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coktoastin

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I have a 80 GB hard drive that is configured in FAT32. I am interested in setting up a partition and leaving half, 40gig, as FAT32 and the other half NTFS. I am using Windows XP home edition. I am looking for any suggestions and/or tutorial. Thanks.
 

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I suspect that you want to keep the existing installation and divide the disk, right? If so, Partition Magic would be the easiest way to do it.
 

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I essentially was to leave everything on my hard drive, about 30 gigs worth, as is. Then split off or partition a portion of the remainder of my hard drive, 40 gigs, and utilize that as NTFS. I don't want to loose any of my current info. Is it possible to just designate 40 GB as a new drive and reformat it to NTFS?
 
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it is definately possible but as johnwill said, you will need a non-destructive partioning program (such as partition magic) to do it without losing data.
 

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Thanks for the input, I'll probably give that a shot. One more question though... my computer is configured as follows:
Hard drive is master, cd-rw is slave in one IDE port. DVD-RW is master and DVD-ROM is slave on other IDE port. 3.5 inch floppy has it's own port. Those are the only ports on my motherboard. Can I install an additional internal hard drive and slave it to the 3.5 inch drive? Thanks in advance.
 
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no you cant. you would have to add another controller.

my suggestion is to pull the dvd-rom and stick with the dvd-rw since the RW will read and the dvd-rom is now not really needed imho.
 
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