New partition in WinXP...



Bill Evans
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
Why would the "New Partition" option be gray/unavailable when I try to
partition a new, secondary hard drive in a computer? I can see the new
unpartitioned space under "Disk Management" under "Computer Management" in
the administrator tools.

The user ID does have administrator rights.



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bill evans
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Hartselle, AL
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peterk
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
You need to place the drive "online"
left side....
peterk

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"Bill Evans" <WHEvansIII-hatesspam@NOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
news:uP9GtypfFHA.3124@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Why would the "New Partition" option be gray/unavailable when I try to
> partition a new, secondary hard drive in a computer? I can see the new
> unpartitioned space under "Disk Management" under "Computer Management" in
> the administrator tools.
>
> The user ID does have administrator rights.
>
>
>
> --
>
> bill evans
> WHEvansIII@Charter.net
> Hartselle, AL
> "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." - Frank Zappa
>
>
>
>

Bill Evans
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
I'm not at the machine in question right now, but looking on my machine
under "Disk Management", I see the online indicator on the left side of the
drive.

Are you telling me that I need to click somewhere around there when I get up
there to turn his drive on?


bill

"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
news:u5TO9yqfFHA.3788@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> You need to place the drive "online"
> left side....
> peterk
>
> --
> It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much
> about the problem
> "Bill Evans" <WHEvansIII-hatesspam@NOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
> news:uP9GtypfFHA.3124@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Why would the "New Partition" option be gray/unavailable when I try to
>> partition a new, secondary hard drive in a computer? I can see the new
>> unpartitioned space under "Disk Management" under "Computer Management"
>> in the administrator tools.
>>
>> The user ID does have administrator rights.
>>
>>

peterk
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
Yes............when I installed my 2nd Sata drive I needed to place the
drive online before I could partition/format the drive.
peterk

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It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about
the problem
"Bill Evans" <WHEvansIII-hatesspam@NOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
news:uyuT94AgFHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I'm not at the machine in question right now, but looking on my machine
> under "Disk Management", I see the online indicator on the left side of
> the drive.
>
> Are you telling me that I need to click somewhere around there when I get
> up there to turn his drive on?
>
>
> bill
>
> "peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
> news:u5TO9yqfFHA.3788@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> You need to place the drive "online"
>> left side....
>> peterk
>>
>> --
>> It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much
>> about the problem
>> "Bill Evans" <WHEvansIII-hatesspam@NOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
>> news:uP9GtypfFHA.3124@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Why would the "New Partition" option be gray/unavailable when I try to
>>> partition a new, secondary hard drive in a computer? I can see the new
>>> unpartitioned space under "Disk Management" under "Computer Management"
>>> in the administrator tools.
>>>
>>> The user ID does have administrator rights.
>>>
>>>
>
>


New partition in WinXP...