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Q: Delete hard drive partition data

My bother had deleted my laptop partition files and folders when attempting to extend my C partition. All my stored partition movies were lost and could not be found in Recycle Bin. Do you know where these partition videos are? I really want to view these videos again. What can I do to rescue them? Thank you for any advice!

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A: Delete hard drive partition data

Hey, Luminaton03!

Sorry to hear you are experiencing such an issue.
Your data is stilll there somewhere as long as you don't overwrite it. If you save new data, it would rewrite your previous files.
I did some research for you and I found a threat that you might find helpful:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...back-the/a003d747-b760-42a7-819b-0235e8ec6d2c

I really hope this works for you!
Good luck!

SuperSoph_WD

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hi
I have a 6.5GB WD Caviar that is giving me a real problem and I was wondering if anyone might have an answer.

When I do FDISK it tells me that the drive has an Extended DOS Partiton which contains a Logical DOS drive. If I choose to display the Logical drive info, it tells me that there are no Logical drives defined.

If I try to delete the Extended DOS Partition it tells me that it cannot delete it while Logical drives exist. If I choose to delete this Logical drive it tells me that all Logical drives are deleted.

I think this drive had a virus on it, but I was under the impression that the FDISK commands were not affected by viruses and I had quarantined the virus anyway.

Anybody got any ideas?

thanks
 

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Hi,
My external hard drive (WD Passport) is not showing up on my computer. I think it must have disconnected from my laptop before it had finished writing the files. I can find it in 'disk management, hard drives' but its not showing up in partition managers. See pics below. I really need the photos that are on the hard drive so re-formatting is not an option.





TIA

A:How do I partition a hard drive without losing data?

You can't, to my knowledge, partition a hard disk without losing the data that is on it.

It sounds as though your drive has failed. There are recovery options that are sometimes available. I'll let more experienced members of the forum help with that. Just don't do anything with that drive until a more experienced member can help you, please.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/361433-how-do-i-partition-hard-drive-without-losing-data.html
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I have the same XPS One A2420 and box to sell.
What is safe way to wipe out hard drive, and is this difficult to do with just "home owner skills?"  

A:How do I safely delete data from hard drive?

Coluccio
I have the same XPS One A2420 and box to sell.
What is safe way to wipe out hard drive, and is this difficult to do with just "home owner skills?"  
Coluccio
I've found DBAN, very effective for erasing all the data from a hard drive.
Go HERE for more information.
You could also, perform a clean reinstall of the operating system, this would wipe the hard drive as part of reinstalling the operating system.
Bev.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19992623
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I have Windows XP operating system and I want to move the C drive partition to make the C drive larger. But I do not want to lose the data that is now stored on the C drive. Thank you for helping

A:Moving the hard drive partition without deleting data

I'd look at one of the many utlities available for doing just that, like Norton Ghost. In fact many retail drives that you purchase include a disk for doing that. I know that Seagate and Maxtor both include utilities for migrating HD's.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/moving-the-hard-drive-partition-without-deleting-data-269222.html
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My big problem is that the second partition is unaccesible. Xp recognises this drive as as drive G: but it is unable to read it.

Just for info when booting I get a Master File Table error.

Can anyone recomend any software tools to recover my data. Would really really be a huge help.

Thanks
 

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A:ntldr is missing after hard drive partition delete

still looking for advice.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ntldr-is-missing-after-hard-drive-partition-delete.206137/
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A:What hard drive partitions can I delete, so I can resize or add a new partition?

If you want to parition more, please use logical partition. If you are MBR disk, the maxium partition is four primary partition, or three primary partition and one logical partition. That is the limitation. However, if there are logical partitions, you can create more you want, no limitation for numbers.
 
PS: you'd better leave enough space for system drive, because it has relationship with system speed.

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A:What hard drive partitions can I delete, so I can resize or add a new partition?

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A:What hard drive partitions can I delete, so I can resize or add a new partition?

I've decided I'll probably keep things the way they are, rather than risk messing anything up, as it's working fine now (I tried the built in factory restore function and it worked great).

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A:How to Delete Data on Defective External Hard Drive

Killdisc is used by the US dept of Defence http://www.killdisk.com/
Be careful how you use it, make sure you pick the correct drive to wipe
 

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A:New computer, old HP hard drive as slave. Want to delete recovery partition.

