Advice 1: How to connect the broken disks

The bulk of advanced users of computers and laptops prefers to share the hard diskand partitions. This operation allows to provide additional comfort when searching for desired information on the computer, and avoid losing important data if you reinstall the operating system. It is recommended to create at least two partitions on the hard disk, one of which OS is installed. But sometimes there is a need to combine partitions on the hard drive.
How to connect the broken disks
You will need
  • The Windows 7 installation disc
  • Paragon Partition Magic
Instruction
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The easiest way to connect the broken local disks into a single unit to do it during the installation of the Windows 7 operating system. Turn on the computer and press Del to enter the BIOS. Look for Boot Device Priority and set first your optical drive. Insert the installation disc of Windows Seven and restart the computer.
2
After you run setup operating system wait until the selection screen section. Click "drive options". Select one of the topics that need to connect, find the button "Delete" and press it.
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3
Repeat the process with the other partitions you want to merge. Click "Create", specify the size of the future section and click "Apply". Continue with the installation of the operating system. Note: all partitions will be deleted.
4
If you have no desire to reinstall the operating system, or you need to save important data on the partitions after they join, then use Paragon Partition Magic. You can download it from this site: http://www.paragon.ru/home/pm-professional/.
5
Install the program and restart the computer. This will grant the program full access to partitions of your hard drives. Run the program and select any of the possible modes. Select "merge partition".
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Specify the section or sections to which you want to connect the first area. Do not select the items to "Format" and "Change file system". Click "Apply".
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Wait for the window to restart the computer and complete this operation. The program will continue to work in DOS mode. The operation time varies from 20 minutes to several hours.

Advice 2 : How to merge two partitions on hard drive

Merge a couple of sections of the hard disk in several ways. Some require special software, while others may be implemented during installation of the operating system.
How to merge two partitions on hard drive
You will need
  • Partition Manager.
Instruction
1
Let's look at an example of connection of several local disks in one using the installer operating system Windows Seven. Start the process of installing the OS in a standard way. Insert disc, turn on the computer, select your main drive device when booting. Select the installation language and version of the operating system.
2
The screen will display a menu with a list of local disks on which to install the OS. Click the "drive options". Select one of the merged partition and click "Delete". Do the same with the second disk. Now click "Create". Select the file system type of the future drive (NTFS or FAT32), set the maximum size for him.
3
Continue with the installation of the operating system or complete the process if another OS is already installed on the computer or laptop.
4
Despite the simplicity of the operations, this method has one significant drawback – information from both of the merged partitions will be deleted. To avoid this, use a special tool.
5
Download and install the Partition Manager. Select the version you more than others suited to your operating system. The Internet is easy to find most of the versions of the program.
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Run the program and enable the experienced user. Click the "Wizard" located on the toolbar of the program. Select "more actions" and click on sub-item "merge partition".
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Select a few local drives (at least two) you want to merge into one. Click "Next". On the main toolbar, locate the "Apply" button and click it.
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If one of the connected partitions is the system, the program needs to continue to work in the DOS mode after a reboot.
Note
Change hard disk partitions in Windows 7. Reduction of the primary partition. Under compression section, all ordinary files are automatically moved to another area of the disk to free up additional space. There is no need to format the disk compression section. Note: If the partition is a raw partition (that is, without any file system) that contains data (e.g. a database file), shrinking the partition may lead to data destruction.

Advice 3 : How to connect the disk with the disk D

To change the current status of the hard diskand there are several ways. Even for a simple merge multiple partitions in one area you can not use any additional tools.
How to connect the disk with the disk D
You will need
  • Partition Manager.
Instruction
1
To start, try to use standard programs of Windows operating system. Open control panel and navigate to "System and security". Select the submenu "Administration" and open it.
2
Open the Manage diskmi. Select one of the partitions on your hard diskthat will participate in the connection process. Click right mouse button and select "Delete volume".
3
Repeat the above operation for the second partition. Now click "Create volume". Specify the file system format and size of the future section. Note that this operation can't be done with the system partition. All the files on both diskx will be removed.
4
If you need to make this operation without losing data or in the process of merging will participate to the system disk, use the special utility. Download program Paragon Partition Manager.
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Install this app on your computer and restart the operating system. Run The Partition Manager. Activate the Mode "power user".
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Click the "Wizard" located on the toolbar of the program. Go to menu "Additional functions" and click on "merge partition".
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Click "Next" to go to the settings sections. Select two disk, in this case it will be drive C and D. Click "Next".
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A window will appear with a warning that you combine a non-system partition with the system. Click "Yes" to continue. A window will open showing the status of the partitions on your hard disk before and after the merger. Click "Next".
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Click "Finish" to apply the settings. To start the process of merging the partitions, click "Apply pending changes".
Note
The computer resumes operation after rebooting into DOS mode.

Advice 4 : How to connect two logical drives

Logical drives divide the hard disk into sectors, each of which is formatted separately. Often people need and operation to combine the sectors to perform work in a familiar mode. Unfortunately, the list of standard Windows programs not included utility to perform partition your hard drive and merge partitions, so in order easy to use software.
How to connect two logical drives
You will need
  • - program split the hard drive into sectors, for example, Acronis Disc Director.
Instruction
1
Download Acronis Disc Director from official website manufacturer. Follow the installation instructions in the installation wizard.
2
Save all important data.
3
Run the program. In the opened window you will see all the partitions on your hard drive, select them and click the left menu "Merge volume". All existing logical drives will turn into one.
4
In the appeared new window, click to check the second partition. When you see the button "Apply pending operations" on the top bar of the window changed the color, click on it to perform actions.
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Reboot system on-demand programs.
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If it's not possible to merge the sections above described method, try method of increasing section. To do this, save all data from logical disk, which in the future you will have to remove. If it was previously installed programs, respectively, do their reinstallation as copying the installation files will not give you any results – when you transfer they will have another address.
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Through the menu program "Acronis" delete the partition not containing the required information. This creates unpartitioned space, in the amount of the former logical disk, remember this number. If you want to combine more than two disks, repeat this for other sections, also not forgetting that when they are deleted files will not be saved.
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Increase with the same menu, the size of the logical disk on the value of vacant space (it will appear as Unallocated area of the disk). If it was deleted more than one partition, then increase the value by an amount equal to the sum of the sizes of the former logical drives. Then restart the computer.
Note
Be careful when specifying volumes: they are written in bytes.
Useful advice
Make a just in case backup important data from all computer, and record them on a removable disk.
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