partition disk without re-installing?

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    partition disk without re-installing?

    Hi guys/gals, i have a 20gb hard drive (just too big for me, but probably nuthin for most of you) with win2k and ntfs format. What i want to do is split the disk in half, 10gb for each logical drive. How can i do this without re-installing win2k? I know of "fips" which has worked well for me in the past with win98, but i tried it with win2k and didn't work (or did i do something wrong). Anyways, appreciate any help.

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    Partion Magic is what you are looking for.

    Make sure to cleanup your disk, emty your trash, run scandisk and defrag first.
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    The reason it didn't work is because you went from a FAT16 or FAT32 to NTFS. I don't know of any way to convert NTFS to FAT32 without reformating.

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    AS I said before.
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    Yep... listen to ole GG.

    Partition Magic will take care of it for you....
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    Hey I was just explaining why it didn't work. I know partition magic will change partition sizes but will it allow you to change the type of FAT?

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    *Sighs* Yes, yes yes yes yes yes
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