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Harddrive Partition problems

by EternalDarkness / January 22, 2005 8:19 AM PST

Ok I have a quantum bigfoot harddrive that has 4 partitions on it

4 gig
6 gig
8 gig
12 gig

I currently have it running in my other computer as a second drive but i want to load windows xp on it however its to big to fit o the 4 gig which is the only partition that ever shows up. Is there a way to access those other partitions or mold them into 1 30 gig.

Oh by the way i tried formating the drive but when i go to format it says in the Allocation unit size 4096. these partitions dont show up in my computer i can only access the 1 4 gig partition.

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Harddrive Partition problems
by skippyd333 / January 22, 2005 10:46 AM PST

how are you accessing the drive. through xp or fdisk?

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Harddrive Partition problems
by Shag_Nasty / January 27, 2005 4:26 AM PST

If you have a startup disk boot your computer with and use the fdisk utility. There will be many options for displaying and deleting partitions. You must first delete all partitions then create bootable partition using all available hard drive space. Then format the partition and install your OS.

good luck

WARNING fdisk will erase all info on hard drive so be sure that this is what you want to do. There is no turning back once you have deleted the partitions.

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by nighthawlk / June 24, 2007 6:45 AM PDT

I have a 40 gig hardrive that prior to my family going on holiday had 2 partitions. it sems somehow the largest partition (18 gig) has been deleted. all i have to work on is 2 gig and am running windowx xp pro. how do i get back the other 18 gigs?

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Suggestion.
by Papa Echo / June 24, 2007 5:57 PM PDT

I suggest that you start a new thread/new tropic, instead of piggy-backing on an old one.

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