View Full Version : How to combine harddrives

19-08-2006, 11:38 PM
I got a 200gb hard drive currently split into 2 partitions, its just not enough space any more.

20gig is allocated to c: and the rest to another drive

I want to combine the full drive again as C:/

How can I do this without losing any of the data on either drive?

20-08-2006, 12:12 AM
i know that partition magic can do it without killing your data
but it's not free..

maybe there is a free alternative somewhere...

20-08-2006, 12:51 AM
I'm cheap
rather not pay for the software.

20-08-2006, 06:06 AM
Someone named a free partition manager in this forum a few weeks ago. I am afraid I don't remember which thread. You could try doing a search.

20-08-2006, 09:28 AM
I have used Partition manager (free) and it doesn't let you save the changes you make, I then tried the full version and it is great...

EDIT: and when I used it I don'e the same thing as you, I had one partition the had windows and one empty partition, it combined these perfectly, no loss of data :D

20-08-2006, 10:18 AM

20-08-2006, 12:28 PM
there is plenty of free partition tools, i like randish. however not many have the abilty to move data on a partition and even the ones that do are known to croupt things now and them. make sure you BACKUP FIRST.

if there is no data on the 2nd drive then its a lot easier and most free ones can handle it.

mind you i would have to ask WHY you want to make it all one drive, 200gig as one drive is a major pain to mantain. why not just increase c drive a bit or split another drive off the big partition and put the program data etc onto that ?

20-08-2006, 01:29 PM
I brought a new hdd drive to take the place of the partition 320gb should last a while.

I thought about my answer a little more and your probably right, I should add to C: but not the full 200gb

20-08-2006, 03:00 PM
I have used "Bootit" OK, but as others have said back up first.