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Need help with Disk Mangament

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#1 Jasonb20


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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:36 AM

I recently had to reinstall my windows OS. I think I made some mistakes when I formatted the drives. My WDC WD800JB-00FMAO 80 GB drive is listed as volume D and also as the boot drive. My Seagate ST320011A 20 GB drive is also on the same disk and running as the system. Isn't this backwards? I accidentally set it this way upon reinstalling the OS. Also, volume C's capacity is 8MB. How do I fix that also?
I've heard that all your programs should be installed on the 'C' drive and all music, pictures, movies, downloads, and backups should be located on the 'D' drive. Is that correct? Is there anyway to repair these issues w/o reinstalling windows, again?
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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:20 PM

Probably not :thumbsup:.

But...you could try merging the C: and D: drives together, after all other drives are temporarily disconnected.

To do this merge of partitions, I would suggest the Home Edition of the following: EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000-XP-Vista-2003- - http://www.partition-tool.com/

After the attempted merge of partitions, you should have a C: that incorporates what is now D:, the system will reboot when the operation is complete.

If everything works correctly then...you can reconnect your other drives.

That's what I would try.


Edit: According to Disk Management, the 80GB hard drive contains Windows...not the 20GB Seagate drive.

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