I partitioned my hard drive 50/50 donkey's years ago to use one as a backup partition. Now the space on my partition #1 is almost full and my partition #2 is empty, so I want to steal the space back to partition #1. Easy, yes? As if ANYTHING is EVER easy when it comes to computers
I have now tried THREE different partition softwares - Acronis Partition Expert, Partition Magic and MiniTool Partition Wizard. All 3 told me that I couldn't take any space from P2 and add it to P1. Acronis said the partition had reached its maximum size. Partition Magic wouldn't let me do ANYTHING in the demo version (one wonders what the point of it actually is). MiniTool lets me set up the operation but when I give it the go-ahead it says the partition has errors and to use the 'check file system' button. This requires a reboot to scan for errors, seemingly doesn't find any and reboots as normal. I try again to add space to P1 and get the error again. I've moved the free space from P2 into 'unallocated space' but still can't add it.
Can anyone tell me what's going on?? Or even better how to fix it? When an OS corrupts you can just wipe it clean and start again but what can you do when a partition corrupts??
Any help/advise would be gratefully received, thank you.