Merging 2 partitions in Vista - How do I get this done??

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by wynn72, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. wynn72

    wynn72 Registered Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Ok. I have installed Disk Director 10.0 and I have been unsuccessful with trying to merge the two partitions I have into one. I have checked the "help" section and it tells me to use the "merge" options. Now, I have checked everywhere and I can't find the "merge" option. Am I missing something here?

    I am running Vista Home Premium and have a 80GB HDD that has been partitioned by Gateway. If anyone can help point me in the right direction I'd greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    Make sure you're using the latest build of DD (currently 2,160) when using it with Vista.

    I usually run DD in "Manual" mode so if you're in "Automatic" mode then it may look different.

    Select one of the partitons you want to merge by clicking on it. Then select the Merge command from either the left side options or by selecting Merge from the Disk menu.


    You should get a screen like this to walk you through the rest of the process:
  3. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania

    It may be appropriate here to ask whether merging two partitions is the right thing to do.

    Could you describe what you currently have on your Dell PC and what you would like to end up with? Do your two partitions consist of one with Windows Vista and an OEM recovery partition or a Dell Diagnostics partition? Just guessing here, but are you trying to delete the recovery partition or the diagnostics partition and regain the space that it occupied?

    For best advice it would be helpful to post a screen shot from DiskDirector in Manual Mode that shows your current disk layout.

    If my guess is correct then merging is not what you want to do. If I'm wrong, please correct me.
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