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Anonymous
August 31, 2005 5:10:09 AM

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I have a partition "e: " on my hard disk and would like to eliminate it so
I only have the "c: " drive left. How can I do this?

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Anonymous
August 31, 2005 12:33:17 PM

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You will need a 3rd party partitioning tool, such as BootIt Next Generation, www.bootitng.com, or Partition Magic, www.powerquest.com. A free alternative, which I haven't tried is Ranish Partition Manager, http://www.ranish.com/part/

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"kuddech" <kuddech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:36480831-AD5C-4CD6-B0B9-1705B78ACCBF@microsoft.com...
>I have a partition "e: " on my hard disk and would like to eliminate it so
> I only have the "c: " drive left. How can I do this?
Anonymous
August 31, 2005 1:40:40 PM

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In news:36480831-AD5C-4CD6-B0B9-1705B78ACCBF@microsoft.com,
kuddech <kuddech@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I have a partition "e: " on my hard disk and would like to
> eliminate
> it so I only have the "c: " drive left. How can I do this?


First a couple of points on the terminology:

1. You don't have *a* partition, you have *two* partitions: C:
and E:.

2. You don't want (presumably) to "eliminate" E:. If you
literally did that, you would end up with the space it used to
take being unallocated and useless to you. What I assume you want
to do is combine the two partition as a single C: partition,
using all the space on the drive.

I mention the above points, not to give you a hard time, but
because if you don't understand them, you are at risk of choosing
the wrong options when you try to do this.

Now, as to how: Unfortunately, no version of Windows or DOS has
ever had the ability to change the partition structure of a drive
without losing all the data on it. To do so requires the use of a
third-party program. Partition Magic is the best-known such
program, but there are shareware/freeware alternatives. One
shareware product that gets good reports from several MVPs
(although I haven't used it personally) is Bootit Next
Generation.

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Anonymous
August 31, 2005 4:03:02 PM

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I will buy the partician magic software in a local store. Thanks for the advise
kuddech

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:36480831-AD5C-4CD6-B0B9-1705B78ACCBF@microsoft.com,
> kuddech <kuddech@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
> > I have a partition "e: " on my hard disk and would like to
> > eliminate
> > it so I only have the "c: " drive left. How can I do this?
>
>
> First a couple of points on the terminology:
>
> 1. You don't have *a* partition, you have *two* partitions: C:
> and E:.
>
> 2. You don't want (presumably) to "eliminate" E:. If you
> literally did that, you would end up with the space it used to
> take being unallocated and useless to you. What I assume you want
> to do is combine the two partition as a single C: partition,
> using all the space on the drive.
>
> I mention the above points, not to give you a hard time, but
> because if you don't understand them, you are at risk of choosing
> the wrong options when you try to do this.
>
> Now, as to how: Unfortunately, no version of Windows or DOS has
> ever had the ability to change the partition structure of a drive
> without losing all the data on it. To do so requires the use of a
> third-party program. Partition Magic is the best-known such
> program, but there are shareware/freeware alternatives. One
> shareware product that gets good reports from several MVPs
> (although I haven't used it personally) is Bootit Next
> Generation.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 31, 2005 4:39:07 PM

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In news:0835A845-E249-4517-9EA1-75DC26F61EBC@microsoft.com,
kuddech <kuddech@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I will buy the partician magic software in a local store.
> Thanks for
> the advise kuddech


You're welcome. Glad to help.

Let me add one more piece of advice: make sure you have a good
backup of anything you can't afford to lose before beginng. A
problem using it isn't terribly likely, but it's not impossible
either.


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>
> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
>> In news:36480831-AD5C-4CD6-B0B9-1705B78ACCBF@microsoft.com,
>> kuddech <kuddech@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>>> I have a partition "e: " on my hard disk and would like to
>>> eliminate
>>> it so I only have the "c: " drive left. How can I do this?
>>
>>
>> First a couple of points on the terminology:
>>
>> 1. You don't have *a* partition, you have *two* partitions: C:
>> and E:.
>>
>> 2. You don't want (presumably) to "eliminate" E:. If you
>> literally did that, you would end up with the space it used to
>> take being unallocated and useless to you. What I assume you
>> want
>> to do is combine the two partition as a single C: partition,
>> using all the space on the drive.
>>
>> I mention the above points, not to give you a hard time, but
>> because if you don't understand them, you are at risk of
>> choosing
>> the wrong options when you try to do this.
>>
>> Now, as to how: Unfortunately, no version of Windows or DOS
>> has
>> ever had the ability to change the partition structure of a
>> drive
>> without losing all the data on it. To do so requires the use
>> of a
>> third-party program. Partition Magic is the best-known such
>> program, but there are shareware/freeware alternatives. One
>> shareware product that gets good reports from several MVPs
>> (although I haven't used it personally) is Bootit Next
>> Generation.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
!