I have a Toshiba laptop with approximately 400gb hard drive.
Originally it was partitioned with a 75gb C drive and the remainder in a D drive using XP sp3.
I recently added memory and upgraded the OS to win 7 home premium, neglecting to re-partition to make the drive all one big C drive.
After doing all the work I realized I wanted the one big drive and tried to merge the two partitions with Disk Management in Win 7.
The D drive was empty. I deleted the partition intending to extend into that space but the space has vanished entirely.
I bought the TeraByte Bootit suite and backed up the C partititon, made the recovery disk and wiped the drive thinking the missing space would re-appear.
It did not. Only the 75gb shows in the BootIt Bare Metal utility for partitioning.
Please help get my space back.