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Partitioning the C drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nospamtanku63, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. nospamtanku63

    nospamtanku63 Flightless Bird

    I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me to
    make a new partition on this drive.

    Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:#ilj$ocBLHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    > this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me
    > to make a new partition on this drive.
    >
    > Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >
    > Thanks


    Windows XP has no native tools to split a disk. You need to use a
    third-party tool such as Acronis DiskDirector.
     
  3. David Webb

    David Webb Flightless Bird

    Here's an excellent freeware utility for that job:

    Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.8.1
    http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html

    --
    Google is your friend.....

    "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:#ilj$ocBLHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    > this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me to
    > make a new partition on this drive.
    >
    > Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 23:47:24 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    > I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    > this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me to
    > make a new partition on this drive.
    >
    > Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?



    Yes, it's possible, but Windows XP doesn't have that capability; it
    requires a third-party program.

    Why do you want to do this?



    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  5. nospamtanku63

    nospamtanku63 Flightless Bird

    thanks for your suggestion but this utility will not create a partition on a
    hard drive that already has an OS installed.
    "David Webb" <dwebb211@earthling.net> wrote in message
    news:-OCsBUSdBLHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Here's an excellent freeware utility for that job:
    >
    > Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.8.1
    > http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
    >
    > --
    > Google is your friend.....
    >
    > "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:#ilj$ocBLHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    >> this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me
    >> to make a new partition on this drive.
    >>
    >> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
     
  6. nospamtanku63

    nospamtanku63 Flightless Bird

    I have an application installed which is not behaving as it should be. A
    suggestion from the apps forum (below in quotes)suggested to create a new
    partition on my HDD and run the app from there i.e. -

    "If you wish to go further with experimenting, then you could try and
    install another copy of the OS on a different partition and install only
    'APPX' to test it on a brand newly-installed system and see if you still
    get this issue."

    As for a third party untility, I have looked at EASEUS Partition Master
    4.1.1 Professional Edition but unless I am mistaken this wont allow me to
    partition a HDD that has an OS installed or data on it. The impression I got
    was that a HDD needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions (??)



    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:eefo065iarok76kh2n6arnroggso7j363e@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 23:47:24 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    > <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    >> this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me
    >> to
    >> make a new partition on this drive.
    >>
    >> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?

    >
    >
    > Yes, it's possible, but Windows XP doesn't have that capability; it
    > requires a third-party program.
    >
    > Why do you want to do this?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  7. David Webb

    David Webb Flightless Bird

    Where did you get that impression? It does exactly that. It's one of its main
    features.

    Go to the main website and read all about it:

    EASEUS Partition Master 5.8.1 - Best Free Magic Partition Manager
    http://www.partition-tool.com/

    --
    Google is your friend.....

    "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:uy5goiiBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > thanks for your suggestion but this utility will not create a partition on a
    > hard drive that already has an OS installed.
    > "David Webb" <dwebb211@earthling.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OCsBUSdBLHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Here's an excellent freeware utility for that job:
    >>
    >> Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.8.1
    >> http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Google is your friend.....
    >>
    >> "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:#ilj$ocBLHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    >>> this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me to
    >>> make a new partition on this drive.
    >>>
    >>> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:20:32 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

    > I have an application installed which is not behaving as it should be. A
    > suggestion from the apps forum (below in quotes)suggested to create a new
    > partition on my HDD and run the app from there i.e. -
    >
    > "If you wish to go further with experimenting, then you could try and
    > install another copy of the OS on a different partition and install only
    > 'APPX' to test it on a brand newly-installed system and see if you still
    > get this issue."



    Well, OK, but that doesn't look like a particularly good suggestion to
    me.


    > As for a third party untility, I have looked at EASEUS Partition Master
    > 4.1.1 Professional Edition but unless I am mistaken this wont allow me to
    > partition a HDD that has an OS installed or data on it. The impression I got
    > was that a HDD needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions (??)




    I don't know that particular utility, but it's hard to believe that
    the drive needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions. If
    that were the case, the utility wouldn't be needed.



