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Windows 7: hard drive partioning problem

21 Jun 2011   #11
Warlockz

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I personally would stay away from 3rd party partitioning tools, as it seems to more problems than it is worth.

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What you want to do can be done safer via Disk Mgmt.
Thats odd I have never had issues with Paragon or esuse, The reason I dont use windows partitioning tools is because I had problems when I used it in the past.


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21 Jun 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Win7 partitioning operations via Disk Mgmt will not fail.

Others can and will fail, except for free Partition Wizard bootable CD which has never failed in hundreds of partitioning operations here.
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21 Jun 2011   #13
seavixen32

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Although you are fairly restricted to what you can do with Windows Disk Management, what it can do it does well.

Whenever I install a new operating system I choose how many partitions I want along with their size during the installation of Windows, and then use Disk Management to fine-tune drive letters and suchlike.

As I see it, why bother with third-party software (free or paid for) when Windows can do the job you want?
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21 Jun 2011   #14
Warlockz

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I see this is an endless argument which comes down more to personal preference than actual facts. I bet the people dissing Paragon and esuse never even used them before, so how can one know if one has never tried? so I Hold on to my opinion and will never use windows Crap partitioning tools regardless of what anyone here has to say. I'm actually going to switch to Kubuntu when Windows 8 "NSA" Edition, as I like to call it hits the shelves. Don't get me wrong tho, I will hold on to my Windows 7 machine for Media related purposes only.

I know you can Have up to 4 Primary Partitions, or up to 3 primary partitions and 1 Extended Partition which can hold Multiple Logical Partitions.

Below is a good method that in my opinion has advantages over just using multiple primary partitions.

1. Create your Primary Partition, this will be your C: drive which holds your OS.

2. Create an Extended Partition with the rest of your Disk. within this Extended partition you can create 1 or multiple Logical partitions. In the example below their are 3 logical Partitions inside 1 Extended partition.

Example


Hard Drive (your Brand) ..... 931.5GB
1.Primary Partition ( C: )... 120GB
2.Extnded Partition.......... 811.5GB
1. Logical Disk NTFS ( D: ) 200GB
2. Logical Disk NTFS ( E: ) 200GB
3. Logical Disk NTFS ( F: ) 411.5GB

Paragon specializes in Disk Tools and have been in business sense 1994, thats almost 18 years of experience in this department, What does windows have? their partition tools that lack the features to do many tasks Advanced users need.
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21 Jun 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Yes there are many functions that Disk Management cannot do such as resizing to the left which we help do here all the time using the tool which we've found works best for these outlier operations: Partition Wizard CD.

Nobody here disses Paragon as we use it here for Rescue CD operations and backup imaging. One of Paragon's senior engineers is a top Guru in this sub-forum who first alerted us to Partition Wizard's CD's failsafe functioning with Win7. Since then we've helped hundreds if not thousands of users with complicated resizing and other operations using PW CD daily, something we likely would not be willing to do with any other than a failsafe app.

The default to Disk Mgmt on operations which it can handle is simply because it will not fail, period.
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21 Jun 2011   #16
Warlockz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes there are many functions that Disk Management...................
Yea I have to agree I never really liked Esuse either I find it to be too slow, but I have resized 2 partitions with it without any issues, I also think their backup software is too slow, I would rather use Paragon for all of my disk management needs, the reason I brought up Esuse is that it is so popular and is always brought up in advice given on the INTERNET, I haven't even read a post where someone said it failed them miserably maybe you can point me to one?

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The default to Disk Mgmt on operations which it can handle is simply because it will not fail, period.
It FAILED ME wile trying to partition an external drive, so no it is not flawless, period. Paragon Partitioned my External HD just fine.
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21 Jun 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Easeus CD failed me twice in early Win7 beta with full data loss and then I was done with it.

Stick around and observe where most Win7 partitioning issues are dealt with on the web, with a 100% success rate as long as the steps and tool we provide are used.
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21 Jun 2011   #18
Warlockz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Easeus CD failed me twice in early Win7 beta with full data loss and then I was done with it.

Stick around and observe where most Win7 partitioning issues are dealt with on the web, with a 100% success rate.
Yea I did notice the multiple partitioning problems posts here, Maby a Mod should create a stickie for partitioning troublshooting advice for a quick reference to a solution.

Like how to Partition and about partitioning would be a start. people always get confused and dont know where to start. and dont know the diferences of the different types of partitions.


https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...k_partitioning
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21 Jun 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Each case is slightly different with few exactly alike, requiring a Disk mgmt screenshot so we can look for unexpected issues like (for example) Dual Boot delete with System files needing to be recovered into a Logical partition, requiring conversion to Primary using PW CD.

However in order to convert if there is more than one Logical sub-partition the others need to be backed up and deleted first, or a System boot partition built instead. See how it goes?

Simple resizing is more fun, dragging the slider to the left and/or right like paint strokes.
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21 Jun 2011   #20
Warlockz

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Im definitely going to take your advice and add MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD 6.0 to my Bootable Disks Collection and use it during my next partitioning adventure......I love the GUI and the fact that its an ALL in one partition tools Boot cd, they even included the professional version features like Convert Dinamic disk to basic disk wizard, and Merge Partitions that is only included in the professional Installer version in the Boot CD all for free!
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