Lab 2 FDISK & P M

Home Up Objectives Sat AM Assignments Sound & Multi-Media Hard Drive Info Hard Dr Lab #1 Slides on Current Power Supply Notes Lab 10 Power S Lab11 Diags PC R II Sat Grades PC Repair II Labs Lab1 CDROM Lab 2 FDISK & P M Lab3 Upgrade HD Lab 4, Drive Image. Lab 5 Floppy Dr Lab 6 Memory Lab 7 Sound Card Lab 8 PC Prices Lab 9 Multimeter

Name: _______________________  Class Day/Time: __________  Date: ____________

Lab II Hard Drive Partitions: 
Using Fdisk and Partition Magic

Purpose: Learn about Hard Drive Partitions, and Extended Partitions

Learn the Difference between FDISK and Programs Like Partition Magic, Boot Magic, and Drive Image.

Procedure:

Using any sources available answer the following questions:

What is a hard disk partition?

What is an extended partition?

What is the difference between partition magic and FDISK.

Part I, Running and Using FDISK

  1. Boot the System and make sure the OS and all parts of the PC work before beginning.  Note any problems, along with the number of your PC!
  2. See if there are any partitions on the existing HD, by looking at my computer in Win  9X, etc. Note any existing drives and their capacities here: ___________________________________________________
  3. Go to Start, Run, Command.  type FDISK.
  4. Look at the menu.  If there are 5 items, and the fifth item is switch drives, you have 2 or more physical hard drives installed.
  5. How many hard drives do you have on your PC?
  6. Make sure you are on drive 1 if you have more than 1.
  7. Go to 4 on the menu, display partition information.
  8. Write down everything that you see.


  9. How many partitions, and what kind do you have on this drive?

  10. Find out how many drive letters you have on this drive. List them below:

Part II Partition Magic

  1. Install Partition Magic on your PC or use the boot disk and the Partition Magic Floppy Disk.
  2. Start partition magic.
  3. How many partitions do you have, and what type are they?
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  4. Resize a partition in Partition Magic.

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Home Objectives Sat AM Assignments Sound & Multi-Media Hard Drive Info Hard Dr Lab #1 Slides on Current Power Supply Notes Lab 10 Power S Lab11 Diags PC R II Sat Grades PC Repair II Labs Lab1 CDROM Lab 2 FDISK & P M Lab3 Upgrade HD Lab 4, Drive Image. Lab 5 Floppy Dr Lab 6 Memory Lab 7 Sound Card Lab 8 PC Prices Lab 9 Multimeter