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Partitioned Hard Drive

Q: Partitioned Hard Drive

Trying to install my old hard drive (as a second hard drive) to my new PC (Win.ME)so I can retrieve files. The new PC recognized the old hard drive (named it D)and I was able to access it. My problem is the old hard drive was partitioned. The new PC allows me to see the files in the main partition but not the second partition. It doesn't recognize the second section and thats the section I really want to get to. Any thoughts on how I can access that second section? Thanks

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Hello Recently bought a new Laptop D External files Change Partitioned Hard to back up from Drive Drive? and went through all the setting up process one of which was Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive? Windows back up At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option but after a week I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead My questions are Can I easily change the destination of the back up files Do I just delete everything on Drive D once I'm backing up to an external Hard Drive or will Windows give me this option when I change to external Hard Drive The Back up is done on a schedule so how do I get on when the date passes Will it ask me to plug my external Hard Drive in the next time I boot up Finally I'd like to back up our Desktop too running on Vista Can I just partition the external Hard Drive and keep our laptop and Desktop backed up on the same hard drive Cheers Matthew

A:Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hi Matthew -

You don't need to partition the HD to keep your different backups on it.

The WindowsImageBackup file needs to be named only that and in the root of the external to reimage from the booted DVD or Repair CD, however you can click on it to see which PC it is for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

I don't like the way Win7 file backup works so I drag the active User folder from each computer here to external once per month, then update the backup image every few months. You may decide to go Manual after trying the automated backup, since you'll need to move the external to catch the backup anyway.
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My hard drive is partitioned and I have Windows and Programs on C, and everything else on D.

Is there any particular reason for keeping the Programs on C? Have just done a re-format and have several hours work ahead of me re-installing programs and applications. It would make life lot easier if all I had to contend with on C was Windows.

Thanks !

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Why have I got 2 drives Do I need both

A:partitioned hard drive

If you mean from the factory, your "everyday" drive, usually C: is what you're using. The D: retores your computer to the way you received it. Other letters would be for other drives like your optical drive.
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My computer has a 4 Gig hard drive that is partitioned. I keep having to clean out the C part and if I could move some of my programs, etc. to the D side, it would help quite a bit.

I have added a 20 Gig Drive that I use for correspondence and other things, so I have plenty of memory, but do not know what I need to do to organize.

I understand there is some software that will eliminate the partition, or rearrange the drive contents.

Any helpful advise would be appreciated.

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I have a partitioned hard drive. Windows98 is on C and Windows2000NT on D. I would like to put XP on the C: part. Can I FDISK just the C: portion of my hard drive?

A:Partitioned Hard Drive

Yes you can. Follow this procedure:
Start>>run>> type "cmd">> format C:
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My hard drive is partitioned C: and F:. Will a clean install of 7 over XP currently installed on C: mess with my F: drive?? In other words can I save all my stuff to F:??

A:Hard drive partitioned

No.. Your F drive will be just fine... nothing will change, your data is safe..
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I am a babe in the woods just getting on my feet so please bear with me.
I have swapped out a shot hard drive from my Dell Inspiron 546 for a new 1Tb one. The dell is running a AMD Phenom X4 64. I plan to partition the new hard drive and right now it has the new windows 10 on it . I have found a lot of my programs do not work properly with 10 on the older Dell. I don't know if it's possible but can I partition, keeping the 32 bit Win10 in one and down load a 64 bit copy of Win7 on the new partition,hopping to end up running a Win 10 32 bit on 'C' and a 64 bit Win 7 on the new partition?
Possible?or pipe dream?
Any input will be most welcome and appreciated!

A:Partitioned 1Tb Hard Drive and 2 OS.

It should be possible to do this.  However I have to admit I haven't set up a dual boot system on one disk since Windows 7 era.  It could be there are some extra complications.  One of which is that Windows 10 seems to create more partitions for itself than older versions of Windows (I have 4).  If Windows 10 is 32bit, then the disk will be in MBR rather than GPT format.  You can check this in Disk Management.  In Disk Management, right click the drive and choose "Properties" and choose the "Volumes" tab.

