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Insipiron Partition Thanks James, But I'll be curious to know if I get the partition magic software, how to proceed ahead with the partition.

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  • varunverma Sep 09, 2008

    Currently I have the following partitions:
    C: - OS - NTFS - 120 GB
    D: - Recovery - NTFS - 10 GB
    Unnamed - Healthy (EISA Configuration) - 39 MB
    Unnamed - Healthy (Primary Partition) - 2.5 GB

    100GB Unallocated spaced that I squeezed from C: that was initially 220 GB. I wanted to do this so that I can store my data on another drive that would not result in data loss incase my OS is crashed and I have to format my C drive.
    The 2.5 GB Primary Partition only has the option to Remove Label when I got to My Computer -> Manage. Request you to please assist.


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When the software is loaded it's very easy to use.  Like I said earlier be sure to know which partitions are to stay intact.  The ones that don't have drive letters or say recovery or something like that.  If you don't mind me asking...why partition?  putting another OS or just learning?
James Mac

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    James Mac Sep 09, 2008

    You don't need partition magic if you have unallocated space.  you can use the manage feature and right click the unallocated one and right click it to format it...you can choose all or parts of it.  As far as data backup.  Get another hard drive.  I use a 1TB Western Digital MyBook.  Even if the drive is partitioned it is still the same physical drive.  it will show that below your volumes under disk management.  Best backup is a stand alone or one that is not used regularly.  Hard drives tend to be the most failed part due to moving parts.  The only other moving parts in a computer is the cd roms and fans.  


    If you have time I can control your comp almost immediately and see what I find.  assign a drive letter to the primary partition and use explorer to see what's in there.  seems like you have two recoveries tho...they are 2-20GB in size.  Hope any of this helps.


    James Mac

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