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Hard Drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Summerford, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Summerford

    Summerford Flightless Bird

    I have had computer problems before. I have 4 hard disk drives (C; D; E; F)
    and I would like to know if I can combine these and how I would do this.
     
  2. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    Please be explicit in your questions, what do you mean combine them?
    Physically no you can't.
    If your asking if you can move data from one disk to another to lessen the
    spread of info down to just a few HD's, then the answer depends on what
    amount of free space you have on each HD, and what amount of space the data
    is taking up.

    Saying you've had computer problems before, doesn't tell us anything.

    Do you actually have 4 physical Hard drives, or are these just partitions on
    one drive? Did you install them or someone else?

    "Summerford" wrote:

    > I have had computer problems before. I have 4 hard disk drives (C; D; E; F)
    > and I would like to know if I can combine these and how I would do this.
     
  3. Summerford

    Summerford Flightless Bird

    the drives are partitions. Everything that I am working with now is saving to
    drive c and i would like it to save on drive d


    "sgopus" wrote:

    > Please be explicit in your questions, what do you mean combine them?
    > Physically no you can't.
    > If your asking if you can move data from one disk to another to lessen the
    > spread of info down to just a few HD's, then the answer depends on what
    > amount of free space you have on each HD, and what amount of space the data
    > is taking up.
    >
    > Saying you've had computer problems before, doesn't tell us anything.
    >
    > Do you actually have 4 physical Hard drives, or are these just partitions on
    > one drive? Did you install them or someone else?
    >
    > "Summerford" wrote:
    >
    > > I have had computer problems before. I have 4 hard disk drives (C; D; E; F)
    > > and I would like to know if I can combine these and how I would do this.
     
  4. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Summerford wrote:
    > the drives are partitions. Everything that I am working with now is saving to
    > drive c and i would like it to save on drive d
    >
    >
    > "sgopus" wrote:
    >
    >> Please be explicit in your questions, what do you mean combine them?
    >> Physically no you can't.
    >> If your asking if you can move data from one disk to another to lessen the
    >> spread of info down to just a few HD's, then the answer depends on what
    >> amount of free space you have on each HD, and what amount of space the data
    >> is taking up.
    >>
    >> Saying you've had computer problems before, doesn't tell us anything.
    >>
    >> Do you actually have 4 physical Hard drives, or are these just partitions on
    >> one drive? Did you install them or someone else?
    >>
    >> "Summerford" wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have had computer problems before. I have 4 hard disk drives (C; D; E; F)
    >>> and I would like to know if I can combine these and how I would do this.




    No need to repartition for that

    just save to D: instead of C:


    Ypu can choose where you'd like to save your data
     
  5. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    I see, in that case to join partitions, you will need a third party software
    like disk director, Xp doesn't have this ability natively.

    Again I caution you, be explicit in your info, when you say everything saves
    to C and you want to save to D, why not just manually choose where you want
    to save data, ie the operating system defaults to my documents when saving
    documents generally, but you are not locked in to that, you can change the
    location to wherever you want ie D:

    So please explain what programs your talking about and what data your
    saving, and where, not just Drive C:

    "Summerford" wrote:

    > the drives are partitions. Everything that I am working with now is saving to
    > drive c and i would like it to save on drive d
    >
    >
    > "sgopus" wrote:
    >
    > > Please be explicit in your questions, what do you mean combine them?
    > > Physically no you can't.
    > > If your asking if you can move data from one disk to another to lessen the
    > > spread of info down to just a few HD's, then the answer depends on what
    > > amount of free space you have on each HD, and what amount of space the data
    > > is taking up.
    > >
    > > Saying you've had computer problems before, doesn't tell us anything.
    > >
    > > Do you actually have 4 physical Hard drives, or are these just partitions on
    > > one drive? Did you install them or someone else?
    > >
    > > "Summerford" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I have had computer problems before. I have 4 hard disk drives (C; D; E; F)
    > > > and I would like to know if I can combine these and how I would do this.
     
  6. Norman

    Norman Flightless Bird

    caution when saving data to other partitions. System Restore may cause you
    to lose that data if you restore.
    By default there are some places such as My Documents that system restore
    does not touch so that you will not undo that data.
    If you choose to save or archive data to a different partition, you might
    want to turn system restore off for that partition or drive.

    --
    Norman
    "sgopus" <sgopus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3504189C-6DCC-4399-8896-B376DF8A6F24@microsoft.com...
    >I see, in that case to join partitions, you will need a third party
    >software
    > like disk director, Xp doesn't have this ability natively.
    >
    > Again I caution you, be explicit in your info, when you say everything
    > saves
    > to C and you want to save to D, why not just manually choose where you
    > want
    > to save data, ie the operating system defaults to my documents when saving
    > documents generally, but you are not locked in to that, you can change the
    > location to wherever you want ie D:
    >
    > So please explain what programs your talking about and what data your
    > saving, and where, not just Drive C:
    >
    > "Summerford" wrote:
    >
    >> the drives are partitions. Everything that I am working with now is
    >> saving to
    >> drive c and i would like it to save on drive d
    >>
    >>
    >> "sgopus" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Please be explicit in your questions, what do you mean combine them?
    >> > Physically no you can't.
    >> > If your asking if you can move data from one disk to another to lessen
    >> > the
    >> > spread of info down to just a few HD's, then the answer depends on what
    >> > amount of free space you have on each HD, and what amount of space the
    >> > data
    >> > is taking up.
    >> >
    >> > Saying you've had computer problems before, doesn't tell us anything.
    >> >
    >> > Do you actually have 4 physical Hard drives, or are these just
    >> > partitions on
    >> > one drive? Did you install them or someone else?
    >> >
    >> > "Summerford" wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > I have had computer problems before. I have 4 hard disk drives (C;
    >> > > D; E; F)
    >> > > and I would like to know if I can combine these and how I would do
    >> > > this.
     

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