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how do i join my disk.

By animemanga
Jun 12, 2007
  1. few months ago i separated my disk into C: and D:. how i want to make my disk one now. how can i do it?? or how can i decide how much space D: or C: will have ??


    any help is appreciated
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can use any advanced partitoning utility like Partition Magic or Disk Director to resize and join partitons.
     
  3. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    step by step guidance would be appreciated
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Read The Friendly Manual

    Really. You don't even say which program you got!
     
  5. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    oh sorry then.
    i got windows xp.
     
  6. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson TS Enthusiast Posts: 83

    animemanga, I think you misunderstood Nodsu. The only way to do this is to use a partioning program like Partion magic but there are others

    The point being is that Windows XP doesnt have that functionality built in.
     
  7. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    ok. fair enough

    so why can i get these programmes? are they free ??

    thanx in advance
     
  8. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson TS Enthusiast Posts: 83

    Partition magic isnt free.
    But if you google for "free partitioning program" you will get loads of hits
     
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    the hard way - the best way would be to copy all the data to a second HD, reformat and reinstall windows. When you reformat, consolidate the partitions at that time. Otherwise you will need a partitioning program (the easy way)
     
  10. animemanga

    animemanga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    ok i googled it and found some. however i dont know which one is good.

    after i got the programe is there any precaution i should take?

    if i delete the bigger partition, will the space automatically add up to the other partition. as in if C: was 20gig and
    D: was 50 gig. and i delete D: , will C: become 70gig?

    where does the unallocated partitions go to?

    i have tried in every way to find a free partition programe that lets your resize you partitions. can any1 help me in any way. a link would be very much appreciated.
     
  11. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson TS Enthusiast Posts: 83

    If it does what you want then it is good, if it doesnt then you will need to have a look at another program. Just try or read up on which one you want.
    As they are free you can try as many as you want.
    From the sound of it, it sounds like your requirements are fairly basic. merging two partions, so most of them should be able to do that

    If you want to buy a program I would go for Partion Magic, very solid program and is probably the most commonly used partioning software

    As a general precaution, always take a back up. At least of your more important files (i.e personal documents etc)
     
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