Partition Headache


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Ron K.

Using Vista Home Premium, tried Kubuntu. I removed Kubuntu but can't seem to
reclaim the partion it was on.

I go to Vista Disk Management and find 4 partitions on Disk 0:

Recovery (D:) 4.12 GB Fat 32 Healthy Primary Partition This is the
Recovery partition from Gateway.

(C:) 183.14 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active Crash Dump,
Primary Parition)

185.34 GB Free Space no further info on this space

I want to reclaim the 185.34 g back into the C partition. the only option I
get on the Free Space drive is to delete drive or "new simple Volume". C:
drive i get only the shrink option.

Deleting the drive won't help and I'm not sure what Simple volume does. The
C: Drive has the option to Shrink but thats not going to work either!

I tried repairing the problem using the Vista Setup disk but that didn't
help either. I still have the Kubuntu disk not sure if there is anything
there that would be helpful?

I'm thinking i'll need something like Partition Magic, is there a free
version of this type of software? I don't plan on doing anything with
partitions after this so there is no sense in buy a product.

Any Help would be great!
 
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ray

Using Vista Home Premium, tried Kubuntu. I removed Kubuntu but can't
seem to reclaim the partion it was on.

I go to Vista Disk Management and find 4 partitions on Disk 0:

Recovery (D:) 4.12 GB Fat 32 Healthy Primary Partition This is the
Recovery partition from Gateway.

(C:) 183.14 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active Crash
Dump, Primary Parition)

185.34 GB Free Space no further info on this space

I want to reclaim the 185.34 g back into the C partition. the only
option I get on the Free Space drive is to delete drive or "new simple
Volume". C: drive i get only the shrink option.

Deleting the drive won't help and I'm not sure what Simple volume does.
The C: Drive has the option to Shrink but thats not going to work
either!

I tried repairing the problem using the Vista Setup disk but that didn't
help either. I still have the Kubuntu disk not sure if there is anything
there that would be helpful?

I'm thinking i'll need something like Partition Magic, is there a free
version of this type of software? I don't plan on doing anything with
partitions after this so there is no sense in buy a product.

Any Help would be great!

gparted from the ubuntu disk will allow you to delete the unused
partitions. At that point you should be able to reclaim it as unused
space. The issue is that MS does not recognize non-MS partitions.
 
R

Rick Rogers

Hi,

Partition Magic will not work with Vista, do not attempt to manipulate this
drive with it. Terabyteunlimited.com has a tool called BootIT NG that you
can run from a bootable floppy (just cancel out of installation after
booting to it). It should be able to remove the unwanted volume and expand
C:\ for you provided the free space is immediately after C: (if D: is in the
middle, you won't be able to do this).

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Nonny

Using Vista Home Premium, tried Kubuntu. I removed Kubuntu but can't seem to
reclaim the partion it was on.

I go to Vista Disk Management and find 4 partitions on Disk 0:

Recovery (D:) 4.12 GB Fat 32 Healthy Primary Partition This is the
Recovery partition from Gateway.

(C:) 183.14 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active Crash Dump,
Primary Parition)

185.34 GB Free Space no further info on this space

I want to reclaim the 185.34 g back into the C partition. the only option I
get on the Free Space drive is to delete drive or "new simple Volume". C:
drive i get only the shrink option.

Deleting the drive won't help and I'm not sure what Simple volume does. The
C: Drive has the option to Shrink but thats not going to work either!

I tried repairing the problem using the Vista Setup disk but that didn't
help either. I still have the Kubuntu disk not sure if there is anything
there that would be helpful?

I'm thinking i'll need something like Partition Magic, is there a free
version of this type of software? I don't plan on doing anything with
partitions after this so there is no sense in buy a product.

Any Help would be great!

The program Rick Rogers told you about has a 30-day free trial <wink>
 
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Rick Rogers

The program Rick Rogers told you about has a 30-day free trial <wink>

That's why I chose to recommend it. And, actually, if not installed and just
run from the bootable floppy it'd be free continuously. Slower than when run
from its own embrl volume and it can't be used as a boot manager, but free
for doing partition work. Personally, having used it for many years, I'd say
it's worth every penny of its price (and yes, I paid for my copy years ago).

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
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Vote out Brendan Nelson

Rick said:
That's why I chose to recommend it. And, actually, if not installed and
just run from the bootable floppy it'd be free continuously. Slower than
when run from its own embrl volume and it can't be used as a boot
manager, but free for doing partition work. Personally, having used it
for many years, I'd say it's worth every penny of its price (and yes, I
paid for my copy years ago).

try Paragon Partition Manager go to http://www.partition-manager.com
 
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