Unable to merge or expand my system drive

  1.    13 Jan 2016 #1

    Unable to merge or expand my system drive


    Hello,

    On my laptop I have a 1 TB HDD and on that drive the usable space was formatted into 2 separate partitions. This doesn't work well for me and I would prefer to have just one partition with all of the usable space. So I've tried everything I can think of and for some reason I just can't get the partitions to merge or even delete the secondary partition and expand the one I want to use. I have some pictures below to show what's going on.

    This one shows the two partitions that I want merged.
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    This next one shows that I cannot extend the partition even if the other partition was deleted and is unpartitioned space
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    This last one shows that even with a 3rd party software I get the same result as EaseUS Partition Master doesn't give me the option to merge or move/re-size the partition
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    So at this point I'm stumped and I don't understand why this won't work as I've done the same thing with many other computers easily in disk management.

    Thanks for any help in advance!

    Edit: Some spelling errors
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  2. topgundcp's Avatar
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       13 Jan 2016 #2

    Right click on the 900MB partition and move it to the end of the unallocated space first so the unallocated space will be next to C: Drive then you can merge them.
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  3.    13 Jan 2016 #3

    kimm said: View Post
    And since the two partitions are not adjacent you need to delete one, then merge them directly.
    As long as the 900mb recovery partition is where it is at, the two partitions on either side of it cannot be merged. The solution is as topgundcp stated:

    1. Copy data from D: drive partition to C: drive partition using regular file copy.
    2. Delete the D: drive partition.
    3. Move the 900mb recovery partition to the end of the unallocated space created by deleting D: drive partition.
    4. Expand the C: drive partition into the adjacent unallocated space created by moving the recovery partition.

    Minitool Partition Free would make the above steps easy.
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  4.    14 Jan 2016 #4

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    The two partition does not support the adjustment, you need to delete the small partition and then use EaseUS Merge or Move them again.
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  5.    15 Jan 2016 #5

    John035 said: View Post
    The two partition does not support the adjustment, you need to delete the small partition and then use EaseUS Merge or Move them again.
    No, the OP doesn't need to delete the small partition. The solution has been given in both posts #2 and #4. It's just that built in Windows disk management does not have the capability to do it, but MiniTool Partition Wizard does - and it's free.
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