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Q: comparing partitions in the same drive

have two partitions on my C: drive that I believe are very similar after I did a recovery due to a SSD failure. Is there a way to compare two separate partitions in the new SSD?

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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
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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Is there a site, much like the video card comparisons, that lets you compare two specific hard drives, in terms of performance?

For example, if I wanted to find out which drive offered better performance, a Seagate 7200.12 1 TB drive, or a 500 GB Western Digital Green drive.

I have a pile of older hard drives like this and I'd love to be able to rank them in terms of performance, to figure out what to keep and what to sell.

A:Comparing Hard Drive Performance

You mean something like this?

Charts, benchmarks HDD Charts 2012, Desktop Performance


If you have time and patience you can plug the hard disks and run the hdtune_free_version for real time results.

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 Would like to know if any one is aware of a program that will automatically compare two different usb thumb drives contents.
I am trying to consolidate files and delete duplicates quickly on as few drives as possible.

A:Comparing 2 thumb drive contents

I use FreeFileSync. You need to be careful of the settings for syncing or you can overwrite your files.

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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
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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I just wiped out my drive. I used Partition Magic and deleted all partitions. Then I created 3 partitions. One FAT32 and two NTFS. Then I installed Win98 and it was running fine. But:

1. I have another HDD installed on the PC and I couldnt access it. When installing it says the drive is unformatted or damaged but I havent touched the other drive.

2. After installing Win98, I could not find my other partitons to install Win2k and WinXP. I have started over again. I am now formatting the entire drive as NTFS. I just want to have the entire drive accessible and partitioned, formatted.

3. When installing Win98, shodl I choose support lareg disk? It says if I do I wont be able to install other OS.

4. If I format my entire drive at NTFS right now, can quite the win2k setup and then install Win98 and partition the disk aand format the amount of space I want to FAT32?

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I have a 20 gg harddrive that is in 2 partitions, I would like to make it into one, butttttt, one of the partitions is fat and the other is fat 32. and not at all sure what to do with them. I bought the pc from a friend, along with it came a program called partition magic.

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I have 3 Partitions on Hard Drive in the Windows/Linux machine. # One is 76.77 GB, # two is 70.29 GB and #3 is 1.99 GB.  I would like to take, using Disk Management, and move #3 into #2, but is see no way to do that.  I can delete the Partition,
but then then 1.99 Gb is gone, unusable anymore.
Any Ideas on how I can do this?

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i live in india.
i have celron 2.4 wih 256 ram
i m now learning graphic designing and the the virtual memory is too low for it.
i have installed adobe photoshop and illistrator (cs) in my pc with 256 ram and i also have other common programmes installed on my pc.
now i am installing a new 512mb ram for the heavy softwares to install.
tell me is it ok and will it work if i use 512mb ram in celron 2.4 and with the softrwares like adobe photoshop, illustrator, corel draw, indesign, flash etc.......
and i have very less memory in c drive, i want to add some space from d drive to c drive, how can i do it?
thanks in advance.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 14 laptop with a 256GB SSD. The system has seeveral partitions, including the Windows partition and Lenovo parition (which appears to just contain drivers), and the LENOVO_PART parition (which I assume to be the recovery partition. All the others are relatively small in size, but I cannot  find a description of what they are and if they are used. I would like to recover the space by the unused partitions if possible. I have attached a screen shot of the partion list. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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I am not sure how or when this occurred but I somehow seem to have ended up with 2 Healthy (recovery partition) both of which are different sizes.

I assume I don't need both, but how do I determine which is being used?



A:Partitions on C Drive

From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt run:

reagentc /info

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Ok someone has made a mistake in installing windows in our department.

They have installed win xp, all works fine. The OS is installed on drive D but there is also a drive C.

Drive C is only 45MB in size, Drive D is 130GB.

Now the problem is that when we install certain software it wants to automatically default to C:\, which obviously wont work due to the limited disk space.

How do i go about swapping the drive letters around or the partitions? I tried disk management and it didnt let me do anything error "cannot change boot partition" this was on C.

I realy dont want to install windows xp again by deleting/formatting each partition. Any quick way around it? I know partition might have helped but i want to be sure before doing anything.


