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BIG PROBLEM SO DESPERATE FOR HELP ON HARD DRIVE


eysha1
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BIG PROBLEM. AM I IN BIG TROUBLE?

In dividing my new hard drive, given my rubbish maths, I have mis- calculated big time and now the C drive is only - 29 gigs. the next partition is about 100 gigs and the big one for my workstuff is 550 gigs. My BIG PROBLEM is now how to undo the C drive and take it back to the 129 gigs or to its full capacity of 750 gigs. Is that possible? I cannot find anywhere to set to factory defaults settings. It's a Windows 8 Toshiba Satellite C850D-12L Also how do i make recovery disks from this model. I think i don't like Win 8. I was using vista. I am on my old Vista now. Oh and by the way if i go into troubleshooting there is always an error of some sort. This laptop is only 24 hours old too. Many thanks for any help as i am going nuts now. E. Oh, just a thought - would it work to copy and paste the folders in the C drive to the other drive and then re-name them?

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eysha1

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Well it took all night to go back to factory settings and this morning when switching it on again i thought the problem was solved - But it isn't. the whole process seems pointless now as the hard drives are exactly the same as last night so i have the same problem. The C Drive stands at 29.8 gigs with only 1.13 gigs free. The other drive is at 97.5 gigs and all free. It is these two partitions that need to be altered as i cannot install any programmers on the C Drive now so the same problem remains. The big hard drive is at 550 gigs and empty. When i set it back to factory default settings last night i assumed it would re-do the hard drive too and make it back into one but no. I still need help on this problem if my generous helpers are still around, otherwise i am lost.

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eysha1

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lotvic, that is the one i used earlier, yesterday.

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rdave13

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Ok, to get more space on the C drive disable hibernation, click here To get command prompt (administrator), move mouse pointer to bottom left, right click the start square and select Command Prompt (admin). Type or copy and paste powercfg -h off and press enter. Check available space on drive. If you now have room to install a program then read this tutorial and install EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Are these two partitions next to each other?

If so in dusk management right click on the largre on and click shrink and put in the full size of the partition into the box

this will then make it unallocated space

next right click on the C:drive and select expand, again put the full size of the large partition into the box.

This will effectively merge the two partitions giveing you a C: dive of nearly 120Gb which rdave seems to think you'll need.

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lotvic

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Now is the time to decide how big and how many partitions you want to end up with.

You need to delete the empty partition next to C: so that it becomes UNallocated space then C: can be made bigger.

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eysha1

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I can finally report that I am sorted now. I now have my C Drive at 127 gigs and the other partition at 550 gigs for my data. It was simply a matter of deleting one partition and extending the C drive and merging the two. Wish I had known about it earlier as it would have saved the computer running all night and doing nothing. However, this thread may help others in the future so it probably isn't wasted. I want to give many thanks to all those who helped me. It was so appreciated. Fingers crossed all will stay well now. Kindest regards to all. Eysha1 (a girl)

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rdave13

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Glad you're sorted.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Well done, panic over.

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rdave13

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If you can boot to Windows, have a look at something for Toshiba recovery manager. If not have a look here, https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/bulletinDetail.jsp?soid=2737864&pf=true

NEVER attempt doing anything with disk management before you burn the recovery discs.

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