Re: Extending partition
You appear to be wanting to remove your OEM Recovery partition, and the area
making it bootable. Is that what you want to do? Have you checked out the
options in your OEM's Recovery Manager? You may be able to use that wizard
to make restore DVD's, and then have the wizard remove the partition.
"Vol" <Vol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I've found my way into the disk manager. It reads as follows:
> 1st - 47MB - Healthy - EISA Configuration (system area, I'm guessing?)
> 2nd - 14.65GB - Unallocated
> 3rd - C - 218.13 GB NTFS (approx 200 GB free)
> I'm wanting to absorb the unallocated area into my main C drive, but I
> it's giving me problems since that space is BEFORE the formatted drive.
> that correct? If so here is my plan of attack, as ugly as it is:
> Shrink C by 30 GB
> Rename C to D
> Format newly "extra" space as E
> Move all my files onto the new E
> Format original unallocated space as C
> Delete D & E, which will now be AFTER C
> Expand new C to absorb D&E's now-unallocated space
> That sure sounds like a royal pain-in-the-you-know-what. 2 questions.
> 1 - Will it work?
> 2 - Is there an easier way to skin the cat?