Divided Partition problem.

By neowing ยท 5 replies
Jun 27, 2007
  1. Hello ? Everyone.
    Recently, I formated my hard drive. I have only one hard drive and I divided 3 partitions. 1st is windows only, 2nd is Program only, and 3rd is my personal files.

    The problem is My hard drive is 75GB.
    1st Partition(c:) is 10.7 GB. 2nd Partition(D:) is 9.76 GB. 3rd Partition(E:) is 54 GB.

    I realized that I need more room for 1st Partition.
    Currently my 1st Partition uses 8GB. And I transfered my precious files all the partitions.

    I need a program that will transfer free hard space to 1st Partition.
    I mean I don't want to delete C: . I want transfer free hard space in E: to C:

    Also, If I want to c: as windows and windows updates, How much GB Need ?

  2. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    You can extend partitions if you have another hard drive through Windows, but I don't reccomend it. Even moreso if Windows is installed on your C: partition.

    Try Partition Magic as a program alternative.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You would have to shrink and move E:, then move D: and finally expand C:

    You need to clean up that C: "Windows only" should not take 8GB. Delete or move some unneeded stuff somewhere else.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    use a program like partition magic to shrink/expand partitions and free space. It's a commercial program, but well worth it.

    Also I recommend getting a second hard drive. Having all your eggs in one basket is risky and foolish.
    Use the second drive for automated backups.
  5. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 295

    Thank you for replying.
    But Which company have partition magic ?
    Also, I don't get the part:

    You mean First Use Partition magic to separate free space from e:
    2nd, use windows restore CD and delete c: and install windows at New Partition ?
    But what about deleted c: ?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I meant two completely different things.
    1 - If you want to make C: bigger on the expense of E:, then you have to do it through D: that sits between them.
    2 - If C: is for Windows only, then instead of messing around with partitions, you should clean up that drive. There is no way for Windows itself to take up that much space.
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