Hard Drive Partitions?

    I have c: with xp on and its FAT32 and D: with nothing on and its NTFS.
    Ihave tried converting D: to FAT32 but I still couldnt merge them with Norton PARTITIONMAGIC.
    Should I convert C: to NTFS?
    Will it delete all my files?


    yes, AFAIK
    whay dont you back it up first?
    you can also try use the default windows disk management

    Original Poster

    so it will delete them?

    i don't think it will delete the files. however you still want to make sure and backup important data.

    Original Poster

    Hmm :s

    why do you want to merge them. usually quite prudent to have data on one partition (in your case 'D') and the O.S on a different partition (i.e. 'C'). That way, when windows goes belly up, you can reinstall it without having to worry about transferring/baking up your data....

    Original Poster

    That is true
    Cheers lol never thought of that!


    AFAIK?so it will delete them?

    lol ... As Far As I Know

    i think it'll delete the data as its kinda formatting the drive

    You should be quite safe CONVERTING C: to NTFS.
    It is not supposed to delete your files.
    Obviously if you format to NTFS then you will lose your files.

    But before you do anything.....BACKUP your C: drive.

    I'd make a good backup before even considering to attempt to merge the partitions to be honest, I've had PM crash once before mid-process and it pretty much FUBARed what was on the hard disc.

    Original Poster

    Not doing it now but thanks everyone!
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