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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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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.

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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

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not able to detect the disk


We're going to need more information to troubleshoot, but if it's a new drive that's never been set up follow the instructions below. If these instructions aren't helpful, then please post back with more info and I'll help you further.

Your external hard drive likely has no partitions so Windows has no drive to mount. Follow these steps to create and format a partition for your external hard drive.

1. Press Win+R to open the Run command.
2. Type "Control" into the dialog box.
3. Double-click "Administrative Tools."
4. Double-click "Computer Management."
5. Select "Disk Management" under Storage.
6. Find the 250 GB External Hard drive in the right pane.
7. Right click on the drive and select "Create new partition".
8. After the partition is created you will need to format the partition.
9. Format the partition as NTFS unless you plan on booting off the hard drive, in which case format the partition as FAT32. You can also create multiple partitions if you want.
10. Enter My Computer and you will now see your external hard drive.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

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