Partitioning problem

I have 2 harddrives, C: and D:, D: is a 60Gig
I used to be running WinME and I formatted only 30Gigs of D:, with Fat32.
I recently installed Win2000 over ME.  C: is now NTFS.  I wanted to format D: to NTFS, with to partitions, 30Gigs each.  But Windows Disk Management or Partition Magic 8.0 won't see the other half that I didn't format.  PM 8.0 did see an 30Gig Extended Sector.  I tried formating to NTFS, but still can't see the other half.

What can I do to be able to use all 60 gigs??
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urbanautCommented:
I have had a bit of experience with PM 8.0, using it to make a dual boot system with Windows and Linux.  I may be able to help, but I'm not sure if I understand your question.

It sounds like you may have to redistribute your free space using PM, by either adding it to your one of your existing partition, like the new D:NTFS partition, or by creating another new partition with that left over space in either the FAT32 or NTFS format.  In other words, your computer won't see a partition that isn't formated unless your using XP or some type of partitioning program.  

If that wasn't what you were asking, please restate your question and I'll try again.
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SunBowCommented:
Have you tried Win2k's Disk Manager?

Try deleting all the partitions. Then put them back as you'd like. You can even assign them a letter other than d: if you prefer. I sometimes do that for a drive I share between computers, so it is the same letter no matter which console I am at. 60 g is right at the limit os old MS wares for partitioning, but just under the limit. And, as I recall, their fDisk size problem did not extend beyond Win98 anyway.

Try NT's Administration tools, and you may find you do not need 3rd party extras such as PMQ.
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FerioAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
I got it fix.
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