change a partition size?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mooo, May 6, 2004.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    Is there a way i can change the partition size on my main windows drive? so i don't have to worry about moving folders over again if anything happens to my windows dir? i think it was in mmc but not sure if that does it.
     
  2. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    partition magic would do you the trick
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Partition Magic is the easiest way I've found. Try a google.
     
  4. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    damn i didn't wanna have to pay for software :p but i guess i think i got a copy of like 6 or 5 somewhere around here


    wow toretto, we have same bday date, you are just 2years older. july 21 musta been a good day
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I think the minimum for xp is version 7. Check their website.
     
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    mooo make sure to make a backup and defrag your drive 1st just to be safe ;)
     
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  8. jactor

    jactor OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i used partition magic to partition my drives and it f**** up the partition tables... i used linux (knoppix) as a rescue disc to get a backup for my files because i had by a mistake thrown them away...
    now i can't start windows xp (not even in safemode) but knoppix was able to read from the partitions (linux don't have any priveligous too modify an ntfs) and i just want to re-install an operating system (regardless of type) to my hd, but i can't boot up my system because of the wrong-doings in my partitions...
    anyone who knows what to do?
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Partition Magic Sux .. Use Acronis Partition Expert.
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I've used Partition Magic 8.0 on multiple occasions without problems. I wouldn't go so far as to say it sucks. Isolated cases don't say much about the overall quality of a product.
     
  11. Jewelzz

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    Are you LordofLA in disguise? :crosseyed:
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    /me wonders why partition magic says something like...."CAUTION - back up all files first."

    I've never had a problem with it either altough I do think it is best to get the partition sizes right before putting anything on the drive.

    Only thing I use now is the XP cd.
     
  13. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I have always had a problem with Partition magic. It never went so far as to mess things up. Most cases it would not work. I always get these errors saying that it could perform certian things. Whereas PartitionExpert goes straight threw with a hitch.

    Some have good experiences, some have bad. I just happen to have bad., Plus I feel symantec purchasing it just pushed it further down the tubes ...

    @Hipster - I agree with you on the point of sizing it before you put in the os. But when you get to a situation where you have to resize the partition: PartitionExpert is the best one to use.
     
  14. Zaphod1620

    Zaphod1620 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Have you tried using FIXMBR from the recovery console?

    -Zaphod
     
  15. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Start > Run > DISKMGMT.MSC

    There ya go. Built in partitioning program.
    I know that doesn't help when you can't boot up. But it would probably have been the easier route.
     
  16. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The Windows Disk Management utility does not support non-destructive partitioning. You still need third-party software to do that.
     
  17. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    That is joke .. Not a partitioning utility ...
     
  18. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    from past experience...
    what a nightmare partition magic was.

    i wanted to do a resize...
    it started, and failed at aorund 20%...blue screen. lost everything.

    good luck, i hope the software is better these days
     
  19. jactor

    jactor OSNN One Post Wonder

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    well, thanx for everything! it seems that there is people with problems of my kind, but no solutions...
     
  20. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Knoppix can read AND right NTFS (though not 100% recommended) but you have to use the 2.6.x keneral [knoppix26 at boot] and change to root before changing permissions on the drive I believe. Also if you havn't gone and formated your HD yet and want to try and get your partition tables back you could try an app called "qpart". Here is a site that mentions use of it and might help you along some hopefully. Look @ paragraph 6 and 7.