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Reallocating data on my HDD

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I just bought a new HP 9825 laptop, the one with the 8600GS It has a 320GB HD but some files are allocated to the middle of the drive, so when I tried to shrink the partition I could only reclaim about 110GB from the C drive. Vista does not need 150GB and I want to make my data partition and have a 75GB vista + progs partition. After multiple defrags using vopt and auslogics I could claim back 20 more GB, but my windows partition is still 145GB, because some data is at the end of the partition, how do I move ALL data to the beginning of a partition short of reformatting the whole drive? I have never bought a computer before, always built them so all this crap HP has I dont want to mess up.
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Defrag your HDD with Defraggler and shrink it later with the built-in tool.
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Seeing as it's a new lappy, defragging will most likely not help... it's probably just entirely in the middle of the drive.
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it is most likely not a single 320GB HD but rather 2 160's
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it is most likely not a single 320GB HD but rather 2 160's
No, it is most definately not 2 hard drives. I am not a newb to computers lol, I have data stuck in the middle of my drive that I can not move, which is why vista could only shrink it in half. Ill try the defraggler and get back to you.
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