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How do I partition a hard drive in windows XP

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Can anyone if it is possible to partition a hard drive from windows (XP Home).  I have a spare hard drive (80 Gig) that i want to create a 20Gig partition on and then use norton ghost to put a copy of my system on it.  The second bit seems easy but i am having trouble making the partition in the first place.  

There is nothing on this hard drive that matters so i don't need to worry about loosing data.

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Hello adam1008 =)

>> I have a spare hard drive (80 Gig) that i want to create a 20Gig partition
means u need to hook another drive and want to partition it,,,, if yes then its not difficult, u can use Disk Management for it :)
check here >> http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/howto/install_xp_disk_mgmt.html
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Hi adam1008,

Do you have windows xp CD . You can insert it and then partition that way .. have you tried ?

Check this for instructions
http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,73826,00.asp

How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313348

Or use third party tool like Partition magic or Ranish
http://www.ranish.com/part/


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ofcourse it needs to be connected at the first place
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How to create a new partition or a new logical drive

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
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Thanks...............
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