Local disk (C:) low disk space

September 30, 2011 at 00:26:27
Specs: Windows XP, 1024 MB Ram
My Compaq Presario SR1710NX is running windows xp and is low on disk space on Local Disk (C:) has 6.95 GB total and has 302 MB of free space left. My Presario (H:) hard disk drive has 86.1 GB total with 50.6 GB of free space left. I want to combine the 2 hard disk drives into one big 93.05 GB (C:). I tried to merge them under disk management but says i can't because (C:) File system is FAT32 and (H:) is NTFS. How can i make them the same either FAT32 or NTFS and merge the two so i wont run out of disk space on (C:)?

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#1
September 30, 2011 at 02:20:20
-Learn how to partition the hard drive
-Next time format using NTFS
-Remove your personal files to drive H

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#2
September 30, 2011 at 05:24:11
If you're running low on disk space it's because you're not storing your files wisely. What is the total size of your hard drive & how is it partitioned? Did you partition it or was it partitioned by HP/Compaq? I doubt HP would have formated the OS partition as FAT32. Usually there's a Primary NTFS partition for Windows, a Recovery partition, & possibly an HP Tools partition. Did you ever create the HP Recovery disk set?

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#3
September 30, 2011 at 05:25:48
The best solution for that is to add a second hard drive and move all your data like pics etc. to that. Your H drive may be a recovery partition and shouldn't be messed with anyhow. Sounds like it's too big for a recovery partition, but it's hard to tell without sufficient info.

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