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Q: swallowed up 4 partitions

I had 6 partitions.

I made 4 into unallocated space & added them to my C:\ partition.

Now I have 2 partitions.
The EFI one is 100% free space.
It is 161 MBs.
I was thinking of merging it too.
Would that hurt ?

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A: swallowed up 4 partitions

A UEFI system needs a separate Fat32 EFI partition to boot.

I suppose you have noticed your OS partition is showing as an OEM partition?

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Hey,

Yesterday I put my cd in the computer and he doesn't recognises him. So I can't ask him to give my cd back, because he doesn't know that he has one! So I can't get him back!!

Can you help me? Do you know someone who can help me?

Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Greetings Sofie

hey

Can anyone tell me how much inkt the HP DesignJet 500 uses? For example how much inkt does he use on 10m of paper, when it is 100 % colored?

Do you know someone who can help me? Can you help me?

Please don't hesitate to contact me!

Greetings Sofie

A:My Mac OS 9,1 swallowed my cd

On the front of your CD Player you will have a small hole (like a pin hole) use a straightened out paper clip or a piece of wire and push it into this hole,it will release the front door and then you can CAREFULLY pull the tray out by hand and then retrieve your cd.

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When I came back to work from the summer, I was looking at my hdd space, and out of 150GB, I only have 15 GB free. I used WinDirStat (ran as Administrator) to see what was suddenly hogging up all my hdd space, and "Unknown is a whopping 93 GB. Like I said, I did "Run as Administrator", and I have no idea what that is and can't seem to find out with all the system files and hidden files "shown".

Any clues about what to do next?
SysInfo info
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1995 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset, 773 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152485 MB, Free - 18671 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03NVJ6
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: HDD space swallowed up

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We put a disc into the computer and we waited and waited and nothing happened so we opened the disc drive and the dvd wasn't there! We were like WHAT! So we got a flashlight and peered in and its like there. We can see it but it won't come out!!! And this is a new laptop(it's a Toshiba). How do we get it out?! Should we turn the computer on its side and shake it? HELP!!!!!
 

A:Solved: The computer swallowed my disc!

You can try shaking it but if that doesn't work tell us what model Toshiba it is (it will be on the bottom somewhere) and hopefully we can help you to dismantle it and get the disk out. That could void the warranty though so you must decide if you want to risk that.
 

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Hi,

For a particular usecase, I need to swallow the event resulting from the 'x' (clear icon) rendered for input = text fields;
The click on clear icon should not clear the field and the event should be swallowed.
In my code, event anywhere on the page is swallowed except the 'x' icon click which causes the field to be emptied.

Please indicate how to identify and swallow the event.

Thanks!

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hi i have 2 partitions on my pc C: OS D: DATA
however it used to have a recovery partition (as far as im aware hidden on c)
for system restore (acer system restore)
which leads me to my query as i have recently performed a format and clean install of vista from retail media and have no need for acer system restore would it be ok to delete this partition/hidden partition and reclaim the HDD space.. and how best to proceed to safely do so..

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

A:partitions hidden partitions recovery partitions

i just found this

Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life

does anyone have any experience with this method or can anyone reccomend this method

or would you advise against using this method.

thanks

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Can one disk drive have MBR partitions followed by GPT partitions ? Or of the reverse order?
the illustration (kind of mini tool partition layout) :
Disk 1:

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
             letter 
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
7            L      ...                  &n... Read more

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Hello, I was redirected to start a new thread in this section of the forum.

Basically, I have 2 hard drives. One SSD for the primary and one 2TB drive for the secondary.

My secondary drive was partitioned into 4 parts.

In the last month the secondary had been disappearing.
I could see it in safe mode. And when I scanned for hardware via rapid storage technology, it would pop up in Windows Explorer during normal mode.

The only problem besides disappearing after shutting down/restarting was that it would freeze the computer if kept on.
Today I tried to do the old Rapid Storage trick. Everything was visible again, except one drive. It was saying access is denied when i tried to open it in windows explorer.