    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:eefo065iarok76kh2n6arnroggso7j363e@4ax.com...
    > > On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 23:47:24 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    > > <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition on
    > >> this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow me
    > >> to
    > >> make a new partition on this drive.
    > >>
    > >> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?

    > >
    > >
    > > Yes, it's possible, but Windows XP doesn't have that capability; it
    > > requires a third-party program.
    > >
    > > Why do you want to do this?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  9. nospamtanku63

    nospamtanku63 Flightless Bird

    "I don't know that particular utility, but it's hard to believe that
    the drive needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions. If
    that were the case, the utility wouldn't be needed."

    I have sent an email to Acronis and EASEUS with my query and will get back
    to the group once I have received a reply.


    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:ml9q061ncihhshotrrg438rt6e6aq9bd4t@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:20:32 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    > <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >> I have an application installed which is not behaving as it should be. A
    >> suggestion from the apps forum (below in quotes)suggested to create a new
    >> partition on my HDD and run the app from there i.e. -
    >>
    >> "If you wish to go further with experimenting, then you could try and
    >> install another copy of the OS on a different partition and install only
    >> 'APPX' to test it on a brand newly-installed system and see if you still
    >> get this issue."

    >
    >
    > Well, OK, but that doesn't look like a particularly good suggestion to
    > me.
    >
    >
    >> As for a third party untility, I have looked at EASEUS Partition Master
    >> 4.1.1 Professional Edition but unless I am mistaken this wont allow me to
    >> partition a HDD that has an OS installed or data on it. The impression I
    >> got
    >> was that a HDD needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions
    >> (??)

    >
    >
    >
    > I don't know that particular utility, but it's hard to believe that
    > the drive needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions. If
    > that were the case, the utility wouldn't be needed.
    >
    >
    >
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >> news:eefo065iarok76kh2n6arnroggso7j363e@4ax.com...
    >> > On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 23:47:24 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    >> > <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition
    >> >> on
    >> >> this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow
    >> >> me
    >> >> to
    >> >> make a new partition on this drive.
    >> >>
    >> >> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Yes, it's possible, but Windows XP doesn't have that capability; it
    >> > requires a third-party program.
    >> >
    >> > Why do you want to do this?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >>

    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  10. Badger

    Badger Flightless Bird

    Easeus will let you resize any partition on the drive.
    Shrink the operating partition and it will create an unallocated space.
    You can create a new partition on any unallocated space.

    Badger


    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:ml9q061ncihhshotrrg438rt6e6aq9bd4t@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:20:32 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    > <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >> I have an application installed which is not behaving as it should be. A
    >> suggestion from the apps forum (below in quotes)suggested to create a new
    >> partition on my HDD and run the app from there i.e. -
    >>
    >> "If you wish to go further with experimenting, then you could try and
    >> install another copy of the OS on a different partition and install only
    >> 'APPX' to test it on a brand newly-installed system and see if you still
    >> get this issue."

    >
    >
    > Well, OK, but that doesn't look like a particularly good suggestion to
    > me.
    >
    >
    >> As for a third party untility, I have looked at EASEUS Partition Master
    >> 4.1.1 Professional Edition but unless I am mistaken this wont allow me to
    >> partition a HDD that has an OS installed or data on it. The impression I
    >> got
    >> was that a HDD needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions
    >> (??)

    >
    >
    >
    > I don't know that particular utility, but it's hard to believe that
    > the drive needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions. If
    > that were the case, the utility wouldn't be needed.
    >
    >
    >
    >> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >> news:eefo065iarok76kh2n6arnroggso7j363e@4ax.com...
    >> > On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 23:47:24 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    >> > <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition
    >> >> on
    >> >> this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to allow
    >> >> me
    >> >> to
    >> >> make a new partition on this drive.
    >> >>
    >> >> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Yes, it's possible, but Windows XP doesn't have that capability; it
    >> > requires a third-party program.
    >> >
    >> > Why do you want to do this?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >>

