How to partition ghosted hard drive? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2007, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Default How to partition ghosted hard drive?

Hi everyone-
I've looked the site over and can't find this particular type of problem- I'm hoping someone can help.
Couple of weeks ago I had the contents of my 40 GB hd ghosted to a new Seagate 400GB drive, and then placed into a new pc. I then decided I wanted to partition the new drive so I could play around with other OS's. Don't ask me why I didn't go ahead and get the guy who did the ghosting to partition it!
And now I can't get the drive to partition. Nearly all of the info I've found says to do the My Computer/Manage/Disk Management thing. They say something about clicking on the white area to the right of the drive shown on the management screen. There is no white area- all it shows is "Disk 0" and 372.61 GB NTFS.
My D drive is also listed, of course.
The Seagate came with a disc, but I'm worried that using it now will cause loss of data. Am I just up the creek without the proverbial paddle?
Thanks much for any advice- great site!
Dell Dimension 2400
2.8 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM
Windows XP

wolfman is offline  
Old 07-20-2007, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Private Joker
carnageX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,111
Default Re: How to partition ghosted hard drive?

You'll have to get a disk paritioning program if you would like to add partitions to a HDD. Acronis is supposed to be a pretty good one, so you could try that. Just make sure you back-up important data JUST IN CASE.

Also, the way others were explaining it that you were reading, was for un-formatted HDD's.

Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 07-23-2007, 04:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Default Re: How to partition ghosted hard drive?

ok- Thanks very much!
wolfman is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP!! My hard drive will not boot! ehc68 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 15 01-29-2009 03:33 PM
Hard drive fails File Structure test tropicalfish Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 05-15-2007 12:37 PM
Help a newb: simple issue with hard drive copying? AppleBag Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 04-12-2007 12:21 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.