Hard Drive Partitions

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  1. quiet_riot

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  2. flyer

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    After cloning the disk, Disk Management says I now have C: 231Gb NTFS and on the same drive I have another partition with no drive letter, called Disk 0 Partition 2, 854 Mb Healthy (Recovery Partition)

    I also have F: 231 Gb NTFS and another partition on the same drive with no drive letter, called Disk 1 Partition 2, 699 Gb Healthy (Recovery Partition)

    If I right click on the F: drive the option to Extend Volume is greyed out, if I right click on the Recovery Partition I just get a Help tab which takes me to a Windows Server page which is no help at all.

    EaseUS has a merge partitions feature which has failed twice.

    Any advice anybody?
     
  3. Jalfraag

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    Download Linux live like this one https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutori....975364251.1506116342-1491261456.1506116342#0

    Boot via usb/dvd and run gparted from ubuntu to extend the partition.
    Windows is a bit shite for this sort of thing.
     
  4. flyer

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  5. Metalartin

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    I'd recommend partedmagic, wont take you a weekend. Once downloaded and written to bootable disc or usb drive, boot to partedmagic with your boot options, has all the options you need for partitioning, very easy to use.

    https://partedmagic.com/using-gparted/
    https://partedmagic.com/downloads/

    Edit: I seem to remember it being free last time I used it... I'm sure you could source a free version though ;) (maybe even one of the older versions if you want to keep it above board).
     
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  6. flyer

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    Cheers Metalartin
     
  7. flyer

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    Yeeeeeeeeeessssssssss!

    Thanks everybody for the help. HDD is now partitioned successfully and all Gb's in place. Jalfraag and Metalartin, I used the Ubuntu software, just because it was the first suggestion. Took me a couple of goes to get it right, but got there is the end. Thanks again to you both for the help and suggestions

    Cheers
     

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