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C and D partition help


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Hello,
I recently reinstalled Windows Xp and now my local disc C only shows a size of about 6Gb with all my free remaining space on local disc D. Is there a way to transfer that space to c without deleting files and installed programs? i am sure it has something to do with the partition settings but don't know where i went wrong.Thanks!
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Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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There are ways to alter the partition sizes. We need a look at the partitions which is what Rshaffer61 is doing.

Also....

I recently reinstalled Windows Xp and now my local disc C only shows a size of about 6Gb

Did you format the C drive to remove all of the "old" XP or did you mistakenly install another copy?

1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl and then click OK.
2. Click on the Advanced tab, and then click Settings
3. In the Startup and Recovery area at the bottom click Settings.
4. Under System Startup click Edit. This opens the Boot.ini file in Notepad ready for editing.

Do not make any changes to the Boot.ini file

Please copy and paste all the lines from your Boot.ini file in your next reply.

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Thanks for your reply. I am adding screenshot.
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did the screenshot files upload ok?
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nope...how to post screenshot...go here...
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Sorry was taking a break... Thanks Happy rock for the instructions.
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disc_management_screenshot.JPG Boot.ini_file.JPG sorry, having troubles. trying again
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It looks like everything is loaded to the C drive.
Under My Computer open the D drive and what files are on there?
If nothing then we may be able to delte D and stretch C out to full capacity of the drive
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Boot.ini looks fine

I would decrease the D and then increase the C drive.

Use Easeus Partition Master Free

Or as Rshaffer61 states delete D and stretch C. (Your choice)
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Hello,
I do have a few program file folders showing on D but if i need to lose those it is ok. I 've downloaded the Easeus partition master but not really sure about how to proceed. Thanks !
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Ok first go HERE to get the instructions on how to delete the D partition.
When that is done the go HERE to get the instructions on how to stretch the C drive out to the full capacity of the drive.

Make sure you stretch the C drive and not shrink as this will cause data loss.
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Hurray! problem solved :) Thanks to everyone,i was getting stressed out.
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The links helped you out ok then?
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Yes. The Easeus partition master made it seem simple. Just need to solve an audio problem now.
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