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Drive Management won't let you do it because it sees the letter as being "in use". Have you tried changing the "C:" partition to another letter...say drive N: (just for an example ) and then changing your primary partition with your OS on it to "C:".

If that doesn't work, a program like Partition Magic might be able to fix it.

Good Luck

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Hello there fellow nerds,

It baffled me for a long time why does my primary drive have so many recovery and "others" partitions.
When im working with my partitions on the primary drive it is quite difficult to navigate trough as you can see.
My question is do I really need all of those partitions ( I doubt I have ever used most of them ), ofc I need EFI partition and the primary one but the rest, I just don't know.

With regards,


( what a mess )

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I am running a 2TB drive on my Lenovo desktop. As it happens, it's my office machine and therefore I use very little of the space - around 60GB. I decided to speed it up by adding a 128GB SSD drive for the system, while keeping the old drive as a backup location. I am trying to work out how to efficiently clone the drive. I currently have 5 partitions listed in Windows 10, in order:1. 1000MB Recovery Partition2. 260MB EFI System Partition3. 500MB OEM Partition4. 1.8TB Boot/Page File/Crash Dump/Primary Partition (my C: drive)5. 24.41GB Recovery Partition My intention was to shrink 4 (my C: drive) to 128GB and clone it onto the SSD. I am hoping that:a) I will be able to boot my Windows 10 from the SSD as my primaryb) I will use the remaining 1.676TB of 4. to create another partition, call it D: drive, that I will use as a backup destination for my SSD.c) If anything goes wrong with the SSD, I simply skip it in the boot sequence and boot from 4. on the old drive - and use the archive on D: to recover data.d) Should it happen that I need to access any of the recovery partitions, I boot from the old drive as they are still there. Will this work as intended, or am I missing something here? Thank you!

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have my C drive partitioned with a S & I drives as well as a external hard drive partitioned with two extra drives that i done need any more.

How do i get rid of these partitioned drives.

A:How to get rid of drive partitions

Right click My Computer, click Manage
Click on Disk Management
Right click the partition you want to delete in the lower right pane, Click Delete Partition

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Hey. I am installing windows 10 pro right now. for two days actually. First time I was setting it up, I ran into the "language Select Loop". And because I did not create a user yet, I could do nothing. Not even acess safe mode(defaultuser0). I made a Win10 pro ISO and booted a flash. at first my pc couldnt see the flash. but after I booted it again with different settings, It worked.

But now I am in Windows setup and it asks me where do I want to install windows. I cannot instal it on none of the listed drives. It says:

How do I change the style if I cant even acess the windows itself?? this is different pc.
I would love if I could get a reply in less than 2 hours for that I have a lot of things to do with that pc.

Btw I dont have uefi. just bios. my pc is laptop asus A55A


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Nevermind I just found out the combination to open CMD during instalation. even without helping me, thank you. 10/10 will post here again.

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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.


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.


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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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Can someone explain why the storage capacity of my C drive is one tenth of the total storage capacity of the entire hard drive.  I bought this computer about 3 weeks ago with specs as follows: 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700 processor24GB DDR4 system memory2TB hard drive128GB SATA Solid State Drive Now when I go to "Settings", click on "Systems" and then on "Storage", it shows the following: This PC ( C: )61.3 GB used out of 119 DATADRIVE1 ( D: )306.7 MB used out of 1.81 TB I have downloaded less than 1 GB of programs. This seems rediculous to have the C drive with such little storage space. Is this right or is there something wrong. This is how it came out of the box. 

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I have a Tyan Titan III MB with hard drive capacity limit of 8.4 gb. Would it work to partition a 30 gb HD into 4 all under the 8.4 gb limit instead of using the overlay software. Also if it would work in that configuration is there any reasons that it should not be done.

Thanks much,

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It would work fine.

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Hello, (excuse the misspelled "HARD DRIVE" in the thread name!)

