Difficulty of Varun
Recently I purchased a HP computer with windows XP and I noticed that it has only one drive C: of 298GB. It's really not fair to have all the files along with the OS files... so; I want to create two more drives. Please help me how to do that?
-By Varun from India
Why need to partition hard drive?
When a computer newly bought by user, it installed a complete hard drive without partitioning to be several parts. Like Varun said, it is really not fair to have all the files along with the OS files. It will not only affects the performance of computer but also unfavorable to manage the total files in order to avoid wasting users' time.
Let's have a imagination that put all your books to one desk drawer, no matter it is a novel, magazine, textbook, or other classifications, then, is it trouble for you to find the book you need to read from a jumble of books? Therefore, prepare several drawers to establish more place for categorize and file, work will be more efficient and methodical. Now, returning to the driver partition, partition resize is essential.
How to solve partition problem
In fact, some partition resize could be reached by built-in disk partition management of computer, however, not all windows support these function, even if support, there are always limitations. Consequently, third party software is put to use. Partition Assistant Standard Edition, it is a free edition, clients need pay nothing to download and use it.
Advantages of Partition Assistant Standard Edition:
- It is free partition management tool and practical edition.
- Safely operate the software in your computer, without data losing.
- Supports 32 bit Windows operating systems including Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.
- It can Resize and Move Partition, Extend System Drive, Repartition, Merge, Split Partition and so on.
Procedures to create partition
Firstly, download from here: /download.html, then, runs it. Below is the disk usage of Varun:
Secondly, C: partition should be shrunk to save space for creating partitions. Like the following view shows. After the arrow become double-way, press the left key and drag to the left until leaving the appropriate unallocated space.
Look at the above interface, 168.55GB is created now. It is time to create more partitions from the unallocated space. Right click the unallocated space and select the "Create" option:
After click "Create", the following view prompted. Note that, if it is needed to create two partitions, all the unallocated space could not just be occupied by the new partition. Hence, operate as the arrow shows, drag it to the left to make sure the right volume it should be unallocated. And, fill out the view as you wish. Here, a new partition with 66.57GB created.
The following view is the recent hard drive condition after resized.
If need to create more partitions, just do it according to the above procedures.
Lastly, it is necessary to make all your procedures bring into operation by click "Apply" on the top tool bar. Also, before you start your operation, please stop all other program in the computer or you will be needed to reboot your computer.