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Can anyone tell me where I went wrong this time?
Mar 25th, 2007 at 9:42am
 
Firstly:

Brian, thank you for your tip on CSEL, that worked fine and I cloned the new drive first time. 
I then installed it as the sole drive, got the error messages (as expected) used the Norton Disk and modified the boot.ini file so that I could then boot into windows - Tada!!!!

Now comes the Groundhog Day bit.

Disk management tells me I have 118gb of unallocated space and the NTFS healthy system is only 34gb.

Does this mean I can't install my MS Flight X after all that?

How can I expend the thing so that the whole disk is useable?

Anyone out there help?

Jimb
 
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 10:25am
 
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When *cloning*, you should have had the option to *resize drive to fill unallocated space*--that would have created a single large partition for you.

Or, at this point, you could simply use *Disk Management* to create an additional partition using the *unallocated* space.

Or, you can use PartitionMagic to non-destructively enlarge an existing partition.
 

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Reply #2 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 10:58am
 
You're absolutely right Night Owl. I do, and I didn't.

Can you point me in the direction of carrying out this task in Disk Manager? I've had a quick look but I can't see the way forward.

Is it possible to do it thus without losing any data?

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Reply #3 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 12:33pm
 
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In Disk Management--Rt mouse click on the unallocated space and select the *Format...* option.  Unallocated space has no data to loose--it will just make the space into another partition--may have to re-boot for it to be usable.  Other existing partition(s) will be (?--should be?--make sure you have a backup available if you have to start over!) unaffected by the procedure.
 

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Reply #4 - Mar 25th, 2007 at 3:07pm
 
mustafacatflap,

Is your C: drive large enough? How much free space is in your C: drive?
 
 
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