partitions on a USB HD

Posted on 2005-05-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
i have a 2.5inch HD in a usb caddy. They all work fine but...

one of them has two partitions on (2x5gb) i can only see one of the partitions. Any idea how to fdisk a external usb drive?
Im fine with Fdisking normally but this is stumping me.

thanks for the help
Question by:SIMONBRATT
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    What OS?  If you are using 9x, then the other partition could be formatted as NTFS.  Or it might be "unpartitioned" space.

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    hi leew,
    its windows xp and ive just discovered diskpart, wow thats the man for the job, works a treat.

    do you know it?

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    by:Lee W, MVP
    I know of it.  Haven't explored it.
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    If you have WinXP you don't need to use any third party software.

    Under control panel=>administrative tools=>computer managmet
    you have the "Disk managment" tool and with it you can create and partition your USB disk.

    Check it out.

    P.S. if you prefer a third party software get the "Partition magic v.8" this software can do miracles.
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    please take a look also at this link,regarding diskpart,,and especially the section after : "..Luckily, Win XP does have a partitioning program called "Diskpart." :

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