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Hard disk partition

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.

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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
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...
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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