I tried swapping SATA cables for the current one. I also tried connecting it to other ports.

I read somewhere that flashing the BIOS would solve the problem. I flashed my BIOS with Gigabyte's @BIOS with the latest BIOS. The latest BIOS was for "Better SATA compatibility."
It didn't do much, all it did was cause Rapid Storage Technology to see less ports which I believe were the would be partitions on the secondary drive.
So I disconnected the secondary drive and tried connecting it to the PC with a SATA to USB adapter.
It saw the HDD, except 3/4 partitions were empty. And even in the 1 partition the folders housing the bigger files that took up most of the drive is empty.
Sorry for typing up so much, I just wanted to get everything out there.
If anyone c... Read more

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Hello,
One of my friends has a windows 7 computer with an account for himself, his mother and his 2 sisters.
All the home directorys are stored in drive C.
Partition D is shared.
The question is, how to get a partition layout like this?
Partition 1: OS + programs
Partition 2: home partition for himself
Partition 3: home partition for his mother
Partition 4: home partition for his sister
Partition 5: home partition for his other sister
Partition 6: shared partition for some photos.
Has someone an idea how to do this?
Kind Regards,
x11.

A:How to create home partitions and partitions for the OS with programs?

This would be a long drawn out affair and there really is no need for it. All users have their own User Space on the C drive in the User folder.

Whether the Users folders and files are stored in the User folder or on some other partition doesn't really matter. As long as all the Users have Admin accounts all files will be accessible to all of them.

The real question is Why do you want to do it? If there is only one physical hard drive in the system all folders and files would still be on that one physical drive even if you have 100 partitions.

As to having a Shared space for photos just make a folder called Shared Photos in the ROOT of the C drive. All users will be able to access it.

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Looking at Windows disk management I see there are two partitions labelled recovery partitions.One in the first box and one in the last box.In the first box is 1000MB and the last box 14BG; both labelled only as recovery partition What is the difference? Why two of them?

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Can one disk drive have mbr partitions followed by GPT partitions ?
for illustration (kind of using mini tool partition) :
Disk 1:

Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status
             letter 
1                            primary      MBR          system active
2           C                primary     MBR          boot
3           D                primary      MBR        none
4           E                 primary     MBR         none
5            J                primary      GPT         none
6            K                 primary     GPT        none
7            L      ...
8            M     ...
9  ...
10 ... ... Read more

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Have XP. Drive split evenly between C and D. C has 35.4GB Total Size and 544MB Free Space. D has 39.0GM Total Space and 39.0GB Free Space. I would like to create one drive or at least transfer some of space from D drive to C drive. Would appreciate some help in "how to". Thanks

A:How to Merge Partitions to Extend C Partition merge partitions to extend C drive

Windows Vista and newer have built-in tools that can resize volumes. See our tutorial for that here.Windows XP and earlier don't have the tools built-in, so you have to use a third party partitioning tool. We have a tutorial for that, too. This tutorial covers shrinking an existing volume to make space for a new second volume, but resizing two existing volumes is substantially similar.

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I screwed up bad here. I have two hard drives for my notebook, one in an external enclosure. I was repartitioning the drive in the notebook, and accidentally deleted all partitions without creating at least one new one. Now, even with the bootable windows xp disc in the optical drive with the unpartitioned hard drive, the windows installer will not load.

So then I switched hard drives, placing the older one inside the computer and the new, unpartitioned one in the external enclosure. Typically the external drive would come up as a USB mass storage device and become the F: or G: drive, and I could then use partition magic to partition the drive again. However, the drive does not appear as another drive on the system and I can not find it in partition software.

The hard drive is right here and I can't use it. What do I do???
 

A:HD-No Partitions

Download the manufactuers utilities from their website, Make a boot disk with it and use it to repair the drive..

Also make sure you didn't lose or move a jumper on the drive..
 

