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Rajaa852
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how can i partition the hard disk in my new hp laptop?

i bought a new hp dv6-6116tx.

it come with 500GB HDD..(C: /450GB n D: recovery 15GB).

i want to shrink my C drive in order to save my data on other partition...
i dont want to delete my recovery..still need to use my original windows..

 

could u give step by step instructions to partition in NTFS type...

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banhien
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Re: how can i partition the hard disk in my new hp laptop?

Hi,

 

This is officially instructions from Microsoft (first part, just follow from1 to 8, you may not need step #7):

 

  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Create-and-format-a-hard-disk-partition

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

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PERFECT SOLUTION: how can i partition the hard disk in my new hp laptop?

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Perfect Solution to Problem:

 

 

Precautions:


1.Create your recovery DVD's from recovery partition before proceding, or order them from hp so as in case of any error or in worst case system can be set to factory restore.


2.BACK UP YOUR DATA.


3.FOLLOW ON YOUR OWN RISK , NO RESPONSIBILTY FOR DATA LOSS , SYSTEM CRASH, OR LOSS OF RECOVERY PARTITION.


4.Hopefully you have read this , if any consequences arises take it on your part , nothing to do with it, you can leave the rest of reding part if not ready,


THANKS FOR READING........

 

OOP'S you are here,,,,,,,,,then lets continue at your risk..........

 

 

Statement:

 

You are using this guide at your own risk. I don't take any responsibility for any problems.

 

Important informations !

 

Before you will do anything please create a set of recovery discs and back up all important data.

Both these steps will save you a lot of troubles if something will go wrong.

           

            Resource:

         From experience

 

Remember that if you will decide to use the recovery discs or the F11 option to restore the PC to its originalcondition, all partitions which were created by you will be lost and all the data which were stored on them willalso be lost.

 

Introduction:

 

Below screenshot shows pre-configured partitions on HP notebook with pre-loaded Windows 7.

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As you see mounted HDD has four primary partitions:

 

  • C - partiton with the operating system.
  • HP_TOOLS - partition which allow to use diagnostic tools after pressing F2 on startup.
  • RECOVERY - partiton which allows to recover system by pressing F11 on startup.
  • SYSTEM - active partition which boots the operating system. 

Here begins our problem. A standard partition table is only able to store information about four partitions.

This means that a hard disk could have a maximum of four partitions. The four standard partitions are oftencalled the primary partitions.

 

To deal with this limitation we may:

 

----> Delete hp tools partiton , and create new logical partion, BUT RECOVERY MEDIA SET HAVE BEENCREATED BEFORE......

 

 

PROCESS:

 

Note:

Please perform each operation individually.
Using several operations at one time may end with fatal error.

 

1.Hope you have your recovery media , recovery media dvd set and DRIVER DVD,if not then please get it first for safety..


2. Download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.

 

3.Please back all of your data on HARDDISK before proceding.......


4.Go to START> COMPUTER > RIGHT CLICK ON IT > MANAGE


5.A window opens, select disk management from it , given on left hand side....


6.It will display your harddisk partitions as displayed in image.....carefully locate HP_TOOLS Partition in given table.....


7.Right click on HP_TOOLS Partition and Delete it.........it will prompt for response say yes.........


8.Now must have left with 3 partitons.........HP_TOOLS have been deleted...


9.Now action time...........


10.Start Minitool Partition wizard.......it will diaplay your partitons.........select C: partition......right click on it .....select option move/resize...


11.New dialog box appears displays currents stats use the drag corners on top to reduce size for C: drive ......set the new size according to use..........But new size must not be less than 150 gb to avoid any data loss.....


12.leave rest of options intact.........click ok...........this will return you to minitool partiton wizrd home screen........click on apply at leftmost top corner..........it asks for permission say yes........then it displays that drive is in use you need to restart............


13.Click on Restart Computer........


14.Your Computer will restart in Mini tool partition boot mode dont press any key...........after loading it will start processing and shrinking............then copying data...........it will restart automatically after progress is done 100%..........be patient.........it takes upto 5-10 mins......


15.If every thing goes fine your computer will start normally.........then go to START> COMPUTER > RIGHT CLICK ON IT > MANAGE

 

16. New window opens, select disk management from it , given on left hand side....now you can see your C: partition has been reduced in size according to your size specified...........and unallocated space have been created along by C: partion.


