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How to merge tow drives in windows XP , the c drive got partitioned when installing the Xp to the C drive and formed a new drive named F , now i want to merge these drives into two , please give a suitable answer .

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There are a couple of solutions to this problem but most of them require technical use of drive partition tools like Bart Pe or partician magic or some linux tools can move NTF files around as well.

.The simplest way is to back up your data and reinstall windows making sure that you delete and reformat all partitions when doing the install.

I hope this helps

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How to format windows XP from CD


Here is The Step By Step Guide to Format or install win xp from a bootable CD

(Warning: Do it at your own risk, Back up all you data before formating the drive.)


Step1-Insert the windows XP cd in your cdrom and than go to the BIOS by hitting "DEL" or "F12? when your system in powering on. Go to Boot order and make sure cdrom is on the first place.
Save settings and restart your computer.
Once you have successfully booted from the CD, you will see the Windows XP "Welcome to Setup" screen. Press ENTER to begin the setup process.
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Step 2- License Agreement
When it shows about License Agreement just press F8(function key) to accept the agreement.
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Step 3: Previous Versions of Windows XP In this step setup will search for existing Windows installations. after search complete will see two option "R for repair or Esc to install fresh copy"
Note:screen will appear only if a Windows installation is already exists on your pc. If you're installing on a brand-new hard drive,you have to skip this option and see step 5.
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Press ESC. You will be given a list of partitions available on your hard drive.
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Step 5: Partitions If there are multiple partitions on your hard drive, or you have multiple hard drives in the computer, use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to choose your install partition. Please note that your system partition needs to be a primary partition (usually the first partition that shows up in the list), not a logical partition.
The partition should be at least 10 GB in size. Make sure that all the data you need from this partition is copied elsewhere, because it will be deleted.
Once you have selected the right partition selected, press ENTER. You will see the next "you already have a system installed" screen only if you already have Windows installed on this partition. If you are installing on a brand-new hard drive, skip to Step 7.
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Step 6: Continue Installing On The Selected Drive Press C to continue. You will be given a list of install options
krbshg_5.gif Step 7: Format The Selected Partition Select the option to "Format the partition using the NTFS file system (quick) and press ENTER.You will receive a warning about formatting the drive unless the drive is brand-new.
krbshg_6.gif Step 8: Continue With The Format Press F to continue formatting selected partition. If you still haven't backed up, this is the last change to backup your important data, after this step you will not to able to go back and restore your data.
krbshg_7.gif Step 9: Copying Files After the format setup will automatically copy files and restart your computer. Go to BIOS and remove cdrom from first boot device. Start your computer.
krbshg_8.gif Step 10: Automatic Installation After RestartSetup will continue to install after the restart. it will ask you for the product key and user name etc. Fill the forms yourself.

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Jul 10, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have partitioned my C drive and now have a 2nd


On the setup you need to select the xp partition if its not visible you will need to load additional SATA drivers when the setup asks you to

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How to Install Window XP with Vista


If you wish to install Windows XP on a computer that comes with Windows Vista already installed then you will have to create a separate partition on your hard drive to install Windows XP onto. This effectively splits the hard drive into two, and keeps the different versions of Windows separate. To do this you need to open up the Computer Management screen by going to the Start menu and then right-clicking on Computer and selecting Manage.

From the Computer Management screen select Disk Management, right-click on your main hard disk where Windows Vista is installed and then select Shrink Volume. This opens up a window where you can choose how large you want the new drive partition for Windows XP to be. You need to select the size of the new partition carefully, as you will need enough space to be able to install Windows XP successfully (around 10 gigabytes) whilst leaving enough space for Windows Vista. After you have selected the appropriate amount of space click on the Shrink button to begin the process, and once that has completed you should be able to right-click on the new partition (which should be labelled “Unallocated free space”) and select New Simple Volume.

Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the partition, set a drive letter (such as E:\), give it a meaningful name such as “XP”, and then restart your computer. Whilst your computer reboots, access the BIOS and change to boot sequence to boot from your CD/DVD Drive before any other device, insert your Windows XP installation disc and then save and exit from BIOS. You will then be taken to the Windows XP installation program where you should follow the instructions until you come to the screen asking you which partition to install Windows XP to.

Make sure you select the new partition and not the one with Windows Vista installed, as this will cause problems. Once Windows XP has finished installing, you will notice that Windows XP loads up automatically, rather than giving you the choice of which operating system to use. To rectify this insert your Windows Vista installation disc and restart the computer to access the Windows Vista installation program. From the Install Now screen select Repair My Computer, and then select your Windows Vista installation and then Startup Repair. You will now be able to choose which operating system to use when your computer starts up.

on Dec 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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When installing windows xp, the C: drive got partioned and formed a new drive named F:, now i want to merge these two drives due to low disk space , can you tell me how to merge that two drive into one .


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When you attempt you reinstall the windows operating system and you are in the WINDOWS XP SET UP, there is an option there to delete the partition.

Another option is by going to COMPUTER MANAGEMENT. Just right click mouse on MY COMPUTER ICON, click on MANAGE, click on DISK MANAGEMENT, now right click on DRIVE YOU WANT TO DELETE and there is an option to DELETE THE VOLUME. Be sure you back up your files coz it will wipe all your files there.

I hopw it helps you.Regards

Mar 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My Computer does not load...Windows management does not work. My Computer takes a long time to search for the local drives,i cannot view the drives form my computer,but i can open the drives from other...


first take backup your important files from my dcument c drive & desktop in other than c drive
now place XP CD into your CD Drive that is set to boot first in your Bios.
And reboot, When prompted (usually one of first things) press any key to boot from CD" do that....
once you get to the screen that loads press ENTER to "set up XP now"
Then press F8 for the user agreement
The next page will show your previous installs.
choose yours..
Select "Install a Fresh Copy of XP without repairing"
the next page will show some options with your drives and partitions listed below.
from there you want to select the partition with your current XP install,
Then smash "D" on your keyboard to delete the partition (this is where all data is lost on the drive)!
you will need to press Enter on the next page to confirm.
and another confirmation press L
next you will see your drive press C to create an new partition
next you can just hit Enter to create partition the full size of your drive. (suggested) or you can change the size and have multiple partitions.)
once you have created the partition press Enter to install
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Feb 07, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Hard drive full running xp ,drive is paritionedc,d


Hello,

To delete a partiition is quite easy in windows. but you will need a third party application like "partition magic" to merge two partitions together, this could be costly

The best advice I could give you is to back up all your information and reinstall your windows straight onto one partition. This will improve your overall speed and also probly also free more space by deleting unwanted programs, spam etc.

Regards

Dec 05, 2009 | Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

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Expand Partition of Hard Drive


My advice is start fresh with a new hard drive, install XP on it, then use partitioning software while running XP to create an NTFS partition on the remaining space of your old hard drive if you must keep your FAT32 partition.

An alternate method would be go to the manufacturer of your hard drive and download their partitioning software. Often it will run from a floppy or boot cd and you can partition as you like using it. Keep in mind, repartitioning a drive, especially an older one, has a bad habit of making the old existing data unreadable if you're not experienced so make sure you have a back up.

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Running out of space on C drive


hi, its possible to merge two partitions.
down load a partition changing software like partition magic and install it. Have a look at the help available and and go for merge partition.

thank you

Aug 15, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Hi,
You can install a software called partition magic and use it to merge the two partitions into one.
But you might need to free some space on your C drive. What you can do is copy (CUT) all your My Documents data and paste it to your D drive or your second drive. This should free a lot of space enough to install partition magic.

You can download the trial version software from http://www.soft32.com/download_151.html
Install it and merge your partitions and then you can uninstall or purchase if you want.

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