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With hard disc partition software. But beware that you have enough free space. You may loose data

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How do I make 4 partition on a 40GB hard disc. What are the proceedings.


Boot up with the Windows XP installation CD
Follow the screen instructions -
Delete the existing Partition.
Create a new Partition (1st) but do not make it the maximum partition size - enter 1/4 of the maximum size.
Create another Partition (2nd) make this the same size as the 1st Create another Partition.(3rd) make this the same size as the 1st
Create another Partition (4th) make this the remaining max. size.
Format the Ist Partition Full NTSF (not quick format)
You can now proceed to install Windows on the 1st Partition.
After Windows XP has been installed and the computer's device drivers, go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Disk Management then allocate a drive letter to each of the Partitions then NTFS Format each of the Partitions.
Now each of the Partitions should indicated as Healthy.
Create

Dec 09, 2011 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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How to replace the Hard Drive?


1. First, back up your critical files (don't forget your Outlook .PST archive) to optical discs, an external drive, or online storage.
2. Examine data and power connections (SATA or IDE, depending on the drive), a power adapter cable (with some SATA drives), and screws.
116hdrive2a.jpg116hdrive2b.jpg 3. Mount and connect the drive
When installing SATA drives, jumper settings usually aren't an issue. That's not true of IDE, where a jumper indicates whether a drive is a primary ("master") or secondary ("slave") drive. Check its documentation for the proper setting
4. Configure the BIOS, Next, boot into your PC's BIOS-setup utility to verify that it recognizes the new drive and positions it correctly in the drive hierarchy. (Check your PC's startup screen to determine which key launches the utility.) If the utility lets you select the boot order, give your intended boot drive priority over any other hard drive
Save changes and exit the utility. Your PC will reboot
5. Partition and format your hard drive, Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management, and choose Disk Management from the tree at left. Your new drive should appear, with a black bar indicating it isn't partitioned. Right-click the bar, and choose New Partition to launch the New Partition wizard. Click Next, and check that Primary Partition is selected; click Next again, to the Specify Partition Size screen (don't change the partition size in the "Partition size in MB" field); and click Next to advance to another screen, on which "Assign the following drive letter" should be selected. Click Next yet again (to the Format Partition screen), and ensure that "Format this partition with the following settings" is selected and that the "File system" drop-down reads "NTFS." Click Next a final time, hit Finish, and formatting begins.

Good Luck Delgado...

Feb 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My Sony Vaio PCV RZ 30GN2, "C" Drive is full. The "D" Drive is only half full. So, my question is: 1) Are the "C" and "D" drives only logical drives created by...


To check to see if you have one or two hard drives, go to the BIOS, if the BIOS detects one hard drive then your hard drive has two partitions which is the C and D drives.
To create a single partition C drive or make the C driver larger size and the D driver by a equal smaller size then you need a program like Partition Magic.

Nov 25, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-RZ30GN2 PC Desktop

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Can we do the partition of hard drive?


nrsiddhartha,

Drive partitioning is a quick and simple thing to do.

1. Right click on "My Computer"
2. On the left pane, expand "Storage", then click "Disc Management".
3. Make sure you have unallocated space, then right click on the unallocated space and select "Create partition".
4. Select how large (In MB, MegaBytes) you want the partition to be.

Hope this helps.

-S

Oct 19, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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How to create a format disk for my acer aspire one?


Step 1 Start the computer in Command Prompt Mode.
  • Step 2 Type "FDISK." The partition window will appear with menu options.
  • Step 3 Enter 5 if you're partitioning a second drive, and select the drive; otherwise, skip to the next step.
  • Step 4 Enter 1 (Create DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive).
  • Step 5 Enter 2 (Create Extended DOS) to create a partition.
  • Step 6 Enter N when the program asks if you want to use the maximum available size.
  • Step 7 Designate the amount of disk spacemag-glass_10x10.gif to allocate to the second partition (the partition will be assigned the next drive letter).
  • Step 8 Type a name for the new partition and press Enter. The partition menu will appear.
  • Step 9 Repeat steps 5 through 8 to create additional partitions.

    once you finish this after that copy all your date into new drive

    allves keep your data in 2nd partetion so if u do any thing with your OS your data will be safe

  • Apr 21, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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    I'm trying to wipe my hard drive with Fedora 12 and three partitions. I have 1 system disc and 3 recovery discs from Acer. After installing files from the system disc, I replaced it in the DVD drive with...