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I made a mistake when installing Windows 7 on a 150GB hard drive which previously had three partitions.I formatted all three and chose to install the OS to a 75 gb partition.
Everything installed ok but I am 75 GB down on hard disc space.
Is there any simple ways to amalgamate the other 75GB partiton to give me back my original size of 150GB?

A:Partitions

If they are empty and located next to each other then you can use the built in application to delete the rightmost partition and extend the other into the empty space created.

If the partitions are complete with data and or not next to each other then you can still combine the two partitions but would need a 3rd party application with more advanced functionality

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Hi all A friend upgraded my pc to xp pro and installed it to my C: partition which is only 3g approx. It never worked well but LSASS killed it! Now my problem is I have a ton of work on the D: partition 11gb that I dont want to loose. Can I re partition it without screwing drive D: to give more space on C: so that XP has more of a chance once I re install?

I have already re formatted C: but when I boot it still shows the XP splash screen but ends up on a blue screen - do I need boot disks? My pal insists XP will install directly from the cd but guess what...

ps should I ever trust a mcse again?!!

cheers in advance
 

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See attachment: I just bought this used computer. I was preparing to use Macrium to run a disc image and saw all these partitions. What are they for. Are they all necessary? Should I just image the entire HD as is or should I rearange something here?
Thanks,
Bill

A:Tell me what these partitions are for please??

Looks like a mess to me, I have no idea why there are so many and what they all are for. If it was mine I would nuke them all, do a clean install, and be done with it. That's just me though, feel free to wait for other replies and possibly more info.

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Hey all,
I have 2 Hard drives, one 20 gig, and a 40 gig (I think).
Anyways, for some reason when i format them it won't seem to let me make any of the partitions any more than around 20 gigs. The problem is they are getting pretty full so i want to get a 120 gig drive.

If i get one, can I make the partitions bigger, like 2 for 60 gigs?
 

A:Partitions

yeah with windows format, also a sweet program to use is Partition magic, it'll let you do almost anything!

dudness
 

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I'm curious about this. I read this this at another website:
"If you have your hard drives partitioned so that all the data is saved on partitions other than c: that way they are not in danger when u do upgrades or other potentailly
'dangerous' things".

If you do make several partitions and you use them for storage and/or other OS's and if the hard drive crashes how will anything be saved on the hard drive? all the partitions and everything in them will be gone! so how does that keep you out of danger?
Thanks, Jim
 

A:partitions

Jim, what they are saying is if your operating system gets corrupted, by updates, virus, whatever, and you have to format and reinstall, the data you have on all the other partitions will not be affected. Only a hard drive failure will affect all partitions.And total failures are not caused by a virus or other software means. It's a mechanical device and will fail eventually. Hope that helped.
 

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I have a 40 GB hard drive in an external enclosure. It was set up with a 4.8 GB partition and a 35.2 GB. How can I make it one 40GB drive? I have XP Home edition.
 

A:Partitions?

Format, repartition it

if you don't wanna lose data ( or hope not to )
partition magic program should do it

Swiper
 

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I was recently working on a Win2K machine and trying to bring its partitions down to one. It had a primary partition holding W2K and an extended partition.

Using Partition Magic I merged the two partitions but got the rather familar STOP message with W2K declining to boot. I put the extra partition back and all was OK again.

I know this problem occurs with W2K (and I expect WinXP) due to a change in the Hardware Extraction Layer (HAL) but can anyone explain...
1. What exactly is the problem that it's complaining about?
2. How can I merge these partitions without getting this problem?
3. How can I fix the problem once I've got it (short of reinstalling W2K)?
 

A:Partitions and the HAL...

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I am attempting to create an NTFS partition in the unallocated space on my hard drive to be used as a shared data partition between Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8. I have attached a screen shot from Disk Management to show my current hard drive status.

My problem is there is a maximum number of partitions allowed on a drive, and apparently I'm maxed out. What do I need to do. In response to Disk Management informing me I was maxed. out on partitions, I deleted the 2.5 gig Linux swap partition which wasn't necessary, then rescanned the drive but disk management still says I cannot create another partition.

