Partitioning a hard drive!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Daviesbad04, May 22, 2002.

  1. Daviesbad04

    Daviesbad04 Guest

    Ok so id like to partition my current hard disk. I already have another patition, its my D: drive, and the C: Drive is the main one. But i need another partition to put in some more back-up files, so since everyone on here is so smart and nows alot about computer stuff heres a question, whats a good program to partition a hard drive?, trick is i want it to b safe and that it doesnt have to delete my whole drive, i have way 2 much stuff on here to get it all deleted!

    Thnx in advance, id appreciate the help cuz im mind boggled:confused:
     
  2. xsivforce

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  3. Brad

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    the drive will be formatted when creating a partition because it will have to creat a new file allocation table

    Brad
     
  4. Dragon Eye

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    With partition magic, what you can do is resize your current partitions, without loosing data, and then create partitions out of the space created by the resizes.

    Good luck.
     
  5. NetRyder

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    Yeah, I've used Partition Magic 7.0 on XP Pro several times for all sorts of manipulations (create, resize, delete, merge) and it works wonderfully well. I think its one of the best utilities ever created. :D
    I really suggest that u use it, Daviesbad04, especially since you don't want to lose any of your existing data.
     
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    What you want to do is what Partition Magic was designed for - non-destructive partitioning.
     
  7. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    computer managment
     
  8. Dragon Eye

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    I have to agree :) its an amazing utility :D
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Computer management?? :confused:
     
  10. Dragon Eye

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    its under administrative tools :)

    lets you rename HDD letters and do other things :)

    Quite Useful.
     
  11. NetRyder

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    Yes, I know Computer management is an Administrative tool. :)
    But that can't be used to create new partitions without destroying existing data ... which was what Daviesbad04 wanted to do ... that's what left me confused. :D
     
  12. PseudoKiller

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    I have used PM7 several times to move and resize my hard drives with no problems what so ever... I would recommend it to anyone.
    Just be patient and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS or you might be upset at the results.
     
  13. Dragon Eye

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  14. NetRyder

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    Very true ... read the help files carefully before doing anything! :p
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

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    Partition Magic is the way to go. Be very careful though. It is powerful & very easy to use but one wrong 'click' & you'll lose everything. Make sure you read the readmes & follow the instructions to the letter.
     
  16. Dragon Eye

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    Thats true, with a few clicks of a mouse there goes a partition and everything on it :rolleyes:
     
  17. NetRyder

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    Hehe ... Partition Magic rox ... enuff said :D