Combining partitions

Toshiba / Satellite a200
January 17, 2009 at 15:58:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.596 GHz / 1014 MB
Is there any way I can combine two partitions to work together without losing my files on one partition and my OS is on the other partition.
I reinstalled windows on the wrong partition (C) which is only 7GB but all my drivers and files are on the other partition (D) which is a 104GB.
Anyway of putting the two together without losing data and get my drivers to work.

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#1
January 17, 2009 at 16:07:21
Is this an extension to this thread: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi... or merely a continuation?

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#2
January 17, 2009 at 16:10:17
There's nothing wrong with the setup you have other than the OS partition size could be increased. I ALWAYS install the first OS on C:.

There are lots of programs that work, but my preference is Partition Magic.

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#3
January 17, 2009 at 16:41:01
Ewen it's kind of a continuation but it's a new problem now.
And Jenn: This patition magic how does it work?

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#4
January 17, 2009 at 17:02:10
sweethussie

If your personal files are important to you I strongly suggest you back them up BEFORE attempting any partitioning changes.

Partition Magic is a commercial program that is purchased. Normal cost is around $50.


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#5
January 18, 2009 at 07:28:28
Echoing OtH... Most definitely ensure you HAVE copied "all" critical/personal/data files et. off the system entriely; to optical media. And verify they will play etc. OK on the parent system and ideally at least one other before doing anything to the drive/partitions...

PM v8 has given a few people "some" problems one way or other; but not everyone... Don't know if later version(s) of PM are similarly suspect for some? Acronis has a similar util that does not appear to have created any problems thus far...


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#6
January 18, 2009 at 08:02:47
Don't know if PM8 works with Vista anyway. Your entire drive is FUBARED. Best to just wipe the whole thing and start over.

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#7
January 19, 2009 at 16:46:36
Well thanks everyone for the suggestions; I reinstalled windows on the partition I deleted. Then I used PM8 to make partition bigger and copied all files from the D to the C: everything is find I had to reinstall the drivers (had them saved in a file on the D) and had to reinstalled some of the programs.
Now my windows Key won't activate. I think I reinstalled one too many times.

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