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hi; you can try partition softwares, many software are avalailable in the internet. search and download software with a free full trial. but i recommend paragon partition manager. its more stable and your data is safe when you partition your hard drive or if you want to reformat your hard disk you can partition it by windows 7 and windows xp installer if you read the intallation procedure theres an option of creating partitions if somethings not clear just comment and i give some answer. thanks....
First you have to create partition.You need at least two partition. One in which you intall Xp and other for win 7. WARNIG BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE THIS.*(You can create partion by any hard drive manager you can make a hard drive partition in control panel>administrative tool>create & manage hard drive partition) Now install xp first in one partition. If you have pre installed then avoid this step. Now install Win 7 in another partition. After you restart the machine will ask to chose your os. & just select the required OS.
If any problem appears then just put win XP disk & repair it.
You cant install win Xp after windows 7. You have to format win 7 before installing Xp. Commiting any of trick or Tweak you need to backup your data in another HD partition WARNIG BACK UP YOUR DATA
Situation: When attempting to run an operation in Ghost that requires a reboot into the virtual partition, you receive the error "Unable to find a free MBR slot in virtual partition.dll--usually due to no free slots on disk."
Solution: This problem occurs when the client computer has used up all four primary partitions in the partition table of the boot drive. An Extended partition takes up one Primary Slot, so having three Primary partitions and one Extended partition would also cause this issue.
Computer architecture allows each hard drive to have no more than four primary partitions (the other partitions are extended partitions). Because the Ghost Virtual Partition is implemented as a primary partition, you see this message when the disk is using all four primary partitions and does not have an available slot for the virtual partition.
Use one of the following methods to resolve the problem
Start the computer from a Ghost bootable floppy disk rather than a Ghost Virtual Partition. You can use Ghost Boot Wizard to create a Ghost Standard Book Disk for this purpose.
Repartition the disk. If you repartition the disk, ensure that you create backups of your data before doing so.
Perform the following steps which dddriver mentioned But deleting partition means that your data will be lost from that volume.Its better take the backup of data otherwise your data get lost. To retrieved your data from deleted partition with the help of partition recovery tools. These tools are absolutely safe on the data in the drive and their only concern
is to get back the lost data without altering the format.
Creating a new partition in your hard drive may be achieve in three ways. If you're installing a fresh Operating System into your PC, you can setup extra drives such as drive D: or drive E: for backup purposes. But if there's already a ready OS, you can right click the My Computer icon in your Desktop and select Manage then hit Disk Management. If you have seen Unallocated Space, you can right click it then hit Create New Partition, and if none it means that your hard drive has no more space to create another extra drive. If you find the two preceding ways quite complicated, you can also use software such as Partition Magic.
You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. To create a partition or volume
(the two terms are often used interchangeably) on a hard disk, there
must be either unallocated (empty) space on the hard disk or free space
within an extended partition on the hard disk. If
there is no unallocated space, you can create some by shrinking an
existing partition, deleting a partition, or by using a third-party
partitioning program. For more information, see Can I repartition my hard disk? For more information about reformatting a hard disk, see the "What is reformatting?" section below.
Hi there. Right click on computer, select manage, then select disk management, you will see your drives local disk C, CD/DVD etc, you will also see the un-formatted partition, right click on it and create a new partition and format it.