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partition programs for Windows NT/2000/XP NTFS partitions

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Spop, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. Spop

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    I want to partition my hard drive on my laptop, so I can have two OS on it. Does anyone know of a free program similar to FIPS that works with Windows NT/2000/XP NTFS partitions?
     
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  3. Spop

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    Thanks
     
  4. Spop

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    Ok. I downloaded it and burn it on a cd, but when I tried to use it, it just locked up my screen. Is there any other cost-free ideas I can try?
     
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    Huh, what OS are you using? I've used this prog many times with no issues.
     
  6. Spop

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    Windows XP Home. I also have a recovery partition on my hard drive.
     
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    I had an issue with partitionmagic with a Dell laptop, with the symantec recovery partition on it where it really made a mess of a system. That hidden recovery partition can be a problem for sure, I will step aside for someone with knowledge on it. I will say however, I did find a way around the issue using ubuntu live cd to make some "adjustments". Way to complicated for me to get into here...
     
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    If Partition MAgic is not working on your computer a warning to the wise - Do not force it to run, you will be sorry. It just might not work on this computer.

    One solution to this problem is to get another hard drive and make it a slave on the secondary IDE cable. Then you can install your second OS and will be zooming away in no time.

    By the way Partition Magic is not free and you say you downloaded it. The only places I know to download it is thru the programs like Limewire and Kazaa or other ones like that. This is illegal and should not be done. There are free programs out there that do what you want then to do but these are extremely dangerous to use and you could loose all of your data and most of these file sharing networks are loaded with infectious programs and your computer will then get infected, it just ain't worth it..

    I would suggest backing up all of your important data before proceding wiith this task
     
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    I don't think think I want to go the Partition Magic route. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Bump!
     
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    i'm not sure about recover cd's but real 2k/xp cd's can remove/create as many partitions as you want from the install cd, format and then the install the os..
     
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