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.
    Active@ Partition Manager Boot Disk shell
    You will be greeted with Active@ Partition Manager Getting Started welcoming screen offering you most commonly used actions for this application.
    • Create Partition - directly manage the unallocated space on your hard drive
    • Partition Manager - manage and edit your existing partitions
    Partition Manger main screenshot
  • 2. Just below Getting Started under the Disk Image Management you have a set of actions that enable you to:
    • Create Disk Image
    • Open Disk Image
    • Verify Disk Image
    Active@ Partition Manager
  • 3. To enter the Partition Manager View click on Partition Manager
  • 4. To view the properties of the selected device, right click on it and choose Properties. The device properties report box appear in the right panel
  • 5. To create a partition:
    • On a hard disk device, click an Unallocated area in the list to select it.
      Unallocated area. Active@ Partition Manger
    • Click Create, which will initialize Create Partition dialog box.
      Create New Partition
    • In Partition geometry, type the partition offset (in sectors) and the partition size (in megabytes).
    • The maximum available size for the partition is set by default.
    • In Partition Attributes, select a drive letter from the drop-down list.
    • To format this partition, select the Format New Partition check box and set parameters for the format action.
    • Click Create. The partition is created.
  • 6. To delete a partition:
    • Right click on a partition that you want to delete.
      Delete Partition
    • Click Delete. A message will appear asking for your confirmation.
      Delete Partition Confirm
    • Click Yes. The partition is deleted.
  • 7. To format a partition:
    • Right click on a partition in the list to select it and open the Partition Manager Menu.
      Partition Manager Menu
    • By choosing Format, you will launch the Format Partition window box.
      Format Partition
    • 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, the process will be initialized and the progress bar will appear.
  • 8. To change the letter for a device or volume
    • Select a device or a volume and right click on it.
      Change Attributes. Active@ Partition Manager
    • Click Change Attributes. The Partition Attributes dialog box appears with the first available letter selected.
      Partition Attributes dialog box appears
    • To change the drive letter, select a letter from the Assign the following drive letter drop-down list.
    • Click OK. The letter is assigned.
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For more detailed instructions and support, see the Active@ Partition Manager User Guide.