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#1 ottawa_peggy

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:27 AM

I bought my laptop (Acer Celeron processor, 512 RAM, 40 G hard drive) about a year ago. I didn't realize (and the guy should have told me) until too late that the hard drive is actually split 20/20, 20G on the C: drive and 20G and 20G on the D: Well, the C: is now getting full and the D: is virtually empty. The computer wants to use only the C: drive and things are slowing down. How do I get at the other 20Gs of space?
Thanks for any advice you could offer.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:33 AM

It depends on what's on the D: drive. If it's the recovery information, you'll be well advised to back it up before attempting to resize the disk. Then, you can use several different programs to resize/repartition the disk. My favorite is Acronis Disk Director, but it's not free - so I'll let others recommend a freeware solution.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:37 AM

Grab partition logic. It's free, and works pretty much exactly the same as partition magic.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 08:35 PM

Where would I get that?

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:44 AM

I found Partition Logic. So basically what I need to do is delete drive D:? It beats me why it would have been set up that way with half of the space useless without a fix?
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