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Old 10-28-2005, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the safest way to add a partition to a drive without formatting? I've got a new system so I don't want to reformat, but I want to create a storage partition on a 160gb drive.

A free utility would be great, but I'm open to any suggestions.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,

I would recommend Symantec PartitionMagic 8. However it's not free...but it is incredibly easy to use and does the job perfectly.

I don't know of any free utilities for partitioning ...
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What is the safest way to add a partition to a drive without formatting? I've got a new system so I don't want to reformat, but I want to create a storage partition on a 160gb drive.

A free utility would be great, but I'm open to any suggestions.

we need more detail. is you using the whole drive as a storage drive or do you already have windows on it already?

you can use the xp cd to partition in the first case
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Sorry...this is the primary HD with Windows already installed. I'll eventually put a seperate HD in it, but since the primary is 160gb, I'd like to use some of that space as a seperate partition.
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Sorry...this is the primary HD with Windows already installed. I'll eventually put a seperate HD in it, but since the primary is 160gb, I'd like to use some of that space as a seperate partition.
you would have to use partition magic then
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You need partition magic for this job.
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