Solved How to reformat an ext. drive containing 2 logical drives.

November 21, 2013 at 13:31:33
Specs: Windows XP
I have an external hard drive that I have been using with an XP system. It contains a "clone" of my computer systems physical drive which consists of two logical drives; my system drive C: and my data drive D:. I wish to delete everything on the external drive and end up with one empty logical drive to be used for another purpose. How do I get rid of the two logical drives and end up with just one larger one?

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November 21, 2013 at 14:45:15
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It's done via Disk Management:

Rather repeat here what many others have done in various degrees of detail, suggest you have a read of the following links; read them all as each may mention something the others don't.

After-which you ought to be able to do what you wish?

Incidentally I'd advise saving anything, on the drive as is, that you may "even remotely" think you might wish to have around at a later date - optical media is cheap enuff these days? And for safety verify anything you copy is truly accessible on the system you have; and ideally at least one other...

Key thing of course is to sure you select the correct drive; and not the actual internal physical disk...!

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