Hard Drive Formatting Problem
Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:41 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 06:39 PM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:19 PM
i tried copying my files to the backup drive and it worked excellent so i think im just going to leave it as it is for now. The other partition is only 100mb anyway. If it wont hurt anything i think ill be ok. thanks for the responce. i was more concerned if it was going to screw something up.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:31 PM
Hi Pizza. As SnyperTodd mentioned, the hard drive is in no eminent danger if used as is. However, 100MBs is 100MBs. That is space you could use for other purposes. Since I have not used Windows 7 yet, I cannot tell you if there is anything specific you should do besides what is already available standard within Windows.
However, if what Windows offers does not delete the partition, you could use GParted Live CD to merge the 100MB partition into the 297GB partition. The hyperlink is a direct download from the GParted vendor itself. It's an .iso file. Once you have download the .iso file, burn it to a CD and then boot to that CD. The rest of the process is pretty much self-explanatory.
Posted 11 September 2009 - 05:51 AM
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 06:00 AM
Hi Coastie. It's the prinicipal of the matter. I mean I have over 4 Terabytes of hard drive space and I want every bit of hard drive space available to me.
Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:55 PM
I definitely have a over abundance of storage but hard drives or so cheap a 320gb drive only costs 50 and is a better deal then an 80 for 38 bucks. I just backed up everything on my computer and i came to 50gbs of the 320!