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Running out of space on C drive

My Intel Pentium 4CPU Desktop computer has three drives in the hard drive: C drive has 5GB and E drive 20.5 GB; the E drive is set as active and has most of the program softwares. D drive is 54.5GB and used to store data files. I need more space on the C drive to get softwares update and install Adobe Reader, etc.

How do I combine the C and E drives into a new (or existing) C drive?

If it cannot be done, can I format the hard drive and use "a copy of a copy" the Window XP Home Edition software to re-install the window operating? The prodcut key for the XP Home Edition is on the label in the back of the computer. The current operating sytem is Window XP Media Center Edition version 2002 for which I do not have the software CD.

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  • viet9999 Aug 16, 2008

    thank for suggestion.



    The PowerQuest(R) PartitionMagic(R) Version 8.0 (45 days trail) ReadMe File states



    "Be aware that there is no undo (after clicking Apply) if you
    merge two FAT or FAT32 partitions. You must be particularly
    careful not to merge two primary partitions that include
    operating systems, as your computer will not be bootable if
    you do."



    Are the above software say that if I merge E into C drive (appears the operating system software is in both E and C drives in my computer) and my computer will not boot up?



    Please advise and Thank You

  • viet9999 Aug 17, 2008

    Thank You for advice on comparing the C & D drives into one C drive and it works.



    Another follow-up hard drive problem:



    When I try to install Adobe Reader 9, it shows error massage "Error 1327.Invalid I:\". Please let me know how to fix this problem.



    Thanks

  • viet9999 Aug 17, 2008

    I fixed the problem with installing Adobe Reader 9 by using the following solution posted in the past on this web site as follows:



    Hit Start, Run and type Regedit

    Find the following HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows| CurrentVersion\ Explorer\User Shell Folders

    In the right pane - see if these is any entries which has an F or any other alphabelts not C (your OP folder) modify data to C:\

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Hi, you can merge your E drive to your C drive. You just need to download a free hard disk partitioning software like AOMEI Partition Assistant. Step-by-step tutorial to follow: http://www.disk-partition.com/help/merge-partition.html

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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

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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    Rabby V V Aug 17, 2008

    hi, thanks for the response



    actually you want to incease the size of the C:\ drive, is that right?

    then go for RESIZE and select C:\, give the new size and follow the wizard.

    this will work without any problem



    thank you

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