An application used to prevent data loss when running than one operating system
Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000
Norton PartitionMagic is a useful tool for dividing, organizing, managing and creating partitions on your hard drive. When you are interested in trying a new operating system, but do not want to risk your existing Windows installation you would utilize PartitionMagic to create a new partition for the new OS. You would also use this program if you simply wanted to have more than one Operating System on your computer for any reason. If you love Windows and Linux, then you could use this partition manager to make it possible to install both Operating Systems on your computer. This is dividing your hard drive into multiple, separate areas for individual Operating Systems. You then choose the appropriate OS you want to load during the boot phase.
A Familiar Interface.
If you are familiar with the older versions of PartitionMagic produced by PowerQuest, you will feel right at home with Norton PartitionMagic. The interface looks and feels the same, but it is packed with new features and fixes that make a big difference. The standards Windows interface contains a colored graph and labels for representing hard drive partitions. You can also see the size and type of the various partitions from the primary interface.
Easy To Use And Learn.
Some risks always come with using any partition manager. If a new user does not know what they are doing, they could permanently harm their hard drive and delete the operating systems. The Norton PartitionMagic wizard is there to walk newcomers through the process of creating partitions. There is also an extensive help folder with all of the tips, guidelines, and instructions they could need to know to safely partition their drives. The new wizard actually allows users to partition drives and make changes without any risk. Only after viewing the changes they have made can they choose to finalize the decision and edit the partitions. It is also always a good idea to research partitions to some degree before actually making any changes.