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  1. ThunderZ

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    partitioning software. Preferably boots from floopy that is able to create a partition on the already active hdd. Thanks again. I need to take a break from all these fun and games with PCs. :blink:
     
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    Partition Magic. :thumb:
     
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    GParted LiveCD
    Burn it, boot it, part it.
     
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    Partitioning live OS disk-- my experience with Gparted not good. I used BING with very good results. Never tried partition Magic but I guess it may be the best software for this purpose.
     
  6. ErikAlbert

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    Now, I've only one partition per harddisk : system [C:], data [D:] and backup [E:].
    In the past I had two partitions per harddisk and I created those with winXPproSP2. So I didn't really need one until now.
    Since Acronis works fine for me, I will most probably buy Acronis Disk Director Suite, if I ever need one.
     
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    Hello,
    I second GParted.
    Mrk
     
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    Thanks, again. Sorry for the delayed response. Yesterday was one of those days. :doubt: Going to check them out, make a choice, and go for it. You all are great. :thumb: ;)
     
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    Pls don,t forget to tell whatever u choose and what is ur experience.
    Thanks.
     
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    Only fair. Will do. when time permits. that reminds me :eek: of another thread I started that I need to follow up on. :oops:
     
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    Hi aigle,

    I don't know if I remember correctly, but wasn't your bad experience with Gparted because your hard drive was going bad and had errors on it?
     
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    My reason was : winXPproSP2's partitioning was free of charge.
    My experience was : winXPproSP2 did it right.
    I hope this helps. :)
     
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    No, not at all. I tried it on my main laptop when it was just few months old.
     
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    Okay, thanks. I've tried it once on my laptop to resize smaller an NTFS partition with data (to make room for Linux) and had no problems.
     
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    Well! it was able to partition my live OS partition without data loss but I found some interesting issues. Same issues with Paragon hard disk manager.
    U can read the detaisl here.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=869608&postcount=3
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=141478&highlight=GParted

    BING did the job without any issues at all. Anyway that was a trial of BING and later on I did partition the HD via Recovery CD and windows built in Disk management during reformat.
     
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    Going to give BING a try. I shall return........I hope......:rolleyes: :D
     
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    It has a fully functional trial, I was not able to find any trial for partition magic.
     
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    :thumb: Worked like a Champ. Only tried one of its` several functions. However if the other options work as well, it is a definite keeper. :D
     
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    I have tried imaging and restore multiple times with BING just to see and it worked good. Only issue I found when I restored my C partition image to partition D( D was bigger than C, it repartitioned D to the same size as C) .However I did not investigate it much.
     
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    Seems I remember seeing something in the info. about that as well as a way to change it....not sure. Basically jumped in and did what I wanted done. Worked without a hitch. instructions? we do`t need no stinking instructions. :D :p ;)
     
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    There must be some settings etc or watever. As I was not going to buy ATM so I did not investigate. In future, might be!
     
  22. Strom

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    You can just boot from WinPE CD or USB stick and run Disk Management snap-in. If you do not need to install hundred OSs this should fully satisfy your needs and save you from problems with MBR.
     
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