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Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition

All-in-one suite to completely protect, maintain and manage your PC - Hard Disk Manager (HDM)!
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 430 (74%) 148 (26%) 114 comments

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition was available as a giveaway on February 3, 2010!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
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All-in-one suite to completely protect, maintain and manage your PC - Hard Disk Manager (HDM) provides you with all of the tools you need to manage today’s hard drives, including partitioning, backup, cloning, defrag, hard drive disposal, system management and system recovery.

This comprehensive package of functionality is accessible from one easy-to-use interface, so you don’t need to buy and install each package individually by saving you time and money.

HDM 2009 Special Edition allows you to:

  • Save your entire PC, including the operating system, applications, your settings, and all data files with easy-to-use backup tools.
  • Continue working on your computer while making backups.
  • Restore the entire disk contents in minutes - no reinstallations required!
  • Start the recovery process when booting your computer, even if your operating system has failed.
  • Easily partition your hard drives and keep them optimally sized.
  • Keep your system performing like it was when first installed.
  • Manage multiple operating systems (up to 16) on a hard drive.
  • Easily move data and system information between drives and partitions.
  • Tune your system for maximum performance with a powerful defragmentation utility.
  • Easily clone an existing drive or partition to a new one - with Windows Vista even to different hardware!
  • Expand your PCs storage capabilities with additional hard disks.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of your deleted data forever with a disk wiping utility.
  • All available Paragon Hard Disk Management technologies are available in one suite.
  • Flexible and reliable overall system control at a low cost.
  • And much more …

    Limitations: No WinPE RCD is included in this download. No free upgrade to Hard Disk Manager 2010 Suite is included. Registered users of Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition will receive a Special Offer: 30% discount for HDM 2010 (if they agree to receive Special Offers)

    Technical Support:
    During the Giveaway period Paragon Software provides technical support at http://twitter.com/paragonsoftware. Please, post your questions if you have any troubles while downloading, registering and using the software. Paragon Software’s support team will reply you as soon as possible.

System Requirements:

Windows 7* (x32/x64, *Full Windows 7 support is available with upgrade to Hard Disk Manager 2010 Suite)/ Vista (x32/x64)/ 2000 Professional/ XP Home Edition/ XP Professional/ XP Professional SP 2 x64 Edition; 300 MHz or higher; RAM 256 MB; Hard disk drive with 150 MB of available space; Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; SVGA video adapter and monitor

Publisher:

Paragon Software

Homepage:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-personal/

File Size:

155 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#114

The d/l went fine after using the mirror. On Vista Home Premium, defrag would not work no matter how many reboots. It got stuck on the help page and would not do anything else even after rebooting, safe mode and repairing it the installation. It doesn't like Microsoft Security Essentials as it kept turning it off. I doubt it is just me that caused these problems so I am uninstalling and sticking with Acronis.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#113

@25 Copying a disk or partition with this software is "cloning" the only difference is the name.

Sorry try again nub.

Reply   |   Comment by mat312  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#112

To #98

When running setup file, it checks with GAOTD site using software informer and then unzips .msi file to default folder on the system. You can change that default folder. First locate that .msi file in your system or get it again by running setup in time and then run it by double clicking and you will get installation screen on which you will find get free serial button by clicking which you get registration link.

Installation folder for program can be changed as you like after you enter Product key and Serial No. Get the .msi file before giveaway period is over as afterward you can not get it and then install it. Some times you be able to register later also if you have .msi file.
Some email providers spam filter consider the mail from Paragon as spam and hence check with spam mail folder of your email.
Recovery CD ISO is self contained in softwareas full version and hence hence the installation file is huge else the software will be smaller by about 40 MB.
Very good for Windows XP versions and some of Vista versions. Has some trouble with Windows 7 because of its Partition andM boot sector And Master Boot Sector structure and when your system becomes unbootable due to old program files, use partition wizard boot CD from www.partitionwizard.com (always keep it handy for emergency as it has easy interface and simple options)to boot your system and recover lost or missing partitions which I had frequently done on Windows 7 as these old paragon tools are a pain to use on latest Windows OSes until they get newer Versions.
Always use some good download managers like Flashget or stardownloaderfree for downloading these kind of huge files like Paragon tools.

Reply   |   Comment by P  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#111

What's the deal with Yahoo! email accts. I too tried to get the serial and with Yahoo! it didn't work, but with Earthlink, I got it in minutes (fwd'd the Earthlink data to Yahoo! and registered fine on my other computer - HA! HA!)

Reply   |   Comment by John C  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#110

at the rate this is downloading...sloooooowwwwww, I'll be lucky if it even manages to get downloaded before the giveaway expires in 15 min.

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#109

The one thing I really HATE about Paragon is their requiring you to give out your email address so you're subjected to even more advertising & junk in email. I almost never check my email except when forced to, precisely because I hate hate hate having to wade through all the advertising stuff that comes because of having to give my email addy.

Why can't they just provide the reg key in the readme without having to have my email address?

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

If signing up for the free serial codes needed to complete installation DO NOT use a Yahoo mail addy. I waited 45 minutes there, then 45 seconds when I went back and used a gmail addy!

Reply   |   Comment by goldeneagle  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#107

@ #94:

HDM 2009 is an old program. It was on the market since 2008! If you want full compatibility with Windows 7, try their 2010 products.

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#106

p.s. during the set up process, the GAOTD "What Next" page loaded in my Firefox browser, but I did not see a "Activation Successful" notice. I might have missed it, though.....

