Unable to create 4 primary partitions....

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by swloco, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. swloco

    swloco Registered Member

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    I have a external hdd with 3 primary partitions, when i go to create another partition it automatically creates an extended partition. I though there was a limit of 4 primary partitions or 3 primary plus one extended.

    So how would i go about creating the 4th primary partition?
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  2. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

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    Maybe try Partition Wizard.
     
  3. iSole

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  5. Sully

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    While I don't normally create more than one primary partition on one drive, I have never put more than two on. But, I do create primary partitions on all drives I have (regardless of if the drive is one partition or many). I had 6 drives on one motherboard (because I could) and I always made sure when created partitions, the other drives were physically unplugged. Then you plug them back in and continue about life.

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  6. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Use diskpart.exe from the command prompts with the command

    "create partition primary"

    Panagiotis
     
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