How do I change a disk volume?

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Post by JIMV on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:52 pm

I had a very nasty virus that was unremovable. I tried to reload the operating system and reformat the hard drive BUT, the computer is dumping the XP program and all follow on programs I reload into a tiny 5GB drive (I) part of a volume on the c drive...

How do I force the PC to put the programs where they belong? How can expand the volume, which is now defined as a boot volume?

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Solved Re: How do I change a disk volume?

Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:46 am

Hello,

For you to change the size of the partition, all data will be erased. Programs will also by default install on the partition with Windows on it, I don't think you are able to change this.


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Post by JIMV on Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:35 am

I have wiped the disk. Now I am trying to reload the operating system...

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Solved Re: How do I change a disk volume?

Post by mariealabama on Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:43 pm

Ok now that you have a clean drive! Right click on My Computer and click on manage. This should open computer management. On the left hand side find the Storage folder, you are now in Disk Management. Right click on your hard drive and designate it as the primary partition. Right click the C:\ drive and click "Shrink Volume" In the box where it asks you how much you want to shrink it, enter the size you want the new partition to be. Now there should be something different next to where the C:\ drive was showing up. Right click that area and format the partition. Personally mine is NTFS, but it doesn't really matter in this contest. You should then be able to right click the new partition and extend the memory to that partition.

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