Goto Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press Run.
You will see a correctly populated virtual representation of our hard disk partitions. Now the best part is what is considered a head ache otherwise is solved just by right clicking and selecting. Its more efficient that most tools available in Linux.
One important thing that will be seen is we can create multiple primary partitions in our hard disks. We can have at most 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition, or at most 4 primary partitions.
If you are a novice and are afraid of command line tools like fdisk and diskpart, here is a way of doing the deed with complete safety. Now obviously you can't run this tool without windows xp and hence you wont have access to it incase xp crashes and even safe mode doesn't run. In that case you will need to boot from XP CD and use the partitioning tool within the setup.
Edited by miCRoSCoPiC^eaRthLinG, 08 January 2006 - 05:45 AM.