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Partitioning A Hard Drive


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#1 ONE

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:45 AM

Hey all,

I have been trying to figure out how to setup a second partition. I need to basically split my hard drive into two parts; one for research (25%) and one for audio/video recording and editing (75%).

I figured it would be an easy thing to do. I have tried looking at my options in Computer Management but I found nothing of use. All the websites I have found explained processes which did not help. As a last resource I tried searching Windows' (not so helpful) Help menu.

Anyway, this is a new idea to me which I think will benefit my computers ability to function during large audio and video events and still allow me to utilize the same computer for research via internet.

Any clues and/or advice is always appreciated.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:54 AM

Have you tried the Disk Management Tool in Administrative Tools? Look under Start> Programs> Adminstrative Tools> Computer Management> Storage> Disk Management
Use the following article to help you along. If you still need help feel free to post again, here.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:52 AM

You can use special disk management software to partition your hard drive. For example you can easily split your partition using Disk Director by Acronis. I've used this software for partitioning and recovering one of my partitions. I was delighted with its performance and can highly recommend it to you. You can read about this software here, unfortunately it is not free. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:16 AM

Kevin has a great recommendation. Aftermarket software, while not always free, is often a great solution. I have not personally used the software Kevin recommends but it may be a good solution to your problem.
I have used Partition Magic, and while not free is also a great solution to your problem.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:49 AM

Acronis Disk Director is very similar to Partition Magic (so similar that the transition from one to the other was very easy).

I use Acronis Disk Director for all these tasks. My only caution stems from problems I had long ago with Partition Magic. That is that I would have it perform many different steps in one operation and it would lose data/hose my drive. So I only make one change at a time with either program and have never had a problem (I'm not currently using Partition Magic - having stopped using it around version 4).
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