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Remove partitions on external hard drive

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Ken Isaacson

#1
Vista SP2

I have an external hard drive that's divided into 2 partitions. I want to
reformat the drive and eliminate the partitions. (Or do I say I want to have
only 1 partition?)

How do I get rid of the two partitions?

Thanks.

Ken Isaacson
SILENT COUNSEL, a legal thriller
www.KenIsaacson.com
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

#2
On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 16:55:23 -0500, "Ken Isaacson"
<KJIsaacson[nospam]@gmail.com> wrote:

> Vista SP2
>
> I have an external hard drive that's divided into 2 partitions. I want to
> reformat the drive and eliminate the partitions.
No.


> (Or do I say I want to have only 1 partition?)

Yes, exactly right!


> How do I get rid of the two partitions?

Just follow the prompts when you partition it.


--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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#3
On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 16:55:23 -0500, Ken Isaacson wrote:

> Vista SP2
>
> I have an external hard drive that's divided into 2 partitions. I want
> to reformat the drive and eliminate the partitions. (Or do I say I want
> to have only 1 partition?)
>
> How do I get rid of the two partitions?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Ken Isaacson
> SILENT COUNSEL, a legal thriller
> www.KenIsaacson.com
Remove one partition and expand the other into the vacated space. The
partedmagic Live CD will easily do that for you.
 
D

Dusko Savatovic

#4
Open Disk Management console:
In Search box type
diskmgmt.msc
Right click on diskmgmt.msc and 'Run as administrator'.

In your disk, you will see two partitions.

Select each partition and "Delete Volume".

In unalocated space create partiotion of your choice.




"Ken Isaacson" <KJIsaacson[nospam]@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Vista SP2
>
> I have an external hard drive that's divided into 2 partitions. I want to
> reformat the drive and eliminate the partitions. (Or do I say I want to
> have only 1 partition?)
>
> How do I get rid of the two partitions?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Ken Isaacson
> SILENT COUNSEL, a legal thriller
> www.KenIsaacson.com