I have Windows 7 Ultimate OS on my system, it is on the logical drive "C:". C: is a partition off of the physical drive, at 115 GB, "D:". The C: partition has only 32.2 GB of space, and it is half full. I have Windows XP prof. on my D: drive, but I have it backed up and all the important data is removed. Both of the partitions are set to NTFS. I wish to format the D: drive, but I have two questions:

1. If I format the drive, will it leave me a nice big hole to use when my C: drive is full, or will my system crash and burn, and what will my system do when C: is full?
2. How would I go about this?, as in, I have tried my partition manager, it will not let me format it. I can go into "my computer" and select format for the D: drive, and I had not tried out the ok button as of yet.

I am truly confused and do not have the actual program for Windows 7, as I have had a professional install it, and forgot to ask him about this, and do not wish to pay for a possible easy solution. I have added a screen shot of my partition manager if it would be of any use. Any help at all would be appreciated, and thanks.
Dark blue is primary partition, light blue is partition, and the highlighted WIN7 partition is an extended partition.


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I have a 2 gig flash drive, and I was wondering if it was possible to put four partitions on it (one for Feather Linux, one for Damn Small Linux, one for Ophcrack, and one for storage). I tried using Fedora's GParted on various formats (FAT16, 32, NTFS) and Windows only gives a drive letter to the first one created. Also, using one primary and a few logical under extended in FAT16 didn't do anything either. In all cases, under disk management in Windows the options to add letters to the other 3 all end in errors, and trying to make a partition in unallocated only works if the whole drive is unallocated, and the disk management only lets me make a partition maxxed out to the drive size ("adding partitions" to unallocated space while there's already a partition is grayed out). Any help is appreciated, even if it's just telling me it's impossible. Thanks for your help.

A:Is it possible to put partitions on a USB flash drive?

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I had installed win7 on one partition and it went bad for some unknow reason so I created another clean partion and installed win 7 on it. I also added partion for music, pictures, etc. Now the question is how do I get rid of the first version since it was giving me the BSOD. It boots as though I have dual boot but the second one listed it the one I would like to get rid of leaving user files intact.

A:win 7 on two different partitions same hard drive

Welcome to Seven Forums.
I know that you can copy and save user files with this. Good luck to you.
Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

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Here is a list of the partitions I was planning to put on my 2nd drive, a 1TB Seagate. Am I micro managing the partitions and should stay with Directories? What do you think?

Drive: K - Windows 7 OS 100GB
L - Page Files 15GB
M - Temp Files
Temp Internet Files
Downloads 100GB
N - Programs 200GB
O - Documents & Data 200GB
P - Utility Programs 100GB - I'm a Utility junky, like to try out new Utils so I
was thinking of keeping them together
R - Pics - Videos - Music 285GB - the balance

A:My planned partitions for 1TB Drive

I would go with directories. What is the desire to create so many partitions?

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I recently purchased a used Dell Inspiron 6000 with a Pentium M 1.5 Ghz processor, a Toshiba IDE model MK8026GAX 75 (?) GB hard drive and running Win XP/Pro SP 2.

I just installed the Acronis True Image 10/Home image backup software package. While creating the first backup, I discovered that the computer has three partitions (from the Computer Management/Disk Management window):

Basic/FAT/Healthy (EISA Configutation) - No drive letter - 55 MB
Basic/FAT32/Healthy (Unknown Partition) - No drive letter - 3.93 GB
Basic/NTFS/Healthy (System) - Drive letter = C - 70.54 GB

I don't necessarily want to makes any changes to those partitions, but I do want to know what is in those partitions without drive letters - primarily so that I can determine if those partitions need to backed up (assuming they can be, since they don't have drive letters). The original owner of the computer didn't even know the hard drive had been partitioned.

I first tried to find freeware disk partition software. I found 2 choices, Super Fdisk and Cute partition Manager, but from what I can tell from their respective websites, these packages do not provide info on the files contained in the partitions.

I then searched this forum and found two possibly relevant references:

From Winbob on 4-21-07, a statement that a partition without a drive letter may be a "System Recovery" partition installed by the manufacturer.

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A:Partitions without drive letters

I would assume the small one is the master boot record and the larger Fat32 is the restore partition they all have so I would not do anything to them.

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On another forum I saw this disk management picture showing 7 primaries on one drive. Is that not a bit odd? The man double boots with Linux - maybe that did it.

