Formatting a non Formatted Hard Drive

  nagonlouse 21:14 09 Feb 2007
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My Comp has a Hard Drive "C" of 300GB not Partitioned with only the OS of Windows XP Home Edition on it. I have an External 400GB Hard Drive Partitioned 4 x 100 GB "J" "K" "L" "M" with, My Documents, My Photos and all other programs on Including a recent Acronis TI of the "C" drive done last month. I want to Partition the "C" drive into a more manageable 3 x 100 GB so I think that formatting the "C" I will loose my OS.Would it be a matter of Partitioning the drive and putting the ATI on the 1st partition. Appreciate any help.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:17 09 Feb 2007

You can partition C drive with Partition Magic in a non-destructive manner; nonetheless, a backup is to be recommended.

  woodchip 21:22 09 Feb 2007

You can do it without losing anything as long as you do not make the C:\ drive that small as all software and programs still fit, with room for virtual memory so Windows does not crash. to do it you need Acronis DiscDirector Suit 10

  nagonlouse 12:29 10 Feb 2007

Diodorus Siculus and woodchipp, Thank you for your advice. Much appreciated.Will tick as resolved.

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