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Partitioning a large drive

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I have HP Pavilion with a 200 pentium 128 meg of ram. My master drive is 2.5g I want to partition my larger drive which is 11.5gs. what is the best way to do that and most importantly will i lose any of the information that I have on my large drive ?
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A marvelousl little piece of software called "Partition Magic" will allow you to partition your HDD without losing any information. It's about $40-50 (US) and well worth it.
You can find it just about anywhere that sells software.
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is there anyway to do it without having to buy something?  I will lose everything on my drive then correct , if I partition?
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The standard disk partitioning software (FDISK for DOS/windows) will result in the loss of all of the data on your HDD.
You need specialized software.
Do you really need to re-partition your HDD? If you're using FAT16 (I'm assuming you are running windows95) then yes because you have a LOT of wasted space with a single partition of that size. If you're using FAT32 then you don't have nearly the wasted space and shouldn't bother re-partitioning unless you have something like Partition Magic that will keep your data. I guess it depends on how valuable your data is.
If you need more information on this let me know. :-)
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Just curious...
Are you registered as both RYJEL and RIGELL (Didn't know you could do that) or am I talking to two different entities ??


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Thanks for you time.  Yes im registered under both ryjel and rigell one is under my aol account and the other is under my girlfriends aol account. Thanks for your help
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Glad to be of service :-)
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