A:7 primary partitions on one drive

That's strange...I have also dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 but I got only 2 primary partitions.

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Hello, I am about to receive a brand new 1tb hard drive (2 now) and have binged and googled myself to nothing but frustration from peoples 4-5 year old opinions. I know what I am looking for is really just an opion, but what is the best practices so to speak, with regard to partion sizing and performance?
I have been thinking about prepartioning 200G for windows and the rest for mass storage. Then making another 200G on my old 1tb drive and make a copy of that partition and remove the drive letter in disk management of the copy and just use that as a ready to go backup. Then run windows startup recovery once and I have a dual boot with 2 working windows 7 should I need it for a backup. Is this a good idea?
Does it matter if it is a clean install as far as performance on the disk or can I just copy my currently working fine windows partion to the new one. If I use acronis or something will it still put everything starting right at the edge of the disk the same as if I did a clean install?
Does windows 7 do anything while installing that would help performance wise if I don't prepartion it -say I just unplug the old drive and put the raw drive in and install windows (what my dad thinks)?
Is it a good idea to make smaller partions or just leave it one? Gamming performance is of most crucial importance. Thank You in advance to anyone who takes the time to help me.

A:New 1tb Drive best practice for partitions

First there is no set option to partitioning and there is no real speed gain whether it is broken up into smaller partitions or left as one big drive. It really is personal preference.

No to your other question. The 200GBs for the OS.
You already have a working copy of Win 7 on your older 1TB drive, right. Depending on how much space is used on that drive you could shrink the C partition down to as low as you can get it on the old drive. Then take the new unallocated space and make another partition. If the C drive is bigger then 200GBs then move some of the data off the C drive into that new partition you just created then shrink the C drive again until you get to the 200GB size. Then create a image of the whole physical disk and load that image on the new TB drive.

It would be best to post a screen shot of disk management so we can see what the partition structure looks like now.
To do all of the above you will need to different programs. A Disk partitioning program and a drive imaging program. Easily gotten for free from links on this forum.

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I have a second computer where the hard drive was apparently partitioned into (don't laugh) three 2 GB hard drives. I would like to remove the partition and then reinstall the operating system (WIN98) so I have clean system to work with. I am not sure where to start with removing the partitions. Each drive is a FAT drive.

Thanks for any help.

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My laptop has two drives - C and D. I want to divide C drive where the Windows XP is installed on two partitons. I never did something like that so far so i am not sure how to do it. Do i have to delete the whole C drive and divide it on two partitions using the Windows installation CD? And will my PC will become slower if i have more than two drives?

A:I need help dividing a drive on two partitions

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i have a Dell Dimension 9200 Windows Vista SP1 32-bit and i have been trying to make a partition so i could install Ubuntu sometime but it seems Dell has prevented from me creating new partitions on the one HDD has got the C drive (OS and all my files on it) the D (Dells Recovery drive) and a drive with no letter and only 47 MB 100% free no file system it is a EISA Configuration partition maybe Virtual PC 2007 or something as i was trying to use PClunixOS with it but had problems but is there a way i could create new Partitions or by using Virtual PC to install Ubuntu?

A:I Can't Create New Partitions From The C Drive


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When I recently installed xp it asked if I wanted to partition the drive - I did and selected a 10GB partition to create to sit XP on. How do I now access remainder of the 80GB drive ? Thanks.

A:xp hard drive partitions

Howdy steveneedshelp...

Right click on My Computer - Manage - Disk Management - right click in the unpartitioned space choose Partition, create it what ever size you like, then right click and Format...

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I just installed a new hard drive to be used to store digital photos. My wife takes a lot and this way we will have a lot of space.I have a Dell 8200 wiht XP Home Edition. While setting it up in disk management it asked if I wanted it as a primary partition of extended partition. I said primary. Was that correct based on how the drive will be used?

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I have been working on this all day. Found some great advice on this forum, however I have been unable to find anything that solves my situation.

I have 2 hard drive bays that allow me to cold swap drives and one internally installed backup drive called "Backup". I have three swappable drives labelled "Main" and "Spare" and "Simple" on the outside. All 3 drives have partitions that are labelled "Main 7" and "System Reserved" in windows 7.

