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How to de-partition a Hard drive


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#1 Yorkie

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:07 AM

Hi,

I recently purchased a 2nd hard drive for my PC, it's 160gb and has two partitions, one 30gb and one 120gb.

I need to de-partition it back just to one 160gb partition but I'm not sure how to do it, will I need to buy/download some software to do this or is there tools within Windows XP that can achieve the same?


Any help and advice would be welcome...


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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:12 AM

right click My Computer-->Manage, in new window select disk management. delete both partitions. create new partition, then format.
this will also destroy all data on disk, make sure you have saved all your data first.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:13 AM

partition magic 8 will help you with that

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:39 AM

I would take a look at http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-parti...g-partition.htm.

To do what you have stated...I would move all files on the smaller partition to the larger...then delete the smaller using the program above...then increase the size of the larger partition to include the unallocated space which you have now created by deleting the smaller partition.

Out of curiosity...why make 1 big partition when two (theoretically) result in safer use of the drive?

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:04 PM

Thanks a lot everyone for your quick responses.


I used the software at http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-parti...g-partition.htm and it was easy and straight forward to use. I decided to keep two partitions but just increase them so they are of similar size.


Once again thanks and Merry Christmas.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:19 PM

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Little Trick shot for using Windows XP built in stuff.

Set the Disk up as primary and boot into Windows Disk, when it comes up, Delete all Partitions, then set a Partition on the unpartitioned space. Exit after.

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