December 19, 2008 at 5:58 pm #160145QuietmanMember
Why within ‘My Computer’ is my system showingi both a C & D drive of 70+ GB.
The C drive contains Windows: Intel; Documents etc. and the D drive is empty?
Not very smart when it comes to computers.
Any help from you clever people out there would put my mind at rest.
Running Windows XP and Microsoft Home & Student Office 2007.
ThanksDecember 19, 2008 at 6:25 pm #176554StriderMember
You may wish to redirect your My Documents folder to the D drive, that way if you need to reinstall Windows, you don’t lose your files.
SDecember 19, 2008 at 6:39 pm #176550AlfiharParticipant
Your NC10 has a single hard drive, this single hard drive is split into several different sections (partitions), two of which are your C and D drives.
When you first setup the NC10 it should have asked you what size to make the C and D partitions. The D partition is there for you to store files, and as Strider said it may be a good idea to redirect your My Documents folder there.December 20, 2008 at 12:41 pm #176577QuietmanMember
Thanks to Strider and Alfihar.
My NC10 was already set-up and partitioned when I recieved it.
Can I alter the partition ratio between the C & D drives? If so where do I find the info?
ThanksDecember 20, 2008 at 2:10 pm #176551AlfiharParticipant
It is possible to alter the ratio between C and D by shrinking one and then enlarging the other, however there is an element of risk involved. It is possible to mess up the partitions and stop Windows from booting.
You will need some software to allow you to change the partitions, other people will probably have some better ideas regarding what to use as my preference is to boot a live Linux distribution from either a CD or usb stick and use the GParted application.
By the way, just for information in addition to the C and D partitions you can see, there is a third hidden partition which contains recovery data to allow you to reinstall Windows. This may show up in the partition modifying software.December 20, 2008 at 4:35 pm #176549scientistMember
If logical drive D is truly empty (with no hidden system files) then you can safely delete it and enlarge logical partiton C as follows:
Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Click on Disk Management under Storage
Right click a partition for options (delete, resize).December 21, 2008 at 12:02 am #176545
I just tried this and am now left with 72Gb of unallocated space. I can’t see any option to resize the existing C: drive to include this. Any ideas?December 21, 2008 at 12:09 am #176548FreddyMember
I don’t think you can do this with the built-in Windows app. but if you use a program like Partition Magic you can merge to logical drives.
I just tried this and am now left with 72Gb of unallocated space. I can’t see any option to resize the existing C: drive to include this. Any ideas?
[/quote1229818113]December 21, 2008 at 12:16 am #176555December 21, 2008 at 12:23 am #176546
Thank you both, I’ll go check out that freeware app. 🙂December 21, 2008 at 12:59 am #176547
All fixed, that was nice and easy! Thanks again guys. 🙂December 21, 2008 at 1:15 am #176556
FWIW I used it to resize Sammy s partitions even though there was Data on both(collection of films/music etc on ‘D’) without any issues.
I found it a very intuitive app to use, drag & resize
Shrank the Install partion to 25Gb and increased the ‘strage’ partition up to 118Gb
drat she’s gorn and dun it already !!!December 21, 2008 at 1:37 am #176562jrprichMember
I also have two 70gb partitions…….no options at first boot. I tried both Partition Magic and Easeus Partition Manager but they both throw errors and will not operate on the Sammy HD.
Any ideas ?
JimDecember 21, 2008 at 1:54 am #176557
which HDD do you have fitted (RH Click on the C Drive|Properties|Hardware Tab) and what errors were you getting?
In theory it shouldn’t matter which of the 4 makes of HDD are fitted but I’m curious.
Have you installed any 3rd Party apps that may be causing a conflict/locking out the Partition Management software?December 21, 2008 at 2:12 am #176563jrprichMember
Hatachi HD, No 3rd party apps. Easeus Partition Manager says it is a Bad Disk in the main window…….but she works just fine
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