Ok, I’m going to be purchasing a new pc in several months. I want, for the first time, to partition my hard drive. I would like opinions on the best partitioning software to obtain for MY needs. Most important thing to remember, I’m new to partitioning so it is going to have to be simple. My needs: to simply better organize my hard drive. Let’s assume I will be using XP Home and that I will have an 80GB hard drive. I will NOT be loading two OS so I will not need to dual-boot. Besides better organizing my programs I will also be using a partition or two to store backup images of my C:drive. (Don’t know what imaging backup software I will be using, that is not important to me at this point). I am hoping that I will only need to create the partitions one time and will never need to “redo” anything, resize, or merge any partitions. I don’t do any video or music so I never need a lot of storage, for example, after 4 years on my present pc my 9GB hard drive is only half full and that INCLUDES a compressed backup of everything. Therefore, I just plan on creating a whole lot of partitions in the beginning and if a lot of them never get used, that’s just fine with me since 80GB will leave me plenty of spare space. I use my pc mostly for surfing the Internet, taking care of finances, and the MS Office programs, especially Word. At this point PartitionMagic is the leading contender but only because it has been around the longest and has the most users. I know it is the most expensive but when it comes to keeping my pc stable, price is no object. So to sum it up, whatever program I get MUST be simple enough even for this idiot to use and be able to back out of any mistakes that I might make setting up my partitions, must be stable and reliable. Thanks for all opinions. (Hopefully this will not turn into an all out war like it would if I were to ask, “What is everyone’s favorite antivirus”). Acadia.