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Partition in XP

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by PMG, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    I was told i can partition my hard drives within XP,and not a Partition program,where do i go about doing this within XP? I want to split one of my drives up for just for the scratch disk for Adobe Illustrator,and Photoshop!! Thanks
     
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  2. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    control panel>administration tools>computer management>storage>disk management
     
  3. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    I looked in there the only thing that is active when i Rclick on the drive is-Open-Explore-Change Drive letter or Path-Properties and Help,the help file tells ya how to do it,but what it says is not what i see,and yes im logged in as Admim..........
     
  4. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Pro if I remember correctly you have to add a drive letter then create the partition.
     
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    Ken Major Contributor

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    Or, you could always Format:C...kidding..don't do that.
    Partition Magic is good.
    Ken
     
  7. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    Ya i have that on the way........Thanks for the information and help!
     
  8. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    if space wasn't allocated.......

    when your drive was formatted..........I don't believe you can partition
    after the fact without formatting the drive.
     
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  9. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    With in XP,yes,,but with Partition Magic you can correct???
     
  10. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    according to Norton's site............

    you can partition with the software after the fact.
     
  11. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Yes with partion magic you can create and resize partions after intial format.
     
  12. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

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    With the price of hard drives beingt so cheap, why not just add a second hard drive?
     
  13. mark in tx

    mark in tx Very Active Member

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    Adding a second drive just for the swap disk can be a good idea. I heartily recommend partition magic, or if you feel adventurous, a Knoppix live disk can do the job if you want to experiment with Linux.

    Make sure that the partition or the second drive that you assign as your swap is not shared, or networked. That will increase the performance as a swap.
    Lastly, add as much RAM as you can.
    I went from 2 gigs of ram to 4 gigs, and I noticed an immediate speed up.
     
  14. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    I do have 2....1 internal and 1 external,and was thinking i need to split the internal 250 up for the scratch disk,the reason i say this is so the data being transfered wont be lost or even slower if i split the external drive,i have it running on the external now ,and it still seems to hang up now and then and act stupid...or is this the norm for adobe products!!!
     

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