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Resize Partition from dos command line

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I am looking for a tool that can resize a NTFS partition from DOS.
I need to be able to script this so this can be done in an automated process.
I would also prefer this be a free tool if possible.

 
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garycase earned 125 total points
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Not from DOS ... and not from a script ... but Boot-It NG does boot to its own environment; and does a perfect job of resizing a partition.   The free demo version will let you give it a try (www.bootitng.com).
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you may want http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
it works on linux
it is based on http://www.linux-ntfs.org/
so you may use this, maybe you can get it to work on cygwin, so it would work on DOS. but no garantee
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by:abdulxp
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You can use "diskpart" utility from command prompt
it is free in windows xp
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by:jakewells
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Diskpart almost works, it has the ability to extend, but I need to shrink the partition.
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by:Yuray
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as far as i know dos doesn't support NTFS partitions, amn't i right?
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wrong, at least it depend on the dos, you can load a ntfs module, dos 3.1 maybe doesnt support dll for file systems.
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also you can try to use disk director, there is an some kind of boot disk, from it you can manage all partitions.
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/
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