Hello all. I'm new here. I hope this is the right place to ask this. I’ve got some general drive set-up questions I’d like to get your thoughts on. I’m planning to reconfigure a recently built machine. I’ve purchased a second HD and want to set up some partitions on both drives. Currently, I have one 40g HD running XP Home sp1 on one big partition. I plan to wipe it and start from scratch, and I’ll be starting from a blank, unformatted disk with HD#2. Note: I have only done the XP set up once, when I set up HD#1 and I wasn’t concerned with setting up partitions. I’m not that well acquainted with setting up partitions in general (more familiar with vanilla win 98 installations—i.e. one HD, one partition). I’ve done partitioning once, a long time ago on an NT machine using F disk. And I’ve poked around with Partition Magic a bit and checked out the Disk Manager in XP. So the process is not completely foreign to me. I am planning to set up the following: HD #1 (40g) C: 5 G bootable XP sp1 E: 35 G HD#2 (40g) D: 5 G bootable XP sp1 F: 35 G Questions: 1. Does the XP installation disk make it possible/fairly straight forward for me to set up partitions during set up? If not, what do you suggest? Partition magic? I’d rather not resort to other software if I don’t have too. 2. Is 5G enough for an XP boot partition? Too much? I know that depends on a lot but, in general? 3. Any other “issues” you can see me running into with this , albeit, basic strategy? Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.