That won't work. The partition management tools in Windows XP are rather limited. You can't take 10 Gb off one partition and add it to another. You'll need to buy a program like Partition Magic to that.
But you can delete both c: and d: and then make a new empty c: and a new empty d: with disk management before you reinstall the OS. Or keep it as one 60 Gb c:-drive, just as you like.
And you'll really need to reinstall all your programs, even in your original scheme. You can't copy them from your backup to your d: and expect them to work on a clean install of Windows on the c:. They'll need all kind of info in the registry, and it's the install that does that.
But, of course, you can copy the DATA back.
hello everyone, i hope i am in the right place to get a lil help. i think i know what i need to do, just need to make sure i am on the right track, anyways here is my question,
i have a 120gig HD on my XP desktop,i (brought it in 2003) with 3 partions C:\10gig, just XP OS is on the C:\, D:\40gig, programs are on D, E:\40gigs games and music on E.
lost 20gigs partition being dumb, lol i am now running out of space on my C:\ with all the updates for XP, i now have less than a GIG of space, here is what i am thinking of doing, backup all files and programs to a EXT HD, (in the proccess of doing that as we speak) format D:\, reinstall windows XP and do an Fdisk to take 10gig from D:\ to add to the C:\ to make it 20gig, then just restore my files and programs back to respective drives. will that work ?
thanks in advance for your help