The implication of MBR format is it limits you to 4 primary partitions (or 3 primary, 1 extended).  It would be helpful if you include a screenshot of your main Disk Management window to show how your drive is currently partitioned.
Another possible issue is that it is usually easier to install the older O/S first (i.e. Windows 7) and create space for the newer one (i.e. Windows 10), then install that second.  This is because Windows traditionally doesn't "play nicely" with O/S's it doesn't recognise, and tends to overwrite the boot loader, potentially leaving your original OS unbootable.  Windows 10 installer will recognise an existing Windows 7 install, but Windows 7 installer won't necessarily recognise a Windows 10 install...
I also wanted to install Windows 7 on my Windows 10 system for various reasons, and for me, the easier solution was to use a separate hard drive for Windows 7.  I disconnected the primary disk and installed Windows 7 to a second hard drive, then reconnected the Win 10 drive once the install was done.  This prevents the Windows 7 installer from interfering with the Windows 10 install in any way..  This means I don't get a boot menu, but fortunately my system has a boot override key (F12) which allows me to select which drive to boot from at startup without having to go into BIOS.
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Hi everyone, I recently bought a computer from a friend, at the time, it was running Windows ME but since then I have updated it to XP Professional. My problem is that since I have had the computer it has always listed in Explore a C, D, and E drive. Physically of course there is only one hard drive in my machine, but is there anyway in which I can bring them altogether so that they just make a bigger C drive?

Cheers for any help you can give

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I'm running on Windows XP. A recent crash left me with several functions missing so I decided to reload Windows from a recovery disk. This has worked except that I seem to have partitioned my hard drive. I have a drive C with 10gb free out of 147gb which is fine for me, and a J drive with 10kb free out of 10.7Gb. The computer wants to use drive J and is ignoring C, hence I'm getting constant "Critically Low Disk Space" error messages. I rather feel I might have to reload Windows again but can anyone tell me what I did wrong last time? Or is there a way of merging both drives?

Thanks again for your help.


A:Partitioned Hard Drive

System manufacturer and model?

When using a recovery/restore disk to reinstall Windows...the instructions, explanation, etc. for how that all works...are determined by the system manufacturer.

Some such disks also utilize an additional partition on the hard drive (which they created during the install of XP) which is necessary in order for the recovery/restore mechanism to function properly.

You would have to consult either your system documentation (owner's manual) or the manufacturer's website...for specifics regarding such.

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Am looking for opinions on a hard drive issue a hard Question a partitioned drive regarding friend of mine had She has an HP with came with a partitioned drive where the reinstall files are on the D part of the drive She started having a problem with booting up and got into a boot loop and couldn t boot into safe mode at all Than she had nothing when she tried to boot up Took it to a repair shop and they told her the hard drive was dead My question I worked on the computer and was able to boot into the recovery part of the drive reloaded the system onto the C drive and everything so far is fine Ran a scan of the drive which didn t find any problems Now if a drive dies can you boot from a partitioned part of the drive or will the entire drive be dead Am interested in hearing what you have to say about this issue Thanks And so far after being Question regarding a partitioned hard drive up and running for days straight no problems even with loading new programs on the drive nbsp

A:Question regarding a partitioned hard drive

It sounds as though that repair shop should be avoided. Other than that, if the hard drive were dead then no you shouldnt have been able to access the recovery partition either. I would find a way of making an image of the entire drive. Just incase the drive is really bad or going bad. That way you will not lose everything. Then if the drive does die then you would have the image to restore to a new hard drive thus not losing all the HP installed programs, including the OS that came with the system. A good program to use is Acronis True Image. However there is a less expensive possibility. If the drive in question is a Maxtor or a Seagate Drive, you can download free from the Seagate website Maxblast 5. This is in actuallity a lite version of Acronis True Image. It will only work properly if at least one of the drives used is a Seagate or Maxtor drive. Also it can be used to prepare the new drive, Make back up images of the entire drive (or single partitions), and restore the back up images. It can not make incremental back ups.
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Hi, lately I have been experiencing some wierd problems with my computer.

