks, Joyjg

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 10:39 AM

I suspect that your D: partition...is a recovery partition of some sort and would not think about deleting it...until I was sure that I could recover without it.

Your system's owner manual should cover this and more.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 04:47 PM

farbar, I did take a look at that link, but was confused by some references to laptops. Wasn't sure if this pertained to a laptop rather than a desktop. I am also very concerned that I do not lose what is on the C: portion of the drive since I cannot find the recovery disk. I need to backup the C: portion so that I could fully restore from the backup I make without having any system disk since Sony did not provide an xp disk. Thanks, Joyjg


It is good to be cautious but Windows disk management and the concept of partition does not apply only to a particular system. They are generally applicable. You have logical partitions on the same drive, and not two separate drives. IMO If something goes wrong you may loose the data on D but not on C. Still you should decide for yourself as there is no magical solution outside the Windows environment.

Good luck!




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