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March 31, 2005 6:39:12 PM

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Hi
Have new pc with 160gb Maxtor hd. 137gb recogised. Old version of xp pre
sp1, have sp1 and 2 installed now. Also installed Maxtor Big Drive Enabler.
In computer management recognises one drive of 152.66gb divided into 128gb
ntfs - healthy (system) and 24.67gb unallocated. Right clicking on
unallocated portion allows menu with “new partition� then decide between
primary or extended partition.
Does anyone know the procedure from here on in, considering that the rest of
the drive is already populated with programs and I don’t want to reformat?

Cheers
Icedragon
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March 31, 2005 10:47:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi,

How you proceed depends on the result you desire. You can simply create an
additional volume with free space (using the right-click option from the
disk manager), then format it and begin storing files. If you want to expand
the existing "C" drive into the free space, you will need a third party
partitioning utility like BootIT NG or Partition Magic.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Icedragon" <Icedragon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:770229CB-623A-499C-9023-B2AFCAC12CB9@microsoft.com...
> Hi
> Have new pc with 160gb Maxtor hd. 137gb recogised. Old version of xp pre
> sp1, have sp1 and 2 installed now. Also installed Maxtor Big Drive
> Enabler.
> In computer management recognises one drive of 152.66gb divided into 128gb
> ntfs - healthy (system) and 24.67gb unallocated. Right clicking on
> unallocated portion allows menu with “new partition� then decide
> between
> primary or extended partition.
> Does anyone know the procedure from here on in, considering that the rest
> of
> the drive is already populated with programs and I don’t want to
> reformat?
>
> Cheers
> Icedragon
>
!