I can't somehow boot into windows 2000 from my Master hard drive.

I think the problem stemmed from me downloading this game program in exe format (I know, my fault for running it).

My computer seemed fine for the first few days, as I never shut down my computer. But when I reboot my computer, one of my partitioned hard drives just seemed to disappear.

Then when I reboot again, the computer logged me into a blue background with white text saying

a corrupt file with Wininet.dlll, that it had a bad image and the checkSum was corrupt.

Can someone help me out? I would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi there.
Somewhere along the way my hard drive got partitioned, and it is causing lots of problems with my computer running properly. My C drive only has 3% of its space left, so I can't even defragment the disk. My C drive's total size is 6.53 GB and it has only 256 MB of free space left, while my D drive's total size is 21.4 GB and it has 9.45 GB of free space. I have tried getting rid of programs that I don't need in C, and I don't want to get rid of any more. I have tried moving programs from C to D, but I don't know if I am doing it right, because it just looks like it is copying them over to D instead of moving them there. What should I do to resolve this issue, please help!!!

A:OUT OF SPACE on partitioned Hard Drive!

Hi... welcome to TSG
I have tried moving programs from C to D, but I don't know if I am doing it right, because it just looks like it is copying them over to D instead of moving them thereClick to expand...

If it copies it onto your D drive, then why not simply delete the original from the C: drive?

if you drag and drop to another drive, windows will (by default) copy it there. if you want it to simply move it wthout cpoying it, then use your right-mouse button and use the cut/paste commands. when you use the cut command, it still copies it but it will automatically delete afterwards

by the way... while there is no problem moving files.... in most cases you cannot copy a program over to another drive. you will have to uninstall it and reinstal onto the D: drive

your partitions are a good setup, but your C: drive should only have windows on it, your D: drive should have everything else. when you install any programs from now on make sure that you direct the instal onto the D: drive
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Background Windows stop laughing - computer crashed last year - when I reinstalled XP-SP hard drive was wiped clean I was told to partition my hard drive Now I m very low on space was told I could just slide drive hard partitioned about Question programs amp files over to the empty partition to Question about partitioned hard drive free up space Tells me I can t because the program file is being accessed Question about partitioned hard drive or used by other users We are not networked but Question about partitioned hard drive everyone in family has their own windows login Responses were to purchase disk management software or add more RAM or hope I have Vista because it s easy I don t know what the point is to the partitioning could someone educate me Also I m too low on space to even scan defrag not sure I d have the space for another program Is there a way to delete the unused parition and have that free space pushed over to the active hard drive Or is my only other option to backup everything on c and reformat nbsp

A:Question about partitioned hard drive

You should be able to use a freeware partitioning tool like Gparted to repartition your drive. See How to boot from a G-Parted-Live-CD(use the instructions to download and build your own Gparted

But be cautious and do your backups first (is always wise)
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A:32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive

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32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive
I have purchased a brand new computer Windows 7 Toshiba Satellite P750.

I am a trainer and still have to train in Microsoft Office applications 2003, 2007 and now 2010. I want to partition my new computer so that I can run all three versions on it.

The quick installation guide says that during the installation I have to "select one version of operating system if prompted 32 bit or 64 bit". I am leaning towards selecting 32 bit version but am not sure if this is the correct choice.
Can anyone please advise what would be the correct choice?

Also can anyone point me to an easy instruction on how to partition the drive to enable me to run these three versions of office software.

Thanks heaps

A:32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.& made the Startup Repair CD.

IMO, I would go with 64 bit.

For MS Office may/may not have problems with all three installed in one OS.
You may like to post in
Microsoft Office - Windows 7 Forums

Do make your Recovery Disks.
How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
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A:hard drive is not partitioned how do I partition it?

what happens if you continue?

you may have an option to create the partition by using the recovery disk, then formatting and the recovery should start but all data will be lost, you'll have to start out with a new install but no docs or pics.
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A:Hard drive maybe partitioned inefficiently

You're basically going to need some partition software so that you can decrease the size of your D drive and increase the size of your C drive.
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A:partitioned slave hard drive


If you don't have any data on it can go to Windows Disk Management and partition and format it.

