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    My boss wants to add more space to his Drive C: from the Drive D... It is possible without formatting ? what software i will use?...Thank you very much...
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    yes it is possible. software - partition magic.

    it is EXTREMELY risky tho, and i wouldn't do it if important data is on that drive. if you do it backup everything you need. if possible it would be best to transfer everything from d: over network to some other place (or on c: if no other option available) then delete d:, resize c:, recreate d: and transfer data back to it.
    Last edited by optimus_prime; 09-26-2007 at 11:55 AM.

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    I've done this a few times by using partition magic
    you use resize in partition magic & it is resized on the next reboot - it takes a while though!

    I have had no problems at all by using this method on at least 5 occasions with no backup to fall back on, though a backup of important things is always wise.

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    Ok i will try it... Thank you very much for your reply....I hope i can do it without any mistakes or my boss will kick my ass hehehehehe... Thanks again...
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    What if you got an external drive you need partitioning?.

    I am having problems with Partition magic. It fails to change partion durning booting up as it fails to pick mu my ext drive when pc boots up.

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    is your external hdd connected using a usb port? does your motherboard allow for booting off usb port?

    @kirktrix if its a business machine with valuable data i would look into raid.

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    Its connected via usb but i dont think my motherboard picks it up durning boot up, how do i check to make sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4play View Post

    @kirktrix if its a business machine with valuable data i would look into raid.
    It is a personal computer of my boss...I will check your suggestion... Thank you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by shazzar View Post
    Its connected via usb but i dont think my motherboard picks it up durning boot up, how do i check to make sure?
    look up the specs of your motherboard. normally its listed as a feature.

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    Try to use gparted LiveCD, it will surely recognize your external HD, and it's completely free.

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

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