Posted 08 December 2005 - 11:32 AM
Hi all...A few months ago I purchased a 200GB HDD to replace my 40GB HDD that had died after allowing me to transfer the last file that I wanted to save to a CD, thanks to the SMART feature telling me that it was bad.
The problem is that I'm a novice and this was my first time partitioning a HDD, what I wound up with is a C drive with 9.76GB, and a D drive with 118GB with W2k pro installed on both partitions. This wasn't a problem until I started copying and burning DVDs, now I find it very desirable to refomat the HDD with an equal amount in each partition, can I do this without losing any of the information on the HDD, or am I going to need to reformat and install all over again?
I realize that the amount of space on the two partitions are going to have a small amount of space reserved for a buffer zone, how many GBs should I enter when I go to re-partition for an equal split, and with W2k pro, can I make partitions this large without additional software?
I do appreciate your time and patience with your respones,
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