combining hdd partitions

  FungusBoggieman 17:06 16 Mar 2009
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I have 2 partitions on the one hdd on my pc
1 is 127.99 gb healthy NTFS
2 is 170.10 gb unallocated

my ? is how do i jion the two together in disc managment to make one

thanks

  bremner 17:23 16 Mar 2009

You can not without losing all the data.

You will need an application like partition magic to do it.

  woodchip 17:25 16 Mar 2009

If you only Have a Restore CD for your Computer, You are better leaving them as is. As you will make it as your Restore CD will not work. Its dependent on Files on another Partition and that Partition sizes remain the same as when you got the Computer. It may be a Hidden Partition

  FungusBoggieman 17:29 16 Mar 2009

so ok then i leave it as 170gb partition then so how do i allocate it

if i click on unallocated partition it says new partition wizard it gives me two options
please select the partition you want to create
1 primary
2 extended

so do i set it to primary or exteneded

  FungusBoggieman 17:31 16 Mar 2009

sorry wood chip its a new 320gb hdd

with new windows xp install on from original xp disc

  woodchip 17:37 16 Mar 2009

Then choose exteneded

  Diemmess 17:38 16 Mar 2009

To avoid confusion your other thread should be seen.
click here

For others, this is a new HDD which FungusBoggieman bought to replace a possibly failing HD

  bremner 19:04 16 Mar 2009

Only set it to extended if you intend to create multiple partitions on it.

Other wise set it as a primary partition.

  FungusBoggieman 20:40 16 Mar 2009

thanks all pc up and running hdd are happy again
no more grinding nioses
thanks FB

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