Adjusting drive partitions

November 7, 2007 at 13:14:55
Specs: Windows ME, 256/P4

I have 2 partitions on my hard disk, C 44.7 GB and D: which is 67.0 GB (40% C: and 60% D: setup in FDISK). The problem is that I made the C partition too big and now I will have a lost of waisted space on the drive. I figured that the point at which the computer would start to slow down from too many files would be at about half capacity for the C: partition but it was instead around 6.5 GB, I have moved everything to the D: partition and now I have 40+ GB of waisted space on the C: I have spent over a month setting up this computer and copying files over to it so I can't just repartition and reformat.

One more question, after I do this, will I still be able to access the drives exactly the same from DOS mode as before? I use a DOS floppy and get into DOS quite often on this computer and it would mess up my work if I couldn't after this would be done.

Thanks,


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#1
November 7, 2007 at 13:16:18

I accidentally left out part of my message from above:

My question is, how can I safely adjust the partitions to something like 10% C and 90% D? Where can I get a program to do this? Preferably a free utility.

Thanks,


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#2
November 7, 2007 at 13:35:00

Before you go down that road... copy all data etc. ("stuff you don't want to lose...) off to optical-media; and verify those copies are truly readable/accessible on the PC and at least one other.

Then go about the partition tweaking...

Others here are better situated (than I) to advise on which (freebie) utils you may be able to use in your situation...?


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#3
November 7, 2007 at 14:06:23

yo Vala

With Partition Magic you can alter
partitions without data loss:

http://www.brothersoft.com/d.php?so...

you'll have a time limit to use this trial/software

worth using to see if its worth buying

... hope this helps link works@mo


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#4
November 7, 2007 at 14:20:13

Thanks. How easy is it to use partition magic? And I need to be sure, is it 100% compatible-backwards compatible with DOS?

And yes, I already have an external hard disk with 90% of all of that data backed up but I will go ahead and get the rest.

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#5
November 7, 2007 at 15:29:54

...I suggest that you make a boot-up floppy
if it'll give you that option.
The floppy or that "image" to boot-up CD works just in "Dos" and will do as much as
the Gui(Windows) version.
Its OK as long as you do'nt convert NTFS
back to Fat with it ... Do a proper format
if you ever have to.
... Boot up and see


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#6
November 8, 2007 at 00:18:59

I use Acronis Disk Director Suite which I find very good.

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#7
November 12, 2007 at 09:36:07

I have installed the program on a Windows 98 system and upon starting it up, I get this message, I pressed no to it however but I am wondering if I should fix it or if any problems will occur while fixing it.

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/83...

Can this program be run from DOS? If so, is it recommended when dealing with Windows 98 and ME?

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#8
November 12, 2007 at 09:36:49

I am using Windows ME incase anyone is wondering but I also have a partition setup I need changed on a Windows 98 system as well.

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#9
November 12, 2007 at 10:35:55

... if you're using some sort of boot manager for the partitions and you allow P/M
to do what it wants to sometimes it may take out that part of the sector, so I'd say NO on that!
It's OK if know what you're doing.There is a program in P/Magic "Pqboot.exe" which will make the partition "active" ... incase you problems.
Like I said "use the dos version"



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#10
November 12, 2007 at 11:51:12

Thanks. And how many days is the trial version for exactly? I don't want to have to rush into this.

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#11
November 12, 2007 at 12:53:51

... 60 days

if you make the boot-up dos floppy /cd
it ... cough cough dos'nt

lol ... frog in coughing throat


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