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Old 04-29-2006, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a new 160 gb harddrive for my computer. I wanted to ghost my 40 gb onto my 160 gb. So i found a ghosting program on the internet, it biult a bootable diskette. It worked greatt all files are on the other harddrive, but know my 160gb is a 40gb. Is there a way to fix my 160gb harddrive back from a 40gb to a 160gb. The ghosting program i use was hdclone 3.1, and if there is a way to fix it can you give a good cheap/free ghosting program.
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try partition magic to resize the partition as it is my guess that when it cloned the hdd it also cloned the partition table which has resulted in what you describe. either that or you could partition and format the remaining space as another partition.
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thanks for the quick repley, i'm downloading partition magic 7 right now
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partition magic wont work, it wont resize the 160 gb hard drive, i tell it to but then it just does nothing.
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partition the remaining space as another partition and format that then and it will show up as another drive
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i tried that, partition magic won't do anything. is the anothere program i can use?
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if you search this forum with the words "disk management format" you should probably get a decent list of threads containing instructions on how to do it from within windows.
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