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#1 killer_kyle

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:55 AM

Ok, well I recently bought a new HDD. I was able to copy most of my stuff from my old one and now I have my computer just like I want it, EXCEPT....

When I installed Windows XP Home Edition again, it wouldn't let me use more than 137 GB of my 320GB HDD. But now I have SP2 and 48-bit LBa enabled, and I want to utulize my unused space.

I would like to put it all or most of it in the C: drive that I currently have. Is there away to add the space to the C: drive without completely starting fresh again?

My specs:

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name KYLES-COMP
User Name Kyle

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 515, 2933 MHz (22 x 133)
Motherboard Name Asus PTGD1-LA (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915G
System Memory 503 MB
BIOS Type AMI (08/27/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (256 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0 (298 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Optical Drive ASUS CRW-4832AS (48x/32x/52x CD-RW)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B (16x/52x DVD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 131067 MB (85037 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC (192.168.1.100)
Modem Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

Peripherals:
Printer \\HALLWAY\EPSON Stylus CX4800 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device



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Posted 07 January 2007 - 02:32 AM

There isn't a way to expand a partition in Windows XP, although you can do it in Vista.
If you have Partition Magic or a similar program, that can do it.

Do you have that Knoppix disc working yet? There's a program on there called QTParted that will do it also.

And there is another Linux program called GParted that's nearly identical to QTParted in function. It has its own live CD if you can't get Knoppix to work.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 02:55 AM

I think there is a freeware replacement program listed under "All other applications". Don't know if that's what your looking for... :thumbsup:


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Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:55 AM

Use the free utilities from the hard drive manufacturer's website to setup the disk in order to utilize it's full space.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:12 PM

Meh.

I just created another partion.


Im going to point my Documents and Settings to the new partion though, to save some space on C:.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:45 PM

Use the free utilities from the hard drive manufacturer's website to setup the disk in order to utilize it's full space.

Sorry, which manufacturer utility will let you grow a partition? I'm not aware of one.
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 06:28 AM

Chec on the freeware section for Gparted which is a great and very-easy-to-use partition manager




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