Removing a partition.

  badgery 23:18 25 Sep 2008

I have a 36Gb HDD, FAT32, which is divided into two partitions of 18Gb - 'C' and 'E'.
Having installed a 2nd HDD, I would like to have the original 'C & E' back as a single 36Gb ( at present the C drive is rapidly using up it's space and E is empty).

My question is, can I get rid of the partition and have just a 'C' drive without having to lose everything on 'C'? If so, how do I proceed?

Sorry if this is a daft question, but I'm not very computer literate.

  DieSse 23:46 25 Sep 2008

Yes you can - it is essential that you backup everything first, just in case of failure of the process.

You can use a free program Gparted. It can bew run from a bootable linux CD (which won't write anything onto your hard drive, except the partition changes).

click here

If you're not too sure about doing this - try and get someone more experienced to help you.

  skidzy 00:00 26 Sep 2008

Or Partition Logic click here but as said by DieSse...Backup first !

  badgery 07:08 26 Sep 2008

Thanks to you both for the info, I've just been looking at the links and will try and get someone to oversee what I'm doing.
Certainly will backup first, using Acronis True Image 8.
Thanks again.

  eedcam 13:40 26 Sep 2008

This freebie (today only) might be off help
click here

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