    Jeff what you have to do is this dont disturb yourself just go straight off the system then later on it and press your key F11 down at a time simultaneously then it will bring the system recovering factory settings for you and follow the instructions then you are through is just that all you have on the system will be gone but you will have your system back alive the way it was manufacture to work BYE THANKS

    Feb 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook

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    I just purchased a external hard drive case to use bc i was upgrading my hard drive to my laptop. now my new laptop has the bigger hard drive and my old hard drive that came out of my laptop reads 4...


    It sounds like your old laptop drive had 4 partitions on it.
    If that is the case and you want it to be only one partition then you'll have to back up anything you want to keep in those partitions and reformat the drive as one partition.
    You can reformat the drive using the Disk Management utility in Windows.

    Dec 05, 2009 | Acomdata 250GB External Firewire HD 250 GB...

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    Say's it needs to initialize and comes up with eisa.


    The EISA partition is a partition that a computer manufacturer places on the disc to assist in recovery of that maker's files. It is not necessary to have this partition if you do not intend to perfrom a factory recovery. I will include a guide below to assist you in a deletion of that partition. To initialize a disc, it can be done ways, boot the computer and it will advise you the disc has not been initialized and will initiate a wizard to assist. I attach the hard drive to another computer using an EIDE/SATA to USB adapter, it will be recognized as an external drive but will not give it a drive letter because it is not initialized. You have to go to the control panel > administrator tools > computer management > disc management. Look in the right lower pane and it will show the drive with a grayed out box to the left, it may label the drive as drive 03 or 04 etc. Right click on the drive number and choose initiate. The computer will initiate the drive and give it a letter. It will also ask you if you want to initiate the drive as a bootable drive, choose yes. Below is the guide to delete that EISA partition so you can use the drive in any laptop you see fit.

    EISA Partition Delete

    1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
    2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.
    3. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.
    4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.
    5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:
    select disk 0
    Finish by Enter key.
    6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.
    7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:
    select partition x
    where x is the number of the EISA based recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.
    8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.
    Once the partition has been deleted, exit from Diskpart, and now users can use the much familiar and much easier Disk Management tool in Windows (diskmgmt.msc) to manipulate the freed unallocated partition. Users can create a new volume (partition) with this space, or simply merge it to existing partition by extending the size of the existing partition.

    Nov 19, 2009 | Toshiba MK8025GAS 80 GB ATA-100 Hard Drive

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    Rules for runing partitiom magic


    The FixYa Team

    Thanks for the respone

    I have been informed by the VISTAHEAD admin. that vista can not be partitioned by more than 4 parts.
    I used the shrink function available in the Vista computer manger , rename the DVD drive label, and labeling the new partitions, then format them as NTFS, then reboot twise for taking the configuration setup and every thing is o.K. without the need for the partition magic.
    Now i have only 4 patitions. But didn't know why is this limit?
    Beside that i read that the partition magic v8.0 cannt partiton the vista O.S main drive.



    Thanks

    Abo_Anas

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    T30 2366 not recovering from original recovery disk


    The 2 gig partition is probably your recovery partition that allows you to restore your computer from the hard drive instead of the Operating System discs that came with the unit. You don't really want to mess with your partitions (you may accidently delete all your data). I'd recommend using Acronis True Image and backing your data to an external hard drive first, you can copy individual folders or the entire hard drive. Then you can just destructive restore your entire hard drive back to factory settings.

    May 06, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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