Yesterday my desktop was running on the "Spare" drive. I started getting disk error messages. I did a full backup of the "Main 7" partition onto my backup drive. I ran chkdsk on "Spare" but received error that it was out of space. Reboot and files gone. Decided not to repair since having operating system issues lately anyway. Rebooted on "Simple" with "Main" in second slot. Wound up reformatting partitions on "Main". Created 100MB "System Reserved" and the remaining space was allocated to "Main 7". Using Acronis, I restored full backup onto "Main 7" partition of "Main" and restored older system backup onto "System Reserved" partition of "Main" and made this partition active.

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A:Can't get drive with new partitions to boot

If you are attempting to use Disk 0 as a boot disk then your system reserved at 55MB is too small. It should be at least 100MB. I can't say if it is the cause of your boot problem but it will at least cause you problems down the track.

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I suppose this question belongs here...
Ok, so i got an 80gig harddrive and partitioned it to have:
6gig - windows xp
58gig - programs and docs n stuff
10gig - downloads
i dunno wot happend to the remainder
well, thats wot i intend on doing
my question is how do i make the 58gig partition contain the documents and settings and all that other stuff so that the 6 gig partition contains just xp (so i wont get it all messy). also, was this partitioning a good idea?

A:Hard Drive Partitions help?

What I would do is setup folders for the various things you need on D drive like mp3, word documents, video's, pictures etc.Also other folders like programs in thier own folder as well.

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I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 and unmounted a drive in the partition manager there and when i restarted my PC i am only able to access my recovery partition only on which my PC boots nd only cmd is available...

I used A few commands in cmd abit 'mountvol' nd it is displaying 3 of my volumes.

Any help please? I dont want to loose my data at any cost... =(

A:Remount Drive partitions

Hello Gravity14, welcome to Seven Forums!

The method outlined in this tutorial at the link below shows how to copy-out the data you need to save to external media.

How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

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What is the benefit of having partitions on a single hard drive? People keep telling me I ought to do it, but cannot really work out any real benefit of it?

A:Hard Drive Partitions

If you keep your data, such as My Documents and other important stuff such as emails, music etc. on a seperate partition, when your OS goes belly-up and needs to be reinstalled, at least your data are save.
Of course if the HD fails, then all is gone..., so install a second HD for your data and backups.

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I think this might be easy to solve. A while back a friend partitioned my hard drive into three different partitions. the one I use is now almost full and I would like to merge the almost-full partition with the next partition, which is completely empty. Can anyone help me with the steps to do that? Thanks in advance. I have a windows xp system with the big service pak installed also. the pc is a dell dimension 4300 with a 1.6 ghz processor and 513 mb of RAM.

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I have a laptop that's running slow. Ran antivirus scans and that's fine. Discovered hd drive was very fragmented so a defrag help. It was still running slow so I noticed there are 2 partitions: C and D, both have 62.5 GB space. C drive is almost full which is probably reason why it's slow.

What to do? Is there a way to drag some of the stuff over to one drive? Or is it better to just go ahead and reformat and make 1 partition for everything? Help! Thanks

A:2 partitions on hd drive, C is full, help...

You haven't given us a lot of information there. What is the manufacturer and specs of the computer? what's on the D partition at present? What Operating System to do you have?

One possibility for you is to delete the second partition and expand the C partition into the free space. I've done it easily with Vista, but if you had XP it might be a bit harder.
A second possibility is indeed to move some of your files (music and videos are a good choice). If you simply drag and drop them, they will unfortunately copy rather than move. However if you Cut the folder and paste it in the destination or hold shift while dragging from one folder to another, they will move. Anticipate such an exercise taking a while.

It is possible that the second partition is a recovery partition, which allows your computer to be restored to factory settings if something goes horribly wrong. It is generally considered unwise to mess with such a partition as any change can prevent it from working. If it is the recovery partition then make sure you have some sort of recovery system in place; ideally make the CD or DVD copies of that recovery partition with the software on your machine.

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I installed win 98SE on a 2.5 g hard drive and there seems to be a problem.When trying to install software it comes back that I have only 230 mg left on c drive .I partitioned with onlyA primary partition and selected all for the size.Should i have also used a logical or extended partition as well ? If so what size for each ?

