Partitioning Tools

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PseudoKiller, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Does anyone know of any other than Partition Magic and that are free ??
     
  2. jan

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  3. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    In reply to that, I'm using Parttition Magic 7. But.,I have a question.I've got a brand new USB HDD 80 Gb ( as back up) and yesterday, I formatted and partitioned it using Partition Magic.Since it's just a back up HDD, I've got it partitioned in NTFS format.When it's done., I've only got 74.xxGb space on the HD.Where is the other 6 gigs ?? How could I recover it back ? Is there anyway I could start back from scratch ?? Thanks
     
  4. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well PunkyChan those 6 gigs will not be coming back as if you read the fine print on the box the drive came in you will see what they use to measure a gigabyte which is not what the true measurement is for a GB
     
  5. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

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    Oh well....thanks...there goes my 6 gigs.....
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yep thats how everyone feels
     
  7. jan

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    Plus you prob (hopefully) have a buffer in there too.
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I use Partition Expert from Acronis. It's not free though .
     
  9. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    me too.

    i think Knoppix comes with a partition manager....

    qtparted
     
  10. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    You could also use a 98 boot floppy. If you know what you are doing .. Just resize the partition and then create a new one. then when you go back in to xp re-partition the un-allocated space ... It seems like a pain but the is basically what the programs are doing.
     
  11. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    wish we could do something about this as it is kinda false advertising when someone things they are getting a 80gig drive and ends up w/ like 76gigs or something all because they consider 1000mb to be a gig instead of 1024mb ... they should be held resposible for not following the standard measurements. I mean what if everyone rounded stuff ... bah !
     
  12. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    True
     
  13. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I remember posting a news story about the very thing, someone sued some HD makers for the same reason, don't know what came of it. Nothing probably.

    Oh and this seems to be one of thoe thingies
    http://www.zbmsoft.com/zboot/