Formating external drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm hoping someone has had experience with this issue....

    I use Win XP SP2.  I have a 120gb external  HD that was formatted into 3 partitions about 40gb each.  I want to get it back to a single 120gb drive. In Windows disk management the disk shows up as 1 healthy partiton and 2 healthy logical drives each roughly 40gb.   If I delete the 2 logical drives will that 80 gb of space become available?  If so, how do I combine it with the first 40 gb partition to get to a single 120gb drive?

    Can XP's disk management do this without having to use fdisk?  I dont need any data on any of the partitions so the partitions will be empty.

    Thanks for any help.
    Friday, December 14, 2007 11:57 PM

All replies

  • Tried deleting the logical drives and primary partition.

    It left all 120gb unallocated.  I was able to create a new partiton for the entire 120gb.

    All is now well.

    Sunday, December 16, 2007 4:16 PM