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Solved: How to partition hard disk?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jcdf, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. jcdf

    jcdf Thread Starter

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    In Windows Vista, to partition the hard disk you go into "Computer Management", right click the disk and click "Shrink Volume". This creates a new partition of a selected size from the original partition.
    If you want to merge two partitions, you right click the partition to be merged into and select "Extend Volume" and then select the partition to be deleted and added to the orginal.


    My problem is I do not how to do this in Windows XP, there are not the same commands available in "Computer Management" in Windows XP.

    How do I partition and merge separate partitions on my hard disk in Windows XP?
     
  2. Everway9

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    By using a 3rd party partitioning tool like Paragon partition manager or Partition Magic
     
  3. jcdf

    jcdf Thread Starter

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    Thankyou
     
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    Do not use Partition Magic to "merge" partitions! Many folks have reported disaster thereafter. Also, be sure to backup your HDD before "messing with" partitioning!

    Here is a list of partitioning programs provided by a Moderator that I have saved.
    Partitioning Utilities, Free or Shareware - TSG ("E"), 4-08

    Free:

    CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
    Gparted LiveCD
    Parted Magic
    Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
    XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)
    Partition Logic
    Ranish Partition Manager
    Cute Partition Manager

    Shareware:

    Paragon Partition Manager
    Paragon Hard Disk Manager
    Terabyte BootIt NG
    Acronis Disk Director
    V-Com (Avanquest) Partition Commander
    EASEUS Partition Manager
    7Tools Partition Manager
    Spotmau Partition Genius


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