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I installed Vista on a new partition with some free space from my XP installation. I've now run out of room on this partition and want to expand it. The only problem is, the space isn't contiguous. Here's a pic:



Because the space is on the left of C:, I can't expand the Vista drive with it. At least not with the tools that come with Vista. Anyone know what I should do?
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i hav the same problem too.. especially wif dell computers.. i hav deal wif my dad's n my fren's dell inspiron 1420.. they all greyout the option to extend the 2nd partitions..
i google-ed for some free partitioning software but it seems that i found nthg..
microsoft hav a command called Diskpart whr u can launch it thru cmd.. i tried it but its the same wif vista disk management wif a few more option added..
the only software i not yet tried is Gparted which i do not quite undrstd its operation so i gave up finally..
yes.. u can jus reformat the whole hdd n create partitions again in windows setup but all the files needed will be lost.. i have 4000+ of mp3 n videos n i do not hav a portable hdd... so it would be hard to keep those files..
jus my 2 cents..
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Have you looked at a 3rd party software like partition magic,or gpart(linux).Is the unallocated space formatted ?
 
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Originally Posted by reezin14 View Post
Have you looked at a 3rd party software like partition magic,or gpart(linux).Is the unallocated space formatted ?
Right. Good suggestions. The only problem is that Partition Magic demo (free) just shows you the details. Then asks you to pay if you want to fix it.
"Gparted" is totally free (linux boot disk) and works perfectly.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
Good luck.
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I third the motion for GParted. It does wonders.
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Partition magic says the drive is bad lol. I have gparted on my Fedora install which says it will let me expand it. The only thing im worried about is ruining the boot entries, since it's expanding the beginning not the end. Are my worries warranted?
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