My main SATA disk was split into two logical drives, one with 10GB FAT32 for DOS; the remainder NTFS for XP;
OK 'til I needed to reinstall XP; can't seem to do it without 1st installing XP on the 20 GB drive (dotty); then more difficulty installing 2nd on the other drive (booting problems).
Web says it was questionable making a second drive in the 1st place. XP Disk Management offers no way of unpicking that arrangement. I think it may be possible to carry out the combination on a Vista machine. The various Partitioning programs offer no solution that I can find.
Can anyone tell me how to combine two logical drives into one physical drive?
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Have run EaseUS without success. Help speaks of :
* "merging partitions" (but only if adjacent on the same volume) and
* "converting dynamic disk to basic disk" (but my two disks are both logical and right clicking them does not offer the option to make basic).
No other tasks appear relevant.
I note that whereas the larger of the two is named Maxtor STM3160215AS ATA Bus, the smaller (which I think lies at the common physical disk) is called ST310220A ATA Bus, a name I do not recognise.