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andwan0

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I've got a Kingston 8GB USB. I was having problems getting BartPE, Windows XP setup & PartedMagic put all in one. So I created a smaller NTFS partition using RMPrepUSB... 2.1GB (enough for the 3 ISOs).

Created my combo successfully, and it boots up too.

Now I want to create partition with the unallocated 5GB... but I can't seem to in Windows 7/8? It won't let me create partition?

 


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Sure it won*t.

 

If the device (like it is normal) is seen as "Removable" Windows will only allow a single partition on it.

You can install a Filter driver" such as cfadisk.sys dummydisk.sys or diskmod.sys in order to have the device seen as "fixed", but of course this will work only on the system(s) where you installed the filter driver.

 

Alternatively you may want to try "flipping the removable bit", there are specific manufacturer tools for this BUT it is complex and potentially risky, as you may end up with a "broken" stick.

 

Maybe we could better try to understand the reason why a single partition, the full size of the stick, doesn't work for you and fix that problem.

 

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