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Free tools repartition Windows disks simply

The disk partitioning utility built into Windows 7 doesn't let you extend partitions to the left, so to enlarge your leftmost partition, you need a free repartitioning program.

By May 2, 2011


How to repartition Windows XP for Windows Vista

It's possible to keep your working copy of Windows XP and perform a clean install of Windows Vista. Here's how.

10 Images January 31, 2007


Tackle stubborn disk partitioning in OS X

If partitioning a drive with Disk Utility gives you unmount or resource busy errors, there may be workarounds you can use.

By August 1, 2013


How to create an OS X installer from Apple's Internet Recovery

You can create a standalone OS X installation drive without having purchased OS X from the App Store.

By May 15, 2013


Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

This week, readers sent in questions on topics including inability to boot and how to test a nonfunctional external DVD player.

By February 8, 2013


Solving read-only conditions for external hard drives

Along with the use of incompatible formats, errors can prevent a drive from being written to.

By June 19, 2013


What to do when a Mac won't boot to Safe Mode

If your system hangs when going into Safe Mode, or will not load into Safe Mode at all, there are a couple of things you can do to fix the situation.

By March 11, 2013


Drive Genius 2 adds full Leopard support

Leopard support, new UI, performance improvements.

By February 12, 2008


RAID and Lion's FileVault disk encryption do not mix

If you are installing Lion on a RAID array or other custom drive setup, you may not be able to enable FileVault and other advanced volume management features.

By July 28, 2011


Partitioning drives may prevent "formatter failed" error

Sometimes drives will not properly erase with Disk Utility. In some situations when an attempt is made, the program will give an error stating, the "file system formatter failed."

By April 3, 2009