partioned C:/D: drives can they be joined?

By Duncan Letham ยท 5 replies
Jul 23, 2005
  1. Hi,

    I have a computer that only has one hardrive installed in it but windows XP explorer shows a C: and a D: drive now I'm not worried about the data in d: drive but would like to know if there is any way to combine the to drives without losing any information in c: as this holds the operating system??
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    What is your reasoning for wanting to do this?
  3. Duncan Letham

    Duncan Letham TS Rookie Topic Starter

    when I try to write a cd it comes up with an error of not enough space on c: to complete action I have cleared off as much as I can but ahve just run out of room yet d: is empty
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Partition Magic will do the job, but costs. You could try moving the swapfile to D:. This will create quite a bit more free space.
  5. Duncan Letham

    Duncan Letham TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks I'll give it a try
  6. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Depending on the Software you use for writing CD etc, there will be a temporary file which is used to transfer Data for writing .Change the location of that temp file to a file on the D:\ drive (you can create this file if you need to).You should also find a location for the Buffer , it can be relocated also (in Nero anyway). I move all Temp files off of the Partition that has Windows installed.I would not join the Partitions together, Windows works better the more seperated it is from these types of operations.
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