With Partition Magic it is straight forward by following the prompts.
Not a good idea unless there is a major chunk of space to play with. Broadly speaking leave about an equal amount of space to that already used, for C: to play with, and let the new partition have whatever is left spare. Your circumstances and commonsense should decide the apportionment.
Ok have downloaded a trial version of Partion Magic although not the one linked here as it just says a demo isnt available. But the version i have just practices it doesnt complete the task same with a demo of Partition manager. Does anyone know of any software I can use that will actually do the task. As Im desperate here.
Ok tried doing it using disk manager but it doesnt give me the option when I am right clicking on the empty area of my cdrive. Took a screen dump but photbucket wont upload it. So you'll have to take my word for it.
You cannot use Disk Management to create partitions on your existing System drive/Partition, Had the drive already have been partitioned then you could have played around with Non-System area with Disk Management.
As previously mentioned, you will need a 3rd party tool suck as Partition Magic (good tool I have used it myself) to repartition your existing single system partition. PM will do this and will kepp your data intact, BUt I would always recommend backing up your important data before doing so, just incase.
Either buy a copy of PQ magic Or Buy another HD which you can either install as a secondary drive or mount in a powered case connect by USB as an extrnal drive.
40Gb (your present HD) is just about adequate to partition, but I suspect much of drive C: is occupied by data of every sort. With hindsight it would have been easier to make a useful partition long ago when C: was much smaller.
I would recommend the extra HD however installed.
Trying to make a small partition and still leave some working space for C: is fraught with problems.