Spliiting up a Hard drive

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I should have given my hard drive setup more thought but hind sight is always 20-20.

I have a 68.48 GB SCSI drive as my C: Drive with 2003 Standard Server on it. This is a waste of space and would like to break it up but don't want to format and all that crap. Can it be done with a thrid party software? I'm sure it can but I am drawing a blank at the moment on what it is.
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Oh are you sure it can? But how? Will that be safe? If that be so it will save a lot of my time and work. Never thought of that.
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Okay, Google refreshed my memory.

I tried a demo of Partition Magic which is now owned by Symantec and it wouldn't install because XP isn't supported eventhough I was installing it on 2003 Server :confused:

So I then tried a demo of Paragon Partition Manager, they have a server edition and it allows you to test it virtually and you can split an already exisitng partition and make new ones. Pretty cool. Now I must see if I can buy it.
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XP isn't supported


But Symantec includes XP in the platform list for Partition Magic 8.0
http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/
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i have patition magic 8.0 and it works just fine wit windows xp pro.
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Obviously my post wasn't read properly or I didn't explain it right.

I am running 2003 Standard Server. When I tried to install it I got a message saying that it couldn't install because XP isn't supported. My thought is the error message is wrong and should say 2003 Server isn't supported.
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May be I am not understanding it properly.
I am finding that as - you are running 2003 Server Standard and the error message wrongly reported that XP isn't supported that is it would have to notify Server 2003 isn't supported. Is it that?

Oh.. then its horrible!! A wrong error message? I have never seen such.
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Have you tried running it in 2000 compatability mode?
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I deleted it. It was a trial anyway.
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maybe its with the demo. or check with their website. they must have a list of all supported OS's. but i find it a very good and easy to use program.
you may also try disk management. i have done used it with windows 2000 and xp. it did the same as patition magic. its under computer management.

i belive its also in win 2003. try it out.

good luck!!
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Trust me, if disk management would have worked, I would be using it. Disk management does not allow you to shrink an exisiting partition to make room for another partition.
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Oh dint know That. i joined 2 partitions with dinsk management. i was thinking it will as well split them. have you tried ?
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No, you cannot split using disk management. It can only join two partitions.
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Just ghost your HDD before splitting any partitions. I've seen a few times when such software went very, very bad.
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If you split partition using Partition Manager you will find the option to back up data there.
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b22 wrote:
Oh dint know That. i joined 2 partitions with dinsk management. i was thinking it will as well split them. have you tried ?


I don't need to try to know it won't work.

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