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Remove useless partition

By xrispleytre
Jan 25, 2007
  1. I received a Dell computer, on which they had partitioned 40 gigs of the installed hard drive for 'Backup'. I already back up everything on an external and would like to consolidate this partitioned space into my primary partition; hence removing the partition. Any quick ways to do this? I am running XP sp2.

    Thanks and good luck!



    Signed,
    Alex Trebek
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    Well, frankly, I would just delete the existing data and use the partition as-is,
    unless it's NOT ntfs -- then reformat into NTFS.

    If you have a special reason for fighting with that, then Partition Magic will
    delete / combine partitions.
     
  3. xrispleytre

    xrispleytre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I need a full 200 gigs on the primary partition. I just need to append it to the existing partition.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    see previous comment :)

    BE SURE you have LBA support enabled in the BIOS and in Windows
     
  5. xrispleytre

    xrispleytre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I saw your comment, the whole comment and nothing but the comment. I already downloaded Partition Magic and took care of the whole problem. I guess I should have said THANKS.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    No problem...
     
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