Failure to merge partitions

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  1. sreilly24590

    sreilly24590 Registered Member

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    I have just installed DD 10 build 6,120 and have read over the manual. I have tried to expand my C drive to the full 500GB. What I originaly did was use True Image 11 to clone the 60GB HD to the new 500GB drive. While the clone did fine, it only used the original 60 GBs leaving a large chunk unallocated. I'd like to merge those two into one large partition. I have tried both the automatic wizard mode as well as the manual mode and both give me eroor messages that say I can't do this but not why. Both partitions are formatted using NTFS. I have tried with creating a logical drive of the unallocated space and without. Any ideas?

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    Steve
     
  2. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

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    Steve:

    For this operation don't use "Merge". Instead use "Resize". Right-click on your C: partition and choose "resize", then drag the slider on the graphic until the partition occupies all of the available space on the disk.

    This is best done by booting from the recovery CD so that you can resize the partition while Windows is not running.
     
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    sreilly24590 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply but even booting via the Acronis CD gives the same error. Can't merge or resize. There must be some procedure I'm doing wrong.

    Steve
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    sreilly24590,

    They can't both be NTFS. Unallocated space isn't formatted. You should only have one partition. Your OS.

    Boot to the DD CD, delete the second partition, resize the OS partition.
     
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