Any suggestions.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you may provided.

Happy holidays to all.

A:Max of 4 partitions on HD- Need another one. What should I

Answered my own question.

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Hi All,

Please advice how to make partition "unnamed" 76654 MB and volume "unnamed" 74003 MB
visible to WinXP (see the attached photos). The volume is the more important because it contains a lot of files.
Last week I was tinkering with the partitions and lost my way and now the above mentioned
volume is not visible for WinXP anymore.
Iam not proficient in this discipline so the advice must be easy to understand.

Thank You,

Martti :-)

P.S.
Do not know how to attach photos from BootitNG dialog in this topic,

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Hi there!

I bought a new notebook installed Windows 7 OS. I created two partitions on Disk C through disk management yesterday. Everything seemed to be fine at that time and I did see the disk D & disk H (new partition volumes) displaying in "my computer"; however, both of them are gone when I turned on my notebook today. Neither disk management nor "my computer" could find those two disks. Further more, the space assigned for the partitions is gone too. I can still see the exact full size of my disk C, but the free size does not include the lost partitions at all.

Could anyone help me to fix the problem? Thank you very much.

A:where have my partitions gone? help!

Can you post a screen shot of disk management as it is now?

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Hello. I have completely wiped my harddrive and have done a fresh install of winxp, I only got drive c created. How do I partition my c drive now? isn't there a command I can type in start menu - run that will take me to winxp manager?

pls advise

tks

Nikki
 

A:Partitions

Right click my computer
go to manage
click disk management.
 

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Is it possible, within Microsoft Windows XP, to have your software and OS on different partitions and still have them function?

I want to have three partitions - one of just my OS, the other of just my software, and the other of just my games. My documents are already on a portable, external hard drive. I want to separate my own, installed programs from what is already listed by XP so I can hunt down what is mine and what is not.

I also have the feeling that I can finally use my webcam again without loosing the ability to launch applications.. For whatever reason, after the drivers are installed, I can't launch things like msinfo32 or even my wave editor by Nero. If I installed it on a different partition.. Who knows?

A:XP & Partitions

Hi EchoSex..

yes it is possible to use a different partition for your installed software. Once your OS is installed and you're ready to install the third party software on the preferred partition, you will need to edit the registry to change the default location of your Program Files folder:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
regedit
- Click OK
- Locate the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
- In the right hand window of regedit, you will need to change the following entry:
ProgramFilesDir

Once you've done that, close regedit and restart then when you start installing software, the default location in the installer will point to your preferred location.

As for the webcam issue, you should be able to run all your software when it is in use no matter what partition it is running from so it may be an idea to check for any new drivers for the hardware.

Hope that helps :)

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Hi - sorry if this in the wrong forum - mods feel free to move if nec.

Here's the story: I have two physical HDs in one of my machines. The first is C. The second physical HD has two partitions, which are D and E. This drive has failed, and I took a HD from another machine, and added it to this one we are talking about. W7 sees this HD as D, because unlike the one that failed, this "new" one was originally formatted with only one partition. I would like to get W7 to see this HD as D and E (and transfer files as necessary), so when I load my music template from my sequencer, it will find all of the necessary audio files. If the second HD is only D, the template is not going to be able to find all of the files automatically, even if they are physically on the D drive - this is b/c the sequencer is looking for some of the files on E, which doesn't exist. I can browse for, and point to the the files on D, but it gets to be a PITA if I have to open eny old templates or projects.

So, what I would like to do is somehow get Windows to see that second HD as D and E, instead of just D. Is there any trick that I can do to make this happen? Trying to avoid having to reformat. Any ideas will be welcome....thanks!

A:Any way to get a HD to be seen as two partitions instead of one?

Hello Jason,

Sure you can. You could shrink D by how much you want E to be. This will create unallocated space to the right of D. From here, you would just create a new partition with the drive letter E from the unallocated space.



