How to Resize (Partition) Windows XP Home C drive (NTFS) with Partition Magic 8.0
Posted on 2006-05-07
Hello, I am running Windows XP Home with 2 Hard drives.
I have PQ 8.0 Installed on C drive & this shows the following.
Disk 1 C Drive NTFS 38,154.3MB Used 16,192.1 Free Space 21.,962.2 active. Primary
Unallocated 7.8mb used 0.0 free space 0.0 none Primary
Disk 2 G Drive NTFS 76,316.6 Used 930.6 Free 75,386.0 Active Primary.
However in Startup Windows XP I have in My Computer:
Local disk C NTFS Used 15.8gb free 21.4gb capacity 37.2gb
Local disk G NTFS Used 930mb free 73.6gb capacity 74.5gb
Floppy drive A
Also I have cdrw Drive D
DVD Drive E
DVD Drive F (Virtual)
Removable disk H
What I want to do is partition C Drive so I have Windows XP Operating System C drive first & then 1 partition for programs 1 for data files(Applications like word)
1 for recording to cdrw.
Also I would like to use the G drive for music programs like Cubase, So I need to partition this as well.
I have noticed in PQ8.0 if I try to resize the C: drive I get the This Partition crosses the 1024 Cylinder Boundary & may not be bootable? I have also heard you can get errors with PQ 8.0 so is it worth doing?
Also I don't know how the drive letters will change if I have 4 or 5 partitions on each drive, what do I do about my CDRW & DVD Drive letters I don't want to change them.
Can I partition each ntfs drive as a logical drives or do I have to make primary partitions & will it still boot into Windows XP Home.
I also find my antivirus software takes ages to scan C drive 5 to 6 hours so will partitioning this make this faster?
Thank you for your advice,