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Recently i unmounted a linux native and linux swap partition of my hard drive using dos fdisk.  But when i got out of fdisk and restarted my computer the space from the unmountings was not added to my main parition.  Shouldn't the 500 megs that i unmounted be put back to the main drive?  
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Please explain what you mean by "unmount...using dos fdisk".  FDISK has no such feature or capability.  If you meant that you deleted the Linux partitions and then re-partitioned them as DOS, you still won't get them added back into your existing DOS partitions.  If you want to run them as additional drive letters (i.e. D:, E:) you need to run FORMAT D:, and then FORMAT E: on them before they will be usable under DOS/WINDOWS.  If you want to get the space added back to your C: drive, then you'll need to re-partition the whole drive using FDISK and re-install everything, or use a tool like Partition Magic that will let you fix the partitions without having to loose everything and reinstall.
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Do you know where i can get parition Magic?
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It's sold at most retail computer/software stores. You can also get it direct from PowerQuest at www.powerquest.com.
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