I have a first C partition with win98se formatted fat32, and a second,D partition NTFS with xp3 loaded on a ~10gb hdd. There's nothing on the C partition that I need. How do I get rid of it, and leave the data on a new 10gb partition of xp3 ? I'm familiar with Partition magic, old copy somewhere, but will that do what I want ? Many thanks, John
You could make a clone with Achronis for 'safety' then with partition magic delete C: and so 'shift everything along' so to speak. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~# ///BUT\\\ as Fruit Bat /\0/\ said you will lose all sorts of vital system files. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Even if you tried this and managed to work around and boot, likely pandemonium! The paths would now be upset for almost everything on D:
If you are of a pioneering spirit, then you could try Fruit Bat /\0/\'s workaround but you have to be ready to reinstall!
Hi karmgord. That might certainly give me most of the space on the hdd. However, I suppose all I'm really trying to do is simplify the system I've set up, ie I didn't think ahead when I decided to keep both os in the first place :(
Something else I don't know - is it possible to have two different os on the same partition ? I pressume this would lead to all sort of conflicts, even if it's possible ?
Hi woodchip. Too late, I fear. Having downloaded Acronis, moved it over to the problem laptop, and then started to read, I tok the cowards way out, and gave up !!
I'm now in the process of doing a clean instal of just xp.
Not much time lost, as I've also been reactivating this one, which MS in their wisdom decided was not legit. However, the process went much more smoothly than I feared, and only having to listen to a computerised voice tell me what to do proved no obstacle, and here I am, none the worse for the experience. Perhaps I just got lucky ! John