"Olivier Marquet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> a écrit dans le message de
>> "Olivier Marquet" <email@example.com> wrote
>>> I created a second partition D: on which I installed Vista, XP being
>>> installed on C: .
>>> Vista works well, allbeit slow, and I thus deleted XP from C.
>>> Now I would like to merge D: and C: I deleted C, thinking I could
>>> expand D: and then rename it, but that seems impossible to do with
>>> the disk manager of Vista.
>> The files to boot the system are on C. If you delete that partition
>> Vista won't boot. Did you actually delete the C partition? Does
>> vista boot?
> Yes, I deleted the partition and the system boots perfectly well. This
> is not my question. My question is how to expand/extend the D
> partition to the (deleted )C partition.
You must move that partition to beginning of the disk and then you can
extend it with any program, even with system utility diskpart.exe. I can
recommend BootIt Next Generation http://www.terabyteunlimited.com
this, it's 30-days trial is fully functional.
But, you will have probably more serious problem in the future. If you
clear nt-signature from this disk - even unintentionallly - then your
partition letter will be C, not D, and you will have lost access to your
system. In this case you must change back that signature to original (if
it will do). It can be done with many utilities, for ex. with freeware
application MBRTool. Or, you can simply recover your MBR sector from
backup - if you have one, of course.
Michal Kawecki [Windows - Shell/User MVP]