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#1 tsalagi

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:40 PM

Hello in There,
Have a situation, need a little help from my friends. To wit: a 20 GB hard drive, system partition.
Tried to create a 2GB partition on it but 'format' not active. Is a Dell system (bought used, no cd).
I cannot figure out how to do it. Does anyone else know? Thanks.
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 02:02 PM

Im not 100% sure but, im pretty sure that in order to partition (or re-partition) any section of the hardrive, it connot already have A partion... Hope that wasn't confusing.


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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:16 PM

is the drive you want to add a partition to already have an OS on it ?????? or Data ??????


sounds to me like you will need to download and use the Ultimate Boot CD >>> there are partitioning and partition resizing tools in there (and its free)
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/


or use Partition Magic or Boot It NG free for 30 day trial
http://terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html



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Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:09 PM

Try Digital Dolly 1.0. It is a Liinux based disk utility. It has many features as will as a Partition manager that will allow you to resize your partitions without losing your data.
You will need to create a folder on your computer to download it to. Then unzip it in that folder. Use Nero (or what ever you like) to burn an .iso image of it to CD.
This program is stand alone and will run on any system with or without and OS.
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