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#1 ronfiveo

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:24 AM

I decided to run Mint Linux system along side of my Vista 32 program.
I chose to partition the hard drive in to two equal parts on my 1Tb drive.
I decided that I did not want the Linux and using a partition manager I deleted the Linux partition.

Now for the fun part...I now have a drive that has two equal partitions and I need to combine the two so that I have free access to all of the drives
storage capacity.

I have the Easeus Partition Master Home and would like to use this tool to do this, but I am not sure if using the " merge" option will do what I want or not.

The Vista32 OS is on the primary partition and the now unassigned (logical) partition is empty.

Thanks for all of your help.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:03 AM

The merge utility is what your going to want to use, but when you extend a Windows partition it usually corrupts the boot manager. If that tool you have is anything like Acronis, there should be a command prompt that you can open and run commands. Can you give me a list of the options you have and I can possibly direct you further.

Edited by MarkGS, 18 August 2011 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:17 PM

A screenshot from Disk Management...would eliminate a lot of misunderstanding :).

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Use Print Screen key to save image, reduce in size, upload as attachment.

How to take and share a screen shot in Windows - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-take-and-share-a-screen-shot-in-windows/

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:35 PM

Ok here's a screen shot.

Edited by ronfiveo, 18 August 2011 - 01:40 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:41 PM

The upload was too small try this one

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:27 PM

The merge option...refers to two partitions.

You don't have two partitions adjacent to each other...you have 1 partition and 1 large chunk of unallocated space.

You can simply resize the existing partition to include the unallocated space...if that's what you want. I suggest that you review the instructions for using Easeus Partition Master.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

Thanks Louis, I will do that and let you know how it goes.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:12 PM

Thanks Louis, I did just that and after reading other posts on this subject I found that using the disk manager would work for me.

I just opened the disk manager program and right clicked on the C: partition (the only one it showed like you said) and chose to extend it and it came up
that I only had "XXXXX" amount of space to extend which was the actual size of the unallocated space.

So, I just , with out changing the numbers already supplied in the box, I just clicked next and *poof * it was done.

Now, I have all of my drive back to C: and a little left that was allocated. probably a boot partition or sector which is needed for start up, but I am just guessing at that.

Any way I am a happy camper to be sure thanks to you and other advisors on BC Forums.

YOU GUYS ROCK!

Thanks,

Ronnie

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:15 PM

Glad you resolved it...happy computing :).

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