November 6th, 2006, 12:21 AM #1
Boot Data Transfer: HDD-1 - HDD-2
Dear Fellow Members:
I am running Windows XP Professional on a box with two hard drives: a Samsung and a Maxtor. I am using the C partition on the Samsung as my boot partition. Unfortunately that partition - at 6 GBs - is too small for my needs. I emptied my Maxtor... its first partition is roughly 15 GBs, which I have found to be a much better partition size for an OS that is perpetually requiring updating, etc.
My desire is to transfer the data from the smaller boot partition on the Samsung to the much larger partition on the Maxtor drive.
 Is there a way for me to accomplish this without purchasing some third-party software?
 In the alternative, is there a way for me to increase the size of the boot partition on the Samsung hard drive, e.g., by deleting the D partition ...? or otherwise without "dumping" the OS and starting over with a larger partition?
I appreciate your ideas and/or solutions!
BrangwenASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe, Athlon XP 3200+, 1.5 GB Samsung [400 MHz] DDR, Matrox Parhelia 128 Graphics, Dual LG FLATRON Displays, WinXP Pro SP3
November 6th, 2006, 02:04 AM #2
For option 2, yes this is easily done. The only software I've used to do this is partition magic, but thats not free. You may want to look into this. I've never used this specific program myself but it should do just what you need.
You should be able to easily resize whichever partitions you want.Gi | Yuu | Jin | Rei | Makoto | Meiyo | Chuugi
November 6th, 2006, 07:07 AM #3
A free software that can help you with your partition is Partition Logic that you can download from : http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-open-source-software/
Look for: Performance/Recovery/System Freeware Utilities : I want to ... it's number 24.
November 6th, 2006, 07:16 PM #4
For free... you can backup your data and clean install the operating system.
This time you can do away with the extraneous partitions!
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