Resize a partition

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Twilight, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Twilight

    Twilight Guest

    I have a little problem...
    I'm trying to resize my main partition where Vista is installed. I'm trying
    to enlarge it. But there is a problem, of course...
    Here is what the partition table looks like:

    Partition 1 NTFS Primary (Vista partition)
    Partition 2 NTFS Primary
    Extended Partition
    Partition 3 NTFS Logical
    Free space
    Partition 4 NTFS Logical

    Of course, I want that free space for the main partition, but HOW?! Vista's
    partition manager won't do it. The only software I know that CAN do it is
    PartitionMagic, which doesn't work under Vista (or Windows says it has
    compability problems).

    Any advice other than use XP would be appreciated.
    Twilight, Oct 17, 2006
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  2. Boot from the PartitionMagic CD-ROM and it will run in some sort of DOS and
    allow you to use most of the features without booting into Windows.
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Oct 17, 2006
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  3. Twilight

    Twilight Guest

    Didn't know that was possible, but I will look into it. Thanks.
    Twilight, Oct 17, 2006
  4. Twilight

    Clark Guest

    You have to be careful with Partition Magic, at least my version (8.0).
    Whenever I try to use it on a Vista formatted partition, I get an error
    about something being too short and wants to correct it. This would seem to
    be a problem to me!

    Clark, Oct 17, 2006
  5. Twilight

    Twilight Guest

    In other words, I should do a backup of the partition before running
    PartitionMagic, then.
    Twilight, Oct 17, 2006
  6. Hmmm...

    I have used PM 8.0 in XP (obviously) and in DOS to resize/move/delete/format
    Vista partitions since Build 5384 with nary a hitch. Never tried installing
    it to Vista because of the known compatibility issues.
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Oct 17, 2006
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