Format dell computer with two equal partition

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when formatting my dell computer,am not able to partition a 40 GB harddisk into two equal parts. 

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Format dell computer with two equal partition

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Hi,

Where you from and how you are doing this partition. First of all you have to leave 1 or 2 GB space for other performance like RAM, some of hard memory is always reserved for other processing. May be that’s why you are facing the problem. And to do partition you have to format all you’re driving while installing your window and then create new partition of 2 equal parts.

Or there is another manual method to do this you simply follows these instructions

Computer Management> Storage>Disk Management> Select Drive then click Active > All Task> Shrink Volume and shrink it as you want.

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Format dell computer with two equal partition

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Hi,
 
You can try the following.
 
a. Use the administrator account and password to log in.
b. Choose Start button and search ‘diskmgmt.msc’.  Open ‘Disk Management’ window.
c. In lower half of Disk Management, right click ‘Unallocated’. Choose ‘New Simple Volume’ and then Choose ‘Next’. 
d. Type in new partition’s size in MB box or in case one partition for entire drive, just leave the default setting. Then ‘Next’.
e. Choose ‘Assign the following drive letter’ radio button, then choose the drive letter. Choose ‘Next’
f. Choose ‘Format this volume with the following settings’ radio button. Choose ‘File System’ drop-down box.
g. Choose ‘FAT32’ if you use other operating systems to access and only if size of partition is under 32GB; Otherwise choose ‘NTFS"".
h. In ‘Volume Label’ text box, type a partition name. Choose ‘Perform a quick format’. Choose ‘Next’.
i. Choose ‘Finish’. Close ‘Disk Management"" window.
 
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Format dell computer with two equal partition

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Dear Mr.Masibo,
 
It is all about hard disk capacity and the difference between decimal multiples and binary multiples. The capacity is given in megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB) or terabytes (TB) i.e. 1MB equals to 1,000,000 bytes, 1GB equals to 1,000,000,000 bytes or 1TB equals to 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
 
The manufacturer is using decimal multiples with prefix e.g. 100GB in bytes but consumers expects the capacity by using binary multiples e.g. 107,374,182,400 bytes.
 
The difference is 7.37%.  
Windows uses binary multiples, then 100GB becomes 93.1GB or 95,367MB and 40GB becomes 37,252MB, i.e. by the factor of 0.9313   By the way, Mac OS X uses decimal multiples i.e. 40GB is still 40,000MB.  
 
That’s why in Windows the result of the partition of hard disk into equal values e.g. 50-50% is different from your expectation if you expect 20GB for drive C: and 20GB for drive D: in total of 40GB.
 
I hope this explains.
 

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