change a partition size?

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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.
 

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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
 

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

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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?
 

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Partition Magic Sux .. Use Acronis Partition Expert.
 

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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.
 

Hipster Doofus

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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.
 

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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.
 

ShepsCrook

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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.
 

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

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ShepsCrook said:
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.
That is joke .. Not a partitioning utility ...
 

jimi_81

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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
 

jactor

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

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jactor said:
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?
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.
 

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