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Partition Deletion External Harddrive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bretsharon, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. bretsharon

    bretsharon Flightless Bird

    on XP professional service pack 3, I have a blank external harddrive 1.01TB,
    which I have formatted. I would like to have just 2 partitions rather than
    the 3 I have, one of which is the boot partition I suspect. How do I combine
    the other two partitions into 1?
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    On 06/27/2010 02:51 PM, bretsharon wrote:
    > on XP professional service pack 3, I have a blank external harddrive 1.01TB,
    > which I have formatted. I would like to have just 2 partitions rather than
    > the 3 I have, one of which is the boot partition I suspect. How do I combine
    > the other two partitions into 1?





    Since there is no data on it to lose

    simply go into disk management and delete it

    then create two partitions



    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
     
  3. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On Jun 27, 8:51 pm, bretsharon <bretsha...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > on XP professional service pack 3, I have a blank external harddrive 1.01TB,
    > which I have formatted.  I would like to have just 2 partitions rather than
    > the 3 I have, one of which is the boot partition I suspect.  How do I combine
    > the other two partitions into 1?


    Please note that:

    1) USB and Firewire external hard drives can not normally be used to
    boot Windows XP. Therefore, there might be a Windows boot partition.

    2) Windows XP can not permit your to merge partitions. You need to
    locate a third party utility to do this. Or, since you stated that
    this hard drive is "blank" please follow "philo's" suggestion.
     

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