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I am wanting to make my active partition (C drive of course) bigger...I use windows XP pro and I have plenty of free space adjacent to the drive, but I want to extend it by 10-20 gig or so...what is a safe program that I can use to accomplish this without loosing my data/windows...

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I use Acronis Disk Director Suite. It's not for free, but it is bulletproof and reliable. I've not yet had a single mishap.

If freeware is your best option, I'd consult this page and research the suggestions given herein, then select the method you're most comfortable in using. I've not used any of these methods, though.

Good luck!
    
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I was thinking of partition magic, because that is something I can get (from a friend)...is that one really safe? any bad experiences with it? I am currently configured for striping...cm
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Oh wow. I should have looked at your system specs closer.

I cannot vouch for any of the solutions cited in the freeware link I gave you earlier, but Acronis says that "Acronis Disk Director supports RAID arrays. You can perform all available operations with partitions located on RAID volumes without any special precautions." If their information is to be believed, then their product may be your solution.

Good luck!
    
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Definitely back your stuff up. NTFS doesn't always play nice with extending partitions, and neither does RAID. Put them together and I would proceed with extreme caution
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Originally Posted by morris_casey87 View Post
I was thinking of partition magic, because that is something I can get (from a friend)...is that one really safe? any bad experiences with it? I am currently configured for striping...cm
Partition Magic is a wonder full piece of software. I have use it many times and it worked great expect once.

I was extending a partition from 150 to 250GB. And guess what? The electricity went away... So all my data got lost . Thats 500GB that just went away, lol.
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I just wanted to let yall know that in the middle of resizing the C drive, I got an error...however I let it finish and everything works great!...thanks for your replies..
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