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Partition Hello I have an inspiron 1526 with a huge hard drive, but i cant create a new partition for my files because the system comes with the max amount of partitions, I could shrink space from the OS partition but when I tried to create the new one, I received that massage "You can not create..." I observed 4 partitions 1. Heal partition 2. Operative system (C:) 3. Recovery 4. Another heal partition I dondt know which is the use of the heals partitions, Id like one partition only for files. thanks

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Hi there,
the first partition is always the healing partition so u can use the other healing partition for your files/docs.

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I had new dell inspiron 1501 laptop with windows 7 os instaled in 350gb singel drive and i want to saparet two or more parteshens with out OS loss


if your hard disk is only 1 partition right now, reformatting the hard disk, then deleting the current partition and creating additional partitions is the way to do it. This means, you also have to reinstall Windows. if you do not want to reinstall Windows, look for programs like partition magic or the like that can allow you to create additional partitions, though, there are cases this may have issues later.

Sep 03, 2010 | Dell Inspiron® 1501 (N11157) PC Notebook

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How Do I Correct the Error and Recover an Acer Computer hard drive?


In order to correct the hard drive partitions so the recovery program will work, you can use a variety of tools listed below.

1) Active@ KillDisk - Use their free killdisk program to wipe the hard drive clean off all partitions.

2) Ubuntu or another Linux alternative bootdisk. Create a boot disk for the Ubuntu Live CD and boot the computer from it. During the boot process it will ask to "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". This is the option you want. Once Ubuntu loads, find the partition editor program under the System, Administration menu..

To delete a partition, right click on the partition that you wish to delete and select "Delete" from the menu. Once you are sure that you've selected the correct partition, and are positive that you have backed up all the files or data that you wish to save from that partition, click the "Apply" button at the top of the Window, and the partition will be deleted.

3) Use the Acer Hard Drive Format Utility, on some versions of Acer computers when you have the option to create Recovery disks, the system creates a hard drive format utility CD as well. Boot from this CD and format the hard drive.
The utility will recreate 1 partition (C: drive), after the partition has been created, you'll be able to reload the HDD with the backup media. The file is an ISO image for CD media only (not compatible with floppy diskettes). Create a CD disc from the ISO image file using a CD writer program on another computer.

Once the hard drive partitions have been deleted by any of the utilities above, you can proceed with rebooting the computer using the Acer System CD and proceeding with the complete recovery of the system.

on Jun 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Format


How to partition and format the hard disk using the Windows XP Setup program loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); You can use the Windows XP Setup program to partition and format the hard disk. To do this, use the following steps: Step 1: Partition the hard disk loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD or DVD drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer to start the Windows XP Setup program.

    Note If you are using the Windows XP Setup disks, insert each additional disk when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.
  2. If you are prompted, select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD or DVD drive.
  3. If your hard disk controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver, press F6 to specify the driver. For more 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 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859/ ) Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setup
  4. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

    Note If you are using the Setup disks (six bootable disks), the setup prompts you to insert the Windows XP CD.
  5. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.
  6. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.
  7. All existing partitions and non-partitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select an existing partition, or create a new partition by selecting the non-partitioned space where you want to create a new partition. You can also press C to create a new partition using non-partitioned space.

    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. You can press D to delete an existing partition, and 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 existing partition that you want to include in the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining non-partitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.
  8. To create the partition with the maximum size, press ENTER. To specify the partition size, type the size in megabytes (MB) for the new partition, and then press ENTER.
  9. If you want to create additional partitions, repeat steps g. and h.
  10. To format the partition and install Windows XP, go to step 2.

    If you do not want to install Windows XP, press F3 two times to exit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining steps in this article.

    To format the partition without installing Windows XP, use a different utility.
Step 2: Format the hard disk and install Windows XP loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation');
  1. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER.
  2. Select the format option that you want to use to format the partition. You can select from 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)
    Notes
    • If the selected partition is a new partition, the option to leave the current file system intact is not available.
    • If the selected partition is larger than 32 gigabytes (GB), the FAT file system option is not available.
    • If the selected 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.
    • If you deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing Windows XP on a different partition, you are prompted to select a file system for both the System and Startup partitions.
  3. Press ENTER.
  4. After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to install Windows XP. After the Windows Setup program is finished and you have restarted the computer, 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: 309000 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/ ) How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP
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Mar 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Gateway MX6455 - AMD Turion 2.0Gb with 1Gb Ram Stops working and goes to black screen after POST. Will not boot into windows. The more I try re-booting, the faster it stops.


