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Making a new partition

by lambosab / June 7, 2007 4:44 AM PDT

hallo ebody,
it seems to be easy but I simply don understand. I have a new PC, it has only 1 partition, so I want to create another. I ve installed XP, and went to Control Panel-Adm. Tools-Comp. manag.-(on the left) Disk Managm. Thats exactly what Help tells me to do (Help search: partition, result: create part. or log. drive). But, NOW it begins. Help says: Right-click an unallocated region of a basic disk, and then click New Partition. But WHERE to click?! I have been clicking everywhere and can not come to this message. I am desperate. Please help. THX

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Are you trying to partition a drive with XP on it?
by anmor / June 7, 2007 6:30 AM PDT
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You can't partition a systems drive using XP,you need 3rd party tools such as Partition Magic (not free) or Gparted free download as iso file.

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Patition
by colbox98 / June 7, 2007 6:48 AM PDT
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Do you have any unallocated space left on your hard drive? Unless you (or whom ever built your computer) purposely left empty space on your drive, you probably do not have any extra space to create a partition. Windows will not allow you to create new partition out of an existing one. To do this, you would need some third party software such as Partition Magic or something.

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Not a good idea on laptops. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2007 7:02 AM PDT
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Let's say you need to restore the OS. 99.99% of all laptops come with Restore CDs that will undo your handiwork and toss those files you put there out with it.

Why won't a SUBDIRECTORY or FOLDER do for this?

Bob

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Thx
by lambosab / June 8, 2007 1:07 AM PDT

Thank You, Now I understand the problem. My buddy downloaded P. Magic. I ll try that. Thanks once again.

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