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Hi
What is the command syntax to create a new partiption . I only have a C drive and I like to create a D and move 2 giga bytes to it.
How do I do that ?

Thanks,

Liron
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by:rayt333
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Well if you don't have a program like Partition Magic which will partition without losing any data, then you must use FDISK which will erase all data from the HD when it makes the new Partition, that is ALL DATA not just the new partition, remember ALL.

FDISK is on your bootdisk, if you want to know how to use it just ask, but first make sure this is what you really want to do. This is something that should be done when you first set up the HD, but you can still do it.
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by:joed
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Creating a partion is done thru fdisk. Unless you have some unpartitioned space on the disk already this will cause loss of all data.

Alternately you could use a partition manager program like partion magic that will not kill all your data. this would be the best way.
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by:tommy_b
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U can use FDISK in Dos prompt, and it will erase ALL DATA, but u should backup all important data.
From FDISK u can select either FAT16 or FAT32, then create primary drive (C) and logical drive (D,E,etc).
that's all for parition drives.
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by:ViRoy
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u want partition magic
http://www.PartitionMagic.com
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Fdisk is not a good program to use.
There is a program i used called ranish partition manager.
if you want it email me at adz@nfmail.com
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by:Pasci
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Actually Fdisk is the program to use if you don't have Partition Magic, and don't mind loosing your data from your HD. lironq, you schould reject the answer, and give the points to rayt333 since he was the first to suggest a solution for your problem.
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by:adam8
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i don't like to argue much but ranish partition manager is free and better than fdisk could ever be
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by:Pasci
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No Problem, your answer was accepted so it must be a pretty good program, I hadn't heard of it. Excuse my ignorance.
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no prob.
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