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Disk Partitioning


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#1 cyberdalek

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:02 AM

Hi,


I was just wondering if a partitoned by hard drive could I restore as one as it was originally? Would I need my recovery CD?

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:30 AM

Hi cyberdalek, the way your question is written, I find it a little difficult to be sure exactly what you're asking.

Do you mean can you change the way your drive is partitioned, then get the system back to how it was before?

If you can give us a little more detail, we'll be better able to assist.

For example, what changes you want to make to the partitioning, e.g.: change a single large partition to two smaller ones, or the reverse, combine a drive with two partitions into a single large partition, etc.

If you have a recovery CD (either supplied with the computer when you got it, or made subsequently), that will resore the computer to how it was either new, or when the recovery disk was made. That could reverse any partitioning you alter, and you will also need backups of all the things you want to keep, and the installation disks (or files) for any extra software you have installed.

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#3 cyberdalek

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:24 PM

Sorry I was not so clear. What I meant was if I was to divide a single large partition into two smaller ones would I be able to reverse it later on i.e combine the two partitons back as a single one as it before.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:25 PM

Well you can with Partition Magic, but you risk data loss.

Edited by cryptodan, 14 September 2008 - 09:25 PM.





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