how to create extended partition

December 21, 2010 at 00:52:56
Specs: Windows 7
i have three partition of my hard disk and the forth one is System(i don't know what it is)
so now i want another partition of my C drive(180Gb)
pls give the suitable procedure

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#1
December 21, 2010 at 04:03:45
It appears that you already have four partitions on your disk,
Are they all primary partitions? You have not told us anything about them.
If they are all primary partitions then that is the maximum you can have.

The first question after that is do you still have unallocated space on the disk?
I am assuming you have as you appear to want to create more partitions, though you have not said so.

Without knowing your disk geometry it is difficult to advise you on what to do to create more partitions using your unallocated space.

Anyway here are some thoughts based on what I think your disk geometry might look like:

In order to create more partitions than you already have, you would have to delete the primary partition that is contiguous to your unallocated space. If that is your OS partition then it will be difficult. If it is not your OS partition then you have to first delete your primary partition that is contiguous with your unallocated space. Back up your data first though.

After deleting the primary partition, you can now create an extended partition using all of your unallocated disk space. Once you have done that you can create one or more logical drives within the extended partition.

You can do all this using disk management in windows.

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#2
December 21, 2010 at 20:19:27
Also know that if this is a desktop computer for $40.00-$50.00 you can purchase another internal hard drive and have up to 4 primary partitions on the new drive or 3 primary partitions and one extended partition with multiple logical drives within the extended partition. This will give you additional space as well as additional 'drives' available to you. Windows treats all of these 'drives' equal regardless of which physical drive they are on.

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