Create Logical Partition in C:?


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Guest

Hiya,

When I received Dell Laptop, there are already four partitions in the laptop
Harddisk.. 1. EISA Configuration (about 100 MB), 2. Primary Partition – I
don’t know for what (2 GB), 3. Priimary Partition – C: ‘Vista OS’ (About 100
GB), 4. Primary Partition – D: ‘Recovery’... (10 GB)..

Now, I want to create one more logical partition – just for backup... I
don’t know much about Vista & EISA – so please suggest how can I divide ‘C:’
into the two partitions – use the Primary one to install Vista (about 50GB) &
remaining space for logical partition..? Is it possible..??

Please suggest..

Many thanks in advance,
Sapan
 
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Don

Sapan said:
Hiya,

When I received Dell Laptop, there are already four partitions in the laptop
Harddisk.. 1. EISA Configuration (about 100 MB), 2. Primary Partition – I
don’t know for what (2 GB), 3. Priimary Partition – C: ‘Vista OS’ (About 100
GB), 4. Primary Partition – D: ‘Recovery’... (10 GB)..

Now, I want to create one more logical partition – just for backup... I
don’t know much about Vista & EISA – so please suggest how can I divide ‘C:’
into the two partitions – use the Primary one to install Vista (about 50GB) &
remaining space for logical partition..? Is it possible..??

Yes, but Vista apparently won't shrink its own partition, so you need to
use a third-party program like Acronis Disk Director or BootItNG. I use
Disk Director so I know it will do what you want. You can use it 30
days for free, according to their website.
 
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Charles W Davis

Don said:
Yes, but Vista apparently won't shrink its own partition, so you need to
use a third-party program like Acronis Disk Director or BootItNG. I use
Disk Director so I know it will do what you want. You can use it 30
days for free, according to their website.
Back up to another partition? It makes no sense. You back up to an external
device, or at least to another hard drive. Should your main drive go south,
it makes no difference which partition it is on, they all go south at the
same time.
 
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...winston

Backups or images should be external and should always be the preferred or
recommended when dealing in an absolute sense. If you're like me you
probably have/had backups/images now or at one time or another on slave
drives, external usb drives and/or cd/dvd media.

Its also fine to deal in the practical sense with a backup to spare
partition then copy to external(usb drive, cd, dvd). The practical approach
has the disadvantage of not being available if the drive dies, yet until
that happens the reality of not having to deal with external
media(especially in the op's laptop or travel situation) certainly can
warrant the approach.

..winston
 
G

Guest

Thanks a lot Don...

It worked perfectly..:)

Don said:
Yes, but Vista apparently won't shrink its own partition, so you need to
use a third-party program like Acronis Disk Director or BootItNG. I use
Disk Director so I know it will do what you want. You can use it 30
days for free, according to their website.
 
G

Guest

Charles & Wilson,

I agree that its always safe to keep back up on external drives - which I do
as well..

But, I also keep one extra partition on 'laptop' - which helped in past as
welll to take urgent back up when my my system-files got corrupted..
 
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...winston

Mr.Wilson and Dennis are both glad you agree <g>
..winston

: Charles & Wilson,
:
: I agree that its always safe to keep back up on external drives - which I do as well..
:
: But, I also keep one extra partition on 'laptop' - which helped in past as welll to take urgent back up when my my system-files got corrupted..
:
:
: "...winston" wrote:
:
: > Backups or images should be external and should always be the preferred or
: > recommended when dealing in an absolute sense.
 

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