You can use Disk Management to delete the partition and then create a new partition to use: http://www.tyan.com/support_download_cpu2.aspx?socketid=20
 

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A:delete dual boot Ubuntu partition and convert to primary hard drive c:

So you wanna get rid of ubuntu totally?
first tap F8 multiple times to enter recovery environment
select "command prompt"
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

-now the default MBR has been restored (don't know if ubuntu did change that)

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However, despite reading what has worked for so many here, I have run into a problem: the delete volume function for the DATA partition is not available (greyed out). The left most partition was the only one that could be deleted; I have done so (and hopefully that was not a bad thing?)

I know it's been about half a year since the last post, so hopefully someone will see this and be able to help.

A:I wish to delete the DATA partition

As you deleted your Recovery Partition, I hope you made the Recovery Disks first.
You do have data on that partition backup first.

Try method two in this tutorial:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/170913-i-wish-delete-data-partition.html
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A:Can't delete my data partition or format it

More information would be useful as you haven't given us much.

SSD or spinner?

How many partitions?

Basic or dynamic?

What have you tried so far?

Have a look at this tutorial: Partition or Volume - Delete

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A:Is it possible to partition a drive with data allready on it and keep the data?

Yes it is possible with many partioning software ie, partition magic personally i use a freeware version called partition logic. All you do is resize the current partition and create a second but dont forget to backup.

Evert
 

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A:Solved: Hard Drive/ Partition Problems! My 1T Hard Drive appears as 8Gigs?!

I've used ZAR to recover files from a RAID box that seemed to have been corrupted due to a bad power supply.

You might check it out. It's free. Meaning it will only allow you to recover so many files at a time. I bought it, and like it.

They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

Good luck.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
 

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A:How to delete the hard disk partition

Hi, follow this tutorial to delete the partition
Partition or Volume - Delete

And this tutorial to extend the existing partitions Partition or Volume - Extend

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/274556-how-delete-hard-disk-partition.html
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A:Delete Xp Hard Disk Partition

Hello,

I'm not sure if I understand your question. Would I be correct in saying that you would like to delete a partition on the hard drive inside your computer?

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A:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.
 

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A:How do I delete songs from hard drive when I delete them from my Itunes library?

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A:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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A:Hard Disk Logical partition is safe to delete?

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You can delete this extended partition, just make sure you do not paint yourself into a corner creating 4 primaries (unless 4 is all you want).

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A:Cloning a hard drive partition onto a smaller hard drive

Hi there

1) download something like FREE macrium and boot it up.
2) Image the OS
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4) swap the drives if it's a laptop
5) Boot.

Remember though if the Windows system partition exists to copy that as well as the "C" partition.

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I suspect you are installing an SSD -- EXCELLENT MOVE -- you won't be in any way disappointed. You can connect the 110GB SDD to the computer via a USB==>SATA cable - very cheap so you can restore to SSD BEFORE physically changing the drives. Even if it isn't an SSD the methodology applies -- ensure though the BOOT partition is ACTIVE !! or the system won't boot.

Cheers
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A:wipe second drive and set as data partition

Go to Disk Management . . . Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Disk Management

In the boxes on the right . . find the disc ( 0 or 1 ) and you will see the partitons . . right click on the partition you want to format and select Format . . after that you can move files to it and use it for storage.
 

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I'd guess the best tool to try to recover a partition is Partition Wizard. There's a Windows version and a bootable disk version. I'd probably try the bootable disk.

Your first mistake was in not disconnecting the hard drive before you tried to install Windows to the SSD. That way, it wouldn't have been a factor and couldn't have been scanned. But I'm not sure why the scan occurred.

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If that works, you just have to recreate the single partition from scratch.

List Disk
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Clean
 

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Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed


1 GB USB Flash Drive and 'delete volume' is grayed out in Disk Management.
Why?


Can you write files on that flash drive, or is it read only?
Post screenshot of disk management

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Welcome to Seven Forums, Catchup.

Presumably you are seeing the Drives in Disk Management. Could you please post a screenshot of the Hard Disk.

To my mind there are several issues. The No Name Primary Partition is way too large for System Reserved Partition. Looks more like a partition to restore Windows. The C drive has filled up to 77 gigabytes with what. 80 gigabytes should be adequate for system volume with all the other programs when you have the D drive to store your data. Why do you want to delete the D partition? Normally resizing it to a smaller size and merging the resultant space in C Drive should serve the purpose.

At present please don't tinker with the partitions in a hurry unless you are very sure of what you are doing.

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A:Delete Vista from 2nd drive (has system partition)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jkshop


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Thanks!


I assume you were dual booting and vista was on the machine when win 7 was installed. The file from win 7 were put into a hidden folder in vista called boot.

