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By comforu ·
Is there a way to make one large partition to a drive that currently has one 2GB partition and of course the remainder of the drive of 8GB is not seen. Of course I do not want to lose what is currently residing on the 2GB. Sure would be great if I could get the system to see the entire 10GB as one partition.

Thanks.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Partitioning drives

You need a tool like Partition Magic. See http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/

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by comforu In reply to Partitioning drives
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by dft3 In reply to Partitioning drives

Partition Magic will allow you to do this( http://www.syquest.com), however you should take things like what kind of file system you're going to use.

Fat 16 won't work with 10 GB and NTFS only works smoothly with partitions up to 7.8 GB. This isa known issue on Microsoft's site.

I also advise you to perform a thorough backup of your existing data before doing the partition conversion because anything could go wrong in the process, though it shouldn't. (power failure, end-user error, corrupt files, etc.)

Good Luck!

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by comforu In reply to Partitioning drives

Thanks. I'm currently using FAT32.

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by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to Partitioning drives

listen to df23. He is right but you should then stick to a fat 32 allocation table. I hope you understand that if you use partition magic be very careful on what you are doing, i have smoked a couple machines by doing the wrong thing.

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by comforu In reply to Partitioning drives
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by Mogge In reply to Partitioning drives

It seems that you have FAT16 on your harddrive, Use Partionmagic, or uppgrade to WIN98, and then convert your filesystem to FAT32 (In Win98. If you allready have Win98 You will find the fileconverter under "System Tools".
I think its the easyest thing to do if you don?t wanna mesaround whit PartitionMagic.
:-) Good Luck

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by dmiles In reply to Partitioning drives

Using partition magic will be the correct way to go,backup the data you have,I am not sure patition magic downloaded from the web site provides the option to resize,but firsrt take a look
Go to web and update your bios,you will also want to take a look at the CMOS panel and enable large disk support,LBA should be enabled,reference the owners manual.

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by comforu In reply to Partitioning drives
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