empty partition ?

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July 7, 2009 at 09:30:43
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 3070 MB
I have a 250 G.B. Samsung internial H.D. . It has 3 partitions the first one shown in Disk Management is only 47MB framed in Blue and it says Health, the second partition is my one that holds the O/S WindowsXP Pro SP2 MCE 2005 ,its a 227.55 G.B. NTFS partition and it says Healthy System ,surrrounded in blue frame also the third is a partition that previously held Dells fatory restore that set your PC back to the way it was the day you recieved it from Dell . I deleted the contents of that partition ,its 5.22 G.B.'s in size surrounded by a dark green border for extended partition .However the contents are a light green and it says free space . Is there any way to add this 5.22GB's to my main drive C ,otherwise its just wasted space ! I also have a externial USB 2.0 drive 320 GB's Seagate Free Agent H.D. so I could live without the 5.22B's ,however if possible I would like to add it to drive C ?
Thank You Nick

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#1
July 7, 2009 at 09:54:20
Why would you delete the Recovery Partition? Nick, you've been around here long enough to know the answer to your question is to use a Partitioning program. Partition Magic is just one. You can Google for others, or maybe other users have had success with different ones and will post the program names here.

LIR


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#2
July 7, 2009 at 10:04:08
Poor you Nick. Wait until the day come when you find you need to restore the hard drive to factory condition and you couldn't....

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#3
July 7, 2009 at 11:09:17
Yeah, I don't get that move at all. Why are you so concerned about a puny 5GB out of a 250GB HDD? And as stated above, you will no longer be able to do a Dell restore if it ever becomes necessary.

Try EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition:

http://www.partition-tool.com/perso...

EDIT: this whole 5.22GB partition issue seemed very familiar to me so I did some searching of the forums. You asked similar questions about this back in 2007 in the XP forum.


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#4
July 8, 2009 at 07:34:09
Thank you to all that replied . I should have told you in the originial post that I could not access the factory restore due to a misplaced administrator password from when I first recieved the PC . I due to a serious stop error that made my system unworkable I performed a re-install of the O/S WindowsXP MCE 2005 I updated all of my previous Windows Updates and reinstalled my anti-virus software and downloaded all of the virus definitions,also installed the programs I wanted that came with my system from Dell ,Sonic DVD burning app etc. . I was first trying to perform the Dell Factory Restore ,however as I stated without the adminstrator password I could not access it ! Dell support who I contacted becasue I have a 3 year extended warranty ,said the only thing I could do was perform a fresh install of the O/S . I had all the disk DEll sent me with my PC and the re-install of the O/S went fine and my PC is running fine ,however oncein awhile I have questions or a little software problem appears . I believe all of the replies are correct that I need a some kind of software partition application to change the H.D. !
Thanks Nick

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#5
July 8, 2009 at 09:07:54
I supplied a link to a free partitioning program in my other response. I've used it myself & it works well. Similar to Partition Magic.

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#6
July 9, 2009 at 06:28:12
Thanks Jam , I also need to not forget to proof read my post/replies . Reading my own reply hurt my eyes ,so I can imagine what it would do to someone who does'nt already know what Iam saying ? All apoligies, honest Iam not a complete idiot !
Thanks Again ,
Nick

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#7
July 10, 2009 at 06:00:12
Hey Jam you are correct I did ask about this,Iam only 52 and my memorey sucks already and Iam not talking RAM . God willing if I make it to my seveties I probably wont remember my own name :-) What happens is I dont ever fix the problem in this case since I purchased a 320GB Externial drive the Seagate FreeAgent USB 2.0 and along with the internial drive a 250GB Samsung I figured just forget the 5.22G.B.'s However then I will get a bug up my B%^& and want to try and get back that space .I apoligize for constantly being redundant ,I should either fix the darn thing or forget it ! I just have one ? for you and Iam not being a smart a$$ ,are you a Private I ,cause if not you would really be good at it you seem to have a very good eye for detail ! I read somewhere that with WinXP you could extend your drive ,make the main partition larger by somehow moving the border into the free space ,is there any way to do this without the additionial software, I already will bet the answer is NO ! why would microhard not allow this kind of action for its users ? Do they get payoff's from these software manufactuers to make additonial apps nessasary for something so basic ?
Take Care ,Nick

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