How come I cannot de-partition my computer?

by on September 11, 2011

Q: I am trying to de-partition my computer, and for some strange reason it will not work properly. After countless forums, I still cannot figure it out. I have an Asus laptop which came partitioned into a C: drive, and an D: drive. The C: drive filled up quickly, but the D: drive was empty. My drive currently consists of, 19.53 GB blank partition, Primary
116.44 GB OS (C:) System drive, Primary
30.27 GB DATA (D:) Data, Extended partition, logical
299.51 GB Extended partition, free space.

I would like to remove DATA and Free space and place the extra room on OS


3 Responses to “How come I cannot de-partition my computer?”
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    Picked as best answer

    I’ve used gparted to do this type of thing in the past. Here are some instructions: http://bit.ly/ox63mk

    Before you start make sure you have all your important files backed up and read the instructions from top to bottom to make sure you’ve got everything you need.

     
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    Gparted looks great, but my computer came pre-loaded with windows 7, Is there anyway to make a different drive the OS: drive?

     
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    The instructions will work exactly the same for Windows 7 as they would for Vista.

    If you’re still having trouble with stuff or what different drives set as an OS drive, the best method is to simply wipe the drives and perform an OS reinstallation.