Hello there. I am willing to give acronis one last chance, besides, the functions I need are all to do with deleting data, not preserving it. First a bit of background information, I am totally blind and I use a text to speech synthesiser, it has some software that runs on windows xp, and some other software that runs under dos, freedos to be exact. what I was wondering is, is there anyway to use the partitioning software under dos, is there a command line utility that I can use? Unfortunately, the only dos utility available is the gui, which the dos part of the synthesiser doesn't recognise, because it is made using a graphical image rather than ascii 80x25 text. I've been looking for a decent partition manager for a few years, and I hope acronis are able to help me with this one. Thanks.