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Can I merge 2 empty partitions using disk management?

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Can I merge 2 empty partitions using disk management?

I am using a second physical hard drive on my machine that is partitioned into 2 drives. Each of this partition is now empty since the partitions have been formatted. Can it be possible to merge these 2 different partitions into one new drive with a new drive letter using the dik management options of Management console of Windows XP, if yes, then how it can be done? Thanks.

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Re: Can I merge 2 empty partitions using disk management?

Well, you can try to delete the 2 partitions and then make a new partition spanning the whole disk.
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Re: Can I merge 2 empty partitions using disk management?

Thanks but I checked that disk management will delete partitions, and I havent seen anywhee to merge the 2 partitions together? Can anyone tell me how to do this?
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Lets take an example that you have 2 partitions, one is 10gb and then other one is 15gb, so delete both of them and there will be enough space on the hard drive to make a new partition of 25gb.
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Re: Can I merge 2 empty partitions using disk management?

Incase the partitions are empty then dont try to merge them, you will have to delete both partitions and then create a new one. This will be done in a couple of minutes as well.
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Thank you for all the replies guys, I have now made myself a new one larger partition.
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