XP SP3 extend partition inquiry


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On XP Drive 0 I have C: with XP and have another couple of drives as well.

and Drive 1 is F: Primary and G: Extended each about 37GB.

I have Drive 2 D: 80GB Extended partition...

I want to join both F and G together as 1 partition mainly the G: one.

Though Disk Mgmt Storage how can I do that.

I was afraid to delete the leading F: partition as it is primary.


All are NTFS



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Just delete both f and g back to unallocated space then reformate the drive however you like.

1. Back up any important data from the two drives first… there is software around that can repartition a hdd without formatting it first but I've not been overly impressed with any of the ones that work within xp.

2. Take a note of page files, recovery partitions or other hidden partition on that hdd?

3. Confirm that no folders (like my downloads) are being redirected to the F or G drive before you proceed.

p.s. yes, a primary partition within a drive can hold a boot section but doesn’t have to and in fact doesn't in your case, so it is just another storage drive.


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Many thanks

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