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.