New harddisk installation



Man Utd
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
I got a new system and installed WinXP.
My harddisk has 100 GB capacity, was not partitioned. I made a 50 GB
parition during setup.
How do I make the rest 50 GB as partition after WinXP installation ? By
running FDisk ?

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Right click My Computer, select Manage, Disk Management. You'll see your new hard disk listed with the existing partition and unallocated space. Right click the unallocated space and use the context menu options.

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"Man Utd" <NOalanpltseSPAM@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message news:%23dtBxlLYFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I got a new system and installed WinXP.
> My harddisk has 100 GB capacity, was not partitioned. I made a 50 GB
> parition during setup.
> How do I make the rest 50 GB as partition after WinXP installation ? By
> running FDisk ?
>
>

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Try going to run,type:diskmgmt.msc In msc,R.click on the free space,then
select format,when its thru,go to actions,all,select make active.

"Man Utd" wrote:

> I got a new system and installed WinXP.
> My harddisk has 100 GB capacity, was not partitioned. I made a 50 GB
> parition during setup.
> How do I make the rest 50 GB as partition after WinXP installation ? By
> running FDisk ?
>
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Man Utd wrote:

> I got a new system and installed WinXP.
> My harddisk has 100 GB capacity, was not partitioned. I made a 50 GB
> parition during setup.
> How do I make the rest 50 GB as partition after WinXP installation ? By
> running FDisk ?
>
>

Use disk management from within XP. Right click My computer | Manage |
Disk Management.

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MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Man Utd
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Hi,

Now I can manage to format the second parition but it is now as partition E
because I have a DVD drive as D.
How do I swap the drive letters ?

"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
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> Man Utd wrote:
>
>> I got a new system and installed WinXP.
>> My harddisk has 100 GB capacity, was not partitioned. I made a 50 GB
>> parition during setup.
>> How do I make the rest 50 GB as partition after WinXP installation ? By
>> running FDisk ?
>
> Use disk management from within XP. Right click My computer | Manage |
> Disk Management.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Man Utd wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Now I can manage to format the second parition but it is now as
> partition E because I have a DVD drive as D.
> How do I swap the drive letters ?
>
Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management

Right-click on the drive you want to change and you'll see you have the
Change Drive Letter option.

Malke
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Man Utd
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Thanks alot.
It works.

"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
news:eDnV7w8ZFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Man Utd wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Now I can manage to format the second parition but it is now as
>> partition E because I have a DVD drive as D.
>> How do I swap the drive letters ?
>>
> Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management
>
> Right-click on the drive you want to change and you'll see you have the
> Change Drive Letter option.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


New harddisk installation