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How to work with a partitioned hard drive

by maer / September 14, 2004 7:37 PM PDT

I feel so stupid......after going a year and half with my Sony Vaio grz660 laptop I finally discovered my 30gb hard drive is partitioned. They put EVERYTHING on my C drive which is significantly smaller than my D drive which is empty. Why would they do this????? How do I work with it???

I discovered this when I was trying to make a movie on it and kept getting an error message saying I didn't have room on the hard drive. After much searching I realized why. I tried to move that over to D drive but it didn't work. I uninstalled Pinnacle and re-installed it on D drive but part of it still went into C drive (the setup, before I had a chance to change the drive letter).

Can anybody point me to a place where I can find out how to work with this.

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Re: How to work with a partitioned hard drive
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 10:23 PM PDT

As you install programs, you find that some will not offer to install on other drive letters. Some will, some won't.

Programs don't move!

You can't change the drive LETTER! Stop fighting that one.

You can get PARTITION MAGIC to move space from D to C if you must.


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Re: How to work with a partitioned hard drive
by maer / September 14, 2004 10:53 PM PDT

On the Pinnacle program I un-installed it completely. I then tried to re-install it in the drive D. The problem was that when I first put the install disk, it automatically put some stuff on C. As soon as it gave me an option, I immediately had the rest load on D drive. I'm not sure if that will cause a conflict or not.

Does partition magic work or does it come with all kinds of it's own problems? Is it difficult to use. I'm sure you can tell I'm a bit of a novice at this type of stuff........

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Stuff goes on C:
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 11:09 PM PDT

Sorry, you can't stop that. Shared DLLs, configurations and more. If you don't like that, then you have the wrong application or OS. I'd rather not go into a deep discussion about this OS or what applications do to install.

As to Partition Magic, it's as painless as it gets when one wants to shuttle partitions or space.

The only downfall could be if you use Goback. But you would know that.


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Re: How to work with a partitioned hard drive
by Tinkerman / October 18, 2004 9:47 AM PDT

Hi maer,if you are running XP Pro you can change/ delete the unwanted partition.Go to Admin Tools,Computer Management ,Disk Management clik on the partiton and follow the instructions,if unsure read the help files.


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