Disk Management Partition Question

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    pjmaggitti

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    By a process too tedious to recount I've wound up with the following primary partitions on disk 0 of my laptop, a Compaq Presario R3275US with a 75-gig hard drive:



    C: System (43 gig)

    D: Local Drive (15 gig)

    G: New Volume (15 gig)



    Is it possible to combine the empty G with the non-empty D without erasing the latter in the process? If so, how can that be done?



    Thank you.
     
    pjmaggitti, May 14, 2007
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    Wojman

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    Well if i understant your question correctly, What your asking to do is to just delete everything in your G: drive and keep the assigned drive letter?

    To do this go to Computer Management

    Click on Disk Management

    Right click on G: partition

    Click on format

    (what i usually do)

    check the perform quick format

    Then you're all set, you have an empty partition

    P.S you also can name the volume to what you want it as.

    Hope it helps
     
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    I think he means just merging the empty G onto the end of D to make a 30gig D drive.

    I've never attempted something like this but your best bet is to go into control panel > system and maintence > and under administrative tools 'Create and format disk partitions'. This is might help you do it.
     
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    Yea Nexus i think you understood the question.
     
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    d g

    Straight forward,but backup any data on D first. Goto Disk management and delete Partition G - don't format it! Then right click on D and choose expand, it will ask how much, defaulting to the space left - gob done.

    Hope that helps.

    Joe
     
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    Sorry about the spelling, trialing voice software - pain in the A*%$

    Joe
     
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    One of the new functions in vista is the ability to merge partitions without losing data, follow what was said above and you should be fine.
     
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