Extend Partion - NOT WORKING!!

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    FunShed

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    Hey All.

    Created a new volume for VISTA it wasent large enough, so now ive clearerd lots from my old XP directory.

    So now I want to EXTEND my vista directory " c:/ " but as you can see bellow it seems not to be working:
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    Any Ideas on how i can get it to EXTEND?
    Im not realy wanting to format C:/ yet because it has lots of my work on their
     
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    I get the same screen. It might be easier to use Paragon partition manager to extend the size.
     
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    lol, Just Downloaded the software, to D:/the other directory.
    Now when I try to install it, now it says theirs not enough space to extract.
    Ha Ha.

    :( Now What.
     
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    I also believe that you can also use the VISTA dvd to change the partition size. Havent tried it myself, but i think you can.
     
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    Well, Managed to install it and it said "Unknown Windows Version", so that dident go so well.

    Ohh, What do you mean? "Windows DVD Maker" or somthing else?

    :w00t:
     
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    To extend a Basic partition, the partition must be formatted as NTFS, it must be adjacent to contiguous unallocated space on the same physical disk, and it can be extended only onto unallocated space that resides on the same physical disk.

    So AFAIK, you should be able to extend D:\ because the unallocated space is next to it.

    But C:\ has NO unallocated space next to it, so no go.
     
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    ^ Ahh thanks for the info.

    That makes sence now, so how do i move it over? put the free space in middle, is that possible?
    Or i goingto have to format C:/ :(

    I dont mind formating, but thats loseing a lot of work (i can never backup it all low on space). And i dont have the OEM XP cd, stupid Packard Bell dont include it.
     
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    What have you got on drive d:\ ?
     
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    On D:I have my new Vista.
    On C: I have my old XP.

    Need more space on Vista but like you said its sectioned as:

    VISTA | XP | FREESPACE
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    Just thinking, how about me clearing Vista partion, will the C:/ move over to the left, and allow me to make a big partion
     
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    Ok, so C: as per the jpeg you posted has XP on it and D: is vista. You could clear d: of vista and then extend c: to the size you want, then reinstall vista.

    BUT...you have dual booted and you will have to remove vista correctly to make sure XP still boots!

    not sure at the moment how to go about that...sure theres a post about it on here tho?
     
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    Did you try booting back to XP thendownloading and using Paragon partition manager to extend D: drive?
     
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    That probably would be alot quicker too..
     
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    Not tried it that way, i tried using the program on Vista and it did not operate, ill get back to you for when i try it with XP.

    :( Deleated Installation Of Program when it wouldn't work.

    Thanks for the advice, ill try it ASAP.
     
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    Since you have free space "after" the XP partition, the simplest solution would be to move the XP partition to the right, and then resize the Vista partition. Know you can resize with th Vista DVD, but don't know if you can "move" partitions.



    Removing any partition simply frees up the space -- it does not move any of the remaining partitions.



    If you remove the Vista partition and move the XP partition to the left, that will screw up the OS order on the drive. If you then reinstall Vista, don't know if it's smart enough to determine that it's the second OS on the drive now, and still allow you to dual boot with XP. Even so, XP's boot.ini will still show it being the second OS on the drive, not the first, so XP might not boot, either.
     
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