Go Start then right click on My Computer then Manage and on the left Disk Management and right click on the drive in Question
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A:Partitioned laptop hard drive

you can most certainly re-partition you hard-drive. you will however need third-party software in order to do so. i use a program form Powerquest, called Partition Magic v8. I have a 200Gb hdd and i used it to resize my partitions. I does take some time however, but it also depends on how big the drive is. the way i currently use my 2 partitions are C: programs + windows, D: data, music, program installations, iso files (bassically plain storage). the reason for this is if i have to reload my pc's windows i can just format the c: drive and leave all my important data and intallation files on the d: drive intact.
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A:partially partitioned hard drive

Try this if you're using windows XP or 2k.
Right click on the "my computer" icon , choose MANAGE option.
New window cames out and in the left panel will see a "DISK MANAGEMENT' entry ( it's under the storage). Once you click on DISK MANAGEMENT in the right panel should see your external hard drive. Right click on it and choose FORMAT option.
All the stuff above applies only if in Device Manager the drive shows up without any exclamation points.
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A:Partitioned Hard Drive Question

If you used partition magic do not use it again. I would suggest using gparted it is a Linux based partitioner program and is free and 100 times better than the other ones. You can resize the partitions on both drive with out screwing up the drives but to be safe I would backup all of the important data first. Remember every time you turn your back the computer will give it too you royally so be safe backup first.

GParted - Gnome Partition Editor
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I read the forums on partitioned hard drives and the only answer seems to be repartitioning and formatting. My question is why can't I fdisk to remove the dos logical drive in the extended dos partition, delete the extended dos partition but leave the primary partition active and intact, reboot and come up with a 4 Gig hard drive?

I will appreciate your comments and explanation.

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A:Need drivers for xp on my partitioned hard drive

savy118, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The motherboard has the Intel G41 chipset on it and you can find all the XP drivers for it straight from Intel,
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A:Installing old partitioned hard drive in another computer

Win98 won't recognize an NTFS partition without having a NTFS driver installed. I've used NTFS for Win98 from Sysinternals, but when Microsoft bought them they pulled it. However, this site seems to have that program. I haven't tried it myself to confirm it's the same version.

Avira NTFS4DOS Personal might be another option.


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A:partitioned then lost at least 20 or more gigs on the hard drive

I'm guessing that you just didn't use all of the available HD space when you repartitioned.
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A:Transferring files in partitioned hard drive

Only move user files, like your pictures/word documents. If you need to move software, the headache you could cause isn't worth it. Uninstall the software and install to the other partition. You can move the whole of your my documents, my music, my pictures, etc... Some reference may stop working, but that shouldn't be much of problem. Just create a new folder on D:\ called documents, pictures, etc... and move the files in to those folders.
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A:Moving files in partitioned hard drive

No you cannot move them out of the partition... leastways not easily.
But using a disk manager such as Acronis, you can enlarge the partition(s)... or add drives. We bought some 500GB hard drives today for $51... and 750GB for $63...
Have you thought about adding another hard drive to your existing configuration?
Creating a dual boot to two or more different hard drives?
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A:Partitioning a single partitioned Hard drive

I just recently split my Windows 7 hard drive into equal partitions so I can install and run Windows 10 independently in it.
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Just make sure you know what you're doing and your personal data is backed up before you take the plunge.
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Why is your Product Key not available?

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Which system is on the drive second ?

How many partitions are on the drive as well ?
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You can only format a single partition at a time anyway

so if u format c all other partitions will be untouched

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Post a screen shot of disk management so we can suggest what to do;
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Yes. A free program called EasyBCD has the necessary tools to do it from within Windows XP.

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Boot sector restoration tool

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c'mon somebody..