Partitioning Drives

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I am trying to turn my C:\ drive into two drives, say C:\ and B:\.
I am using Windows XP Home 5.1.2600 SP2
According to the Help function in XP Iam supposed to access the Disk
Management Function and "Right-click an unallocated region of a basic disk,
and then click New Partition, or right-click free space in an extended
partition, and then click New Logical Drive. "
However, no matter how much I right-click in any and all of the various
areas in the Disk Management window, nothing comes up. Not "New Partition"
and certainly not "New Logical Drive".
What am I doing wrong?
How do I resolve this?
Step by step, what should I be doing?
Does it matter that I have been using this drive for a few months now? In
other words there is a certain amount of data and programs on the disk.
Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    This only works if you have the unallocated space to partition with,if the
    C: drive is all formatted,then no free space exist.You would then need to
    install a 3rd party disk mgmt software to break up the disk,or if you have
    older windows software OS,as in ME 98 or 95,use FDISK to create seperate
    partitions,then install xp.

    "alanpp" wrote:

    > I am trying to turn my C:\ drive into two drives, say C:\ and B:\.
    > I am using Windows XP Home 5.1.2600 SP2
    > According to the Help function in XP Iam supposed to access the Disk
    > Management Function and "Right-click an unallocated region of a basic disk,
    > and then click New Partition, or right-click free space in an extended
    > partition, and then click New Logical Drive. "
    > However, no matter how much I right-click in any and all of the various
    > areas in the Disk Management window, nothing comes up. Not "New Partition"
    > and certainly not "New Logical Drive".
    > What am I doing wrong?
    > How do I resolve this?
    > Step by step, what should I be doing?
    > Does it matter that I have been using this drive for a few months now? In
    > other words there is a certain amount of data and programs on the disk.
    > Thanks
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    The only way you can create, delete, resize or merge existing partitions,
    and not harm your existing Windows installation, is to purchase and use
    a third-party partitioning program such as Partition Magic 8.
    http://www.symantec.com/partitionmagic/

    The alternative is to perform a "Clean Install" of Windows XP.

    Clean Install Windows XP
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "alanpp" wrote:

    | I am trying to turn my C:\ drive into two drives, say C:\ and B:\.
    | I am using Windows XP Home 5.1.2600 SP2
    | According to the Help function in XP Iam supposed to access the Disk
    | Management Function and "Right-click an unallocated region of a basic disk,
    | and then click New Partition, or right-click free space in an extended
    | partition, and then click New Logical Drive. "
    | However, no matter how much I right-click in any and all of the various
    | areas in the Disk Management window, nothing comes up. Not "New Partition"
    | and certainly not "New Logical Drive".
    | What am I doing wrong?
    | How do I resolve this?
    | Step by step, what should I be doing?
    | Does it matter that I have been using this drive for a few months now? In
    | other words there is a certain amount of data and programs on the disk.
    | Thanks
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Thanks everyone -
    A nice clear answer
    Thanks again
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