Partition HDD After WinXP installed?

By cipherlinux ยท 8 replies
Oct 1, 2003
  1. I formatted and install winxp on NTFS. Is there anyway i can partition the HDD without reformatting? I tried Partition MAgic 4.0 from dos, it didn't work.

  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Get the newer version of Partition Magic...I dont think the older ones work with the NTFS filing system...Understandably you'd probably want something free...I searched for weeks, but I never found anything free to do the Job....
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Didn't someone come on here recently (it was a regular, can't remember which....) and said that you CAN'T resize NTFS partitions under partition magic?
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    yes you can, I can anyway using PM 8
  5. Jiggy

    Jiggy TS Rookie

    Cant it be done under admin tool\disk manager ?
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    not if its your system or boot partition... any even then, you can't resize as such, you can add new partitions to expand an existing drive letter, or you can add and delete partitions (not system or boot) whilst the OS is running and format them, but that's about all that will interest you at this stage. It is, however, first class for creating quick and simple software RAID volumes, etc.
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    If you use the computer management and choose to add a partition to the only HDD you have in your system (where your OS is installed) then it will have to erase everything on that drive then split it (if I remember correctly). Anyway get PM 8 and it should solve your problems.
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Partition Magic 4.0. What musuem did you have rob to get that? ;)

    Partition Magic 7.0 and better support NTFS.
  9. cipherlinux

    cipherlinux TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks, I'm going to get PM (new ver).

    Thanks for all the comments and help!:grinthumb
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