[SOLVED] Cant merge two partitions

Tom Sheldon

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I was trying to extend one of my partitions on my SSD to make room for a game update but it wouldn't let me. I made a different partition smaller but I couldn't extend either of them to the other. I have backed up both drives and deleted both partitions so they are both unallocated. I also cannot return both partitions to the original C drive, only one. its as if I can't see the drive, but it can and I can use it. I'm thinking the only way is to reset the drive via a fresh install but I don't really wanna do that. i tired a few 3rd party programs and they were the same, when I would select drives to merge, the drive I wanted to expand would have its checkbox greyed out.


TIA

-Matthew
 
Delete 464MB recovery partition first.
Then you'll be able to extend C: partition.

Recovery partition can be deleted using diskpart. Disk Management will not allow that.
Execute from elevated command prompt:
(if you get any errors, then stop immediately)
diskpart
list disk
select disk 2
list partition
select partition X
(select 464MB partition, x=2 most likely)​
delete partition override
select partition 1
(select 231GB partition C: )​
extend
exit
 
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Tom Sheldon

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Dec 4, 2014
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Delete 464MB recovery partition first.
Then you'll be able to extend C: partition.

Recovery partition can be deleted using diskpart. Disk Management will not allow that.
Execute from elevated command prompt:
(if you get any errors, then stop immediately)
diskpart
list disk
select disk 2
list partition
select partition X
(select 464MB partition, x=2 most likely)​
delete partition override
select partition 1
(select 231GB partition C: )​
extend
exit

thanks, that worked.
 

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