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Windows 7: Hard-drive partition issue

19 Jan 2010   #1
Malcara

Windows 7 ultimate 64 POS!!!
 
 
Hard-drive partition issue

My system is setup as a server right now with multiple hard drives and the rest of the home network's computers connect through mine for internet, printing, Faxing, even Skype calls. Well I was pulling apart an old broken computer which contained a small Maxtor IDE Pata HDD that still worked so I decided to use it for the extra space. (yes I wiped it and scanned it for viruses before installing it.) However, when I plugged it in it showed up as 2 seperate hard drives. 1 displays at 9.66 GB free of 9.74 GB and the other is 64.6 GB free of 64.7 GB. Now I can format them seperately, but there is always a tiny bit of info left on drive according to its properties even though it's technically empty. How can I unpartition the Hard Drive so it shows up as 1 in My Computer window andwhat is the tiny fraction of random unfindable info left on them? I've used google and didn't get much help.


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19 Jan 2010   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello Malcara,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Should be able to do this in disk manager. Rt. click computer/manage/disk manager. Rt. click on the second partition and select delete volume. Rt. click again and select delete partition if necessary. This should create unallocated space to the right of the first partition. You can then Rt. click on the first partition and select extend to create one large partition.

The drive contains System Info Files and a Recycle bin even if it is empty.

Hope this helps.

Gary
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20 Jan 2010   #3
Malcara

Windows 7 ultimate 64 POS!!!
 
 

Yep that solved it thank u very much
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21 Jan 2010   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Your welcome. Glad you got it straightened out.
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