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Hard Disk Partition

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I've a 40gb hdd n I made 3 partitions out of it. Now how can I increase the space of the first partition without formwtting the whole hdd. Thanks.

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Hi buudy!

i want to tell sorry to you but its pposible to increase a hardisk C. with out partition i suggest use the other partion for installing and additional hdd also if you like.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2008

  • Richard Yngente
    Richard Yngente Aug 30, 2009

    hi buddy!

    use a partition magic install and resize what you like thnx


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    pls rate me if my solution solve the issue and you need more further information. but if is invaluable solution rate me fixya.


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Create partitions in BIOS on a D3315 E-machine


rather than creating pertitions using bios use partition magic

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PartitionMagic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning

PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems.

Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.


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How to deal with different multiple partitions on a large capacity hard drive


There are many people who wish that they have the maximum storage capacity available in their hard disk.

The more space you have these days, makes you urge for some more .
Therefore when your satisfaction was with a 250 GB hard drive , in some time you would feel a 500 GB hard disk is something which you require.

No wonder due to increase software technology and their huge you will need a large storage space.It's not surprising to see software in multiple GBs for e.g.a Adobe suite would take approx around 5 + Gbs of space depending on the applications you want.

Therefore the best way to manage your hard disk drive is as follows :-


1. Create as much partitions as you require , and don't be lazy about it. :- Many people as a result of excitement just want to go ahead with the windows installation or an operating system's installation , without considering the hard disk state, i.e. without actually partitioning the hard disk and then going ahead with the installation of the operating system.

However this attitude does not help when you have the only partition that you trusted is damaged , not everyone knows damage recovery and may end up believing that he has lost all valuable data and will reinstall the operating system after a full format.

2.
Separate the partitions for Operating systems and your personal data :- Even though you have options like my documents and my pictures in your root drive where the operating system has been installed , it's always better to keep your personal files in another partition besides the root drive , as you never know when the root drive would be affected by virus and your master boot record would be damaged , and then you would end up formatting your drive.

3.
Create partitions based on the sorting of your personal /official files :-

If you want to have multiple partitions have them on the basis of your work. For instance , it's always better to have a separate partition for your official work so that you can have a timely backup and don't mix it up with your personal files be it your home videos or pictures.

4.
Name them such that you can identify them easily :-

How many times has it happened that you are searching for something by opening up the different partitions that exist and then getting frustrated as a result ? You know the data is there, but you just don't know where. Therefore the solution to this problem would be to rename the partition itself in a way that when you want to search for some data , you know which partition you want to search for the data.

Hope this helps ..:)

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How to extend hardisk D size?


You can't extend a hard disk, you can extend a partition. That can be done only by taking space from another partition. If the D partition is on a separate hard disk or there is no more space left then you will need to install a larger hard disk , create another partition on it and move to it all the files to it. Or move the entire partition to the new disk then enlarge it to fill the disk using this programhttp://www.partition-tool.com/

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My PC has a 70 gig hard drive Its partitioned into C and D C is full How do I remove the partion? Thanks Jim


Hi,

If the drive is too full delete something that you can live without. Click on the link i have provided below, download and install Easeus Partition Manager. This tool will help you to re-size or merge the C drive to expand hard drive space and it only takes between 5 and 10 minutes to learn and execute.




http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html?tag=mncol%3bpop&cdlPid=10982635




Please let me know how you get on or if you need anymore help.

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Im trying to upgrade my hard drive from a 40g to a 160 but it only shows up as 40gb


You probably used software to "clone" the "old" disk-drive to the "new" disk-drive. So, the "new" drive is an *EXACT* image of the 40GB drive.

Click Start
Point to My Computer
Click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button.
Click Manage
Double-click Storage
Double-click Disk Management (local)
You'll see that the "last" 120GB on the new disk are "unallocated".

Use that "disk-cloning" software to "resize" the 40GB partition on the new disk-drive, to integrate that "unallocated" space into the current partition.

Or, right-mouse click on that "unallocated" space, and create a partition within that space, and to "format" that space, and to assign a drive-letter (E: ? F: ?) to that 120GB of disk-space.

