i am thinking of partitioning my hard drives.i have a 30 and a 40 gig maxtor drives.i have xp pro on a disk.i guess i will put o/s on a 10 gig (C)then i will have another 10 gig for daily use (D)for internet downloads etc.10 gig for my music (E).then i have games so another 10 for them (F).that leaves about 30 for when i get a digital camera. what i want to know is is it worth doing?am i doing it right?will i easily be able to move files from one to another?i know about the pro,s of smaller partitions eg easier to maintain and format.i use ntfs can i use this for all my partitions?i only built this pc 2 months ago but it has been on an extended soak test now i know it is ok i can start again and tailor it to my needs (seperate user accounts for the kids etc)thanks
i have no problem reinstalling windows,i was going to partition this way anyway,i have only reinstalled with one hard drive before but i guess if i connect it up and run the xp disc then i will be able to reformat both discs and sort out partitions then load a fresh copy to the master
If you reformat and partition, then just do your "C" drive through the X|P installation. It will give you what options you need when installing.
Leave the slave drive until you have X|P up and running. Right click my computer and scroll own to manage. Double click this to open it and then pick disk management. A new window will appear in the right hand pane. You can now select the slave drive. Partition and format to your hearts content, it's all built in. lol