How Do I Join Partitions? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2007, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 141
Question How Do I Join Partitions?

Hi,

When I installed Windows X64 (not Vista), I partitioned my hard drive so that it would have 3 partitions. I now want to delete one of the partitions. I did a Microsoft search and found that I needed to go into Disk Management, right click on the partition, and click delete. I did that but it didn't remove
the partition. It's still there but can't be accessed.

My computer consists of my C drive where all of my programs are located.
The D drive contains files that I use. The E drive was empty and I couldn't
fine a use for it, so I want to join D and E to make 1 large partition and not
to touch the C drive. I've already backed up everything that's on the D
drive.

How do I combine D and E to make 1 large partition without buying a program such as Parition Magic?
--
__________________

__________________
Denise
Denise_M is offline  
Old 03-24-2007, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

you can't unless you delete everything. buy PM
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 05:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 14
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

If you have deleted the E drive fully then you should be able to simply expand the D drive to fill the space it has left behind. When you delete the E drive you should be left with 'unallocated' space and they you just resize the D drive to use that space as well.
Icarus_got_high is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 12:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 141
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Icarus_got_high View Post
If you have deleted the E drive fully then you should be able to simply expand the D drive to fill the space it has left behind. When you delete the E drive you should be left with 'unallocated' space and they you just resize the D drive to use that space as well.
I do have empty space but in Computer Management -> Disk Management, there isn't an option to join the two or expand the D drive that I could find.

How would I expand the D drive?

Denise
__________________
Denise
Denise_M is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 01:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

post a screenshot of disk management
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 141
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

Screenshot of Disk Management. It had to be reduced a lot to fit the size guidelines of attachments . . . I hope you can still read it.

Denise
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Disk Management resized and cropped1.jpg (16.0 KB, 15698 views)
__________________
Denise
Denise_M is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 01:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

upload the picture to Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket and then post the image url here. you need to sign up for a account
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 03:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 141
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

I think this should be the address. After I uploaded the picture, in order to share it, my email address and password weren't good for MySpace.

Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket

If not, do I have to join MySpace also?
__________________
Denise
Denise_M is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 03:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 141
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

Or you can try this one . . . when I clicked on it, it opened to a large picture.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...anagement2.jpg
__________________
Denise
Denise_M is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 03:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: How Do I Join Partitions?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denise_M View Post
Or you can try this one . . . when I clicked on it, it opened to a large picture.
ignore the popups

post it like this



just take the ?(question) out of the link below and it will show as above

[img]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w239/Denise_M1/DiskManagement2.jpg[/img?]
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.