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    Question NTFS partition resizing

    Hi Everybody,
    This thread is in continuation of the partitioning / formatting tool thread. The situation is that I have a new PC with WinXP installed on a 80GB hard disk with no partitions. Now I want to resize the WinXP partition (NTFS format) so that I can create new partitions to install Linux/QNX/FreeBSD. I would like to do this without removing WinXP(i.e. formatting the whole hard disk). I want to know if this is possible. And if yes, how?
    Any information will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


    DA007

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    I won't swear to it, but you should be able to do it with Partition Magic from Powerquest. Here's a link, check it out...

    http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/
    Al
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    partition magic 7 has winxp support for the newer ntfs. it works fine. FIPS is another tool you could use.
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    Used partition magic for this, and it does an excellent job.

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    PM 7.0 Has WinXP support as well as support for 80 GB Drives. Have used it successfully at work many times.

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    I've had partition magic totally fsck a disk with multiple partitions (FAT32 & NTFS) whilst re-sizing.
    Always have a backup of any important files / stuff before re-sizing or major disk work!
    As an additional benefit, re-sizing disks is a lot quicker if they're empty or not full, move the files to a safe location (ideally to another PC or hard disk) before starting just in case.


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    I'm afraid that an off the shelf partitioning tool such as Partition Magic is the only way to go. I had a 20gb drive with 2 partitions, one with Win XP and one for data. The C drive was filling up with applications and I wanted to extend it. The Disk Management util in XPs Administrative tools doesn't include the option to do this, nor does the command line option: diskpart. Basically, if the partition you want to extend contains the OS, boot files etc, then diskpart won't let you extend the partition. Hang on a sec though! Go to the Disk Management console and check out the help file. There might be a section there about creating partitions!!! I can't remember, because of course, I didn't want to CREATE a partition, merely EXTEND a partition. Diskpart is a better alternative I've found, to fdisk. Best of luck
    Flod!

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    Thank you all for your replies. You have been a great help.

    DA007

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