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Looking to Merge two partition into one using freeware

By bwparker1
Jan 11, 2006
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  1. Hi:

    I have installed a 40 GB drive into a Windows XP System which currently has two partitions, about 17 GB and 19 GB. I am looking for a way to create one larger partition without dropping $60 on Partition Magic or some other software. a) Is there a free or shareware program I could do this with?
    b) Maybe merging would not be possible but can I delete one of the exisitng partitions and then resize the remaining partition to use the full 35 GB?

    Thank you,
    Brooks Parker
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    For plan B, ntfsresize is a program from the NTFS for Linux project. Get a CD Linux like Knoppix and cross your fingers :p
  3. bwparker1

    bwparker1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nodsu,

    Which is the program I am trying to get, ntfsresize or Knoppix? Not sure I exactly understand. Also, is this something that runs from a Bootable CD, hence I don't hav eto be in Windows to work with the actually partitions?

    Thanks,
    Brooks
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    I quite often see free partition progs on magazine CDs,from people like Paragon and Acronis.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Knoppix is a Linux distribution that comes with the NTFS utilities and boots off a CD.
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