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Ken

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A:How to get data from second hard drive after reformatting windows on other hard driv

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Delete partition E:
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A:Delete a LOGICAL PARTITION to increase volume of C drive.

Hi Joe and welcome to Seven Forums.

The built in Disk Management might be able to do exactly what you want depending on where the 19.5GB partition is located in relation to the C: partition.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

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You need special software to resize your C: partition into the unallocated space.

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A:External hard drive NTFS partition missing; chkdsk says it's a "RAW" partition now

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Does the external drive work on another machine?

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I don't think you can use the Msata SSD as boot drive. It is configured in Raid with the spinner and serves solely as cache. It is just a fancy SSHD.

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A:Transfer data from Hard Drive to Hard Drive

You cannot simply put the hard drive with XP on it in the new system to have the new system running XP either from the old drive or by transferring to the new drive. It just does not work like that
You need to install XP a fresh on the new system AND you will need a new XP license to do so.
 

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Only used for documents.
Drive 3.
232gb Partitioned into C: 64.45gb and K: 168.43gb
C: Vista 32 bit bootable.
K: is just for documents.


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If successful I will boot from C: then format my E: drive.

Can I do this using windows 7 backup?

A:Want to copy a system hard drive to one partition on another drive.

You can use the "create a system image" feature in Backup and Restore to make an image of your drive 1, but first you would need to shrink the size of the drive , because it is larger than the partition with Vista on it and to restore the image the partition has to be equal or greater than the Windows 7 installation. Before attempting to move Windows 7 to your Vista partition, I would back up all your data on the K partition as a precaution. If you do that, then you wouldn't have to resize the Windows 7 partition. Then after restoring the image to your Drive 3, you can always recreate the K partition and move your data back to. Either way, back up that data on the K drive first, before doing anything. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

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A:Hard drive problem with partition. Even after a new replacement drive.

Check all the cables.

Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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A:unable to access a partition drive of hard drive

The virus likely corrupted or deleted the partition information. I've used a few apps in the past with mixed results, you can give Partition Table Doctor a try.

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A:I want to install a 2nd hard drive and put all my apps and data on new drive

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** I just reinstall my pc 4/5 days ago [ maybe on 20 or 21/3/2012 ]

A:Will format the hard drive [D & C drive], delete the all file in it?

Formatting a drive or partition will completly wipe it, delete everything.

Take note you will be unable to format a drive with Windows on it if you are using that installation, you need to use a boot disk. If using dual boot you can format one Windows drive from the other.

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A:Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

Do you have the installation CD? If so, "BART PE" may be the solution. I have used it with success. Here is the link: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

{redoak}
 

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A:Hard Drive Partition - C Drive filling up!

Hello Matt

There are a couple of things you can do to get more space

1. System Restore uses huge amounts of space in Vista. If your system is running well at the moment you can delete all but the most recent Restore Point and recover a lot of space. Then reduce the space allocated to System Restore

2. You can try to make the Vista partition bigger. How much space you can gain will depend on the way the system files are placed on the hard drive

Delete all but the most recent Restore Point
1.Click on Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup.

2.In the dialog that appears choose "Files from all users on this computer".

3.If User Account Control prompts you to confirm the action, click on "Continue".

4.If asked which drive you want to scan, choose the drive in which Windows Vista is installed on, and then click OK.

5.Disk Cleanup will scan your hard drive and then display a list of options.

6.In the Disk Cleanup window, click on the "More Options" tab.

7.Under "System Restore", click on the "Clean up..." button.

8.When asked "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?", click on "Delete".

9.Close the Disk Cleanup window.

After you have performed these steps, check your disk usage in the Computer window. I think you'll be a bit surprised.
(NOte. Also set Disk Cleanup to delete all temporary files)

Reduce the space allocated to System Restore
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/ho...windows-vista/

Make the Vista partition bigger
1 Click the Start button

2 From the Start menu click Control Panel

3 In Control Panel click the Administrative Tools Icon

4 In Administrative Tools click the Computer Management option

5 Because Computer management requires administrative privileges you may find the the User Account Control will pop up. If it does then enter the required information (if you are not the administrator) or, if you are the administrator, click the Continue button

6 In the Computer Management window look at the list of options on the left of the window. Under Storage you will see the Disk management. Click on this option

7 When the Disk Management window opens Right Click on the partition you want to extend and, from the drop down menu click on the Extend Volume option

8 The Extend Volume Wizard will now run

9 Click the Next button

10 Type in the number of Megabytes you want to extend the partition and then Click the Next Button

11 Windows Vista will now start to extend your partition.

12 Finally Click the Finish Button

You might not be able to increase the partition by as much as you would like to. This will be due to where the Vista files are placed on the hard drive.
It is a good idea to defrag the drive before attempting this.

