Hard Drive Format

By lefliu ·
I have two partitions on a hard drive -- one is system (c:) and another is logic (d:). Can I remove or format the system partition and merge it to d: without re-partition the whole drive? Is magic partition able to do this job?

Thanks for your solution!

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RE: Hard Drive Format

by PoppaTab In reply to Hard Drive Format

The was your partitions are situated is the best configuration. If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 you can change the partition sizes natively with the OS. There are a few questions about the Operating System you have in use. My opinion is to keep the partitions just as they are. The system partition can be protected if a virus operates on your drive. Two partitions also allows you to replace just the Windows installation or just the (D) partition. If you are looking to give more space to the logical drive; my opinion is to purchase a mass storage device. If your (C) drive needs more space to operate, a mass storage device can provide a place to copy the (D) drive and then extend your system partition. There are Open Source partition managers you can use like Partition Wizard @ http://www.partitionwizard.com/
If you do decided to extend a partition be sure you have made a full backup of your drives prior to extending. You will be much better served with some type of mass storage device. You would be able to clone the OS on (C) and/or (D), repartition the current drive, and then put your OS back on the newly created partition. I hope others will add to this so you can find out more options.

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If you are not using Windows Vista or 7

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Hard Drive Format

You can use GParted to do this.


Though if you have the OS on the C Partition you can not delete this as there is nothing to boot from.


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