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160GB st3160215a shows on 40 gb on my p4vmm2 v8.1 mboard.


It might be partitioned to 40 GB.

Restart the computer, go to the setup page and look for the hard drive and check the size indicated there. If the size is 160GB, you will have to create another partition in Windows (I assuming your are using XP). Go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools.
Look for the Disk Manager and Select your Disk. It should have a 40GB primary partition and 120GB of unpartitioned space.
Just right click it and select create and extended partition.

Good luck

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Installing two hdd maxtor 80gb wd2500, installed win pro on 80gb went fine but keeps telling me that second hdd drive D needs to be formatted, but when i do, it tells me cannot format drive D


you will need to use a disk utility to partition the drive first...
Partitioning and Formatting a Second drive in Windows 2000/XP
To partition and format new hard disk in a Windows XP
/2000 system, right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage.' Once you are in the management screen, select 'disk management'.
A screen showing your existing drives, including the new one, will appear. At this point Windows should open a wizard to help you partition and format your new drive. If it does not, right click the new drive in the lower pane and select 'initialize drive.'
Now you must partition the drive. To do this, right click on the new drive and select 'new partition' to launch the partition wizard. It will then prompt you for how much drive space you wish to allocate to the new partition. If you opt not to use the full amount of space for the first partition, you can create additional ones in the same way up to a maximum of four partitions per disk. You will then be asked for a drive letter which Windows will use to represent the partition you just created.
Note that if you are using the NTFS file system
on your main hard drive (the default with Windows 2000 and XP Professional) you will also have the option to mount your newly created partition as a directory in another volume. This adds the entire space of your new partition to that one directory, so any files placed in that directory will reside in the fresh partition but no new drive letter is created. Essentially you are using your new partition to expand the space available on another partition. Click no to this option (unless this is what you want to do).

Once you have chosen a drive letter or directory, you will be prompted to format the drive. Generally it's best to format with the NTFS file system at this point, unless the PC uses an earlier Windows operating system
like Windows 98. If that is the case, you will need to format the drive in FAT32 if Win98SE is to access to the data on the new hard drive. Once formatting is complete, your drive is ready for use.
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HDD Partition help


Important If you follow these steps on a hard disk that is not empty, all the data on that hard disk is permanently deleted. We recommend that you back up your hard disk before you follow these steps.
To partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.

Note To start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM (or from the startup disk), your computer must be configured to start from the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the floppy disk drive. In some cases, you may have to modify your computer's BIOS settings to set this configuration. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the floppy disk drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact the computer manufacturer.

2. If you are starting the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do this.

Note If your hard disk controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver, press F6 to specify the driver.

For additional information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

314859 Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setup If you are starting from the Windows XP Setup disks, insert each of the additional disks when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.

3. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

4. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

5. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.

6. All the existing partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition by using unpartitioned space. If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this step for each of the existing partitions that you want to use for the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining unpartitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.

Note If you want to create a partition where one or more partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions, and then create the new partition.

7. Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

8. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create additional partitions if you want them.

9. If you want to install Windows XP, use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER. If you do not want to format the partition and install Windows XP, press F3 two times to quit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining steps. In this case, you must use a different utility to format the partition.

10. Select the format option that you want to use for the partition, and then press ENTER. You have the following options:

Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick) 
Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick) 
Format the partition by using the NTFS file system 
Format the partition by using the FAT file system 
Leave the current file system intact (no changes) 


The option to leave the current file system intact is not available if the selected partition is a new partition. The FAT file system option is not available if the selected partition is more than 32 gigabytes (GB). If the partition is larger than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT32 file system (you must press ENTER to confirm). If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.

Note If you deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing Windows XP on a different partition, you will be prompted to select a file system for both the System and startup partitions. 11. After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue. After the Windows Setup program is completed, you can use the Disk Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions.

For additional information about how to use the Windows XP Disk Management tools to partition and format your hard disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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No problem my friend...try and torrent or download a partition manager (ie a program) to increase the size of your C drive (ie resizing)....It is possible and the program does exist...

Good Luck


Genius Guy


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