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Partitioning with XP and Compaq?

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New Member
Oct 28, 2002
Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Hello, i am very confused with my situation and need some help. What i want to do is make 2 separate partitions out of an 80GB drive on a brand new Compaq presariao with all the ****ty built in hardware. It has a recovery disk and a WinXP disk that can only be used with it.

I started off using a Partition Magic 8.0 wizard that let me create 2 separate partitions, one C: and one F: ok. So i click my computer and look at the new partition i made, is that it? Do i have to (can i) install WinXP OS to the new partition to F:? How do i? I tried putting the restore cd in but that basically just reformated everything.

Im trying to use C: for programs and such and F: for Media files.

Im basicaly asking for idiot termanology here, for i feel like one right now. The Win help interface is not helping me at all. Thanks in advance.


Very kind Senior
Mar 13, 2002
Greensboro NC
If you've got PM 8.0, you can use the recovery CD to install, then resize(shrink) the partition and create a new media partition.