decrease disk partition size

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I have a single disk partitioned into a MBR then an extended partition in 3
logical disks. (hopefully that's the right terminology).

But myboot drive is running out of space.

How do I decrease one drive so that I can extend mz boot drive?

thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    You didn't miss by that much with your terminology. What you have is one
    hard disc that is divided into one primary partition (the one that contains
    your operating system) and one extended partition containing three logical
    drives.

    The only way to change the size of a partition or logical drive without
    losing data is with third party software. One such product often mentionned
    is Partition Magic, by Symantec.

    --
    Ted Zieglar
    "You can do it if you try."

    "Adrian?K" <AdrianK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2FF45D88-63D0-44B2-BE42-600C2506883B@microsoft.com...
    > I have a single disk partitioned into a MBR then an extended partition in
    3
    > logical disks. (hopefully that's the right terminology).
    >
    > But myboot drive is running out of space.
    >
    > How do I decrease one drive so that I can extend mz boot drive?
    >
    > thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Adrian

    Can you move files from the boot drive to one of the other drives?

    Moving your Outlook Express store, Temporary Internet files and My
    Documents ( if used ) are all possibilities.

    How large is the whole drive?

    --


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    "Adrian?K" <AdrianK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2FF45D88-63D0-44B2-BE42-600C2506883B@microsoft.com...
    >I have a single disk partitioned into a MBR then an extended partition
    >in 3
    > logical disks. (hopefully that's the right terminology).
    >
    > But myboot drive is running out of space.
    >
    > How do I decrease one drive so that I can extend mz boot drive?
    >
    > thanks
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    thanks Ted, you confirmed what I feared.

    The partition is 10GB, but XP, Office & mydocuments has taken 8gb.
    The disk itself is large, so the swapfile is already on another partition.
    I can always save 'mydocuments' onto another disk.

    "Ted Zieglar" wrote:

    > You didn't miss by that much with your terminology. What you have is one
    > hard disc that is divided into one primary partition (the one that contains
    > your operating system) and one extended partition containing three logical
    > drives.
    >
    > The only way to change the size of a partition or logical drive without
    > losing data is with third party software. One such product often mentionned
    > is Partition Magic, by Symantec.
    >
    > --
    > Ted Zieglar
    > "You can do it if you try."
    >
    > "Adrian?K" <AdrianK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2FF45D88-63D0-44B2-BE42-600C2506883B@microsoft.com...
    > > I have a single disk partitioned into a MBR then an extended partition in
    > 3
    > > logical disks. (hopefully that's the right terminology).
    > >
    > > But myboot drive is running out of space.
    > >
    > > How do I decrease one drive so that I can extend mz boot drive?
    > >
    > > thanks
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Adrian

    Some other notes you may find useful.

    Create a My Documents folder in another partition and copy ( not move )
    the contents of My Documents to your new folder. Then delete the files
    in your My Documents folder ( if you encounter problems deleting use
    Shift + Delete to bypass the Recycle Bin ).

    You will also need to change Default File locations in the Microsoft
    Office programmes you
    use. For Word go to Tools, Options, File Locations, highlight Documents,
    click on Modify and change file path. For Excel go to Tools, Options,
    General and change default file path.

    --


    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
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    "Adrian?K" <AdrianK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4B729FA3-FE18-4E75-9402-0DD220A693FF@microsoft.com...
    > thanks Ted, you confirmed what I feared.
    >
    > The partition is 10GB, but XP, Office & mydocuments has taken 8gb.
    > The disk itself is large, so the swapfile is already on another
    > partition.
    > I can always save 'mydocuments' onto another disk.
    >
    > "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
    >
    >> You didn't miss by that much with your terminology. What you have is
    >> one
    >> hard disc that is divided into one primary partition (the one that
    >> contains
    >> your operating system) and one extended partition containing three
    >> logical
    >> drives.
    >>
    >> The only way to change the size of a partition or logical drive
    >> without
    >> losing data is with third party software. One such product often
    >> mentionned
    >> is Partition Magic, by Symantec.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ted Zieglar
    >> "You can do it if you try."
    >>
    >> "Adrian?K" <AdrianK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2FF45D88-63D0-44B2-BE42-600C2506883B@microsoft.com...
    >> > I have a single disk partitioned into a MBR then an extended
    >> > partition in
    >> 3
    >> > logical disks. (hopefully that's the right terminology).
    >> >
    >> > But myboot drive is running out of space.
    >> >
    >> > How do I decrease one drive so that I can extend mz boot drive?
    >> >
    >> > thanks
    >>
    >>
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