I have Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop running Vista. The computer came with a partitioned hard dive. There was the main drive (c:/) and then the other partition was the recovery. The main drive is low on space so I want to get rid of the recovery drive especially since the computer is older and I no longer would want to return it to factory settings if something happened to it. I would just buy a new one or install Windows 7 or another operation system. Since I do not need it anymore I want to get rid of the recovery drive and add the empty space about 10 gigs to the main drive. I was able to delete the recovery drive but have been unable to add it to the main drive. The 1st problem is I cannot use the built in windows tool for increasing the main drive since the recovery one was to the left of the main instead of the right. I found a 3rd party software to do it but that cannot complete the task since it says there are errors on the main drive that need to be fixed first. Problem is whenever I run check disk at start up. The program starts and then cancels itself without finishing. Any ideas of how to fix the errors on the main drive so I can add the now unallocatted 10 gigs to the main drive.