    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  11. nospamtanku63

    nospamtanku63 Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your advice - will try this.
    "Badger" <jerrymcm@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:%23kBxzHnBLHA.4744@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Easeus will let you resize any partition on the drive.
    > Shrink the operating partition and it will create an unallocated space.
    > You can create a new partition on any unallocated space.
    >
    > Badger
    >
    >
    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:ml9q061ncihhshotrrg438rt6e6aq9bd4t@4ax.com...
    >> On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 11:20:32 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    >> <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have an application installed which is not behaving as it should be.
    >>> A
    >>> suggestion from the apps forum (below in quotes)suggested to create a
    >>> new
    >>> partition on my HDD and run the app from there i.e. -
    >>>
    >>> "If you wish to go further with experimenting, then you could try and
    >>> install another copy of the OS on a different partition and install only
    >>> 'APPX' to test it on a brand newly-installed system and see if you
    >>> still
    >>> get this issue."

    >>
    >>
    >> Well, OK, but that doesn't look like a particularly good suggestion to
    >> me.
    >>
    >>
    >>> As for a third party untility, I have looked at EASEUS Partition Master
    >>> 4.1.1 Professional Edition but unless I am mistaken this wont allow me
    >>> to
    >>> partition a HDD that has an OS installed or data on it. The impression I
    >>> got
    >>> was that a HDD needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions
    >>> (??)

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I don't know that particular utility, but it's hard to believe that
    >> the drive needs to be reformatted before one can create partitions. If
    >> that were the case, the utility wouldn't be needed.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >>> news:eefo065iarok76kh2n6arnroggso7j363e@4ax.com...
    >>> > On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 23:47:24 +0100, "nospamtanku63"
    >>> > <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd
    >>> >> partition on
    >>> >> this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to
    >>> >> allow me
    >>> >> to
    >>> >> make a new partition on this drive.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > Yes, it's possible, but Windows XP doesn't have that capability; it
    >>> > requires a third-party program.
    >>> >
    >>> > Why do you want to do this?
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > --
    >>> > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >>> > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    >>>

    >>
    >> --
    >> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    >> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >
     
  12. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    David is exactly right- EPM will create a new partition or resize an
    existing partition on a drive whether there is an OS already installed or
    not. The home edition has a few restrictions (can't create a boot CD, and
    won't work on 64-bit Windows 7), but I've used it a few times on XP and 7
    machines with no problems whatsoever.
    --
    SC Tom

    "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:uy5goiiBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > thanks for your suggestion but this utility will not create a partition on
    > a hard drive that already has an OS installed.
    > "David Webb" <dwebb211@earthling.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OCsBUSdBLHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Here's an excellent freeware utility for that job:
    >>
    >> Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.8.1
    >> http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Google is your friend.....
    >>
    >> "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:#ilj$ocBLHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition
    >>> on this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to
    >>> allow me to make a new partition on this drive.
    >>>
    >>> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
  13. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    And I just used it to shrink the 'Dell partition' and increase the 'C' drive
    on my new laptop drive on which Acronis had cloned the old drive partitions
    proportionately, though the hidden one did not need to be increased in size.

    S


    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:zBqPn.67910$Gx2.65811@newsfe20.iad...
    > David is exactly right- EPM will create a new partition or resize an
    > existing partition on a drive whether there is an OS already installed or
    > not. The home edition has a few restrictions (can't create a boot CD, and
    > won't work on 64-bit Windows 7), but I've used it a few times on XP and 7
    > machines with no problems whatsoever.
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >
    > "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:uy5goiiBLHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> thanks for your suggestion but this utility will not create a partition
    >> on a hard drive that already has an OS installed.
    >> "David Webb" <dwebb211@earthling.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-OCsBUSdBLHA.1888@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Here's an excellent freeware utility for that job:
    >>>
    >>> Easeus Partition Master Home Edition 5.8.1
    >>> http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Google is your friend.....
    >>>
    >>> "nospamtanku63" <donniedarko@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>> news:#ilj$ocBLHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> I have XP (home Ed) on my C drive and I want to create a 2nd partition
    >>>> on this. I have been to disk management but this does not appear to
    >>>> allow me to make a new partition on this drive.
    >>>>
    >>>> Is this possible to do this and if so how can one accomplish this ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
     

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