Cheaper than a new motherboard
So I got the new HDD installed. and I can acess it with all the old files on it.(I'm gonna format it)
But it registers as two HDD's one normal one and one called "backup" How do I merge them if possible?
Installing that was way to easy, I just slapped on a rail and connected a SATA cable to the motherboard and a power cable from that big bundle held together with duct tape.
if you're going to format it then it might just delete that partition, and that would be done. now their is two ways to delete a partition, the easy way, and the cool CMD way.
the easy way is to just click start, and type in the search bar disk management, then right click on the partition that you would like to delete, then click shrink volume. then shrink to the max which is to shrink to zero. after that right click the other partition and do expand and expand to the max.
if that doesnt work.....
here is how i got to delete, it, this isnt that safe because you can really fuck up your computer if you dont know what your doing.
1. opened elevated cmd
3. list disk
4. select disk 0
5. list partition
6. select partition 3 ( which was the awful wasteful recovery)
7. Detail Partition
8. inactive (just to make sure that it was inactive.)
9. delete partiton
then i got a
Virtual Disk Service error:cannot delete a protected partition without the force protected parameter set.
10. delete partition overridediskpart successfully deleted the selected partition
Be safe, do the first option.