How to resize a (manmade) FUBAR'd C drive

By markthayer
Jan 25, 2005
  1. Some years ago I created a C and D partitions on a small (6 GB) harddrive on an older IBM ThinkPad that runs W98 SE. I made the D drive much bigger than the C drive. Now the C drive is out of space. In an attempt to reclaim some space to the C drive, and using Partition Magic 4.0, I deleted the D drive. Now I have a 2.9 GB C drive and a ton of free space I would like to allocate back to the C drive.

    Loss of data on the laptop is no problem. I tried reformatting C drive thinking it would see and use all its physical space. No such luck.

    How can I kill off the free space and end up with a full size C drive onto which I can reinstall W98?

  2. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    Download a Win98 boot disk from Use it to run FDisk and delete both partitions.
    Then have FDisk create a primary partition using 100% of available space.
    Re-boot to A: and format C: and you should be good to go.

    patio. :cool:
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