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pine-o-cleen
11-09-2005, 08:32 PM
40gb HDD windows XP Home partition, keeps filling up. (not sure of partition size atm, will post later)

Is there any way to increase the size of a partition that already exists in XP?

Speedy Gonzales
11-09-2005, 08:37 PM
Yup Partitionmagic.

beama
11-09-2005, 09:27 PM
you could also try a slave drive or usb external drive
if you use partition mgic dont forget BACKUP

tweak'e
11-09-2005, 09:33 PM
to state the bleeding obvoiuse....move data over to other partition.

johnd
11-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Grab a copy of the Linux distribution Knoppix from DSE and use QTParted - works just like Partition Magic without the cost!

worl
12-09-2005, 10:48 AM
Grab a copy of the Linux distribution Knoppix from DSE and use QTParted - works just like Partition Magic without the cost!
Hi Johnd. I happen to have a Knoppix cd but have never used it. How do I get Qtparted out of it?

Graham L
12-09-2005, 02:45 PM
You don't get it out of it, you use it from it. ;)

johnd
12-09-2005, 03:47 PM
YOu cannot resize a partition with the OS in that partition working. Boot to the Knoppix CD and run Linux from the CD. YOu will find in the menu somewhere the QTParted application. You can resize by sliding the partition with your mouse as you would in Partition Magic.

As Graham says, QTParted is a Linux program, not MS Windows - so it will not run in Windows anyway.

worl
12-09-2005, 05:03 PM
Thanks for the info John and Graham. I'll have a go at that as time permits.

FrankS
13-09-2005, 12:49 PM
Surely the question to ask is why does it keep filling up. Presume you are cleaning out all the temp files and running a tidy house. See FAQ ??. Presume you have Antivirus up to date. Grandson just had an experience, had'nt updated his antivirus, running XP with 40 GB drive and the content suddenly jumped from 11 GB to 25GB, updated the antivirus and cleaned out about 14 GB of temp files.

FrankS
13-09-2005, 02:03 PM
Couple of other minor points, as a generalisation 10GB is ample for XP with up to 20GB if gaming.Further to grandson's problem it looks as though System Restore might have been the guilty party.