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How to create a new partition (hard drive) on your current hard drive

Please follow these instructions to create a new partition on your current hard drive
Go to:
control panel
administrative tools
computer management
storage
disk management
right click on your hard drive
select shrink volume
enter the amount of space you want for your new partition
select shrink
you will then see a section saying unallocated space
right click unallocated space
select new simple volume
then next
select the amount of space you want for your new volume and select next
select a letter to assign to the new partition then select next
in the volume label box type the name you want for your new partition
select next and then finish and wait for the format to finish
You have just successfully created a new partition

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There are a number of online USB repair options (JetFlash Online Recovery at Transcend website is one) but I have also had some luck repairing balky USB sticks by simply deleting the current partition and creating a new volume using : Windows Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Good Luck!

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I don't have recovery partition


follow this step and do it. God bless you

  • To create a partition from a new or newly formatted computer, make sure Windows is installed. Load any programs and drivers you would like to keep in case you need to back up to a previous version of your computer's settings.

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    Install your partition creation software; in this article we will use Norton Ghost. Before creating your partition, disable any anti virus and other scanning software.


  • 3

    Create your partition by going to your ms-dos prompt: from your Start menu, press "Run," and type "cmd" without quotations in the run dialog box. At the dos prompt, type "fdisk" without quotations, and choose option 1 (Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive). Set the partition size to 10 GB at press enter.

  • 4

    Open Norton Ghost and follow the instructions to create a recovery partition in the new partition you had just created. The process should take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the size of the files you are going to back up.

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    Restart your computer. When done, open Norton Ghost to verify that the Recovery Partition was created.



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    partician a hard drive


    Hard drive volumes are can be partitioned to adjust s. The hard drive space that's available after device installation depends on two factors; the actual manufactured of the hard drive, and the number and of the partitions created on the hard drive. Partitioning a hard drive splits the total manufactured space into sections, each listed as a separate device by your computer's operating system. It's used primarily as a method of turning larger hard drives into more manageable sections of storage. There are times when the chosen partition is no longer adequate to your needs. You can quickly change the partition of the drive using the administrative tools of your operating system when this occurs. The data will remain intact and the newly d partitions are instantly available for use.
    Press the "Start" button located on the taskbar on the bottom of the Windows desktop. Select the "Control Panel" from the Start menu to open the Control Panel window. Type "administrative tools" into the search box of the Control Panel window. Click on the Administrative Tools link revealed in the Control Panel window to open the Administrative Tools window. Double-click on the "Computer Management" option listed among the Administrative Tools in the rightmost panel of the Administrative Tools window. Select "Disk Management" in the Storage subcategory listed in the left panel of the window. A display will appear listing all of the hard drives contained in your system and hard drive information, including the s of the current partitions contained on the drives as well as the available space of the drives. Right-click on the drive partition you wish to change in the lower panel of the window. ''Choose a option, either "Extend Volume" or "Shrink Volume." Use "Extend Volume" to enlarge the of the partition. There is a limit to the maximum of the partition, based on the amount of free space contained on the drive. Select "Shrink Volume" to shrink the of a partition. Select the new partition and then select the "Enlarge" or "Shrink" button to complete the resizing process. If you've already allocated all of your hard drive space to multiple partitions, you will have to shrink one partition on the drive in order to create free space for enlarging another partition. The newly d volume is immediately ready for use. Rather doing all of this although it could be a useful learning exercise you could use a third party software program
    http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx

    freeware b> http://download.cnet.com/minitool-partition-wizard-home/3000-2094_4-10962200.html Freeware Hope this helps.

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    how to partition hard drive


    Hard drive volumes are can be partitioned to adjust s. The hard drive space that's available after device installation depends on two factors; the actual manufactured of the hard drive, and the number and of the partitions created on the hard drive. Partitioning a hard drive splits the total manufactured space into sections, each listed as a separate device by your computer's operating system. It's used primarily as a method of turning larger hard drives into more manageable sections of storage. There are times when the chosen partition is no longer adequate to your needs. You can quickly change the partition of the drive using the administrative tools of your operating system when this occurs. The data will remain intact and the newly d partitions are instantly available for use.
    Press the "Start" button located on the taskbar on the bottom of the Windows desktop. Select the "Control Panel" from the Start menu to open the Control Panel window. Type "administrative tools" into the search box of the Control Panel window. Click on the Administrative Tools link revealed in the Control Panel window to open the Administrative Tools window. Double-click on the "Computer Management" option listed among the Administrative Tools in the rightmost panel of the Administrative Tools window. Select "Disk Management" in the Storage subcategory listed in the left panel of the window. A display will appear listing all of the hard drives contained in your system and hard drive information, including the s of the current partitions contained on the drives as well as the available space of the drives. Right-click on the drive partition you wish to change in the lower panel of the window. ''Choose a option, either "Extend Volume" or "Shrink Volume." Use "Extend Volume" to enlarge the of the partition. There is a limit to the maximum of the partition, based on the amount of free space contained on the drive. Select "Shrink Volume" to shrink the of a partition. Select the new partition and then select the "Enlarge" or "Shrink" button to complete the resizing process. If you've already allocated all of your hard drive space to multiple partitions, you will have to shrink one partition on the drive in order to create free space for enlarging another partition. The newly d volume is immediately ready for use. Rather doing all of this although it could be a useful learning exercise you could use a third party software program
    http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx

    freeware b> http://download.cnet.com/minitool-partition-wizard-home/3000-2094_4-10962200.html Freeware Hope this helps.

    Dec 18, 2012 | Western Digital Computers & Internet

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    Cannot change volume


    Hard drive volumes are can be partitioned to adjust sizes.


    The hard drive space that's available after device installation depends on two factors;

    the actual manufactured size of the hard drive, and the number and size of the partitions created on the hard drive.


    Partitioning a hard drive splits the total manufactured space into sections, each listed as a separate device by your computer's operating system.


    It's used primarily as a method of turning larger hard drives into more manageable sections of storage.


    There are times when the chosen partition size is no longer adequate to your needs.

    You can quickly change the partition size of the drive using the administrative tools of your operating system when this occurs.


    The data will remain intact and the newly sized partitions are instantly available for use.


    Press the "Start" button located on the taskbar on the bottom of the Windows 7 desktop. Select the "Control Panel" from the Start menu to open the Control Panel window.


    Type "administrative tools" into the search box of the Control Panel window.

    Click on the Administrative Tools link revealed in the Control Panel window to open the Administrative Tools window.


    Double-click on the "Computer Management" option listed among the Administrative Tools in the rightmost panel of the Administrative Tools window.


    Select "Disk Management" in the Storage subcategory listed in the left panel of the window.


    A display will appear listing all of the hard drives contained in your system and hard drive information, including the sizes of the current partitions contained on the drives as well as the available space of the drives.


    Right-click on the drive partition you wish to change in the lower panel of the window. ''Choose a size option, either "Extend Volume" or "Shrink Volume."

    Use "Extend Volume" to enlarge the size of the partition.


    There is a limit to the maximum size of the partition, based on the amount of free space contained on the drive. Select "Shrink Volume" to shrink the size of a partition.


    Select the new partition size and then select the "Enlarge" or "Shrink" button to complete the resizing process.

    If you've already allocated all of your hard drive space to multiple partitions, you will have to shrink one partition on the drive in order to create free space for enlarging another partition.


    The newly sized volume is immediately ready for use.


    or you could use a third party software program




    http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx

    freeware


    http://download.cnet.com/minitool-partition-wizard-home/3000-2094_4-10962200.html


    Freeware



    Hope this helps

    Nov 06, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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