Thumbs Up for the EASEUS Partition Master

Thumbs Up for the EASEUS Partition Master

Windows Server has come out with one of its best tools ever released. The Partition Manager that comes built in with the Windows Server is of great use and helps partitioning hard disks with great ease and efficiency. Microsoft has come up with an extremely smart application that supplements the Microsoft Server’s Partition Manager.

The EASEUS Partition Manager presents to you a diverse and robust collection of tools for drive management. This application is surely going to give stiff competition to Partition Magic along with various other drive partition applications.

 

The overall performance of this application has received thumbs up from its users and a part by part review of this application is given below:

The Interface of this program receives an impressing 4 stars. The applications first sight gives an impression of it being century old, but once you use it you get the actual feel of this awesome application. Its application and working is highly impressive.

It works exactly like the Partition Magic, but with a different name. The buttons and fields of this program are clear and can be identified easily. Even if you’re a first time user, you will easily be able to get a successful result. This highlights the user friendliness of this application, which is a very important aspect for a product to be successful.

 

The Features of this program get a full 5 stars. The Move and Resize Feature allows partitions to be resized in two ways: First, by dragging the left or right frame of the partition and get the desired size.

 You can also type the actual desired amount of the drive. In this way of obtaining a partition you just need to type in the exact size of the new disk (in bytes) and the results are obtained instantly. This operation is performed flawlessly and runs faster than the other application Partition Magic.

The Create and Delete Partition feature of this application helps us create a partition from the unallocated space of our hard drive. This function can also be carried out by other disk management tools, but what differentiates them is the ability to resize unallocated space while creating a partition.

 

It also allows deletion of partitions. The “Delete Partition & Destroy Data” feature helps us remove partitions completely and not allowing it to be recovered.

The Partition and Disk Copy feature is of great utility. It can also be classified as backup. A same disk or partition can be obtained using this feature of this application.

Some of the other useful features are format partition, convert partition, explore partition, unhide and hide partition etc. If you are confused and are unable to use any of the feature, then there’s a user guide to help you successfully play with your disk.

The System Requirement aspect of this program gets 5 stars. It is compatible with all the previous as well as current versions of Windows Operating Systems.

 

The Technical Support also gets 4 stars. As the support is based in China, the results will be obtained after 12 hours of your request. It only provides e-mail support. It also gives you an impressive thirty days cash back guarantee.

The Partition Master from EASEUS doesn’t provide support to dynamic disks. In fact none of such applications provide this feature. The hardware RAID feature of this application makes up for this loss.

The overall rating of this impressive application is 4.5 stars. You can download the trial version for free, whereas the full version or the server edition will cost you 149 US$. You can avail more information of this product from the following here

How Do I Delete / Remove HP Recovery Partition

HP Computers – Guidelines For Removing The Recovery Partition

Laptops, notebooks or desktop computers manufactured by HP are known to have a unique recovery partition that occupies quite a huge portion of the hard disk. The size of this partition is somewhere around 5 to 10 gigabytes. The Recovery Partition, normally placed in D:/ drive is hidden and contains diagnostic tools and recovery information.

This special Recovery Partition is an easy-to-use set of three utilities which help you restore individual programs and drivers or hard drive of any HP system to original factory condition in case a system failure occurs.

While trying to access HP Recovery Partition, you will get a warning message notifying that any alteration or deletion of the recovery files in the partition could lead to prevention of system recovery in future.

The only issue with keeping the recovery partition on the hard disk is that, it consumes a lot of disk space which could otherwise be used to store any other important data. You are anyhow not able to view the contents of this Recovery Partition since the information remains locked and hidden.

You may as well remove/delete the recovery partition to free disk space and maintain a Recovery DVD/CD instead, as the hard disk can get corrupt at times. HP offers a program known as “Recovery Manager” that helps you remove/delete the recovery partition. Once the partition is removed, you can redistribute or merge the recovered disk space to any of the other partitions.

HP Recovery partition contains a total record of all drivers and individual programs along with all software installed and shipped collectively with the system. It also contains images for MS Windows operating system.

You need to note that, with no recovery partition on the hard disk, you would be unable to recover individual drivers and applications unless you rebuild the entire system from scratch by reformatting the hard disk drive with the help of Recovery CD/DVD.

Hence, creating enough number of Recovery discs (to take care of disc failure or burning) before deleting/removing the recovery partition is of utmost importance. You need to follow the easy steps mentioned below so as to remove/delete the Recovery Partition.

  1. Connect the system to AC power adapter incase of notebook computer.
  2. Close all running applications as you will need to reboot the system.
  3. From the Start Menu, go to All Programs and check for System Recovery or Recovery Manager. Now run PC Recovery or Recovery Manager. Windows Vista users can alternatively type “Recovery” into the search option.
  4. Incase you are using Recovery Manager; click on it once it is listed in the searched items list.
  5. Incase you are using PC Recovery tool, select the option “PC Recovery” from the searched items list and click on Next. Wait till the computer restarts.

Now you will see a dialog box with a welcome message. Click on the OK button.

  1. Now click on Advanced Options button in the PC Recovery/ Recovery Manager Dialog box that appears.
  2. Select the radio button with the option “Remove recovery partition” (it will show “Delete Recovery Partition” in PC Recovery) and click on Next button.
  3. You will be prompted to verify deletion of the partition in Recovery Manager. Choose the option “Yes “and hit the Next button.
    A reminder message for creating recovery discs appears on the screen. If you are yet to create recovery discs, you may click on the “Click Here” button.

However, PC Recovery will not prompt for any confirmation of deletion.

  1. The process for removal/deletion will now start.
  2. As soon as the process of removing HP Recovery Partition is over, restart the PC.

IMPORTANT: Users who are using the older version of PC Recovery need to remember that the entire disk would be formatted on removal of recovery partition. Therefore, data back up needs to be taken before going ahead with the above mentioned process. Also, operating system along with the programs needs to be manually installed onto the hard drive.

Recovery partition can efficiently be removed without affecting any existing system partitions and data using the Recovery Manager tool. Disk Management tool present in Control Panel or third-party applications including Acronis Director Suite and Partition Magic may be used to merge the freed space with other existing partitions or create a new partition.

In a few models of HP, you will see “HP Backup & Recovery Manager” in “Add & Remove Program” or “Programs & Features” (in Vista) within the Control Panel. In such a case, you might remove the partition by just uninstalling “HP Backup & Recovery Manager”.

Third party applications such as Acronis Director Suite and Partition Magic or Disk Management tool can also be used to remove/delete the recovery partition. However by doing so, you will get a Partition Overlap error message every time you start your system.

Related reading:

1> Remove / Delete EISA Configuration Partition Utilities.