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using partition magic to divide hard drive into two partitions

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im using this "scary" software for the first time.... have read all the guides and tutorials..... still afraid!

scenerio is:
laptop is having only one 80GB NTFS hard drive, and i need to divide into two, i.e. C: 30GB + D: 50GB, that's all.

now, what i can understand by reading all those lengthy and complicated stuff about PM, is

1. First, resize C: to make it 30GB leaving 50GB unallocated space
2. Second, create a new partition covering the unallocated space

do you want to add anything else in the above steps.... if so... then please go ahead
also, do anyone know about some nice & pictury tutorials of this software?
i looked everywhere, but couldn't find anything worthable.... seems like everyone is so expert with this PM that no one can think of a "dumbo beginner" like me =\
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You have the steps correct.  Besides, you're a top expert here, so you don't need pictures!  It really is an easy tool to use, and most problems seem to come from trying to merge partitions, which is tricky.  Making 2 partitions from one is as simple as it gets.  As always, backup the important data before performing a partition operation.
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im right clicking the C: drive, and clicking Resize\Move
getting a dialogue box which has the following line,

"This process crosses the 1024 cylinder boundary and may not be bootable"

should i ignore it, and move on with the resizing or anything alarming about it?
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If you're just using the second partition for data and not for booting another OS, ignore it.
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Yes ignore it... unless your PC is an "OLD" one... that doesn't support HDD more that... I think it was 4GB... I can't remeber... wich is not your case...
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great... that was not that "scary" as i was used to think about PM....infact it's pretty cool piece of software.... took hardly 10 minutes and now im the proud owner of two partitions :)

thanks a lot for your quick and to-the-point assistance!
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Here is a step by step guide that you can keep for further reference:

http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tutorials/default.asp?pagetypeid=2&articleid=29088&subsectionid=779

Got to the bottom of the page and click on the link. If you left-click your browser will load the .pdf directly. If you right-click you will be able to save it to disc.

Regards
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You're welcome!
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