Hard disk partition

  ianb1873 19:52 21 Jul 2004

I have a 40GB hard disc partitioned into 18gb, 15gb & 7gb.

If I want to get rid of all the partitions how do I do it?

I believe I can use Control Panel, Administrative Tools & Computer Management?

I did try to delete the smaller partition as an experiment thru the above but Windows (XP) shut down "to prevent damage to my PC". When I restarted the smaller partition had gone but the space was "unallocated".

I lost my bottle after that & put it back!

Any help please?

  Gongoozler 20:18 21 Jul 2004

Is this the disk with your Windows on, or is it a slave drive? If it has your operating system on it, I think the only way to change the partitions is with a third party application such as Partition Magic. click here

  ianb1873 20:23 21 Jul 2004

It's the main disk with XP on it. At the mo it's partitioned as C, D & E with C being the boot disk and D & E having other files & folders on there.

What I want to have is 1 40GB C Drive.

I thought I could do it thru Computer management but doesn't look like it's as simple as that.

  ianb1873 20:38 21 Jul 2004

Just further to that, it's saying that D is a "logical drive" but at the top it says they are all partitions?

  Curio 22:04 21 Jul 2004

May be helpful
click here

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