300GB HDD - Enable full usage of.

  Tazfan 14:56 19 May 06

A new Maxtor 300GB ATA HD. Installed XP then SP2, and ran Maxtors "Enable Big Drive" software. My intention was to create a Primary Partition using the full space. At the mo, I have C as 127.99GB and the rest (151.48GB) is basically laying dormant. I have a Secondary Drive(D), an 80GB Maxtor installed already, so I dont want/need an extra drive.
Is there anyway to set it up so that I can use the full 300GB drive as a single drive?

As always, any and all help is appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time and trouble.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:58 19 May 06

Now you already have something on the drive you are going to need a program like Partition Magic to combine (merge) the partitions.

It may be easier to copy all essential data to D: and reinstall windows.

The XP CD will allow you to delete all partitions

  Tazfan 16:46 19 May 06


Partition Magic sorted it. I forgot I had it.

Thank you.


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