Format and Partition new slave hdd



GeeWhiz
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
Hi there,

I just installed a new 200GB Maxtor hdd as a slave to my main drive using
Windows XP Pro/SP2.

I opened Disk Management, saw the drive and formatted it. It formatted in
'Simple' Layout/'Dynamic' Type and I can't get any partitioning options.
I've probably set it up wrong but I can't figure out how to remedy it.

Can someone help set me on the right track? The drive is going to be used
for storage but I would like to have partitions and be able to create
folders in the partitions without having to do drag-n-drop or Send to.


Thanks in advance,

George

Ghostrider
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
GeeWhiz wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I just installed a new 200GB Maxtor hdd as a slave to my main drive using
> Windows XP Pro/SP2.
>
> I opened Disk Management, saw the drive and formatted it. It formatted in
> 'Simple' Layout/'Dynamic' Type and I can't get any partitioning options.
> I've probably set it up wrong but I can't figure out how to remedy it.
>
> Can someone help set me on the right track? The drive is going to be used
> for storage but I would like to have partitions and be able to create
> folders in the partitions without having to do drag-n-drop or Send to.
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> George
>
>

Best to have set up the 200 GB Maxtor as an extended drive
with logical partitions.

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
On Fri, 08 Jul 2005 19:08:29 GMT, GeeWhiz wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I just installed a new 200GB Maxtor hdd as a slave to my main drive using
> Windows XP Pro/SP2.
>
> I opened Disk Management, saw the drive and formatted it. It formatted in
> 'Simple' Layout/'Dynamic' Type and I can't get any partitioning options.
> I've probably set it up wrong but I can't figure out how to remedy it.
>
> Can someone help set me on the right track? The drive is going to be used
> for storage but I would like to have partitions and be able to create
> folders in the partitions without having to do drag-n-drop or Send to.
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> George

Dynamic drives are treated as folders instead of additional drive space. It
sounds like you're going to want to convert this disk to basic. Once that's
done, you'll be able to create multiple partitions.

See the following article for more details:
How To Convert to Basic and Dynamic Disks in Windows XP Professional
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309044

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Keith S
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
"GeeWhiz" <Enterprise@zor.no-spam.org> wrote in message
news:NaAze.126596$g5.56369@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Hi there,
>
> I just installed a new 200GB Maxtor hdd as a slave to my main drive using
> Windows XP Pro/SP2.
>
> I opened Disk Management, saw the drive and formatted it. It formatted in
> 'Simple' Layout/'Dynamic' Type and I can't get any partitioning options.
> I've probably set it up wrong but I can't figure out how to remedy it.
>
> Can someone help set me on the right track? The drive is going to be used
> for storage but I would like to have partitions and be able to create
> folders in the partitions without having to do drag-n-drop or Send to.
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> George
If you already formatted it, there wont be any partitioning options.


Format and Partition new slave hdd