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Is there anyway that in WIN 2000 that I can make the 2 HD's that I have installed show up as one drive

I have 2 small HD's installed and I don't want to reinstall all the software on the drives to a new HD. I just want to leave it in tact the way it is. Can I make the system load the 2 HD's as a C drive. Basically combining the sizes of the two and when I click in my computer I will see only a C drive not a C and D.
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Yes... you can merge drives but the 2nd one needs to be empty. This is referred to as spanning a volume or in Microsoft terms a volume set. You do this through Disk Administrator.   You will have to change the type of drive to Dynamic, then in Disk Management console, you can elect to span the drives..

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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Here is a good MS article on Dynamic Volumes...  Even though it is meant for XP, it applies to W2K also..

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=308424
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Ok..  found an article for W2K, if you would like to review it also..

http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/8619/Windows_8619.html
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ruthmortonCommented:
To extend a volume or partition, you can also use diskpart which is downloadable from MS for Win2k:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325590&Product=winsvr2003

Requirements:
Both disks must be dynamic and use NTFS.
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
I believe we answered this one...
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ruthmortonCommented:
I would concur.
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Thks

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