.

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clone a hard drive will delete all the data on the destination drive. You'd better clone all the partitions on the drive that clone disk.

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A:Hard Drive Partition

Hello love2photou, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You would just need to convert Disk 1 from dynamic back to basic. Since there's nothing on it, you could use Option One in the tutorial below to do so if you like.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Forums

Afterwards, you can connect your 2nd 500GB HDD to setup the RAID with both 500GB HDDs.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Thanks for your help.
 

A:Partition Hard Drive

Put your xp cd in and go into the bios and set it to boot off the cd drive. It should give you the option to partition fat32 or ntfs and also should format the drive for you.

If you do not want to go that way and a floppy disk came with the drive you can put the disk in and set the bios to boot off the floppy and it should have the option to partition it.
 

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A:How 2 Partition hard drive?

Who told you to remove Vista? Is there a good reason for this?

Hate to see you switch back to XP for a reason not really fit for a clean reinstall of XP.
 

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A:Partition Hard Drive

I triple boot Linux Mint, Linux Crunchbang and Vista Home basic. The partition for Linux that you plan is very generous, I've given 10gb each to my 2 Linux - so you've got room to move there if you wish.
Install Windows first is generally recommended.
I would also suggest using the partition editor in the Linux Live CD to do your partitioning, most use GParted I think. I found this easy and safe.
Other than that I can't answer the rest - but I took several attempts to get it right, so don't be put off if things snarl up. I've learned more each time. My son (10 yo) now dual boots Mint & Vista and has Linux Mint KDE running in Vista through Mint4Win (their version of Wubi) so this type of learning/development is highly addictive!!

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A:Can't partition new hard drive

As for your C: drive, that is normally your system drive, and Disk Management can't manipulate your system drive; that's why the Delete Partition choice is grayed out.

As for your New Volume, it is already partitioned into one big partition. You can't partition a partition; you can only partition unallocated space on a disk. In order to divide the one huge partition into smaller partitions, you must first delete the one huge partition in order to create unallocated space.

I use BootIt NG for a multitude of disk tasks. It can shrink a partition without deleting it, giving you unallocated space to do with as you will.

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-next-generation.htm
 

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Your choices are to get another drive or delete something from the existing drive.

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A:hard drive partition

Hello Jim,

Before we go further, please go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing the full layout of this hard drive to make sure that we give you accurate suggestions.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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A:Partition a usb hard drive

Any disk management software will allow you to do that, even the built in Windows Disk Management: http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_management.htm
 

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A:Partition up the hard drive

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A:Hard drive partition

Option C, if the installation is working well and the D partition is to the right of the C partition (in disk management).
In that case I would install EaseUS Partition manager, delete the D drive after copying anything from there that you want, and then expand the C drive into the unallocated space that use to be the D drive.
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A:Partition a hard drive

Did you shrink the existing partition to make room to add a partition ("unallocated space") ???
 

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A:Hard drive partition

if you can shrink your C partion by 20GB, that would be ample for Linux - even 10GB will work if you do not load too much into your Linux partition. But best is you post a picture of yout disk management, then we can have a closer look what your options are.

I run Ubuntu in Virtual Box. Works great and has a lot of advantages over a double boot scenario. You may want to look into that alternative.

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I put a Attached to this on what i have.

Thanks for your help.

A:How to re-partition hard drive.

Ok you first need to Delete a Partition to make the Space to extend the C Drive then Right click the C:\ And select extend Partition then set the Allocated space
You may want to look at these
Partition or Volume - Extend

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Hope This Helps,
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I have a laptop running XP with a drive issue A program no longer on the laptop partitioned the C drive When i go into disk management i can see the c GB NTFS Healthy system and New Volume GB NTFS Healthy Drive? Hard Un-partition a I cannot access the Un-partition a Hard Drive? New Volume nor can i exchange space between the two So basically i am unable to access GB of space Can anyone help This is an issue because my computer is constantly telling me i am running out of memory and i need to free up space on my hard drive which i cannot do anymore This leads to my second question shouldn t GB hold more than just Un-partition a Hard Drive? the operating system and various programs on my computer nothing fancy Un-partition a Hard Drive? MS Office iTunes and a bunch of random stuff i don t use but i have no idea what they are All my music documents photos etc are on an external hard drive I m fairly computer literate - but there is a lot i don t know Thanks in advance for your suggestions ideas and help nbsp

A:Un-partition a Hard Drive?

