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Getting Started with Windows XP Disk Management

Where to Start

Basic Storage Versus Dynamic Storage in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314343 - Microsoft Windows XP offers two types of disk storage: basic and dynamic.

Dynamic vs. Basic Storage in Windows 2000 and Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 175761 - In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, a new storage type has been defined and exposed in the new Logical Disk Management snap-in; previous versions of Windows NT used only basic storage 

Definition of System Partition and Boot Partition 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314470 - The following are the commonly used names for the partitions that contain the Windows XP startup and operating system files, respectively: 

HOW TO: Use Disk Management to Configure Basic Disks 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 309000 - This step-by-step article describes how to use the Windows XP Disk Management snap-in to configure a basic disk and prepare it for use. This article also describes how to create and delete partitions, and how to format volumes with the FAT, 

HOW TO: Use Disk Management to Configure Dynamic Disks 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 308424 -This step-by-step article describes how to use the Disk Management snap-in to configure dynamic disks. 

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