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Norton PartitionMagic Creating a Partition One of the most popular and user-friendly utilities for working with hard drives is PartitionMagic. Although it is best known for its ability to quickly and easily create partitions, it contains a wealth of tools for analyzing, troubleshooting, and modifying hard drive disks. So in addition to creating partitions you can use this particular utility to perform simple tasks such as change the volume name, change the drive letter, delete a partition, or format the disk. But the power of this software lies in its other features; PartitionMagic will also resize a partition, and if you no longer need a partition you can merge partitions. You might want to backup a partition or move a partition (you can move it to another disk if you want). You can convert between file systems (NTFS, FAT16, and FAT32). You can even merge FAT and NTFS partitions - All without the concern of losing data. It can also map a drive; check the drive for errors and run Windows checkdisk and disk defragmenter. But let’s look at the primary function of creating a partition. One important thing to note is that during installation of the software, you are given the option of creating rescue floppy disks (figure 1-1 & 1-2). You should go ahead and create these floppies, as the
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  • Spring '08
  • Hard disk drive, Primary partition, File Allocation Table

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