Removing partitions

  matt1234 14:37 01 Aug 05


I have just taken a old hard drive out of a old pc and put it in my self build to act along side my samsung sata 160gb harddrive as a back up for my data.

But when i put it in i remebered it has 2 partitions how on earth do i get rid of them to make it one hard drive again?

the os is XP home.


  dan11 14:53 01 Aug 05

This is easy to do, with XP.

If you have any data you want to keep, transfer it first.

Just right click my computer > manage > disk management.

The old disk should appear in the right hand window, with the partitions. Right click on the furthest partition first and pick " delete partition". Then do the same for the first partition and do the same.

You will now have no partitions, if it just had two.

Then right click the un-allocated space for the hard drive. If the format partition option is no there, then create a new partition. Just pick the default ( 100%) space and format it in your choice f file system.

  matt1234 21:18 01 Aug 05

all sorted thanks i now have 6gb of back up storage space.

thanks dan11

  dan11 21:58 01 Aug 05

No problem. matt1234 ;-)

It's a great tool for partitions and slave drives.

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