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15-02-2009, 11:58 AM
My 80gb hard drive in my laptop is almost full.
The c: drive is almost full
but the d: drive has 16gb free

I know I only have one hard drive (I have opened my laptop up to prove it) but how can i merge them back together and just create a C: disk

Speedy Gonzales
15-02-2009, 12:04 PM
I would say you cant, the other partition is probably the recovery disk/cd partition

If its the recovery partition, you could probably create the cds / dvds from it, then wipe it.

Only thing is, you wont be able to restore it (unless you use the cds/dvds). But then, it may recreate the partition anyway (If you do this)

15-02-2009, 12:30 PM
You probably can't merge them as C is your windows drive and D is your data drive holding docs pics etc merging would delete data. You might also have a small partition as a recovery partition as well like Speedy said. Your best option would be buy a bigger HDD and clone the old one onto the new as then the new partitions on the new HDD would be bigger

15-02-2009, 12:38 PM
You could try resizing it with Disk Management if you have vista, or Gparted or Easeus Partition Manager

15-02-2009, 12:56 PM
I do have vista but how i am i suppose to resize the partition

Also i don't want to buy a hard drive

Speedy Gonzales
15-02-2009, 01:00 PM
You do it in disk management wherever this is

If that doesnt work, you'll have to uninstall some programs / delete files you dont need. Or use ccleaner. See how much it can remove

15-02-2009, 01:03 PM

Shrink D, then expand C.
If it only lets you shrink 1gb max, then download the trial of perfect disk, run the Smart defrag, then you should be able to shrink it more.

If that still doesn't work, get gparted, burn it to a CD and boot from the CD then partition it

15-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Or, move what you need from D: to C:, and get rid of D: altogether. :D

15-02-2009, 01:21 PM
D: is now shrunk. Problem is that it will not let me expand C:

at the moment i have no room to move all my D: files to C:

15-02-2009, 02:14 PM
i don't know if this will help

but when i look closer there is a green bubble around D: and Free space

15-02-2009, 02:33 PM
That green bubble is why you can't extend C:. It's an extended partition (basically an area for other partitions to go into). :rolleyes:

15-02-2009, 03:51 PM
Try using gParted

Rod J
15-02-2009, 04:02 PM
It sounds like you have created free space after drive D: (at the end of the drive). So now you need to move drive D: up to create free space between C: and D:, then expand C: into the free space. Does that make sense? I can do this easily with Partition Magic or Paragon Partition Manager, but with Vista's tool I don't know (I'm running XP). As blam6 said GParted probably can do this for you too.

15-02-2009, 04:43 PM
I would uninstall stuff then if you don't want to buy a bigger HDD as you have filled it up

15-02-2009, 05:57 PM
i only have dial up so Paragon Partition Manager is to big to download

i have downloaded gPartition but am confused about the instructions:confused:

could someone explain it better or i will just wait tell Monday to get paragon partition manger

Yes i would like to uninstall somethings but whats the point when i have 15gbs free

15-02-2009, 06:59 PM
Download the Gparted iso.

Once you have get BURNCDCC, extract it and burn the iso to a CD.

Link here:http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads/burncdcc.zip


16-02-2009, 06:31 PM
Okay will do that
thanks for all your help

18-02-2009, 08:13 PM
Problem Solved

Thanks Blam6 for recommending gparted and everyone else you helped solve my issue :thanks

18-02-2009, 08:39 PM