max size of c drive

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  1. anair

    anair Registered Member

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    hi

    I bought DD 10 yesterday to increase the size of my c drive. I freed up around 7 gig from my e drive(manual mode). It's sitting there as unallocated. However when I go to resize c: drive the max size allowed is shown as ~ 3.9G which were I am right now. The file system is NTFS and OS is Xp pro. Thanks for any help

    Ashok
     
  2. anair

    anair Registered Member

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    just wanted to add these details

    C: and E: are from the same physical drive. BTW the resizing of E from 70G to 61G took more that 9 hours. 8:30PM yesterday to ~5AM this morning.

    This is how the resize of E proceeded:
    1. went to manual mode did a resize
    2. commit changes
    3. dd did a reboot
    4. on reboot it sat on a window showing progress on resizing for more than 9 hours.
    5. dd rebooted couple more times and booted back to XP

    Does the "unallocated free space" have to be adjacent to C:(physical cylinders) for C: to expand?

    Thanks
    Ashok
     
  3. MudCrab

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    According to the manual, this procedure could have been performed in one step with the Increase Free Space Wizard.

    Acronis Disk Director Suite features a wizard for performing more complex partition resizing (see 3.2 «Increasing Partition»). Simple partition resizing lets you increase partition size only if there is free (unallocated) space before or after a partition. The wizard lets you perform more complex operations such as increasing partition free space at the expense of other partitions.

    There is nothing wrong with doing it manually, though. The unallocated space will need to be right after the C partition. It sounds like the unallocated space is currently after the E partition. You'll need to move the E partition to the right so the unallocated space will be between C and E. Then you shouldn't have any problem resizing C to use the unallocated space.
     
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