Creating A Partition

• Creating A Partition:

Add New Disk Wizard (contd.),

Step 9: New Partition” Window

We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will now say, “New Partition” window.

In the “New Partition” window, it says,”You can create new partition(s) in unallocated space”, which is what we want to do for our new Hard Drive.

Furthermore, in the “New Partition” window, it also says, “If you have unallocated space on your hard disk you can create partitions”. Go to the bottom of that window with the Blue Circle that has a small green check mark inside. Beside it it says
“Create the new partition in unallocated space”.

If it isn’t checked by default already, “Check the Create the new partition…. box” circled in Blue, located at the bottom of this window, then press Next.

We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will now say, “Free space selection” window.

• Creating A New Partition (contd.)

Add New Disk Wizard, (contd.),

Step 10: Free Space Selection Window

In the “Free Space Selection” window above, it says “Choose Free Space On Your Hard Disk”.

It then says “You can create a partition in unallocated space only.”
“Please select unallocated space, then press next.”

1. In our example above, under the Disk 8 heading, located left, this drive is selected and says “unallocated 152.7 GB unallocated“, hi-lit in blue.

Make sure you select the “Unallocated” drive with the (Green Stripe)
that is toward the top of the window “above”. Your drive may be in a different position in your window depending on how many drives you have installed in your system.

2. Then click “Next”.

By doing so you will be choosing the space indicated on your new hard drive
to be partitioned.

We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will
now say, “File System Type” window.

• Creating A New Partition (contd.)

Add New Disk Wizard, (contd.),

Step 11: File System Type window where you will select Your desired file system

There are three different choices of File Systems available to choose from:
They are NTSF, FAT32, and FAT16.

Please notice the “Description” area at the bottom of the above screen:
For the NTSF file system the description says, “Window NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP native file system. Choose it if you are using these operating systems. Note that Windows 95/98/ME and Dos cannot access NTSF partitions.

Furthermore, if you are running any of the following Operating Systems such as
Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, (any version of XP) then continue
on to Step 1. below.

If you are running Windows 95/98/Me/ and DOS you will have to choose either
of the remaining two FAT file systems, as these operating systems cannot
access NTSF.

For the purpose of this tutorial we will only use and choose NTSF.

1. On the left, toward the top, select the “Green, Radio Button”, NTFS, which is most common, unless you have a reason to select either of the other two file systems.

2. Click “Next” after selecting the “NTSF Green Radio Button”.

We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will now say, “Partition Type” window.

• Creating A New Partition (contd.),

Add New Disk Wizard (contd.),

Step 12: Partition Type Window

In the “Partition Type” window above,
1. Located above top, and to the left, under “Select the type of partition”, we want to select the top, Green, Radio Button, which says “Primary Partition”.

Since we will be Cloning our original System Boot drive, we want to select this
“Primary Partition” option.

2. Click “Next” to continue.

We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will now say,
“Size and Position” window.

• Creating Your New Partition (contd.)

Add New Disk Wizard, (contd.)

Step 13: “Size and Position” Window

In the “Size and Position” window above, you will notice the example showing my NEW hard drive, labeled (I.), located in its long and rectangular box, with a Yellow Stripe at the top. This Drive has a Partition Size of 152.7 GB. This partition size also reflects the final size after formatting a 160gb drive. You will notice that it takes 7.3 GB during formatting which gives me a final size of 152.7 GB for my particular drive size. Yours will probably be different depending on the size and manufacturer of the drive you purchase.

In this tutorial we are not concerned with setting the Unallocated Space Before,
or After amounts as they default to 0 for my hard drive configuration containing
the one partition.

Click “Next” to continue.

We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will now say,
“Partition Label” window.

• Creating Your New Partition (contd.)

Add New Disk Wizard,

Step 14: Partition Label Window

The window above reflects the “Partition Label” window. I leave the label blank because we are cloning a new drive from an existing boot drive. The new drive, once it is cloned, will take on the label name of the original boot drive used to clone this.

1. Click “Next” to continue. We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will now say, “New Partition” window.

• Creating Your New Partition (contd.)

Add New Disk Wizard, (contd.),

Step 15: “New Partition” window

In the “New Partition” window above, “You can create new partitions
in unallocated space”
We are not going to do that in this tutorial.

1. Just Click “Next” to continue.

We are still continuing in the “Add New Disk Wizard”. Your next window will now say,
“Operations Review” window.

• Creating Your New Partition (contd.)

Add New Disk Wizard, (contd.),

Step 16: Operations Review window

In the “Operations Review” window above, this window says, “Acronis
True Image is ready to perform operations with physical data.
Here is the list of these operations”

What does this mean?

This window reflects the information for “Creating Partition” :

1. The hard disk you chose to add, represented here by the number “8″, (Which is Disk 8 in this example system). 2. The hard drive letter it assigns to the new chosen drive, which in this case is represented by “I”. 3. The File system chosen to partition this drive which we said is NTFS. 4. The Volume Label we said we would leave blank. 5. The size indicated is 152.7 GB, (this pertains to the partition size of this 160 GB drive example). (160gb -7.3gb = 152.7gb = Shrinkage due to Partitioning and Formatting).

Word of Caution!
This is the last opportunity here that we have to review this information to insure it is what we intended to choose for the desired format and partitioning of our new drive clone.

Prior to clicking “Proceed” in this step, please carefully review this information when you get to the “Operations Review” Window, when preparing to add your new drive.

1. After you are certain that this information window reflects all the parameters that you selected in the previous steps of this tutorial, then Click the “Proceed” button.

This will be the final operation for adding your new hard drive prior
to Cloning.

Should you select the WRONG drive, you will destroy all of the data information on it!

The next window will be the “Operations Progress” window.

Step 17: “Operations Progress” window

• Creating Your New Partition (contd.)

In the “Operations Progress” window above, this window simply shows that your selected operations are being processed in order to PARTITION, FORMAT, and ADD your new drive to your system.

Step 18: “Information window

• New Disk Was Successfully Added

“New disk was successfully added”
The window above is the last window prior to cloning our drive. This “Information” window indicates that your New Hard Disk has been successfully Partitioned, Formatted, and ADDED to your system and is ready to CLONE.

Now that we have successfully completed adding our New Hard drive,
we are now ready to CLONE it.

1. Prior to doing so, if you have temporarily installed your new drive in an EXTERNAL USB enclosure, leave it there until this cloning process is complete.

2. Now Reboot your computer.

3. Tip: After you reboot your system double click your “My Computer” icon to
insure your new drive shows up. You should now see it in addition to your other drives should you have multiple drives that have already been installed prior to adding this new one.

4. I actually drag copy any file to the new drive just to test it to insure it is set up and added to the system properly.

5. Then delete the test file.

You don’t have to do steps 3-5, it is just an added insurance that I like to take to insure the new drive is set up and added to the system properly.

Please continue to Part 5 of 6 of this tutorial, “Prior To Cloning Your Hard Drive”.

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3 Responses to Creating A Partition

  1. Boomer says:

    Hats off to you for writing this.
    Boomer

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks Boomer.
    Please let me know if there are any other areas of interest
    you would like to learn about.
    Michael

  3. Clarissa says:

    Keep it up buddy, you people are doing a great job.

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