I really need some help.
My laptop hard drive arrived with it's disk partitioned left to right as per below :
1) no name - primary
2) C: drive - system,boot, active, crash dump,primary
approx 80GB and now has 3.16 GB free
3) D: drive - page file, logical
approx 207GB and now has 172 GB free
The other day I was able to see that the "delete partition" option for the D: drive was available.
The C: drive then got VERY low on disk space (down to 100's of MBs) after an auto update so I ran the Windows disk cleanup which came up and regained 3GB. Since then - in preparation for deleting the D: drive partition and expanding the C: drive partition - I have backed up the D: drive, made a Windows image of the C: drive and created a repair disk.
Now the "delete partition" is not available on the D: drive .
I only have "shrink volume" available.
Does anyone know why this has happened ? Has the page file got anything to do with it, and if so, how do I fix ?
Thanks in advance.