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magic90

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I have just installed a new 40 gig hdd.
When I go to the device manager it's there and working ok.
BUt how do I format it so win xp will recognise it.
I have partition magic but it wont work with win xp
Any help would be most appreciated


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Well you shouldnt need to format, as they come preformatted. So it shows up under the Device Mananger, but not under My Computer as a drive?

Perhaps you do need to format it, Partition Magic 7 works with XP, although personally I would use FDISK in DOS.

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I used a win98 boot disk and then used fdisk to format drive.
And then used partition magic 7 (V6 dosent work with xp) to partition the drive

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Why can't you partition it with FDISK?

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Yea I know you can partition with fdisk but was unsure how to use it.
Everything is so simple with partition magic
Anyway everything done now.thanx

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use disk admin that is in windows XP

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What is disk admin?!

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yeah war child.. go on [color=red:0549d3fc3b]xp[/color:0549d3fc3b]lain more im interested too!! :rolleyes:
Sounds good, theres a few features in XP ive still not tried out, but id not even heard of this one!


and yes, a drive has to be formated and have at least one partition on it before you can use it, otherwise it just shows up in device manager and not in my computer :)

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right click "My Computer" -> "Manage"
"Computer Management" pops up, pick "Storage" -> "Disk Management"

There it is. It's almost like Partition Magic it's so easy.

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that's it :)
have a good one
it's all GUI interface so it's easy

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holly s***...and I was worry about getting partitionmagic 7...dam, works great....Hey anyone want to buy a new program called Pertitionmagic 7....real cheep!:spaced

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Geez! Had no idea that was there...looks just like Partition Magic! Good eye on that one.

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Wow, never knew that too!

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That's been there since at least Windows NT 4.0.. Maybe not in the MMC interface, I think it was rdisk or something before. Same look though.

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It may be a nice useful inbuilt disk management program, but it is [b:7a4897ea7d]very very[/b:7a4897ea7d] limited as to what it can do. Partition Magic 7 r00lz all the way.

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At least it's better than that "disk druid" crap that comes with RedHat. It is also the only way I know to setup one drive letter to span multiple partitions on the same or different disks. That's something I don't think Partition Magic does yet.

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all you people who have ahd xp a lot longer than me didnt eaven know this existed, i figured it out as soon as i got windows xp. lol
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