My system runs Win XP home and i have a western digital hard drive, and a gigabyte motherboard. I own both Partition magic 8, and drive image 2002, but each time i try to partition my hard drive it hangs when the partition is being created in pseudo dos mode after partition magic has restarted the computer. I realise partitioning does take some time, but it just hangs at a certain percentage (last time 34%)for 90 mins. Then i press cancel, and usually have to use the XP repair console to rebuild the MBR, any suggestions gratefully received before i bin two applications other people swear by! PS i have ensured that i have disabled viru scanningin my BIOS.