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  • About partition magic

    Partition Magic is a computer program for hard disk drive partitioning originally made by the Power Quest Corporation but now owned by Symantec. The program runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems (only 2000 and XP, not Vista) or from a bootable CD-ROM and enables creation and modification of partitions. Existing partitions can be resized without loss of data.

    Partition Magic is capable of resizing NTFS or FAT (16 or 32) partitions without data loss, and can copy and move partitions, including to other disks. It also has various other features, including being able to convert between FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS, modify the cluster size of FAT16/32 and NTFS file systems, and merge adjacent FAT or NTFS file systems (all without data loss, though some NTFS-only metadata is lost on conversion to FAT). Additionally, it has somewhat limited support for ext2 and ext3 partitions.

    Partition Magic releases 1-3 were offered both in OS/2 and Windows versions. Symantec's Partition Magic version 8 only supports Windows.

    About DOS

    DOS, short for "Disk Operating System", is a shorthand term for several closely related operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market between 1981 and 1995, or until about 2000 if one includes the partially DOS-based Microsoft Windows versions Windows 95, 98, and Me.

    Related systems include MS-DOS, PC DOS, DR-DOS, Free DOS, PTS-DOS, ROM-DOS, JM-OS, and several others.

    For different reasons, DOS is also widely used in some areas.Is there any partition management software that can run under DOS environment?

    The answer is yes.

    Partition manager under DOS system - Partition Wizard

    Partition Wizard is a Partition Manager that can run under multiple systems, such as Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7.

    What's more, it can run under DOS environment with the bootable CD.

    This feature will make partition management software available for those who use DOS system or want to perform partition management under the DOS environment.

    As a partition manager with powerful functions and excellent performance, Partition Wizard is available for you to download on the website: http://www.partitionwizard.com

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