extend system partition


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Guest

i want to extend my system partition (C:) into 30 gb of contiguous
unallocated space from a failed lunux installation. i can create a new
partition, or delete it with diskpart, but not extend c". Have tried command
prompt, diskpart, and demo versions of 6 commercial partitioning programs to
no avail. can i use a bootable floppy or cd to get into dos( how do i make
one?), will "format" or "fdisk" clean it off. then will my CD drive be usable
to reinstall windows. (Is the driver on the bios?) I have the CDs for both
win 98 and XP, and I'm NOT worried about loosing files! just want to get the
drive back to 1 partition
 
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Guest

Tks DL,
I have the XP insall CD, as i recaal the options are 1 install, 2 repair, 3
exit. have tried all , how would i delete partition fron install CD?
 
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Anna

lulabob said:
i want to extend my system partition (C:) into 30 gb of contiguous
unallocated space from a failed lunux installation. i can create a new
partition, or delete it with diskpart, but not extend c". Have tried
command
prompt, diskpart, and demo versions of 6 commercial partitioning programs
to
no avail. can i use a bootable floppy or cd to get into dos( how do i make
one?), will "format" or "fdisk" clean it off. then will my CD drive be
usable
to reinstall windows. (Is the driver on the bios?) I have the CDs for both
win 98 and XP, and I'm NOT worried about loosing files! just want to get
the
drive back to 1 partition


lulabob:
You'll need a third-party utility to do this, e.g., Partition Magic.
Basically, the process is to create a partition from the unallocated disk
space and merge that partition with your existing C: partition. There's no
way to accomplish this non-destructively within XP. Using the XP Disk
Management utility I'm assuming there's no problem creating a partition of
that unallocated space that formerly contained your "failed lunux
installation". I'm not entirely clear from your description whether you've
run into a problem creating a partition from that unallocated space. But in
any event you will need a third-party program to accomplish the partition
merging operation.

I can't comment on your negative experience using "demo versions of 6
commercial partitioning programs" but the partition merging process that
I've indicated above is a straightforward one that virtually every reliable
disk partitioning program can manage.
Anna
 
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Patrick Keenan

lulabob said:
Tks DL,
I have the XP insall CD, as i recaal the options are 1 install, 2 repair,
3
exit. have tried all , how would i delete partition fron install CD?

You have to boot from the CD. If you're inserting the CD with Windows
running, you probably won't get the partition options. After booting with
the CD, choose Setup and pay close attention to the screens that will allow
you to select the target disk and partition - you will also be able to
delete partitions, then re-create them. The Windows utilities do not allow
alteration of partition sizes in any other way.

HTH
-pk
 
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