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Formatting A Hard Disk W/existing Os


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#1 raikkonen

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 01:08 PM

need some answers here, how can i format my hard disk with a running winXP on it & partition it into two drives? i forgot to partition it into two drives. suggestion would be appreciated thanks... :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:18 PM

Try Digitl Dolly 1.0. You will need to download and unzip it to a folder on your hard drive first. Then burn an .iso image to a cd. This will make it bootable. It will boot to a Linux GUI so it does not matter which OS you are using. It is very straight forward.


I am pretty sure you can do it with the program that was suggested to me by Acklan. I am not sure exactly how to use it, other than what he said. When I booted with this program, I saw an option to "adjust partition" sizes. This should work for you without reformatting. Hope it helps you!

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:25 PM

Use the XP Disk Management tool in Control Panel>'Administrative Tools'>'Computer Management'>'Disk Management' to create the second partition in the free space on your drive.

Read this article to see how -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/#XS...123120121120120

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Edit: Not sure if disk manager needs or enables you to reduce the original partition size first. You may need to use another utility for that. E.g. Partition Magic.

Edited by Rimmer, 24 November 2005 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:02 AM

Use the XP Disk Management tool in Control Panel>'Administrative Tools'>'Computer Management'>'Disk Management' to create the second partition in the free space on your drive.


i have tried this procedure i got this from the tutorial the problem is when i right clicked on the selected drive example c: a menu appears like this..
Open..
Explore..
Mark partition as active
Change drive letters and paths..
Format..
Delete partition..
Properties..
Help..

note: the ones who are highlighted can be access while the others cannot..
Mark partition as active..
Format..
Delete partition..

if anyone has better suggestion/solution pls kindly reply thanks again guys..

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Edited by raikkonen, 25 November 2005 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:41 AM

Digitl Dolly 1.0
I have been using this program for years. It has several very good utilities. You need to download the program and exract it to a folder on your hard drive. Burn the files to a CD in .iso format. Make sure you don't drag the folder to the burn folder. If yo do it will not boot. It has a linux OS included so the drive does not need an OS for this program to work. It will boot to an 8 bit (16 color) Linux GUI.
Everyone should have this utility in thier tool box. The thing I find makes it superior to other partition managers is it does not need an OS, just a computer that boots from a CD.
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