Hard Drive split in to Drive C and Drive D

Hard Drive split in to Drive C and Drive D

Post by Rob » Wed, 12 Nov 2003 05:37:47


Can someone help please ? I have a Sony Vio PCG-FX503
laptop, running on Windows XP. Sony partitioned
Drive "C" and made a local drive, Drive "D". By default
all my dowloads, programmes etc are on drive "C". This
is now almost full, while Drive "D" is virtually empty.
Is there anyway that I can make this into one drive, or
make better use of Drive "D" ?

Thanks,

Rob.
 
 
 

Hard Drive split in to Drive C and Drive D

Post by Tom Swif » Wed, 12 Nov 2003 06:08:04

You absolutely can do what you wish, but will need third party software.
Here's the deal: While XP does include a disk management tool, it cannot
change the sizes of existing partitions without data loss. To change the
sizes of your partitions you need a third party tool, like Partition Magic
by PowerQuest (which was recently acquired by Symantec).

Partition Magic is very reliable software, but you do need to read the
documentation very carefully before you start. Ordinarily, PM is about $80
(in the US), but you can find it for much less. There are other tools that
are less expensive, but for the average user, PM is it.

Tom Swift

 
 
 

Hard Drive split in to Drive C and Drive D

Post by Ian Smyth » Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:35:34


and you can move programs from C to D. It even changes the path
automatically. Then from now on stick your new programs on Drive D. And
just leave the OS and programs like MS Office on C. The least the better
because you can defrag an unclutered drive faster. :-)