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Solved: HD Drive Partition Allocatiion

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rok7751, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. rok7751

    rok7751 Thread Starter

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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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    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.
     
  3. 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. :)

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page or just below the last post.
     
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