Partitioning a Hard Drive

  KAI 19:44 12 Oct 2006
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Hi, I have two hard drives on my computer, the C drive carries my operating system which was factory loaded and I have the restore disc, it is within Norton Ghost, my second hard drive is just a small one but I have it partitioned, D and E.
I use D to do my back ups of downloads and so on, my E partition i use for My Documents instead of having it on C drive.
My Question is, Is it possible to partition my C drive with out affecting my XP home ?, I only use at the most about 11 gb at any one time and it is 80gb, so I don't use most of the drive.
When I partitioned my second drive I only used the Disc management system from within XP, could i do the same with my C drive.
Any help would be appreciated.
Kai

  martjc 19:51 12 Oct 2006

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  ed-0 19:52 12 Oct 2006

" When I partitioned my second drive I only used the Disc management system from within XP, could i do the same with my C drive."

No. Disk management will not work for the C drive.

To partition C, you would need to purchase third party software. From personal experience, Acronis does a great job of partitioning C.

Is there a special reason to partition, is it for back up purposes. If it's just for storing data, why not create general windows folders and store in there.

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