In the future, you might consider this below to be able to access all of your say audio files from your Music library instead. Having your sequencer look in the library will have all the different audio files available even though they are actually still located where you saved them (ex: E)Create a new folder at any location you want.
Move any files you want into the new folder.
Include the new folder into a library of your choice.
If you like, you can also set the new folder to be the default "save" to location for the library as well.
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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whenever i start up the computer i get to an screen where i get 2 options. choosing 1 of 2 partitions. and i dont use the other one. how do i delete it from startup?

also. i only got 1 partition (C:) but it stills shows at start up that i got 2.. =/

A:2 partitions

My be a hidden partition. Go start, Control Pannel, Performance and Maintaince, Administrative tools, Computer Mangement, Disc mangement, and there you will be able to see all partitions. You can delete a partition by, right clicking it. Though when you do this, be careful, because windows my require this partition. If it is 100% free, you should be alright.

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after instaling windows8 RP i can see only system partition which i format through the installation. I install clean copy nor upgrade. I have two diferrent partitions with my private data and I can't see these partitions....please help urgent !!!

thanks

A:partitions

What does disk management show?

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Howdy all,

Just wondering....... My new desktop comes with a C and a D drive (windows XP). The total hard disk space is 120 G. What software should be installed where? How do I further partition my drives and what would be the reason? The help menu isn't quite clear to me.
 

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Sometimes when I restart my computer, Probably 75% of the time, When I boot up, it says that I have no hard drives, In bios it doesent register them, And since they both are Western Digital, I tried the diagnostic Disk... Doesen't work... I haven't had the problem until about a month or two after I installed the new 40 GB... There are 2 HD's the 40 GB and a 4GB... Thanks, Kirk
 

A:Partitions

You might try replacing the battery on the motherboard....
 

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Hey all,

I recently acquired a Dell Latitude C510/610 from my dad's work, and I am doing my best to update it to the current standards. In doing so, I upgraded from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP Pro, but following the upgrade I thought it best to do a clean install of Windows XP, which I have done. Now, however, whenever I restart the computer, I am prompted to choose between two Operating Systems, the clean install of XP or the upgraded install of XP. How do I remove the upgrade? I have removed all documents and such that I do not wish to lose, but I do not know how to remove this unnecessary partition from my computer. Any suggestions?

A:Partitions

Hi emjanson. It is probably best to reinstall XP again, but this time format the hard drive first. The XP install program can do this easily. This will wipe out all data from the hard drive. Reformat using the NTFS file system using the facilities in the XP installer.If this PC happens to have more than one partition then reformat each one of them.

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I have a partition on my hd and I can not seem to remove it and use the space. I use xp with sp2.
thanks for any help

A:Partitions

try cute partition manager. Make sure you delete the right partition. CPM can be downloaded then you can create an .ISO(using the little tool they give you) and burn it to a cd/dvd using any burningn software, imgburn is my favortie..


Hope it helps.

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When I try to do a factory reset on my desktop with the windows 7 disk my computer came with, there are partitions that I can't get rid of? Can anyone help me out?

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Hi, is there an easy way to remove partitions in xp pro? I don't have the CD to boot from but I do have a xp home cd. I keep running out of memory in my c drive and I never use it. Any ideas? Thanks Rick

A:partitions

It's one thing to remove partitions, but you can't resize active partitions with XP native tools. You need a tool like Partition Magic or Acronis Partition Expert to resize active partitions to use the slack space created by deleting a partition.

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I currently have two partitions:

Windows 7: 230GB [100GB Free]
Windows XP: 50GB [50GB Free]

The XP partition has nothing on it because when I try to install my copy of Windows XP 64-bit, it crashes on a blue screen saying that there was a problem and Windows is shutting down to protect itself. It said if this is the first time, to check for viruses, etc. but my computer is clean.

Why does my disc keep crashing my computer? Is having an XP-7 double-partition infeasible? I don't get it.

Can I dual-partition Windows 98 and W7? Is that feasible? Or does W98 not work on a 64-bit system?

