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deleting partitioned drive.

By akabubblbutt
Jan 10, 2007
  1. so i just deleted my d drive which was partitioned and there is this unallocated space and right now i want to restore that space back to the c drive so that there isnt 2 local drives and just one c drive with the 100gb not 2 local drives that are 50gb . if that makes any sense at all. may someone please help me =]]
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    You need software that can handle that, Windows can't naitively do that. An example would be Partition Magic, a Free example would be gparted.
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You can do this by booting from a windows 98 boot disk. Select Fdisk and follow directions. You can find a 98 boot disk here:
    http://www.bootdisk.com
     
  4. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Errrr.. No. Fdisk will want to wipe the drive to do this. You will either need specialized software like Partition Magic to do this, or a willingness to flush your drive. The gap between partitions (particularly their data areas) leaves you with an area that will not comply to file system standards and can cause issues.

    TMagic650, please be careful when suggesting to do such things- Any time you play with partitions you run a high risk of corrupting data, and ESPECIALLY when you use FDisk (especially MS DOs's) That particular one is very destructive in nature.

    Edit: The drive won't be wiped per se. However, you will most likely lose access to existing data.
     
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    try acronis or paragon 3rd party hdd partition joiner
    don't Fdisk this will lose data (FAT)File Allocation Table
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    System Commander, Partition Magic 8.0 or higher, Acronis, Paragon... and a fw others. All cost money. Most require the latest version, as are not supported after they are a year old.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "TMagic650, please be careful when suggesting to do such things- Any time you play with partitions you run a high risk of corrupting data, and ESPECIALLY when you use FDisk (especially MS DOs's) That particular one is very destructive in nature."

    I didn't see any mention that akabubblbutt wanted to save data. Unallocated space is just that, SPACE. He wanted to delete partitions. FDISK can do this
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    See kiddos, this is why its nice to actually say what you are wanting to do when asking for help. Good questions get good answers.

    raybay - I offered a free solution in the first reply to this thread.
     
  9. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    FDisk is too dangerous for anybody who has to ask this question. True, it can be easily done, but without error messagesa and caution messages, it is risky, and unnecessary. One of the standard partition managers will do the job AND protect the data, when properly used.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I use FDISK on a drive that I want to wipe or is free of wanted data. I don't play with multiple partitions except on drives over 100GB
     
  11. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I have not fdisk'ed in 3 yrs
    I s'ware
    get some free bootable stuff and have a safer, faster day
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Everyone is saying "safer" I'm saying use FDISK when DATA is not important and you want to reclaim hard drive space... That's all!

    Do you get my position on this now? Was I clear enough this time?
     
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