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I want to do partition of my hard disk.So please help me

How can i partition harddisk

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Ways to partition Hdd

1)Partitions can be created using the Disk management wizard from with in the operating system ie either in win xp or vista, but it has few restrictions and rules though, So to use these feature you need to have a good knowledge of it (not recommended for newbies).

2) Using the bootable CD/DVD of the operating System,here too procedure depends on which operating system you wish to use and partition the Hdd.

I ll explain the common steps for both then explain each in breif:
1) Insert the bootable into the drive, setup the BIOS to boot from CD/DVD ie set the first boot device as CD/DVD rom.save and exit the settings the pc will reboot.
2)When the PC starts it will ask you to press any key to boot from the CD/DVD rom, press any key here to start the setup process.
3)The loading of necessary files will start so let the process to complete, make sure you dont switch off the system untill the whole installation and partition process is completed.

Above all steps are common to both Win XP and Vista

Now XP specific process --
1)You will then get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have the option to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or quit. Since we are doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.
2)You will be presented with the End User Licensing Agreement. Press F8 to accept and continue
3)This step is very important. Here we will create the partition where Windows will be installed.Press C to create a partition.
4)Windows will show the total size of the hard drive and ask you how much you want to allocate for the partition you are about to create.
5)Notice it shows C: Partition 1 followed by the size in MB. This indicates the partition has been created. If we still have an unpartitioned space. Next heighlight the unpartitioned space by pressing down the arrow key. Then press C to create another partition. You will see the total space available for the new partition
specify the space you wish and repeate the process to create the partitions of your choice.
6)Choose format the partition using NTFS file system.This is the recommended file system. If the hard drive has been formatted before then you can choose quick NTFS format. We chose NTFS because it offers many security features, supports larger drive size, and bigger size files.
7)Windows will now start formatting drive C: and start copying setup files and the setup will start follow the instructions enter the product key when prompted to enter and you are done.

Now Vista Specific --
1)After loading of files you will see screen that allows you to setup your language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method. Choose your required settings and click next to continue.
3)The next screen allows you to install or repair Windows Vista. Since we are doing a fresh install we will click on "install now".
4)You can now type the product key that came with your Windows vista.
5)If you do not enter the product key you can still proceed with the installation in which case Windows will ask you which version of Vista you have purchased. Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business etc. Select the version you have purchased and click next. Please note, although you can select any version of Windows and proceed to next stage. It is not good idea to select a different version to the one you have purchased becuase you will not be able to activate Windows at a later stage. Windows Vista can detect which version you have purchased once you enter your product key.
6)Tick "I accept the licence terms" and press next.
7)Choose the type of installation you want to perform. You will notice that upgrade option is disabled as we have booted from the DVD-R. Therefore we can only select Custom (advanced) option which basicly installs a clean copy of Windows from scratch.
8)Choose where you would like to install Windows Vista. If you have a new upartitioned hard drive you would get your hard drive listed,If have have an old hard drive with data or other partitions it will show up as logical drives. You can select the drive options (advaced) to format, delete, or create new partions.Windows will create a partition and format it using NTFS files system.
9)Windows starts the installation process and starts copying all the necessary files to your hard drive,
10)It will go through various stages of the setup and will reboot your system few times. When your PC reboots it attempts to boot from CD as its the first boot device. Do not press any key during the boot prompt so Windows Vista will continue with the installation by booting from your hard drive.
11)After installation copy process is complete you are presented with the Setup Windows dialogue box as show below. At this stage you need to choose a user name, password and a picture for your user account.
12)Next everything is self explainatory

Hope you can format and repartition your HDD wiht ease now




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You need to partition your hard drive before you install an operating system on it. If you boot off your windows CD and your hard drive has a partition already you will get a screen that prompts you to format it. You can also dellete the partition and make a new partition. AT that time you can select the size of the partition you want to make and creat multiple partitions. If you choose you can creat one smaller partition from the space available for you to format and install windows on and format the rest of the available space later on after windows is installed from the Administration Tools in control panel.

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SOURCE: cannot acess hard disk partitions?

Hi, I hope you are using Windows XP and you have partitioned the disk properly.
Goto Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Disk Management
Now you should see all the disks and partitions in each disk and partition names of each partition. Right click the parition and you get all options to do.
Note: Be careful not to mess with C:  partition. Try to stay away from it.
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