A:Two Partitions: XP 64 and W7 64

A bit confusing, but if I understand correctly you want to overwrite XP with Win7 64 bit and are getting an error.

Try deleting the XP partition first and use the Win7 installer to create New partition and format, as the Win7 partition table is a bit different than XP.

If this fails or is not what you need, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what currently exists and how you would like to change it.

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OK,
having a brain fart. 80gig drive, installed XP, used the XP funtion to format 40/40. Now when windows loads it won't detect the 2nd 1/2. I know there is a place in ADMIN to detect it...but i'm spacing where.


HELP!

A:XP and partitions...yet again

Right click on My Computer, select Manage. Select Disk Manager and you can format the partition there.

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I have a PC that is currently setup with two partitions, c and d. I want to get rid of the d partition and have that space added back to the c drive with no partitioning. Currently the d drive has a small amount of data on it that can easily be transferred to a dvd. Can I do this without destroying the current c drive setup, programs etc. Thanks in advance. Joyjg

A:Get Rid Of Two Partitions

Hi joyjg,It should be easy. Take a look at this: http://vaioz.com/removepartition.htmlGood luck!

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I just put together a new barebones system (ecs K7VMA motherboard w/ 750 duron, 256 meg memory). The problem is my hard drive is a 10 gig maxtor and it shows up that way in bios, but not in scan disc and windows. When I scan disk it shows two drives are ok (c: & d. When I click on the only drive in windows C: it says I only have 4 gig hard drive. Before the new system I did partition the hard drive, but when I did the new system I fdisk and used the whole drive. What could be wrong? It's a wndows ME OS.
 

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ok so i want to make a new partition in my drive can i do this while xp is loaded up or can it only be done on a build...... i think you can im just dumb and dont know how. any help????

A:partitions

To create a new partition through Windows, you must have unallocated disk space, or free space in an extended partition. See How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP

Since most disks are usually spoken for straight out of the box (with Windows installed on c: and c: usually using the entire HD), you will need to use 3rd party software such as Partition Magic, which in my humble opinion, works flawlessly. It is well worth the money in terms of time saved.

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Hey guys,

So, I just got a brand spankin' new computer from Dell. I went into the BIOS, changed the boot sequence to start with CD/DVD and then started the computer with my Win7 installer disc in the drive.

I selected "Install Windows" -> "Custom Install" and I've gotten to the "Where do you want to Install Windows" screen.

Here's the problem. Looks like Dell set up 4 partitions on the disc.

Disk 0 Partition 1 = 100.0MB Type Primary
Disk 0 Partition 2 = 9.8GB Type System
Disk 0 Partition 3 = 58.6GB Type Primary
Disk 0 Partition 4 = 229.6 GB Type Logical

Ok, so what the heck? I want to do an absolutely clean install with no dell stuff. So where should I put Windows?? Should I use the "Delete Option" to delete some of these partitions? Should I use the "Format" option to format some of these?

Thanks
Eamon

A:Why all these Partitions / What should I do??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eduede


Here's the problem. Looks like Dell set up 4 partitions on the disc.

Disk 0 Partition 1 = 100.0MB Type Primary
Disk 0 Partition 2 = 9.8GB Type System
Disk 0 Partition 3 = 58.6GB Type Primary
Disk 0 Partition 4 = 229.6 GB Type Logical

Ok, so what the heck? I want to do an absolutely clean install with no dell stuff. So where should I put Windows?? Should I use the "Delete Option" to delete some of these partitions? Should I use the "Format" option to format some of these?

Thanks
Eamon


Hello Eamon

Yes on Clean Install you can delete all these partitions BUT do you see something that might say "Factory Restore" if i'm not mistaken that might be the:

"Disk 0 Partition 1 = 100.0MB Type Primary"

Dell uses this partition to restore your computer to its factory settings in case your system gets messed up. If your computer is brand new this would void warranty. Please check with Dell first.

If your cool with that just delete everything and format the disk as a whole then go ahead and install Win7

Hope this helps. Good luck

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A:HD/Partitions

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Hi
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