How can I merge two partitions in Windows 7 Starter?

Tom October 16, 2011
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ASUS Seashell 1005, 160 GB HD, 2 MB RAM, Windows 7 Starter. Had a problem when I first got it and ASUS tech support divided it into two 80 GB partitions. Why?

Now C: shows 80 GB and D: shows 40 GB??? All I want is to get my old 160 GB HD back.

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  1. qldr
    June 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    worked a treat. took seconds to complete. thank you

  2. Rameshthaduri
    March 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    in my lap having 320 gb memory, bt c drive having 40 gb only i want increase memory please help me to overcome
     

  3. Anonymous
    October 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Use a live boot cd, like hirens bootcd
    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

  4. FIDELIS
    October 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hello, Before trying the steps above, have a read of the following:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/does-windows-7-starter-have-disk-management-shrink/9c0f17c6-0eb1-443a-9537-1907219f3dca

    The disk management utility on windows 7 starter.  You need the higher versions of 7 to have a full use.  There is still the 3rd party options:

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php
    http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

  5. FIDELIS
    October 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Hello, Before trying the steps above, have a read of the following:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/does-windows-7-starter-have-disk-management-shrink/9c0f17c6-0eb1-443a-9537-1907219f3dca

    The disk management utility on windows 7 starter is a little bit more crippled than the  higher versions of 7. If for any reason you can not use the disk management on windows 7 starter or have problems with it, you can use 3rd party options.  Also, beware, that  one of your partitions maybe the recovery one provided by the manufacturer.  If you delete that partition you will not be able to recover your system later on.  I would also say, that having two partitions as compare to one is much better.  You can use one for your operating system and one for programs and data.  That way, if you have to reinstall your operating system, you do not loose any of the data/programs  on the second partition.

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php
    http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

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    October 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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  7. Anonymous
    October 16, 2011 at 11:04 am

    what i understand is now you have 3 partitions in your PC .
    C>80gb
    D>40gb
    E>40gb

    try these simple steps .--

    first make sure you back up all your important data on the computer to an external media .
    and make sure there is nothing important on your D and E drives .

    now click Start > right click on my computer > click manage .

    in the window that opens , click on Disk Management in the left pane .

    wait for it to start .

    in the next window that opens , 
    click on the E partition and then click Delete Volume. 
    it would now show you 40 gb unallocated space .

    same way do it for D .

    now you have 80 gb unallocated space .

    now right click on C partition and then click on extend volume .

    enter the entire 80 gb to it and click Ok. 

    let it complete .

    if all goes well ( it will ..) , you will have one complete 160 gb partition again .

    hope it helps ..

    tell if more help needed ....

    • Mjevolve
      October 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      guest = Mjevolve

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