Few days back I reviewed MiniTool Power Data Recovery Boot Disk and then came to know that Minitool offers FREEware boot disk to perform loads of operations with disk partitions. Normally during OS installation one gets a few options to create, merge, delete partitions but once the OS is installed, you need to use in-built tools like Windows Disk Management to do some operations on the partitions. There are numerous freeware and paid tools available too with increased functionality. Minitool offers both installer and boot disk version of partition wizard.
Why MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is better that the installer version
Managing partitions is a serious task and if you become a little careless, severe data loss can happen. When you are running the software within the OS, several other processes can interfere with the software operation and making those operations unsuccessful.
Moreover, with this bootable disk you can manage partitions irrespective of the installed operating system.
Product Homepage of MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD
MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD Features
MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD lets you do a number of operations.
- Create Partition
- Delete Partition
- Hide/Unhide Partion
- Extend Partition
- Merge Partition
- Split Partition
- Move/Resize Partition
- Format Partition
- Explore Partition
- Align Partition
- Wipe Partition
- Copy Partition
- Copy Disk
- Partition Recovery
- Change Partition Serial Number
- Change Partition Type ID
- Change Partition Level
- Show Partition Properties
- Perform Surface Test on a Partition
- Set Partition as Primary/Logical
- Set Windows Boot Partition
- Boot.ini Editor
- Repair boot.ini
- Convert NTFS to FAT and vice versa
- Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk and vice versa
- Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk and vice versa
- Initialize to MBR/GPT disk
- Rebuild MBR
MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD Usage
Download the MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD ISO image file from its homepage and burn it into a CD or USB. Boot your system using that and you will be greeted by the following welcome screen. After booting into the boot disk mode, it will do some initialization and then will ask you to choose the display resolution. After choosing the appropriate option, you will be able to see the main GUI. The GUI is very simple to use and you will soon be able to do a range of operations, as described above, on your partitions. The following screenshots will help you. I had tested the bootable CD on VMWare virtual environment.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD Screenshots
Booting into the Disk
Note: Please do not forget to perform a complete backup of your system before doing any partition management. Although the software is quite good, you may loose data if the hardware crashes or in case of power failures.