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Old 01-30-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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I have a drive that is partitioned into four partitions.
I have backed up everything, and would like to make that drive a single drive again.

Any suggestions?

Appreciate the help

IR
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Go to start > right click Computer and go to manage, go to disk management, I think you can do it there. Just delete the partitions or volumes or whatever, and recreate a new volume.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Go to start > right click Computer and go to manage, go to disk management, I think you can do it there. Just delete the partitions or volumes or whatever, and recreate a new volume.
I've been therre, but was wondering if *when you delete a partition*, do you loose the partition? Which partition does get bigger ? I have four of them.
Do not remember how I even created them ...
The first two are classified as *Primary* the third one as *Logical*, the fourth one as *Primary* again.

TIA
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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I've been therre, but was wondering if *when you delete a partition*, do you loose the partition? Which partition does get bigger ? I have four of them.
Do not remember how I even created them ...
The first two are classified as *Primary* the third one as *Logical*, the fourth one as *Primary* again.

TIA
You will lose the partition and any data on that partition. The partition will become "unallocated space" in which you will create the new, single volume.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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You will lose the partition and any data on that partition. The partition will become "unallocated space" in which you will create the new, single volume.
OK, did that, now I have one part as *Unallocated*,
then one part as *Logical drive*,
then the last part a *unallocated*.

If I try to *Extend* the Logical drive, I can do so, bu then it becomes a *Dynamic* drive, which I do not want.

I like to get it back to one drive only and classified as a *Basic* drive.

Thank you for sticking with me.

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Why not just format the drive and start over?
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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Why not just format the drive and start over?
If I format the drive, then only the existing partitions are *re-formatted*.
The re-formatting operation, does NOT make it *one* volume* disk ...
Unless I am not doing the *right thing* ...

TIA
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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I meant after deleting the partitions. Read this: Delete a hard disk partition
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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I meant after deleting the partitions. Read this: Delete a hard disk partition
Aha ... , I got it now !!

I deleted all the partitions, and it showed one large area that was unallocated.

Now I can just format and I should be home free,

Thanks a million !!

Dang, I can design fighter jets (I am an Aerospace Engineer), but I can not do this simple stuff ...
Thanks again both of you !!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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I've been therre, but was wondering if *when you delete a partition*, do you loose the partition? Which partition does get bigger ? I have four of them.
Do not remember how I even created them ...
The first two are classified as *Primary* the third one as *Logical*, the fourth one as *Primary* again.

TIA
Nice partition configuration my man. It reminded me of the time (long time ago in a galaxy far far away...) I got a bit drunk and re-partitioned a friend's Windows 98 PC with a 15GB drive into 15 x 1GB partitions just to mess with him....lol.
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