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#1 rnallamilli

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

Hi,

 

I have ' HP Pavilion 15-p214dx' with below details:

 

Product Name - 15-p214dx

Microprocessor - 2.4GHz 5th generation Intel Core i7-5500U Dual Core

Microprocessor Cache - 4MB L3 Cache

Memory - 6GB DDR3L SDRAM (2 DIMM)

Video Graphics - Intel HD graphics 5500 with up to 3036MB total graphics memory

Hard Drive - 750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

 

I have 4 drives as below:

 

C: 102 GB free of 171 GB - OS installed on this Drive

D: 2.87 GB free of 25.7 GB - Recovery 

E: DVD RW

F: 249 GB free of 249 GB

G: 222 GB free of 249 GB

 

I want to merge F & G drives. How can i do that?

 

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

It is unclear to me whether drives C:, D:, F:, & G: are all on one physical disc or not.  If not, then how are these distributed among physical devices?

 

You can only merge logical drives which would mean F: and G: would have to be located on the same physical drive.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

You can merge the two partitions using disk management (start - run - diskmgmt.msc). Here are step by step instructions: https://www.howtogeek.com/235348/how-to-combine-multiple-partitions-into-a-single-partition/

 

Or you can use a third party utility such as Easeus Partition Master.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:23 AM

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:18 AM

Hi,

 

Thanks for your replies. All the drives are on the same HDD. I have re set my Laptop and removed all my data. I wnted to club both the logical drives so that i can have one full 500 GB space available.

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hi BC Advisor,

 

Will there be any issues if we merge both the logical drives. This will not create any new problems for me right? I just reset my Laptop (Factory Reset). Removed all my apps and re installed my apps.

 

Please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Raman Nallamilli.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

No problem combining logical drives, no. The only thing I suggest is to create a disk image (or backup any critical data) first. This is a standard suggestion prior to performing any disk level operation.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:27 AM

Well, it's impossible for anyone to say for certain whether or not this will cause you any issues, but it should not cause any if the repartitioning goes as it should.

 

Had I known that a system wipe was being performed I would have suggested doing the repartitioning before reinstalling all your apps just in case, but what's done is done.

 

Third party tools for partitioning include Partition WizardPartition MasterPartition Assistant, etc., and if you're Unix/Linux literate there's also GPartEd which runs as a standalone.  I personally like the Windows-focused third party tools better than built in disk management, but all will do what you're looking to do.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:47 AM

Attached screen shots.. what am seeing. I want to merge Logical Drive 'F' and 'G'



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:58 AM

Based on your prior comments I'd say that what you're trying to do is merge the space allocated to the F: and G: drives, which will result in a much larger F: drive.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

Yes.. That's what i wanted. 



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:06 PM

As I said in my previous post - you won't have any problems. Go ahead and merge them.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

Thank You.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

You're welcome.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:17 PM

Thank you all.. That helped fix the issue. Now i have one large 'F' drive.






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