Solved: HD Drive Partition Allocatiion

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rok7751

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I've just finished installing the Win XP Professional OS on my 200gb drive. during this process i created a 20GB partition on the same disk. Installation went fine but the partition is listed as " 20 GB unallocated" in disk management. how can i safely get this space allocated ? can i just right click format it in windows explorer ?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 170299 MB, Free - 132073 MB; F: Total - 377331 MB, Free - 241013 MB; L: Total - 74816 MB, Free - 38817 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D915GAG
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TerryNet

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Remember to install SP3 and get the ~150 subsequent updates.

Use Disk Management to create a new partition using the unallocated space and you can then format it. Apparently your first attempt to create a partition failed.
 

rok7751

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OK, i thought that partition was already made during the OS install so i didn't want to partition again and get into a mess. i did the partition and format now and all's well again.

Thank You so much! and i'm onto service pack 3 now !!
 

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You're welcome. :)

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