1) First, does anyone know if I can re-format my drives properly without losing my stored data?
Please elaborate on what you mean by 'properly'?
I think it may be possible, but what you'll need is to store a partition image first onto a third partition (one that will not be changing during the repartioning process)
2) Do I need a partition software repair program to fix this?
As far as I'm aware of, yes, you'll need a partitioning program to achieve this partition image. I'm pretty sure Paragon Partition Manager does this.
Program only needed if you'd like to create a patition image. Simple partitions can be done in MS-DOS using the FDisk function. However, a program's interface is much easier to deal with.
3) How can I re-partition the "C" drive that currently has 8mb so it can have 18.64 GB space I'm not using on the other drive
Okay, so let me see if I got this. You'd like to change disk 1 so that it is your C drive?
This may be a bit more complicated. This is how you'll need to do it:
- I don't see why you'd like to save your stored data because the computer looks freshly formatted. However, if you do, I say it would make your life easier if you just burned the data onto a CD or such.
- Delete all the partitions on all the drives, disk 0 AND disk 1
- From disk 1, you'll need to create a primary partition. If this works well, it will automatically be allocated as drive C.
- You can then designate the partition structure for your other drive (currently drive 0) as secondary partitions.
As far as I'm aware, the above should work and get you the results you want
Edited by aommaster, 06 July 2009 - 05:26 AM.