Modern hard drives have long been not surprisingIts capacity is several hundred gigabytes or a couple of terabytes. To place on the hard drive of the operating system and all programs to work in most cases, you need no more than 30 gigabytes of space.
The rest of the space can be used, for example, to store files.
With proper configuration, failures in the operation of one part of the hard drive will not affect its other parts.
But to use this convenient feature, you need to create a disk partition.
There are about a dozen of the most popularPrograms for working with disk partitions. Among them: Acronis Disk Director, Paragon Partition Manager, Norton PartitionMagic, DOS utility fdisk, Partition Commander and so on. In order to create a disk partition, we will use one of the most popular programs of this kind - Acronis Disk Director. We recommend using this program, which is part of any LiveCD. This will bypass some functional limitations, in particular, on working with the partitions of the system hard drive.
After starting the program, a window will appear in the rightPart of which you can see all the hard disks installed on the computer, and on the left side? A list of available operations, grouped into different blocks. Are we interested in the field? The Partition Wizard ?. Select the hard drive on the right side, with which we will work, on the left - the command "Create partition".
In the next two windows of the program, we specify which of the existing partition and on which of the hard disks the new partition will be created. Click "Next".
The program will check the disk andExisting partitions on it, and then prompts you to specify the size of the created disk partition. You can move the slider that corresponds to the size of the desired partition, or enter the size in numbers in the field designated for this.
In the next window, specify the type of theSection. There are three of them: primary, active and logical. If you are not going to install multiple operating systems on a computer, you need to choose between active and logical. Active? This is the partition from which the operating system boots. A logical partition is used to store files.
Select the file system type of the new partitionDisk and its label. Among the file systems most common are NTFS and FAT32. NTFS - a younger file system, it runs all the latest versions of Windows. At the same time, some experts believe that FAT32 is more stable and better suited for file storage. The disc label can be left blank: it does not affect anything.
In the next window we see a graphic image of the disk partitions, which we get after all the above operations. We press the button? Finish ?.
We returned to the main program window. Now we need to give a command to carry out all actions, since everything we did before was just the operation settings. To do this, at the top of the window click on the button with the image of the black and white flag, when you hover over which the mouse pointer shows its name:? Proceed ?. When everything is done, the program will inform us about it by a service message.