Tuesday, November 13, 2012
What is Hard Disk Partition? For a non-techie person this will sound peculiar and dont know what is the value and importance of it. When we purchase a laptop with OEM Operating System, meaning it already have a license OS in the hard drive once you turn it on, it will work! Mostly, these kind of laptops doesn't have a hard disk that is in partition which means that you can only see one drive name or letter when you go to My Computer. The common name/letter is C:/ which we commonly say it as Drive C.
Partitioning of hard drive is virtually splitting it into different drives. Let say in your 250G Hard drive capacity we can split that into two drives which can be named as drive C and D with a capacity of 150G and 100G respectively. The importance of having this configuration is for example your laptop was infected by a virus and will not boot up anymore and the only solution is to reformat. When you have partitioned hard disk you have an option to reformat only the disk where you installed the Operating System example you installed it in drive C. So all data in drive D will stay intact after hard drive reformat. Therefore, as a user you should place or save your files like word documents, pictures, movies, music, etc. in your drive D or any letter that you have assigned during the partition stage and all programs will be in your drive C including the Operating System.A proper and order saving of files will lead to less headache during reformatting and all your files will still be in that drive after the successful reformat.