Recently I've purchased and installed a new 2TB hard drive to replace my old 1TB hard drive that has very recently shown signs of severe corruption. I was able to save all my pictures, videos, game saves, and other important data that couldn't be re-installed on my new hard drive. So recovering any old data is no issue. However, I'm having problems knowing what steps to take to partition my new hard drive so it'll work and run smoothly. I've tried doing this patiently with my computer being opened normally while its grasping to stay alive only to not find the "new partition" option available in disk management. Instead I get the option of creating a "new simple volume" which I assumed wasn't the same thing.
So my main problem is how exactly can I partition my new hard drive if I can't do so with my computer booted up regularly?
Thanks for any help!