Deliting a pratition to get back regular hd size

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  1. gokudanny89

    gokudanny89 Registered Member

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    Hi,I would like to delete a partition that I made with drive c in order to get back my original drive c space back,can someone please help me with this.I tried deleting it with acronis disk director but that only makes it that you can't use the partition it does'nt make drive c come back to it's original space.

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    After you delete the partition you should have unallocated space on the drive. Is the unallocated space next to the C: partition? If so, then you just need to resize the C: partition to use the space.

    Do you have a current backup of the C: partition (or, at least, backups of any important files)? There is always the chance that partition procedures can fail and cause data loss.
     
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    Can you please direct me on how to do this.I deleted the partition but I am not sure exactly how to resize partition C: with the unallocated space.

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    How is your drive partitioned? Is it like this?
    [C: ??GB NTFS Primary Active][Unallocated Space ??GB]

    Or is it something else? A screenshot or text sample (as above) would help.

    Since C: is probably the booting partition (I assume you're using Windows), you should boot to the DD CD to make the change. Start DD and select the Manual Mode (this gives you more control). Right-click on the C: partition and select Resize. In the screen that comes up, you put the mouse cursor over the right end of the partition image and hold down the left mouse button while dragging the mouse to the right (the graphic will expand to use the unallocated space). Then you just need to apply the changes (the checkered flag button) to do the resize.

    As with any partition operation, make sure you have a current backup image of the drive or, at least, backups of your important files. There is always the chance something can go wrong.

    Here is a sample before picture:
    dd_resize_a.jpg

    Here is a sample after picture:
    dd_resize_b.jpg
     
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    The 7GB of free space is located after the D: Recovery partition so you can't resize the space into the C: partition.
    dd_resize_c.jpg

    There is also a problem with the C: partition as far as how DD sees it (notice the little red "C" on the top left corner of the partition graphic).
    dd_resize_d.jpg

    I would suggest you run chkdsk /r on the C: partition to check for any bad sectors or corruption. Hopefully, that will get rid of the problem DD sees. IMPORTANT: Make sure you have a backup before you run chkdsk as there is the possiblity of it creating more corruption.

    Note: If any bad sectors are in the C: partition, DD will not allow you to resize the partition even if the Unallocated space is next to it.

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    Do you use the D: Recovery partition? If not, then I would just use DD to Move the D: partition to the end of the drive. This will put the Unallocated space between the C: and D: partitions and allow C: to be resized to use the space.

    Once you move the Recovery partition, it may or may not work correctly as a Recovery partition. It depends on how your system is setup.
     
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