PS.- This hard drive was once before in use with win 98 SE with good sucess andlots of software installed.

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I was working on a user's PC for a separate issue when I noticed something odd. She has a single 1TB drive with two partitions (C: and D. Her user profile is on C: and that's where the windows install is but the computer would not let me delete the D: volume as it said it was active. can I simply right click the C:, mark it as active then delete the D: volume? Also, how come C: does not show "Systems"

Ideally I would like to remove D: then extend the C: drive fully

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A:Two active partitions on same drive?

D is marked as "system" because that's where the boot files are. Not what you want.

If you want to delete D, you'd have to copy the boot files to C and make sure C is shown as active. I think a tool called EasyBCD can do that and there is a tutorial on this site for it.

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The attachment below shows a screen shot of my win 7 x64 home premium HP dm4-1160us laptop's hard drive partitions. I would like to divide the C: drive into 2 drives, one for OS and one for data. Is this possible using minitools partition wizard or another partitioning software?? On Gizmo's 3 part instructions on how to partition the drive to allow separation of OS and data, so that a drive image can be made of the OS partition for disaster recovery, he states that if the only hard drive already has been partitioned, "abandon any attempts to further partition the drive". Thanks

A:How to Add partitions to a drive that's already partitioned

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I am not sure of the best way to handle this, could use some advice and input. I have an Acer 5290 Laptop with approx 130 G harddrive. It is divided into 2 parts( 3 really, one being the boot area) C: and D: c is the area for programs etc... and D: shows up as a data drive(partition) I have nothing of value in D: and would like to move the unused space to C: or expand C: into a chunk of D: (C: is almost full). The both have about 66 Gig. Acer offers no help ecept saying to get a 3rd party software (partition Magic), and leaves the issue at that. I have bought Partition Commander..but am wondering how best to handle the operation. Any help appreciated...

A:Hard drive partitions

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I am about to build a new computer that will have Windows 7 Pro 32 bit installed.

The hard drive I want to use is a 1TB drive with three partitions.
C-drive is 100gb
D-drive is 450gb
E-drive is 450gb

There is NO date on any of the partitions of importance so losing any data is NOT an issue.

How do I get back to a single partition so that I can then repartition the drive the way I want it?

I think I remember a free program that would do this. For some reason the name EasyBCD sticks into my mind, but I am not sure that is it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Re-do of Partitions on a Hard Drive

When you do the install you simply delete all the partitions, and make new.

Clean Install Windows 7

But the method I prefer to make partitions with is the Partition Wizard Bootable cd.


EasyBCD is not a partitioning tool.

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Apologies for so many questions,
but I've been searching for answers
to these for some time. Sooner or
later I'll think of them all! Meantime,
thanks for your patience & help!

If I have a disk partitioned into 2 "drives"
and I want to remove the partition and
make it back into 1 "drive", do I have
to reformat the disk or can I keep the
info on one of the "drives"?

I.e. If I have C and D on 1 disk and
want to remove the partition to make
more room for C, and I remove the
data on D, can I then remove the
partition without losing the data
on C?

Thanks again!

A:Last Q about drive partitions & formatting

Yes, but you need special partition management software to resize partitions.

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I have a 16GB flash drive that has 2 partitions on it (NTFS for my day-to-day files, and FAT32 for the Mac OSX computers at school since they can't write NTFS).

However, windows can only see the NTFS partition.

I'd love to have 1 partition, but since I have files bigger than 2GB I need NTFS.

Does anyone know how I can access my other partition? Linux and OSX do not have this problem with my drive.

Thanks for any help you can give me

A:USB Drive + Multiple Partitions

What operating system did you use to format the drive as FAT32?

Go into Disk Management and see if that partition was designated a drive letter.

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My lap came with 15gb hdd parted in to two. The system drive is FAT32 the second partition is ntfs. How can I remove this partition so I have one 15gig hdd without losing all my data and reinstalling windows. Thanks. Also does anyone know where windows stores the emails you receive to Outlook Express?

A:hard drive partitions - how do I get rid of them?

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