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  1. kejo

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    hello
    this should be simple to fix but i am not able: hope you can help me

    i have a 320 GB Hard Disk divided into 2 partitions each of (about) 150 gb.

    the first one is NTFS primary and has XP running on it.
    from this XP i formatted the second one as NTFS primary, but when i double click on it in windows explorer i get "access denied"

    in its properties i read: Filesystem = RAW (shouldnt it be ntfs??)

    i tried to format the second partition twice, but i got the same thing.
    is this because i set is as primary, like the first one?
     
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    i was told on irc i can ihave up to 4 primary partitions!! O_O
     
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    so ? what is my error?
     
  6. Dan O

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    You need to follow the steps outlined in the articles, which should fix the problem.
     
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    it doesnt help that much...
    what do you understand from that article?
    should my new partition be primary or extended?

    anyone else with experience here can help me ?
     
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