Unpartioning

  rioboy 19:56 06 Feb 2004
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Running XP is there a way to take a hard drive thats got 3 partitions back to just one?

  AubreyS 20:00 06 Feb 2004

Partition Magic will do the job.

  [email protected]@m 20:00 06 Feb 2004

Some good reading on 'fdisk' click here

  rioboy 20:03 06 Feb 2004

Thanks AubreyS but I was wondering whether there was any other way. Maybe from the OS installation disc or within Windows.
Powerless informed me earlier that I could partition within Windows, now I'm wondering whether I can reverse it!!

  rioboy 20:05 06 Feb 2004

Thanks [email protected]@m. I wasn't aware I could use fdisk for XP.

  JerryJay 20:08 06 Feb 2004

Best way: Partion Magic. It is really a magic product.

  rioboy 20:10 06 Feb 2004

Thanks JerryJay, looks like its gonna have to be PM.

  powerless 20:16 06 Feb 2004

Previous Thread: click here

If the partitons have nothing on them, just go back to diskmgmt.msc and delete them. If they have data on them then just copy the data to the master (space permitting).

  rioboy 20:18 06 Feb 2004

Powerless one partition has got '98 (FAT 32)
One has got XP (NTFS)
And the third is just data.
Does that cause a problem?

  [email protected]@m 20:19 06 Feb 2004

Sorry, you're quite right! Try this, Start, right click My Computer, Manage, Disk Management, select the partition you wish to delete, Action, Delete partition.

  [email protected]@m 20:22 06 Feb 2004

If you delete a partition you will lose what is on it.

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