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Lee Roberts
19-12-2008, 09:39 AM
Navigate to Start -> Run and type diskmgmt.msc in the dialog box then click Ok

From the disk management window, right click your flashdrive and select the option to Delete Partition:


Right Click your flashdrive again and select the New Partition option:


Follow the New Partition Wizard and create a "Primary Partition". Once you get to the dialog box to set the Partition Size, be sure to set the Size to be smaller than the drives capacity to leave free space for the next partition:


Continue through the Wizard, giving your device a drive letter and formating the partition. I recommend a Fat32 partition.

After you have created the first partition, you can create additional partitions using step 3-5 on the unallocated empty space that remains on the drive:


Once finished, you should have multiple partitions on your USB flash drive that are detected and usable in Windows as separate drives.



Lee Roberts
19-12-2008, 09:43 AM
Also see my tutorial on "Windows Xp: Any USB Flash Drive As A Local Disk (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488)"