Hi I have a 40GB hard drive set up as a spare HDD master on my secondary IDE. All I want to do is set aside an active partition of just 1GB on this drive. I have tried to do it following the help menu by using 'disk management' and also by the command prompt. So far following the 'help menu' instructions, the disk management method just does not have the options it tells me to follow. The DOS commands, 3 methods, all failed as well. Could anyone teach me how to partition just using WXP functions please. I don't really want to buy a Partition Manager Application just to partition one HDD. The drive in question is already formated NTFS. Thanx, Eamonn.
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Sounds like the drive is already partitioned. In computer management under layout of this disk does it say "partition"? If so it is already partitioned you will need to delete it so then it will be unallocated then you should be able to create the partition of your dreams. If …
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