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Can I safely remove this partition?


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#1 vlmnz

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:24 PM

I have recently bought a new notebook, Asus X50RL, and am learning my way around Vista Premium. I apologise in advance if this is a really silly question. The sticker on the notebook says it has a 160GB HD. When I go into My Computer it shows 2 Hard Disk Drives, one called VistaOS (C:) and the other called Data (D:). C: has 51.5GB free of 87.4GB and D: has 50.7GB free of 56.4GB. When I look in the System device manager there is jut the one HDD listed. So I am assuming I have one HDD with a partition splitting it into C: and D: drives. Is this correct?
My next question is, do they have to be like that? I seem to be rapidly filling C: while D: remains almost untouched. I believe all that is on D: is the Backup files.
Can I safely remove the partition and just have a C: drive only? Or would I be better to make D: much smaller, so only the backup files are on it and C: is much bigger for me to store everything else on?
I would appreciate some advise on this please. Thank you.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:28 PM

So I am assuming I have one HDD with a partition splitting it into C: and D: drives. Is this correct?

Yes, that's correct

Did the Asus come with a set of recovery disks? If so, then you can use the D: drive to store data - or you can wipe it out and then expand your C: drive into it.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:31 PM

Thank you. Yes, it did come with disks. I will get the out and have a go at deleting the partition now. Thanks for your reply.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:34 PM

If you're doing this with Windows it should be fairly straight forward when using Disk Management.
If you're using another software to do this - I recommend only doing one step at a time. I've hosed many a computer by trying to do everything at once. In other words - delete the partition in one operation, then reboot, then expand the C: drive in another operation, then reboot.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

:huh: Yay, its done. I now have only C: with over 100GB free. I used the Disk Management function, and you are right, it was very easy. Thanks very much for your assistance. :huh:

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:17 PM

I'm glad to hear that it was so easy for you! Thanks for letting us know!
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