deleted partion help

  shauny36 20:54 26 Mar 2008
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have a 40 gig hd with 2 partations on 20gig each but was trying to get it back to 1x 40 gig but hink have deleted the partion and now it only comes up as 20 gig.

can i get the other 20 gig back, if so how.

have got a couple of partion programs.

  ACOLYTE 21:15 26 Mar 2008

If the drive shows up in Xp drive managment you can try formating the drive to one 40gig partition.The Hdd has to be connected as a slave drive to do this though.If you see the drive as a partitioned drive right-click within any of the fields below the colored bars,and select Delete Partition.If you have any data on the drive it will be lost so be warnmed about that beforehand.

  skidzy 21:23 26 Mar 2008

Am i correct in thinking your other 20GB is currently holding the os ?

If im correct,do NOT format if you wish to keep the os installed.


Testdisk can recover lost partitions if needed.click here

  shauny36 21:36 26 Mar 2008

no its just a blank 40gig hd which i want to use as a 40 gig.

  skidzy 21:55 26 Mar 2008

Have you tried to just format the drive,easiest way i find is to use a ide/sata usb adaptor cable and connect the drive and format once its recognised in My Computer.

Saves going inside the machine if no need to.

  shauny36 21:58 26 Mar 2008

thats exactly how i did it but no joy.

  shauny36 18:39 02 Apr 2008

how do i make 1 large partion.
eg c: drive and d: drive and then delete and transfer all space from d onto c:

  dan** 21:13 02 Apr 2008

Right click my computer>manage> disk management.

Find the drive in the right hand window.

Right click the far right of the drive and pick " delete partition"

Right click the left side of the drive and pick " delete partition"

You will now have one drive showing as unallocated. Right this section and select new partition. Follow the wizard to rebuild the drive as one full 40Gb drive.

  shauny36 18:54 04 Apr 2008

will give that a go at the weekend

cheers

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