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sam m
16-11-2003, 07:34 AM
Hi,
Friend has commissioned me (free of course) to clean up his laptop.
Not intending to do a reinstal of XP just getting rid of the rubbish that he has accumulated.
His laptop was used by another for a short while and when he got it back there is an extra 10GB hard drive created which had been used for storage of files. Therefore there are two drives C: (10GB) and D: (6GB)
My friend does not want this 2nd drive at all. (It is actually the C: drive we want to delete)
I am wondering what is the easiest way to remove this. I thought I read something similar here that if I simply delete C: and therefore all it's contents then reboot then XP would 'reshuffle' so that the drive D: would therefore become C: and the size would increase to 16 GB. I also need to make sure that the contents of D: are maintained.
Well this is the goal anyway ;)

Once I have done this then I was going to go through usual clean up with spybot/adaware and defrag.

Any ideas?

thanks
sam m

Chilling_Silently
16-11-2003, 08:18 AM
What you're after it a re-partitioning tool such as Partition Magic.

That will allow you to re-size you C: drive so it "overthrows" your D: drive (Once everthing you want kept is on your C:).

AFAIK there is no free tool out there that'll do it for you non-destructively.

Hope this helps


Chill.

tweak\'e
16-11-2003, 10:42 AM
why not just format c: and reinstall. you can use the 6 gig partition as its ment to be used.

sorry but your friend is better off learning how to use partitions. they do come in handy :)

sam m
16-11-2003, 12:25 PM
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> sorry but your friend is better off learning how to
> use partitions. they do come in handy :)

Agreed, but to quote him, "I only use it for music or porn, that's it"

Anything that involves work or thinking is a waste to him.

Chilling_Silently
16-11-2003, 12:28 PM
Then tell him/her to use the second partition to store all important files on, such as My Documents.

That way if a system crash happens, and he cant get access to the C: Drive (Well.. Its 98 so we could use MS-DOS/Boot Floppy) then its all backed up on the D: drive :-)

kiwibeat
16-11-2003, 12:44 PM
leave it as it is and save the data mp3s and whatever to D: that way if anything hapens to the C: drive at least no songs etc are lost

tweak\'e
16-11-2003, 05:31 PM
>Agreed, but to quote him, "I only use it for music or porn, that's it"
>Anything that involves work or thinking is a waste to him.

take away his pc and give em a cardboard box to play with :^O

criky if he has the brains to download mp3 and porn he can certainly tell the difference between c and d drive.

kiwibeat
19-11-2003, 09:57 AM
Make a short cut to his folders on the D: drive on the desktop i am sure that he can figure out how to click on it lol