C drive Partition in HP Mini -

February 11, 2011 at 21:14:55
Specs: Windows 7 starter, Intel Atom 1.83Ghz/2 GB Ram
Hello,

Can you please let me know how to partition my C drive (300GB at Present) in my HP Mini Netbook, runs on Windows 7 starter OS.


Any revert is appreciated


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#1
February 11, 2011 at 22:58:41
right click my computer/manage/disk management
right click on the C; drive and shrink
then create new partition in the space left.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
February 11, 2011 at 23:12:53
Yes, i followed this procedure , but stuck in the half way, i created partition by shrink volume option,

and the next option of creating a simple volume is not happening, throwing an error
'Dynamic disks are not supported by this operating system or server configuration.Dynamic disks are not supported on clusters"

I am stuck half the way. please help


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#3
February 12, 2011 at 20:49:56
You should stay away from any option that converted to Dynamic Disks.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
March 4, 2011 at 01:59:36

If you have just bought HP Mini 210 netbook you must have noticed these things:
1. It comes with Windows 7 starter
2. It already comes with 4 drives in it
a. one as c: drive (NTFS)
b. one as System drive (NTFS)
c. one as recovery drive (NTFS)
d. one drive for HP_TOOLS (FAT32)

Now Windows starter does not allow more than 4 drives. So to partition c: drive into more is out of question. so what shall you do now ?

The solution is very simple. Follow these steps:(details of each step is mentioned later)
1. Take a backup of the folder 'Hewlett-Packard' in c: drive
2. Unallocate 'HP_TOOLS' drive
3. Extend 'Recovery' drive to include the unallocated drive
4. Shrink drive C: to get a new unallocated drive
5. Use that unallocated drive for a new partioned drive

Details of each step:
1. Take a backup of the folder 'Hewlett-Packard'(of 'HP_TOOLS' drive) in c: drive
A. Go to 'HP_TOOLS' drive
B. Look for folder 'Hewlett-Packard'
C. Right click on it
D. Choose 'copy'
E. Go to C: drive
F. Right click on any EMPTY space there
G. Choose 'Paste' (NOT 'Paste Shortcut')
2. Unallocate 'HP_TOOLS' drive
A. Look at the Taskbar (the thin bar at the bottom of the desktop)
B. Click on the start button (start button = the round button on the left side of taskbar)
C. Look for the word 'Computer'
D. right-click on that word
E. Look at the box that appears after that right-click
F. click on 'Manage'
G. Now you will see a wondow with 3 vertical Panels:
i. Computer Management
ii. Names
iii. Actions
H. Look for 'Storage' under 'Computer Management'.
I. Look for 'Disk Management' under 'Storage'
J. Click on 'Disk Management'
K. Recall Step-G from above mentioned lines(There we mwntioned 3 Panels). Now look in the middle-Panel: 'Names'
L. In that Panel find 'HP_TOOLS'. right click on it.
M. Choose 'Delete Volume' and go on clicking all [next]/[yes]/[finish] buttons further
3. Extend 'Recovery' drive to include the unallocated drive
A. Look at the Taskbar (the thin bar at the bottom of the desktop)
B. Click on the start button (start button = the round button on the left side of taskbar)
C. Look for the word 'Computer'
D. right-click on that word
E. Look at the box that appears after that right-click
F. click on 'Manage'
G. Now you will see a wondow with 3 vertical Panels:
i. Computer Management
ii. Names
iii. Actions
H. Look for 'Storage' under 'Computer Management'.
I. Look for 'Disk Management' under 'Storage'
J. Click on 'Disk Management'
K. Recall Step-G from above mentioned lines(There we mwntioned 3 Panels). Now look in the middle-Panel: 'Names'
L. Right click on 'Recovery' drive
M. Click 'Extend Volume' and go on clicking all [next]/[yes]/[finish] buttons further
4. Shrink drive C: to get a new unallocated drive
A. Look at the Taskbar (the thin bar at the bottom of the desktop)
B. Click on the start button (start button = the round button on the left side of taskbar)
C. Look for the word 'Computer'
D. right-click on that word
E. Look at the box that appears after that right-click
F. click on 'Manage'
G. Now you will see a wondow with 3 vertical Panels:
i. Computer Management
ii. Names
iii. Actions
H. Look for 'Storage' under 'Computer Management'.
I. Look for 'Disk Management' under 'Storage'
J. Click on 'Disk Management'
K. Recall Step-G from above mentioned lines(There we mwntioned 3 Panels). Now look in the middle-Panel: 'Names'
L. Right click on 'C:' Drive
M. Click on 'Shrink Volume' and wait with patience (lot of patience)
N. You will see a dialogue box with three textboxes in it. the middle one can be edited.
O. Enter a number in it a way that it is as more as possible, but the number in the 3rd textbox should not be '0'(zero). Yet there should be atleast 40,000 in 1st box. (I entered 69000 in middle box)
P. go on clicking all [next]/[yes]/[finish] buttons further.
5. Use that unallocated drive for a new partioned drive
A. Look at the Taskbar (the thin bar at the bottom of the desktop)
B. Click on the start button (start button = the round button on the left side of taskbar)
C. Look for the word 'Computer'
D. right-click on that word
E. Look at the box that appears after that right-click
F. click on 'Manage'
G. Now you will see a wondow with 3 vertical Panels:
i. Computer Management
ii. Names
iii. Actions
H. Look for 'Storage' under 'Computer Management'.
I. Look for 'Disk Management' under 'Storage'
J. Click on 'Disk Management'
K. Recall Step-G from above mentioned lines(There we mwntioned 3 Panels). Now look in the middle-Panel: 'Names'
L. Try to find a box at the bottom of that middle panel, which has:
i. Thin black slanting stripes
ii. A thick black stripe
M. Right click in that box.
N. Click on 'New Simple Volume'
O. go on clicking all [next]/[yes]/[finish] buttons further.


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