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I have 9.76 gigs of unallocated space that I can't do anything with

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#1 poss12


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:13 AM

I have a computer that has vista on it and it was used when I got it. It had two partitions on it a c and d drive that were both 40 gigs a piece and 9.76 gigs of unallocated space. I got rid of the 40 gig d drive and added it to the c for 80 gigs (the d drive was just an empty storage drive). I would like to add the 9.76 gigs to the now 80 but I can't figure out how to do it. I did some searching and I think that originally the 9.76 gigs was a recovery drive that was not there when I got it. The computer is an Acer Aspire 5315-2153 if that helps.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:26 AM

by adding the 40 gigs to the other for 80, Im assuming that you used vistas partition manager to combine them, or did you reformat the hard drive? I can think of 2 possible issues here with seperate solutions. First off, if it is a recovery partition I would hope it is still a recovery partition, otherwise you will never be able to do a reformat without buying a new OS unless you have a vista disc. but if that is indeed a case, Vista probably cannot combine that partition without inserting a OS disc and completly regformatting the hard drive. The other one is you have a second physical hard drive in the computer. seeing as its a laptop thats unlikely, but not out of the question and if that is the case you cannot combine them since they are seperate units.



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