What is a "normal" partition?
You can have up to 4 **primary* partitions on a hard drive.
You can have 3 primary partitions and one extended partition (a type of
primary partition). Within this extended partition you can create many
additional **LOGICAL** partitions.
All of the above are NORMAL partitions.
Just because drive manager within Vista only creates primary partitions does
not make them the only normal partition!
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"Brink" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello Samalendu,
> You can only have up to 4 normal partitions on a hard drive using Disk
> Management in Vista.
> If you want to use the D: 19.74GB partition by itself, then this may
> help you.
> Disk Management - Shrink Partition
> If you wanted to extend C: into the D: partition to put the space back
> on C: , then this may help you instead.
> Disk Management - Delete and Extend
> Hope this helps,
> Samalendu;907639 Wrote:
>> While partitioning my hard drive of 250GB (7.44gb EISA configuration +
>> Drive), I got 40GB( E:+50GB( D:+19.74GB(UNALLOCATED)+rest on C drive.
>> I am using Vista OS.
>> My questions are:
>> 1. How do I get 19.74gb back to allocated?
>> 2. Is it not possible to have as many partition as i wish? If not, how
>> partition i can have on a system?
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
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