Solved

Reclaiming space from partitioned drive.

Posted on 2002-04-02
4
198 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a partition on my machine, I am running out of space on the first partition which is where the operating system is. The problem is that evertime something gets installed on my machine even though I say to place on my D drive some files will get place in windows\system32 directory. Is there anyway i can claim some space from my second drive and allocate to my first (without having to format anything- I need everything thats on this machine). Details of the machine are as follows.

Windows 2000

Drive C: NTFS
Capacity 2GB
Free 133mb

Drive D: NTFS
Capacity 7.30GB
Free 2.5 GB
0
Comment
Question by:calis
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:AvonWyss
ID: 6912804
Yes, you can use a tool such as Partiton Magic to do the job. It will allow you to resize both partitions to fit your needs.
http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Hyper8 earned 100 total points
ID: 6912854
A temporary solution might be to setup your swapfile on your second partition.
  Patition Magic works pretty well but is dangerous if you've never used it before.
0
 

Author Comment

by:calis
ID: 6918033
I used Partition Magic Pro and managed to lose a gig of memory. It seemed to work fine but when I rebooted I had lost the gig it said it had placed on my c drive.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:AvonWyss
ID: 6918155
You should have done two or three operations in PartitionMagic:
* Shrink and move the D: partition (I guess you have shrunk the D: partition by 1GB).
* If present, shrink and move the extended partition (host partition of D:) also
* Enlage the C: drive

I suppose that you have missed the last one or two steps if you have lost storage space.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This is a video that shows how the OnPage alerts system integrates into ConnectWise, how a trigger is set, how a page is sent via the trigger, and how the SENT, DELIVERED, READ & REPLIED receipts get entered into the internal tab of the ConnectWise …
Delivering innovative fully-managed cloud services for mission-critical applications requires expertise in multiple areas plus vision and commitment. Meet a few of the people behind the quality services of Concerto.

919 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now