How do I partition my HD?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mattg1981, May 17, 2002.

  1. mattg1981

    mattg1981 Guest

    I have a massive 70 gig HD and a smaller 5+ gig hd (most of my system files are preset on that hd). At any rate ... I hear that by partitioning your HD .. it makes it quicker and more responsive. How can I partition my 70 giger to be set up in sections for applications ... games ... performance related programs .. etc?

    btw .. sorry for this double post .. this is also in the reply to the other post about partitioning HD's .. didnt know I hit post reply instead on post new thread :(
  2. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

    you might want to try using partition magic to do it.... partition magic
  3. DeepBlade

    DeepBlade Guest

    dumb question cause i never tried it and i wouldn't no but... when u partition a drive, and u one day decide to bring the hd to another computer and u iinstall it, will that new computer boot up as patitioned and load up all those drive letters/partitions?
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Don't see why not.

    Let us know if it's a bummer. :D
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    :) Partition Magic does it all. It even ensures that you do have a bootable partition.
  6. koko

    koko Got Root?

    Columbia, S.C.
    or u could do it the hard way and fdisk the bastige! :)
  7. dijital

    dijital Guest

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  8. Windows 98 off topic

    I have a laptop that I'm configuring for one of my clients and it has a 5.0 GB hard drive. The drive space right now say's it's only 2.0GB hard drive. I deleted the ext. partition in fdisk, and it used to be set up partitioned C: and a D: now there's only C:
    How do I get back that extra space?
  9. jsitke

    jsitke Guest

    If you are installing XP on a new system (booted from the CD), it allows you to NTFS fdisk and format in one step (well almost one step), before it installs the OS.

    It's really up to you, but here's how I usually partition my disk:

    C: (System) @5gig
    D: (Pagefile) @1gig
    E: (Data) @whatever the heck is left

    Like I said, it's up to you.