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i have a seagate 300 gig harddrive that i bought a couple months ago for my computer that i built and when i finally got the computer started up, the harddrive had automatically patitioned itself. It is not broken into a C and a D drive, with C having 127 gigs of space and the d drive is still in raw format so i cant put anything on it. I was wondering if i could either put the two partitions together and have one drive or keep the partitions but for mat the D drive without doing anything to the information to the C drive, and without losing any of the C drives data, because i have 100 gigs of data on it that id really not like ot lose
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you should read this before doing any thing else..


after you read that I would recommend braking into 4 partitions..just keep the OS and drivers on the C: drive...that way if you ever have to do a new install of the OS you wont lose any data , music ..photos...programs...
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You should be able to create another partition using the Disk Management:

Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. In there go
to Disk Management.

You might want to also check out:


You need to make sure that your system can deal with larger drives (BIOS issues), but you should be able to update drivers, etc. to get it to deal with it.

It is a good idea to backup the data, just in case, especially since you said that you don't want to lose the data. If you don't have a backup and the disk dies, what are you going to do?
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