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ghosting from old 5 gig to new 80gig


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dman11111

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i just successfully ghosted windows xp home (NTFS partition) from a old 5 gig drive to a new 80 gig drive the problem is all i see in the C drive on the new 80 gig is the 5 gig how can i see the whole drive i did this with ranish partition manager do i have to reformat the 75 gig thats left ? as an extended partition or ntfs partition i tried to do it with ranish again i see the 75 gig as unpartitioned space when i try to partition the 75 gig in ranish and exit to windows nothing changes

does ranish support NTFS seems like a simple problem what am i doing wrong argh !!!!!!! any ideas ???
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ranish does not, or did not last I used it, ntfs.

What's your goal here? I mean, i know that you want your other 75 gigs, but how do you want them?

If your content to have a five gig drive, and then a second 70ish gig drive (allowing for overhead), you can do this in DiskManagement.

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose MANAGE, wait a couple seconds, choose Disk Management. You will see your unallocated space...choose it and right click and create a partition, then format it. You will have two drives.

( do not mark the partition active, or your original partition will not boot).


If you want one big 80 gb drive, Windows cannot do that natively and you need a third party program (though you can in windows 2003 server)....

well, you could actually sort of do it, by either mounting the second disk as a folder in the first disk, or converting all your disks to dynamic disks and then creating a spanned volume....we're getting ahead of ourselves, though
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thanks for the reply jerry yes i am going to use a 3rd party software to merge the 2 partitions together ....right now i just set up the other 75 gigs as F: under the disk management section so i can see and access it thanks again !
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