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Hello, I have a western digital HD...that has two 465 gb partitions. How do I combine them into one. There is no media on the drive yet

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Go to your control panel and then administrative tools, select Computer Management.

Now select Disk Management and expand the window.

Your drive should be listed here, if not then you need to check your computer hardware has not got any issues before proceeding.

If your drive is listed and says healthy then right click on it an select Properties,

In here you can delete partitions.

Delete the last one first

Now delete the first one.

Now right click the drive and select Format. Choose NTFS as the file system and do not tick any boxes you do NOT want quick format. Again start and let it do its thing. When it is done restart your computer and you should be good to go.

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