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#1 steph62898

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:53 AM

I have a dual boot system with 98 and XP. 98 is on my C drive. XP is on my D drive. I have decided to completely get rid of 98.

I want to reformat C and put XP on it. Then I want to remove XP from D drive.
Then I want to resize my partitions so that nothing else but my operating system is on C. (C and D are partitions of the same physical drive).

1)What is the best way to do this?

2)During a windows update, a 3rd partition was created somehow. So now i acually have 3 partitions as the update must have created a G drive.
How do i get rid of this as well?

Ive got 3 partitions all together, C (system) D (boot) & G (new volume)
C is fat32, D & G are NTFS

Ive got 74.52GB of space that i would like to have all on one partition. I do not wish to have to dual operating system anymore.

Can anyone help?? :)ty :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:04 PM

if you have a cd or dvd burner, I would back up my data, web browser favorites, etc. Then boot from the Windows XP disc. You can have it reformat c and d partitions and remove extra partition. Install a fresh version of XP on c and reinstall your programs on d.

This is a little bit of work, but something that can be done on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Your computer will run faster for the clean installation. Remember to run all your updates afterwards. This will take the most time.

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:27 PM

If you are going to install programs on "D" drive, make sure it will be big enough to accommodate all you wish to install and a lot of room for the future. You can do that while you are setting up the new install.

It is a good idea to separate your op system drive from your programs though as it will make it simple to reload the op system should it again become necessary.

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:25 AM

You should be able to run XP and install on the c: drive with not problem, provided you have enough physical room. Once you have done the install drag and drop you old XP files (d: drive) to the new XP folders.
Download Digital Dolly and burn it to a CD as described in the documentation. This program will allow you to resize and delete partitions. It run from a bootable CD.
As suggested by another member please back up ALL information before modifing your drives. If you wait a day or two I'm sure other members will offer other options that may fit you needs. If nothing else download DD and check it out.
Hope this helps.
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