Ok, I might try it,but no guarantees. Thank you.
Unless you delete a partition, or change the flags, you aren't going to screw it up. You'd have to purposely do that. EaseUS and gParted are pretty straight-forward.
For whatever reason I thought you were trying to resize your C partition. I've kind of re-visited this thread and what I'm getting out of this is you now have XP on C, and you have 2 other partitions that you haven't done anything with, and that you want to get that space to C so you have a lot of space on 1 partition? Is this correct? Apologies if it is not, I probably should read the thread in its entirety.
BUT, if that is what your end goal is (get 1 big C) then just use EaseUS from within Windows and right click on your I drive from within EaseUS Partition Master and select 'Merge'. Merge that into your D. Apply those actions. Then you should no longer have I, and probably an I directory on your D. Now do the same for D, right click on it, merge, merge it into C. Apply the actions. Problem solved.
Correct. XP is on C Drive & I & D are empty so I want to make the entire drive C : Drive. The other partitions had stuff on them I have since deleted. One thing won't leave the recycle bin is this
I've tried unlocker & TFC but neither did it.
I thank you & I may try it later.
Sounds fine then, go ahead with the merge.
I am quite shocked at myself. I had no intention of "literally" doing this till next weekend,if then. A friend said I could do it thru XP. I googled "Merge drives on XP & came up with this http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...65?msgId=141b5c82-3471-4545-ab53-d1fe4b4a993a
but this part "
Right-click the drive you want the partition's space to merge with.
Click "Extend Volume..." Your computer will automatically assign any extra space to that drive
didn't work. Anyhow, I'm tickled to say it now looks like this
A first for me but I have to thank all you wonderful teachers for your help.TS is a damn good computer school. Thanks.
I've never used Windows' Disk Management to partition and merge partitions. My understanding is that it can't be done non-destructively, I.e. data will be gone. Looks like the partitions you don't need are gone, but C drive is still the same size. You'll need to use 3rd party tool to expand it. It's fairly simple like Disk Management, click and move the slider to expand. Reboot and let it do its thing.
Ok, now I'm confused. I found a before screenshot of my harddrive
Although the numbers are the same,
No the numbers are not the same. You now have less used space ,Then before. More free space. Before you merge the partition you only had 384 gigs left of free space. Know you have 421 gigs of free space.
You're correct. Not enough caffeine Thanks
Your welcome and glad this work out for you.
It can if the partition you are merging are clear of data. Most usally windows will expand the C drive after.
That tidbit that was in the recycling bin is gone also.yippee. You guys & gals are awesome,thanks
Thanks and in the process ,You are learning, Which is Great!!!
Yes, learning from the best.TS is #1
Didn't know that. Thanks.
Ok, immediately after I did this, I rebooted it & it took a bit longer to reboot but I figured that was normal.
Today, I rebooted it & it took a bit longer than the previous time, but once it was back up, it was ok.
30 minutes later, for no reason I was curious & rebooted it one more time but this time it didn't.
It went to an all blue screen NO words. It stayed that way for probably 3 maybe 5 minutes till I ignorantly pulled the plug out of the wall, let it sit for a minute & it booted up fine.
Right now I'm running full scans on it knowing they'll come up clean.
All I'm using it for at the moment is listening to music.
Is it normal to boot slowly like that?
I won't be rebooting it till necessary, probably on Patch Tuesday.