3.8  Active@ Partition Manager

Use this utility to perform maintenance tasks on hard drive partitions.

To use Active@ Partition Manager:

  1. From the Active@ Boot Disk shell, click Start > Programs > Active@ Partition Manager. The Active@ Partition Manager workspace appears.
  2. From the Data Storage Devices and Partitions list, click a device to select it.
  3. To view the properties of the selected device, click Properties. The device properties report box appears. To close it, click OK.

To create a partition:

  • On a hard disk device, click an Unallocated area in the list to select it.
  • Click Create. The Create Partition dialog box appears.
  • At the top of the dialog box, select the partition type. It may be one of:
    ·    Primary Partition
    ·    Extended Partition
    ·    Logical Drive in the extended partition
  • In Partition geometry, type the partition offset (in sectors) and the partition size (in megabytes).
    ·    To use the maximum available size for this partition, in Partition size in MB type 0.
  • In Drive Letter, select a drive letter from the drop-down list.
  • To format this partition, select the Format this partition with the following settings radio button and set parameters for the format action.
  • To leave the partition unformatted, click the Do not format this partition radio button.
  • Click OK. The partition is created.

To delete a partition:

  • Click a partition in the list to select it.
  • Click Delete. A confirmation message appears.
  • Click Yes. The partition is deleted.

To format a partition:

  • Click a partition in the list to select it.
  • Click Format. The Format dialog box appears.
  • Give the partition a volume label in Volume Label.
  • Select a file system type in the File System drop-down list.
  • Select an allocation unit size in the Allocation unit size drop-down list.
  • To perform a quick format, select the Perform a quick format check box.
  • To perform a full format, clear the Perform a quick format check box.
  • Click OK. A progress bar appears.

To change the letter for a device:

  • Click a device in the list to select it.
  • Click Change Letter. The Change Drive Letter dialog box appears with the first available letter selected.
  • To change the drive letter, select a letter from the Assign the following drive letter drop-down list.
  • Click OK. The letter is assigned.

Note:  For more detailed instructions and support, see the Active@ Partition Manager User Guide.


Picture. Active@ Partition Manager Application. Create, delete and format partitions.
Active@ Partition Manager