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#1 JannEd


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:46 PM

When I ran the recovery disk on this Toshiba Satellite, I had no partition choice and figured I could use Windows Computer Management to create a third one. There are two: the 55GB C: and a 306MB one. I cannot make another partition. So here is my question: Can I use one of the free partition programs to create one? (I got the list from Tom's Hardware forums.) And, do I need to put an OS on the new partition in order to put files on it? I can't believe that I don't know these things!!


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#2 Andrew


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:11 PM

Take a look at our tutorial on Resizing and Adding Partitions. You needn't install an operating system to be able to store/access files on the partition, but you will need to format it (which is covered in the tutorial.) If you plan on using the partition with Windows XP, I recommend formatting it with NTFS.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:56 AM

You can use Easeus Partition Master (http://www.partition-tool.com/) and no, you do not need to put an OS on it to use it for files. Be sure to backup any critical data before performing any disk level function such as repartitioning.

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