Create new partition of existing C: drive Vista


S

skibuz

I am attempting to create a new partition to store pictures. I have created
the unallocated space (reducing the space on my C: drive). When I complete
the drive wizard to assign the drive letter to the partition, I get the
following error:

You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk
already contains the maximum number of partitions.

Fairly new Dell Inspiron 1525
Vista
C: 98GB
D: 9.77GB Recovery
Primary 39GB
Primary 2.5GB

Unassigned 40GB that I am trying to assign to a drive letter.

The 2 primary unassigned drives came with the computer. I did not create
them.

I was trying to create a new partition with
40GB that I took from my C: drive that originally had 140 GB. I got the
above error when I used the wizard to assign a drive letter to the new
partition.

Thank you for your help!
 
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C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

It would be best if you purchased an external hard drive
for backing-up valuable files, such as pictures. If your
hard drive were to fail, you would likely lose everything,
including files stored on a different partition.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast

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I am attempting to create a new partition to store pictures. I have created
the unallocated space (reducing the space on my C: drive). When I complete
the drive wizard to assign the drive letter to the partition, I get the
following error:

You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk
already contains the maximum number of partitions.

Fairly new Dell Inspiron 1525
Vista
C: 98GB
D: 9.77GB Recovery
Primary 39GB
Primary 2.5GB

Unassigned 40GB that I am trying to assign to a drive letter.

The 2 primary unassigned drives came with the computer. I did not create
them.

I was trying to create a new partition with
40GB that I took from my C: drive that originally had 140 GB. I got the
above error when I used the wizard to assign a drive letter to the new
partition.

Thank you for your help!
 
S

skibuz

Carey,

Thank you for your response. I have an external hard drive for back up
purposes. I was wanting to keep my C: drive less 'cluttered' with my large
picture collection of my grandchildren. In the latest PC Magazine, in their
Vista "Working With Windows" article stated that Vista has a built in hard
drive partitioning tool that will let you take unused space from your main
partition and form an extra partition for storing photos and videos. The
utility resides in the Computer Management console...

On my old Dell XP desktop, I created partitions that worked very well for
this purpose. I was trying to use the Vista feature to accomplish the same
goal on my new laptop.

I hope this helps clarify what I am trying to accomplish.

Thank you!
 
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