Merging 2 Partitions

March 3, 2009 at 02:21:15
Specs: Windows XP
I have to merge two Partitions (Physical and one logical) in my system. I am using win XP Professional. Total Hard Disk Space is 40 GB. C: is 10 GB,D: is 10 GB, E is 10 GB, F is 10 GB. C is physical drive and others are extended to logical. I wanted to Merge C and F drive. I have tried the following in my machine for the same:-

Step 1. command line (Start > Programs > Accessories > Command line) and type DISKPART.

Result: Worked

Step 2. At the prompt line (DISKPART>), type:
- SELECT DISK [enter disk number]
- SELECT PARTITION 5 (or number of partition to be absorbed)
- DELETE PARTITION (this will format the partition to be absorbed, so make sure you have a copy of your files elsewhere)

Result: Worked

Step 3. Now, to extend partition #1:
- SELECT VOLUME [enter number of the volume assigned to your C drive]
- EXTEND (this will resize partition #1 to take up all the unallocated space in the hard drive)

Result: But this didn't worked.

It thows error to check the drive.

Therefore, at ast i merged the drive E and F since they both are logical drives of extended memory.

Is it possible to merge any one Logical drive (Out of 2 logical drives) to the Physical drive.

Kindly help and advice.

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March 3, 2009 at 04:45:50
'I wanted to Merge C and F drive. '

according to link

you can only merge contiguous drives

The following are the requirements for the extend command:

* The volume must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
* For Basic volumes, the unallocated space for the extension must be the next contiguous space on the same disk

so you should merge c: & d: then e:, then f:

not c & f as you have tried.

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March 3, 2009 at 07:27:05

Thanks for your reply.

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