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Can't create new primary partitions, only logical drives. Fdisk or XP disk mngmt

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Erric, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. Erric

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    Hi there!

    I've been trying for the past hours to delete two logical drives so as to obtain some unallocated space that I could (in theory) transform into two new and shinny primary drives, on which I wish to reinstall XP, one as my main partition, the other to try out new programs.

    Of course, things didn't work out that way!

    So, now I'm stuck with my system on a logical drive (C:) {Boot},

    some free space which I can only turn into a new logical drive

    and my data on another primary partition without Windows on it, but still saying (E:) {System}

    Whenever I try using Fdisk from a floppy to create new partitions, they always show-up as logical drives...

    Any ideas? The worst thing is that I've done this many times in the past and can't figure out what I'm missing today!

    Thanks,

    Eric
     
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