If you recently installed and any new program it could be a corrupt driver. Boot to safe mode by hitting F8 and delete it. If you didn't, you will have to remove drivers individually. Failing hardrive is another culprit.

Mar 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have installed a 100gb hard drive in an inspiron 1100 laptop but i can not partition it so i can install windows can you help


To partition your notebook inspiron just look up on this link:
http://hotfile.com/dl/18652627/27cc92a/Utility.DVD.2009.Final.TC.part01.rar.html
I hope this will help you. Enjoy...

Dec 09, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook

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How to install xp in HP Pavilion dv6 1030 us Laptop and how to repartition my C: drive especially I have still 150 GB free space in C drive Please help me in this case Thanks in advance.


get a winxp installer CD, you can repartition your drive on the first part of the winxp installation process. Prepare your drivers for your machine especially the network and USB drivers which you will need to copy and transfer files firstly.
If u meant of installing an additional OS like winxp to your extra space, you need a boot loader to switch between OSes.hope this helps

Aug 17, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6-1030us Notebook

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No internal hard disk found


Hi there.
Use the Vista CD to create the new partition, but first you have to delete the old partition first, (the 220GB partition not the 10GB one because that will be the recovery partition).
Get a calculator and work out your new partition, for example 50GB is 50x1024MB so that will be 51200MB.
When you have deleted the 220GB partition select NEW and input your newly worked out partition and carry on from there, to activate the other partition just format it.

Please post back with the results and for anymore help if needed.

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May 24, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Acer 2300 Partition Drive


You can use a free partitioning tool like EASEUS Partition Manager Home Edition to resize the partition.
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Misc__Utilities/EASEUS_Partition_Manager_Home_Edition.html

You select your hardrive and then choose Resize ,you then enter the size you want ,then on the smaller partition you will create a new partition and format it.
Very user friendly ,comes with help file and all.

May 07, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

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Problem installing OS


I think Partition Magic 8 screwed up the hard drive. I suggest, try a different hd, or if you don't have one, go to www.ebay.com and get like a 5 or 10GB hd and try that, cause if it works with a different hd, it proves that Partition Magic 8 screwed up the drive. Anything else, try a new IDE or SATA cable cause sometimes they go bad. try a different OS cd. Anything else I could say is bring it to a local computer store and see what they can do.

Jun 03, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Could you help me with partitioning my hard drive please?


OK, this should be very simple.
First: Put in the recovery disk with XP, when it boots up to its main screen you should be given different option (eg, Repair, Format, Install new, etc...) It is different with every computer but if you read the options they are usually self explanatory.
I suggest you try the option that formats the Hard Drive and Installs a new copy first, as sometimes this works and could save you some time and effort.
If that doesn't work and you get the file system error you are going to have to do the partition thing to completley wipe the file system from the hard drive.
To do this: Reboot the computer untill you get back to that main screen and in there you should see an option to partiton the hard drive. Once in the partition software you will be given a few options like 1. create a new partition 2. create a logical drive 3. delete a partition.
First delete all active partitions, second create a new partition (here you can select if you want to use your full drive so you only have a C drive or you can split it to multiple drives, eg C,D etc.)
If you chose multiple (which i recomend, so you can save all important files to D so if you ever have to re-run your system you won't lose those files) Create your C drive by selecting how much space you want (usually 1/2 to 3/4 of the drive) then select create a new partition again and create your D drive with the space that is left (it will give you instructions as you go, just stick with the defaults) when you are finished select the second option to create a logical drive (again just let it do its thing and stick with the defaults) when you are done reboot and from that main page you will have to format both drives (or just the one if you chose that option) and Install windows again with a new install (not a repair or recover as it might try to do this from your previous attempt at installing.) thats it, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
Also Vista does have the option of using either FAT32 or NTFS so really it depends on which way it was installed, if it was installed with a FAT32 then you will have no problem just intalling XP from the start. You will only have to do the partition thing if it was installed with the NTFS file system.
Hope this helped you!
Let me know either way!

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