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hi
my pc is having no hard disk partitions.
now i want to make the partitions in hard disks.
is there any possibility to do partitions without formating the disk?.
is there any free softwares to handle this?.
my pc os is windows-xp

thank u
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Before using any partitioning uitility backup all your important data first and then read the and follow the instructions of the utility thoroughly.

PartitionMagic
http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/
PartitionMagic® allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions on your hard drive without destroying data. Award-winning PartitionMagic is the world's leading hard-drive partitioning software for PC enthusiasts.

Partition Manager
http://www.partition-manager.com/n_pm_main.htm

Partition Manager from Paragon provides easy and safe partitioning functions to even non-professional users.

With Partition Manager you can reclaim wasted disk space, organize your data, add new operating systems, speed up file system performance.

In the past, partition modification was risky and time-consuming task. Users had to backup all files, create new partitions, format them, may be reinstall operating system, and restore data. With Partition Manager you just select what partition modification should be done. All will be done automatically without  data loss.

Ranish Partition Manager
http://www.ranish.com/part/
Partition Manager is a freeware program that partitions hard disks. It will help you to install and dualboot Linux and multiple copies of Windows. For example, it will let you to run Win ME, Win 2k, and Linux on a single box. Also, using Partition Manager you can copy, move, and resize disk partitions.


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my pc is having no hard disk partitions
It has to have at least one, the one the os is on
note partitioning and formating are two different things, first you partiton the drive into one or more partitons, then you format each partition
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using partition magic just resize your existing partition and then create an extended partition with the remaining space.  Then create how ever many logical drive(s) (partition drive letters) you want in the extended partition.
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Im assuming that you are trying to set a 2nd hdd in winxp, once you have the drive in the system and jumpered correctly then, boot into windows. open an explorer window, or start menu, right click on my computer and select 'manage' , click on disk management near the bottom left.  this will bring up a list of the current disks.  you can partition and format the drive from here by right clicking or useing the menus.  hope this helps...
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also, if you just want multi-partitions you can (in disk management) upgrade a disk to dynamic, once it is, then you can on the fly create new paritions.
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sorry, didnt know it had that effect.  my bad.
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