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Hey guys,
Here's my story:

I had a HDD: Data, ~300GB
I created a partition for another OS
I'm done with the OS, remove the partition
Now, it shows up as unallocated, and I can't find a way to merge it back to the drive it belongs to!

A screenshot is attached. For the record: I want to merge the unallocated "partition" on Data with Data so it regains it's ~40GB.

Thanks in advance!

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There are programs that will allow you to re-size the drive with your OS on it but I now believe you must buy them as the trial versions will not complete the job. Your best idea is to activate the 39Gb partition and use it as a back-up or data storage. That way it is usable and you will not run the risk of corrupting your OS drive.

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Get GPartEd or Pmagic [which includes Gparted..], free GNU bootable cds which will do that which you desire.

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Uninstall and reinstall your firewall. Some of its rules may be corrupted/incorrect now.
GPartEd -live-0.3.4.7 works for me; I cannot get the GUI working with the 3.7.7 version, and anyway it's much bigger on file and does nothing more. Pmagic works fiine for me also.

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Hi
I'll recommend Partition Magic. Great tool, very friendly and straight forward.
Ask Mr Google hell have it for ya. :)

Cheerz

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Yep, Partition Magic does a great job of either doing what you want, or destroying what you want... :)
I just glanced at your screenshot; you've got 175GB of data on D: ... I would not DREAM of interfering with D: with ANY partitioning tool. Just make the unallocated space a new partition. Like E:
A much safer play.
And I wondered where that firewall post got to.. it's in the wrong thread! Here boy, tweet tweet... cmhere, ya sod...

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Beware of using partition magic, It destroyed my disk and I had to reformat the disk.lost all data.

Yep, Partition Magic does a great job of either doing what you want, or destroying what you want... :)
I just glanced at your screenshot; you've got 175GB of data on D: ... I would not DREAM of interfering with D: with ANY partitioning tool. Just make the unallocated space a new partition. Like E:
A much safer play.
And I wondered where that firewall post got to.. it's in the wrong thread! Here boy, tweet tweet... cmhere, ya sod...

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Beware of using partition magic, It destroyed my disk and I had to reformat the disk.lost all data.

I think if they were going to use partition magic they might have used it by now... This was posted in Sep 16th, 2008

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I think if they were going to use partition magic they might have used it by now... This was posted in Sep 16th, 2008

Noobs just don't read, do they Bob?:icon_rolleyes:

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