How to delete logical drive & reclaim free space?

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    I was using Win XP with Linux earlier. Linux had created a swap drive of 407MB (h:\). After I formatted my sys., h: appears as logical drive with NTFS file sys. Other drives use FAT 32. I no longer use linux.

    Now how do I delete H: and allocate the free space of 407MB to f: (g: is combo drive). If I delete the h: drive thru disk management, 407MB appears as free space. I want to utilise the free space. How do I do that?
     
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    You may can use Partition magic software which will remove this partition and than u can create windows partition.
     
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    Ya as laptops said use any partiton utility like Nrtn Partiton Magic or powerquest Partititon Magic..It will dfntly solve ur problem
     
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    after deleting through disk mgmt you can create new partition from it too.
    or you can use fdisk utility of 98 bootup disk its very nice
     
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    take a 98 or me bootable disk and in the command prompt give command
    fdisk
    this will take u to options of deleting all the drives one by one and then do a full format again reassign the drives as u want
     
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    I have tried formatting and deleting the drive thru disk mngmt. What I want is that the free space so created shud be reclaimed by any of the c:, d:, e: or f:. Can this be done by some utility in XP itself as I dont want to download any additional s/w at the moment?

    Also the data in any other drive shud not be affected by this...
     
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    nope i dont think u can resize partitions using XP....
    better use partition magic
     
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    If I use partition magic, will my data on f: be lost? or only free space of 407mb will be added?
     
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