and does that 47 MB FAT partition show as a drive letter? If so, do you know if there's data on it? I'm fairly certain the 3.92 GB FAT32 is some sort of recovery partition. The 260 GB unallocated is just as it says. It's un-partitioned space. I am, however, wondering if this was the original drive that came with the laptop. This seems like an odd setup. I asked about the service pak level of the OS as that will determine if you have drive size limitations. If it's the first revision, I believe you're limited to 127 GBs. In any event, It should be possible to do some of what you desire but will need software to do such. I know that Acronis Disk Manager and Symantec's Partition Magic should allow you to manipulate partition sizes. You may move the My Documents folder to another drive letter. The MS powertoy "Tweakui" can assist in doing that. This is only a partial answer without further information about your system.
- Windows XP Home Edition
- Dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop
- 320 GB HDD
Current Partitions: 4 total
- 47 MB FAT (EISA Configuration) w/ 40 MB free space (85% free)
- (C 33.28 GB NTFS (System) w/ 26.72 GB free space (80% free)
- 3.92 GB FAT32 (Unknown Partition) w/ 356 MB free space (8% free)
- 260.84 GB Unallocated
Q: What are the 47 MB FAT (EISA Configuration) and the 3.92 GB FAT32 (unknown partition) disks for ? .. (best guess)
- Can either one of them be deleted without consequence ?? (I am under the assumption that there can only be 4 partitions)
- I was told that one of those partitions might be Dell Boot Manager that needs to stay, the other that has only 8% usage might be able to go away ..
How can I shrink the (C Partition down to around 15 GB ??
Ideally I would like to shrink the (C partition down to 15 GB, and create a (D and (E partition (making them as large as I can). (assuming either the FAT/FAT32 partitions can be deleted)
Then I would like to know if MY DOCUMENTS can then be re-assigned to the (D and/or (E partitions, leaving (C strictly for system usage ..