I have just got a PC with 120GB HDD and Win XP Pro. If I want to download any program or game I get a message that there is not enough space in either partitions, C or D. C & D are 2 partitions in HDD, C=5GB & D=115GB. I want to get rid of these 2 partitions, how do I do it?
To resize, delete, merge partitions, etc., wihout losing data & without having to reformat you need a program like PartitionMagic -click here or PartitionExpert - click here. Others might know a better/cheaper way.
You can't remove C: it's the system partition. To remove and/or create other partitons, right-click My Computer on your desktop and click Manage. In the following window, you'll see Disk Management in the left pane. Right-click a partition to make changes to it.
I don't want to remove C. I want to remove D. How do I do it. I did as you said : To remove and/or create other partitons, right-click My Computer on your desktop and click Manage. TO REMOVE D ALTOGETHER WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Without going to the expense of buying a third-party utility like Partition Magic (which will need to be version 7.0 or above to be fully XP compliant anyway) you can't resize the system partition. However, why should you want to? 5Gb should be plenty for all your programs and your files are best placed on a seperate partition (preferably extended rather than primary, as it is much more flexible - check the link I provided above) My 40Gb drive is arranged thus: 8Gb system partition (C) with 5.2gb used (including big apps like Office 2003 and Corel 12) and an extended partition of 30Gb split into 3 logical drives (D,E,F) for files and then there is a 2gb partition for the page file. Post here or use the email link if you need more info.
I've just seen your other post regarding your download woes; I've no idea what could cause that, especially as you have a large disk. Are you directing the download to the right partition? What sort of downloads are they exactly? If you can, use the "right-click, save as..." method of downloading and place it on the D partition. How much free space do you have on each partition? View the Disk Management screen to find out.
Sorry I have wiped out D. Now its only C that remains with 5GB. HDD is 120GB but only C with 5GB is available, I wish to get back the whole of 120GB space. It is a new PC so I don't have anything yet on it. Please inform how to reformat!