Merge disks unable to solve problem

By carlorub
Jan 1, 2009
  1. Hi guys,

    I have benen breaking my head over this and did not manage to find a solution. Here the deal:

    I received a asus eee pc netbook 900 with windows XP on it. When I visit my computer i find a C: drive and a D: drive.

    C:drive has everything on it and has 0Mb free space left. (program files....)
    D:drive is empty.

    I tried using partition magic to merge both, but apparently it only works within one same disk (look at the Gif screenshot I uploaded)

    Is there a way to fix this?

    (I tried converting my d: to dynamic drive but apparently it only works on pc's.

    All the best,

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524
    You obviously have the 4GB SSD

    Basically, you need to remove as much as you can off the main 4GB SSD Drive
    ie Move any data to the other SSD Drive
    And remove any programs from Add\Remove programs in Control Panel

    Really 4 Gig is just not enough to install anything big on! (actually, even anything small)
  3. carlorub

    carlorub TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much, at least now i know.

    Is it possible to transfer a program eg microsoft office from the c: to d: drive without uninstall?
    Can I let it run from the D: drive?

    Thanks Kimsland
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No (by the way, I've tried this, and have successfully done it, pretty sure it took me about 4 days until it was right, never again!)

    Re-install to the other drive

    Also run CCleaner often (ticking all squares under advanced too ;) )
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    You surely must have a USB port or two, hence you could buy a cheap add-on USB drive for storing things. Example - Seagate freeAgent 500Gb £65.54 inc Vat, Freecom 160Gb £48.86 inc Vat. Just plug in and you are set.....
  6. carlorub

    carlorub TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Kimsland!!
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