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Old 08-11-2006, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i dont know if partitions are hardware or software but i'll write it here by random. basically i have an unallocated partition and would like to know how to allocate it with my C: partition. it'd be better if u helped me with how to do it than what to do. thx. here's a screen shot


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Old 08-11-2006, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Partitions are software based. If you right click on the unallocated space, it will give you a menu, and will include options to make it into a partition.

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Old 08-11-2006, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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he is right but if you want it as a seperate partition to replace your C:\ partition it will be a little more complex. you will have to edit the partition table so that the entry for the new partition is before your current C: partition. the only problem of course would be that would mess with your windows installation. have a look at "Partition Magic". it's a very useful program (even if the last time i used it it screwed up and i used freeware instead )
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I would consider partitions Hardware, cuz software creates the partition but its related to the Hard drive itself when you have a problem with it. but besides the point.

but disk management i dont believe will allow you to merge the unallocated space with your root drive. ive always used software like partition magic to do that and you would be best off with that to merge it with your c:\ drive.
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partition magic, got it.
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