Dec 112017
 
Move and resize all DOS partitions without deleting data.

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Partition Resizer v. 1.0.4

This is the first full featured
partition handling program.Moves
and resizes all DOS partitions,
without deleting the data.
IDE hard disks, 8086+

(c) Zeleps 1994


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Move and resize all DOS partitions without deleting data.
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VENDOR.DOC 246 191 deflated

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Partition Resizer v. 1.0.4

This is the first full featured
partition handling program.Moves
and resizes all DOS partitions,
without deleting the data.
IDE hard disks, 8086+

(c) Zeleps 1994
First things first: Before you run this program
===============================================

Partition Resizer is the safe and easy way to repartition your hard disk,
without erasing its contents. But, since it is playing with your valuable
data, you should strictly follow the instructions given, in order to avoid
any harm to your data.

The program has been tested in several machines, and with many different drive
types, and it has proven to be safe. Since it uses the standard bios routines
to access the disk, it is completely safe and compatible with every 8086 or
better DOS running system that uses IDE disk control. It should run on every
IDE hard disk, with up to 1024 cylinders, 256 heads and 63 sectors/track.
It also has a reset protection system, which allows it to restore it's work
even if the machine's power supply goes off! This is really important, since
the resizing process can take almost an hour in some cases, and of course, not
everybody has a UPS on his machine...

In order to run this program you must do the following, to ensure data
protection:

1. Copy this program, along with the DOC files on a bootable DOS floppy disk.
This floppy should contain the following files:

Boot System files (whatever your DOS version is)
FDISK.EXE
FORMAT.EXE
SYS.COM
PRESIZER.EXE
PRESIZER.DOC
README.1ST
TROUBLE.DOC
MORE.COM or any ascii file viewer
DELTREE.EXE (if DOS version >= 6.00)
CHKDSK.EXE
a Disk Editor if possible

The program MUST NOT be run from the partition which is being resized or
moved, and in case you resize or move your system's boot partition,
you MUST run it from a bootable floppy disk. If you are not resizing or
moving your boot partition, then you may as well run this program from a
hard disk, but NEVER from the partition which is being resized or moved.
Running Partition Resizer from the partition which is currently being resized
or moved WILL cause harm to your data. Make sure that the disk which you run
Partition Resizer from, is NOT write-protected. This is because Partition
Resizer uses the disk to write some information, and it will not proceed if
the disk is write protected.

2. Check the partition you want to move or resize with a disk diagnostics
program, like Norton's Disk Doctor or PC Tools DiskFix (chkdsk should do
fine, too). Proceed ONLY if the partition has no errors. It would be a good
idea to test the partition's surface for defective sectors. YOU SHOULD NOT
USE PARTITION RESIZER ON DAMAGED DISKS. Partition Resizer checks for defects
the whole area that will be read or written, and it will refuse to continue
if it finds any bad sectors.

3. Defrag the partition. This is not absolutely necessary, but will save you
much time, and it will allow you to free more space from the partition.
If you decide to do it, you will have to fully optimize the drive, so that
all data is moved at the beginning of the partition. Make sure that all files
(including unmovable - hidden, read-only and system) are moved. This can
be done by changing the files' attributes, optimizing, and putting them back
again. See number 4 for more details.

4. There are some files that will be damaged if moved. Such files are IO.SYS,
386SPART.PAR etc. IO.SYS is always at the beginning of the partition, so you
don't have to move it during the optimization. But, 386SPART.PAR will be
damaged if moved, not only during the optimization process, but also during
the resizing or moving process. So you will have to delete it, and make
a new one after you finish with resizing or moving. STACVOL.* files can be
freely moved or optimized, so you won't have to worry about those. If you have
doubts about your system files, read the TROUBLE.DOC for more information.

5. To use Partition Resizer, it is recommended that you boot with a clean
configuration. If you use a DOS version older than 6.00, you should rename
config.sys and autoexec.bat in order to skip them during boot time. If you
use DOS version 6.00 or later (that is for MS DOS) you may press F5 at the
"Starting MS-DOS..." message to bypass config.sys and autoexec.bat. If you
boot from a floppy, you should not put any autoexec.bat or config.sys files
in the disk. IMPORTANT: If you use a bios alarm program, you MUST disable it
before running Partition Resizer.

After you have done all the above, you may run and use Partition Resizer.

If you have any questions or doubts, you may find the answers in the rest
documents.

You should now read PRESIZER.DOC, to get more vital info on Partition
Resizer.

In case you face any difficulties during the resizing process, refer
immediately to TROUBLE.DOC.


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