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    Drive partition removing

    Hi,

    I have recently tried increasing my hard drive by deleting the information (restore info) on a partition
    of 10GB on a 60GB drive.

    I now have an empty formatted 10GB and usual 50GB drive showing in "my computer". How do i make this one 60GB drive.

    In Admin Tools; comp management; storage the drive is shown in three sections from left to right
    1, 110MB Healthy EISA Configuration
    2, 10.00GB Healthy (Primary Partition)
    3, OS (C 45.78 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash, Dump, Primary Partition)

    Right click on each section gives the following options


    1, Help
    2, Open, Explore, Mark Partition as active, Change drive letter and paths, format(done this), shrink volume, Delete volume, Properties and Help
    3, as 2 excluding change drive letter, format, delete volume.

    Any advice gratefully accepted Thanks.

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    Re: Drive partition removing

    Can't you delete the 10gb partition & then you 'should' have the option to extend the 50gb one.

    You should have :
    Extend Volume
    Shrink Volume
    Delete Volume
    with Extend Volume currently greyed out. You can't extend it because it's got nowhere to go until you delete the 10gb volume.
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    Re: Drive partition removing

    yes i have tried that but i think the extend option remains greyed out. I will try it again now to be sure

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    Re: Drive partition removing

    Okay.......
    when i delete the 10GB volume the text reads "10GB Unallocated" and the option to extend the 50GB remains grey

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    Re: Drive partition removing

    You can't extend the system partition while you're using it... You need to boot into a partition management tool (a linux livecd such as Ubuntu is a good start - it should have an up to date GPartEd on) and do it from there.

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    Re: Drive partition removing

    If you don't need any of the data

    Boot from another disk (or even a floppy) with DOS and use fdisk - rather old fashioned - but very simple.

    and yes I agree Linux is usually a good tool!

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    Re: Drive partition removing

    You can download a Gparted iso that you can burn to make a bootable CD - just boots to Gparted (and contains memtest86 too as a bonus)
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    Re: Drive partition removing

    BUT... Ubuntu has a more up to date version of GPartEd than the GParted bootcd (or did at last count)

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