XP SP3 extend partition inquiry

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by ozstar, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. ozstar

    ozstar Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    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.

    Thanks

    All are NTFS

    oz
     
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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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.
     
  3. ozstar

    ozstar Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks
     

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