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Trouble with a syetem partition

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Old 05-31-2008
Mikehboi
 

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Trouble with a syetem partition

Hello,

I've managed to get myself into a bit of a pickle. I used to run my
system with windows xp, at the time and still now I have to partitions.
C: was where I installed windows, and then I made D: just for backup
files and stuff. I can't recollect which partition was the primary
system partition when I had XP. I've since upgraded to windows vista
and decided to try and merge the two partitions together as I was
running low on space. In my disk management my D: is flagging as the
system active partition whereas my vista partition is a boot partition.
Is there anyway I can change this and merge the two together?? I can't
even shrink the system partition any more than 2gb when it's a 150gb
partition o.O

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 05-31-2008
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Re: Trouble with a syetem partition

Personally, I think it would be easier to back up all you want and start
over using Vista to merge all partitions and unallocated space and then
format and install. Perhaps you could do what you want with, say Gparted
or Arconis Disk Director, but I am virutally positive that you won't get
it done with Disk Management.


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Old 05-31-2008
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Re: Trouble with a syetem partition

Thanks for the heads up Znod. Disk manager was complete rubbish. I tried
using acronis to make C: the primary active partition, but it would not
boot probably because of the lack of boot files. So I had to use
diskpart on my vista cd to reactivate the d:. Now I've used acronis to
shrink d: to 1gb and allocated the rest to my main drive which has
worked a treat. Thanks for the help!


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