Jake33 November 18, 2008 at 09:01:44 Specs: Windos XP, Intel Core 2 Duo E85
not really experienced with this type of problem so will be very gracious for any type of help... I recently deleted a partition from windows xp then recovered windows because of a GRUB boot error(17) Now that the partition that i deleted is gone there are 59 gigs of unallocated space on my hardrive. When i right click to try and merge it back to C drive all it says is create a new one... which i dont want to do. What i am trying to find out is: `Is there a way to fix this that im just not aware of `Are there programs that could fix this `Or did i jsut make a huge mistake and made 60g gigs go bye bye
In order to extend an existing partition into unallocated space you are going to need a third party tool. Windows has no facility to do that.
Partition Magic is one tool. However for a once only job PM might be a bit expensive. Do a search of Google for partition managers and you should be able to find a shareware application that will do this simple job.
Good advice from Stuart. You may reevaluate your concept of having multiple partitions. This is IMO a GOOD thing. You don't supply any details about the size of your hard drive or the current partitioning. Click on the link below for some ideas on partitioning strategies.
One really important aspect of partitioning is creating a small operating System partition, and other partitions for holding programs, music, pictures, etc. Having a small OS lets you back it up and restore it very quickly.
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