Music can add up fast.

You can't merge that unallocated space without partitioning tools (or the Vista DVD, if you have one available). But you can assign it a drive letter and put it to use.

Right-click Computer, Manage, Disk Management. Right-click the space and partition it (if need be), format it, and change its drive letter if you want.

You can move the entire My Documents folder to the new drive by right-clicking My Docs on the desktop and putting in the new path to a folder you created on the new drive. Apply and it will all be moved over.
 

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Ok so i just defragged my computer twice the first time when i went into my computer manager it would only let me partition 2.7 gigs of space in a new drive. Then it wouldnt let me partition anymore drives saying something about defragging. So i defraged my computer and went back and tried to partition more of the drive and the second time it would only let me partition 2.3 gigs out of 60 gigs of free space.. Im tryin to reformat my computer and i want a bigger partition so i can store my music and videos while i format my hard drive is there any way that i can get around this cause it says i cant partition anymore and im pretty stumped? Thanks!

A:Partition hard drive help?!?!

  
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Ok so i just defragged my computer twice the first time when i went into my computer manager it would only let me partition 2.7 gigs of space in a new drive. Then it wouldnt let me partition anymore drives saying something about defragging. So i defraged my computer and went back and tried to partition more of the drive and the second time it would only let me partition 2.3 gigs out of 60 gigs of free space.. Im tryin to reformat my computer and i want a bigger partition so i can store my music and videos while i format my hard drive is there any way that i can get around this cause it says i cant partition anymore and im pretty stumped? Thanks!


This might be a big stick approach, but you might like to try booting Windows (from your install disk, select boot with command prompt, and then running diskpart.

Select your disk, delete any partitions then type CLEAN.

This wipes all partition and format data from the disk and you should be able to recreate partitions properly after that.

Of course, you'll be reinstalling windows and applications.

If you don't want to go there, and I guess that is a lot of work.. then I'm sorry, I don't know the answer.

hth

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I've got a new Vista laptop.
I want to partition the existing hard drive.
How do I do this?

Thanks.
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Hey i wanted to Cant drive hard partition partition my hard drive to install windows on it First i used EASUES partition manager and did everything resize and create It asked Cant partition hard drive to reboot and i did that but when it is rebooting it says that error partiion cannot be created because of error in harddrive please try again later i then tried gparted live made a cd and when i put it in the program loads up just fine but tells me that i cant resize shrink my C drive less than - MB which is insame Cant partition hard drive as i have GB free on the drive As you can see i tried two softwares but none Cant partition hard drive of them worked Any idea how to solve this problem I also need a manager that can later delete the partition once the win beta expires My OS is xp and i currently have one partition C but when using easuses it has also MB of unallocated space and approx MB of unknown space might be the result of me trynig out linux by wubi now uninstalled Also i am downloading the paragon express version which cancreate partitions but cant delete once if i successfully can create the partition can i then use easues to delete it Can xp natively using disk management delete because a microsoft support page says so but it seems you cant

A:Cant partition hard drive

try converting your hard disk to a dynamic disk then run the software again. If that doesn't help then just try it straight from disk management.

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I have a 40 gig HD I was running Me
I partititioned it with partition magic 6
Into a 25 and 15 blocks
I then installed Xp onto both partitions
I now want to delete the 15 partition to get back to a straight 40 gig disk
I tried
How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309000

To delete a partition or logical drive:
Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK
In the console tree, click Disk Management
In the Disk Management window, right-click the partition or logical drive that you want to delete, and then click Delete Partition or Delete Logical Drive
Click Yes when you are prompted to delete the partition or logical drive. The partition or logical drive is deleted.

When istart up my computer I still get the option of partition A or B and my 25 gig partition is NOT now 40
Any thoughts please Mark
UK
 

A:Un-partition Hard Drive

You need to use Partition Magic to expand the 25GB partition to the full drive, deleting a partition does not attach the free space to an existing partition and ther are no tools in Windows XP to expand your other partition.

To get rid of the boot menu you need to modify the boot loader. The easiest way would be to go to Start -> Run -> type MSCONFIG and press ENTER. Then click on the BOOT.INI tab and click the Check All Boot Paths button. Hopefully it will realsise that one of the paths is incorrect and remove the entry.
 

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