Initially I made 3 drives and left some space unallocated since only 3 drives can be created on win 8 during installation .afterwards I created a new drive on that unallocated portion by going through the "disk management " option from control panel.then it changed all my drive to healthy partitions.finally when I tried to reinstall windows then I was not allowed to install it in some other partition and when I tried to fully format my drives then the advanced options on the drive were not highlighted.Then I again deleted the volume from " disk management" option this time that volume was also not available for creation of a new partition .so finally I am having a single C drive and I dont have any way to fully format my drive and install the windows again
unable to full format my disk..on windows 8 due to more healthy partitions(11 posts)
Parted Magic: http://partedmagic.com/doku.ph.....PinmJHXbUE
I prefer to partition my disks with a 3rd party partitioning tool such as Parted Magic or GParted prior to installation. I try to stay away from the windows disk management tool except for altering partitions that do not have to do with an installation of any sort. You can download them at the above links. You will download an iso file. You will have to burn it as an image to CD. There are plenty of software to this, I use Imgburn or Infrarecorder. Once you burned the image to CD you will need to boot off the CD. If you are unfamiliar with partitioning I would read some about the subject prior to proceeding.
BTW to reduce confusion the "drives" you refer to are technically not drives, but rather are "partitions" on a physical hard disk.
P.S. Make sure you have a backup of all data you don't want to lose on something not connected to your machine while doing partitioning and installations. remember Murphy's law does apply here. Sometimes shit happens. Don't be the one caught with your pants down saying you lost your data. Then you will have to hope recuva or testdisk can recover your files, not always guaranteed!
Nice Rick, I will try that soon. I have been making my windows bootable USBs by this method: http://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/
Since I have multi-disks with multiple partitions on each (NTFS and Ext4) I prefer to use a third party partitioner. But I am never too old to try or learn new tricks.
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