XP will not install on ME operated Desktop
Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:55 AM
For the longest time I couldn't get back on here!
Well, I got XP on my machine now on the C and D drive after alot of retrying different things myself. I had to format drive C but put everything I needed on the D drive. Somewhere along the lines windows wanted to partion C now I have an E. Can I put E back with C? if so HOW?
Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:04 AM
You would need to delete the partition, which you can do in windows (move any data off first), by right clicking MY COMPUTER, choosing MANAGE, and then going to Disk Management , right clicking the partition and choosing DELETE PARTITION
then you need to use a third party program to resize the partition.
The typical program for this is Partition Magic by Symantec
You can also use some third party tools like Ranish Partiiton Manager or QtParted, a linux partition manager like program available on the system rescue cd
Posted 19 February 2006 - 10:12 PM
I guess I should have asked if there was a freeware/shareware program out there. $70.00 is a bit steep for that. Especially for a one time use.
Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:21 AM
Once you burn sysrescd, you will boot your pc with it as a small linux distrobution.
The only thing you need to do is select your keyboard, then when you get to the ROOT prompt, start QParted (I cannot recall what you type off the top of my head, but the instructions are right above.
It is a little user unfriendly, but gets the job done
There is also Ranish, which is even less friendly
Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:33 PM
EXCELLENT. It did EXACTLY what I needed. No dos or command prompt!
Not only partioned disk merge but also unallocated merge and deleted partion recovery!
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