format & partition slave hdd



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

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

I used Disk Management to format it but I get no options to partition it. I
cannot right click and create new folders, all I can do is use it as a giant
floppy using drag-n-drop. When it formatted it came out as 'Simple' Layout
and 'Dynamic' Type with NTFS.

How can I format and partition it to be usable as a regular drive albeit
I'll be using it for storage?
In other words "what did I do wrong?"


Thnks in advance,

George

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
With xp pro you can create a dynamic disk,and/or create partitions by going
to run,type:cmd In cmd type:DiskPart For all options type:HELP You should
go to:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/
proddocs/entserver/d... Although the topic is server 2003 and a mirrored
system,the related topics are the same in xp.

"GeeWhiz" wrote:

> Ho there,
>
> I just installed a 200GB Maxtor hdd as a slave to my main hdd running
> Windows XP Pro/SP2.
>
> I used Disk Management to format it but I get no options to partition it. I
> cannot right click and create new folders, all I can do is use it as a giant
> floppy using drag-n-drop. When it formatted it came out as 'Simple' Layout
> and 'Dynamic' Type with NTFS.
>
> How can I format and partition it to be usable as a regular drive albeit
> I'll be using it for storage?
> In other words "what did I do wrong?"
>
>
> Thnks in advance,
>
> George
>
>
>


format & partition slave hdd