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Windows xp OS on too small partition


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onealien

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I have a 20 gb hard drive. It is partitioned into a C: and a D:.
C has 15 gb's and D has 5 gb's. My problem is my OS, wind xp, is intalled on the D drive. So I have low memory warnings all the time because anything I do or my family does automatically goes onto the smaller partition. Of course unless I reassign it to the C drive.

Is there anyway that I can combine the two back into one? I have tried partitionmagic and it does not see the D system drive for some reason it only sees the C drive as the entire 20 gb's.

make sense? probably not but can anyone help?


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How did you patition the drive to start off ?
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I had the two partitions created when I had first formatted the drive at purchase.
From information that I have been told sometimes having more than one partition can help your system run more efficient.
Problem is I should have installed the system on the larger partition!

any ideas on how to combine the two, or am I out of luck?

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Hello,

You have two options here:
1. Renistall Windows
2. You can install everything but Windows on the C drive.
Hope this helps/
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Sorry I am at a lost now
if patition magic can't see it. When you go to my computer does it
have 2 drive icons for C & D
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yes, at my computer there are icons for both C and D. Really wierd.
at my computer C is 14.6 gb and D is 3.99 gb.

But partitionmagic only shows a C drive of the entire 19 gb.

also in disk management shows C: Partition - basic - NTSF - healthy (system)
D: Partition - basic - NTSF - healthy (boot)
then I have a 60 gb drive F: simple - dynamic - NTSF - healthy

I guess I am trying to avoid reinstalling windows all over again.

thanks, :tazz:
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what version of partition magic?
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partition magic 8.0,

I found a help site that shows how to turn off the low disk space notification. Worst case I just do that and redirect all downloads to the C drive. Just a nuesance though.

Amazing, all the technology that we have and there is no way to go into a program and force the size of the boot drive without reformating everything.

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I will still nut this one out and reply when I have something else
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