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Aswin13693
Aswin13693 • Jul 26, 2011

drive partition...

i have only a single drive in my lap.can i divide it without formatting?if s plz say me how?😕
Reya
Reya • Jul 26, 2011
Windows OS is in that drive, right?
Use Partition Magic and try... 😀 It supports almost all the platforms and works even on Boot, without affecting your data. 😀 PartitionMagic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
theinam
theinam • Aug 5, 2011
friday 5:35pm

what is the brand of your laptop

try #1

it would be solved on the DISK management
on the

start
mycomputer .> right click
manage
disk management

try # 2

if your using the DELL laptop

the serves provider is give a software that divide the drives.......
Reya
Reya • Aug 5, 2011
@theinam : Ashwin didnt ask how to format the drive!

I divided my drive without formatting.None of my contents got deleted.
theinam
theinam • Aug 5, 2011
praveena friday 6:00am

i don`t think you understand like that

the service provider of Dell is given a software to divide the drive in that OS with out formate it.... 😀

and hence in such times the in diskmangement
is also divide the drives
in that drive
click
right button on mouse
select the options from the right menu
to expand that drive... 😀
all the best 😀 😀



ShrinkDWorld
ShrinkDWorld • Aug 5, 2011
If you are using Windows 7. Then it is allowed to create new drive without any external software. This feature is places in system setting. I do not remember its exact path.
@Theinam: For the method you said, it formats the drive, no matter what windows version it is... 😔
Aswin13693
Aswin13693 • Aug 13, 2011
tanx frnds i have partitioned my lap by using shrink option in disk management...
Aswin13693
Aswin13693 • Aug 13, 2011
ya but i got my drive partitioned dude...
Zoodie
Zoodie • Aug 15, 2011
I am amazed, How can the drive be fragmented with out formatting it? I have never heard of it and it OS is also present with in it how would you manage that data along with the whole data of your PC? I need answers... !!
Kishan Gupta
Kishan Gupta • Aug 15, 2011
Zoodie
I am amazed, How can the drive be fragmented with out formatting it? I have never heard of it and it OS is also present with in it how would you manage that data along with the whole data of your PC? I need answers... !!
Hi Zoodie, its very simple. In shrinking any partition, windows or shrinking software calculate area from a end that can be free, and try to locate data that can be move from there to some other free space such that it increases available space for shrinking. Now, data like virtual page files, hibernate file, etc are not moveable, so system does not move them.
After calculating space it shows max space that can be shrink, and you have to choose space from that to shrink.

Its better idea to do shrinking after buying new laptop, as that time you got more space for shrinking and you can create partition according to your need.
Aswin13693
Aswin13693 • Aug 25, 2011
ya dude..u r right it happened in the same way.
Kishan Gupta
Kishan Gupta • Aug 25, 2011
Aswin13693
ya dude..u r right it happened in the same way.
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