17. Finally right click on unallocated space and select NEW SIMPLE VOLUME......a dialog box appers specify size to create a new logical partition...........you may create any number of logical drives till there is free space left...........

 

18.Now open My Computer ...........you can see your new custom partitions have been created........

 

19. Done.........enjoy.......

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY:-

 

1. You can create any image creation tool......to create image of your C: Partiton and save image in yourcustom created partitons.......

2. In future if you want to recover system,,,,,you may use your created image using imaging software forrestoring your C: partiton......may be helpfull instead of running recovery.........

 

Drawbacks:

 

Running Recovery form DVD or recovery partiton may delete your custom created partitons...........all datamay be lost.....so regularly backup your data.....

 

RESOURCES:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Notebook-PC-Questions/How-to-repartition-HDD-of-HP-notebook-with-...

 

FROM EXPERIENCE

 

 

ADVICE:

 

USE IMAGE CREATION SOFT FOR CREATING SYSEM IMAGES AND RESTORE SYSTEM FROMTHEM.........WILL HELP SAVING YOUR CUSTOM PARTITONS...........

 

 

WARNING:

 

ALL INFO IS FROM BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE,,,,,,,,,,BUT TAKE NO RESPONSIBILTY FOR DATALOSS,,

SYSTEM CRASH,, OR VIOLATION OF WARRANTY...........

 

After you delete HP_TOOLS partition, BEWARE about one thing: do you have something called HP support assistant in your laptop? if yes, beware when it wants to upgrade HP software, because it will make HP_TOOLS partition reappear without your permission!!

 

(u may ask for any further any queries,,,,,wll b hppy to help)

 

 

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Eben1
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Re: PERFECT SOLUTION: how can i partition the hard disk in my new hp laptop?

Dude really thanks ....... It worked for me...... i deleted HP tools and created two logical drives......

But one thing....... just out of curiosity ........ If HP tools partition reaapears while upgrading, will it delete those logical drives or what would happen then?????
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w3mann
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Re: PERFECT SOLUTION: how can i partition the hard disk in my new hp laptop?

One Harddisk can have 4 Primary Partitions – or – 3 Primary & 1 Extended.

 

You can create logical partitions inside an extended partition. A hard disk can have up to four partitions, but only one can be extended partition.

 

TECHNICALLY:-

 

PC standard as exists today has 64 bytes, 16 bytes per partition between the 447th to 510th bytes of the first sector of the boot disk, as the partition table. The 4 entries are known as the primary partitions.

One entry can be used as an extended partition for holding the boundary of the logical partitions inside.

Since the BIOS only reads the first sector, or the first 512 bytes, of the first bootable hard disk there is no possibility of creating more than 4 primary partitions from a hard disk. The first 446 byte is the MBR and the last 2 bytes are spare.

Logical partitions works like links in a chain with the entended partition denoting the begining and end links. The 1st logical partition carries the address for the 2nd logical partition and the 2nd caries the address of the 3rd and so on. The logical partitions cannot be broken and do not have a well-defined begining and end points like the primary/extended partitions.

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR ANSWER:-

 

but IF hp assistant try to create a new primary partition,then it  forces the conversion of the other partitions into Dynamic Disks -- something you do NOT want to do.

 

 

WHAT ARE DYNAMIC DISKS:-

Dynamic disks provide features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes) and the ability to create fault-tolerant volumes (mirrored and RAID-5 volumes). 

 

 

 

That may result in Creation of Unreadable Dynamic Disks,,,,,,,that results in  data loss on that partitions,,,,,,,,,

 

 

And that seems no good,,,,,,,,,,:smileywink:

 

 

 

 

 

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sunaruna
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Re: how can i partition the hard disk in my new hp laptop?

how can i partition my new hp envy j001tx

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BHK6
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Re: how can i partition the hard disk in my new hp laptop?

Hi sunaruna,

 

I see that you are looking to partition your new Envy. Have you read the rest of the thread as there is a lot of good information here and banhien post the following link below in the second post of the thread.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk...

 

Thank you,

 

Hi sunaruna,

 

I see that you are looking to partition your new Envy. Have you read the rest of the thread as there is a lot of good information here and banhien post the following link below in the second post of the thread.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk...

 

Thank you,

 

 

BHK6

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