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Old 09-29-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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I bought a acer from circuit city w/ 320 gb hard drive, but it is partitioned into 2 drives. Is there a way to combine them back into one drive?
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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is one recovery?
if so id leave it alone. its not doing any harm
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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you can but there is a risk that you will mess up both partitions when doing so.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
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If you really want to, go into Disk management, then just delete the other partition.

Be sure to be logged onto the Boot one first though.
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No its not recovery. They are 2 144GB partitions of a 320 gb hardrive i just want to combine. thelis if i deleted the partition wouldnt i lose 144gb of hard drive space
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No sir, you would get unallocated space that you could add to your primary. In actuality, you are just deleting the VOLUME on the other partition.
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yea ^
i cant see why they would do this though. the only reason i can think of is that the computer can only read partitions of upto around 150gb, but i doubt they would put in a 300gb hard drive if this was the case, besides its a new pc anyway.
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