File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes General Computing and the fly likes Partitioning Windows XP Home Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » General Computing
Bookmark "Partitioning Windows XP Home" Watch "Partitioning Windows XP Home" New topic

Partitioning Windows XP Home

Faqeer Khudaka
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 32
Hi all,

I just bought a laptop with 100GB hard disk and running Windows XP Home. Now I am trying to make some partitions here using Computer Management tools but it doesnt allow me to do so. I cant format my hard disk cause that would be a long process. \
Any suggestions as to how to make partitions while using XP. I tried partition magic 8.0 trial but dosnt allow me to make partitions.
Is there any free 3rd party software for partitioning that is also reliable?

John Weir

Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Posts: 6
Hi Faqeer Khudaka

Best to back up your data (CD-RW, Flash etc) and then insert the Windows Xp home edition CD into your CD-ROM drive and then upon reboot (press Del to enter setup or F1 ) then set your boot sequence to boot from CD-ROM. Then follow the usual Microsoft prompts and agreements and you will arrive at the stage for formatting and partitioning, from their it is self explanatory. All you need to do is delete your partition and then create new ones. Look on the bright side you will save money buying third party software.

I hope this helps.

If you need more advice just e-mail me.

Faqeer Khudaka
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 32
Thanks John, that was helpful.

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Partitioning Windows XP Home
It's not a secret anymore!