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Old 10-29-2006, 03:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am using Partition magic 8.0 with Windows XP Home Edition. My C drive that holds windows is 20 gb. I want to make it bigger but partition magic wont let me. this is how my partitions are so far:

C: 20 gb (NTFS) (primary)
D: 50 gb (FAT32) (primary)
unallocated space ~20 gb

Partition Magic allows me to make the C partition smaller, but not bigger than what it is. I also do not know the advantages of primary vs logical drives so if someone could explain that to me that would be great. How can i make the C partition bigger?

Also, when trying to resize, the program says "This partition crosses the 1024 cylinder boundary and may not be bootable" This may have something to do with why i cant resize
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Open up command prompt and do this.

CONVERT D: /FS:NTFS

Restart and you'll be able to merge D to C.

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/...titions-c.html

If you have any problem with PM8, you should update it. New update were available to fix some known bugs.
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thanks for the reply law, i just want to combine the unallocated space with my first C partition. is there any way to do that?
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no. because that fifty gig is in between it
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thanks for the reply law, i just want to combine the unallocated space with my first C partition. is there any way to do that?
Oh, I thought you wanted to combine the D to C.

Not sure if it will work, but see if you can redistribute the free space, there should be a feature on the left side that can redistribute free space, then you choose only the C: partition to participate and maybe that might work.

If that doesn't work, you can try and make the unallocated into a primary partition, format it as NTFS, then see if you can merge it with the C.
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law, thanks a lot dude, redistributing the free space worked.
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