Also, I have admin rights . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Al Olotojunk  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Thanks to both GAOTD and Paragon, even though I cannot get the program to install (and I always read the readme file and follow the instructions).

It took about about 10 minutes to download with my cable connection, which is not a problem.

I unzipped the download, read the "readme", clicked on "Setup", and found the 'msi' file. After activating it, I progressed to the registration screen and clicked on "Get free serial".

It took over 30 minutes to get my email with the product key and serial number. Again, not a problem.

Now for the problem: I followed the instructions in the email and used ctrl-c and ctrl-v to copy and paste the product key and serial number, taking care to make certain that there were no leading or following spaces.

Now for the problem: A message popped up stating that the serial number was invalid.

I tried copying and pasting again, no change; unzipping the download again and starting over; no change, and finally starting all over with a new download. Midnight was approaching, and I could not get it to download again. :>((

Recognizing that Murphy's law can never be invalidated, I'm still a tad frustrated. I would really like to have this in my computer.
Oh, well....

Incidentally, "tad" is scientific notation for "pretty much". :>)

Reply   |   Comment by Al Olotojunk  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#104

Waited for 1,5 hr for the download, Unzipped and clicked on Setup and get - can not connect to the server error (my Internet connection IS working - I am writing this comment!)

Oh wel...l.
Jay Shah

Reply   |   Comment by Jay Shah  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#103

Followup to previous report... I tried to start defrag on the x64 Vista installation and apparently Paragon will not just ignore open files -- it requires a reboot so it can defrag those files before loading the OS... HOWEVER, it has the reboot messed up and again tries to load from a floppy in A: until a power restart and the little DOS-text menu to select either A: or the hard drive -- select the HD and the boot continues without any defrag action. maybe the other features in the Suite will work better.

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#102

Win PE again - Here is the ISO for Win 7
"http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=696DD665-9F76-4177-A811-39C26D3B3B34&displaylang=en"

Reply   |   Comment by JohnC  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#101

Will send key set to GMail and to Comcast.net email accounts, but not to Yahoo email accounts. Go figure!

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#100

Installed x64 version on HP Pavillion, AMD Phenom x4, Vista with no problem.

However, to test I selected "analyze" and was warned that would require a reboot; though I didn't like the idea of having to reboot just to analyze the fragmentation of the hard drive, I agreed;
reboot started with the black DOS screen and simple text, a bunch of hex dumps, and a message that it was booting -- after about 10 minutes of nothing happening, I powered down and back up.... the boot config had been changed to boot from the A: floppy drive!! (this PC doesnt even have a floppy drive). Manual selection
of the primary drive resulted in a normal bootup... whew!!!

x32 version installed on Gateway WinXP ok. I selected to run file verification and of course got the message that a reboot was required (this I understand, because verifiying the files means no programs can be open). The checking and verifying screen opened properly and seems to be proceeding correctly -- except that the estimation of "Time to finish" was waaaaay off! and keeps increasing as time elapses. Sure hope we don't get a power glitch in the next hour or so...

Debating whether I should install on the Dell Win2Kpro system!

All in all, this seems to be not only a nice utility to have but even the retail price of $39.95 seems reasonable for what it contains...

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#99

I started the x64 install, clicked on get free serial, no serial in the mail yet. This was 2.5 hours ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Ralph  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#98

I installed Paragon Hard Disk Manager Special Edition 2009 about 10 times on my computer. However, the program does not appear anywhere. I got a message from Giveawayoftheday that the program was successfully activated, and I registered in on your website. However, there is no icon or link to the actual program that I can use to open it. It does not appear on my hard disk when I search for it. It is not in start/programs. It is not in the C:\ or C:\Program Files folder or in the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. I tried using an uninstall program that finds every software program on the computer and it did not appear. I tried to install it with all of my programs unloaded, and I tried to install it in safe mode. I tried to install it using the mirror link. Every time I tried to reinstall it, I got a window that said the files exist on my computer, do you want to overwrite it? I did overwrite it every time. Why can I not locate the program on my hard drive?

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#97

Download very fast. Problem with install at "get Serial" button but solved above with direct link.

However, why does my 64 bit version install in Program Files (x86) as opposed to Program Files in Win 7?

I appreciate full Win 7 is not supported but it is only Vista in disguise.

Reply   |   Comment by Graham  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#96

I only have one 3 words for all the hard disk space cry babies external hard drive.

Reply   |   Comment by krammit  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#95

The .msi launches a dialog
"Does not work under this Operating System" on Vista 64, current patches.

What is going on with the annoying pop-ups on this page? Is there any way to avoid them?

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#94

Paragon: wake up!

- not support Windows 7 ? - its February 2010 !!
- many report problem get product key
- many report installation problem
- huge file - take years to download!
- setup don't run
- registration form clear itself before accept registration

Some people at Paragon should be fired!

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#93

Running Win 7 x64 Home premium. I get the "It does not work under this OS" error and it won't install

Reply   |   Comment by Larry C  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#92

Won't finish registration. I click on "Get Free Serial" and fill in all the info on Paragon's registration page. It's says I'll get an e-mail in 15 minutes with the serial number, but it never comes. Tried 3 times in the last 8 hours. Not in my spam folder either---I checked.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#91

Should have seen the "bad vibes" about this. Still waiting for Product Key/Serial Number.

Don't think I'll be going for any application which uninstalls a previous version BEFORE receiving the required "registration" details.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Has anybody not received their registration email? I D/L this last night, clicked the button for registration, filled in all my info and still haven't received my email. Have done it 2 more times today and still nothing. Checked my junk files, nothing there either. Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by tictacgal  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#89

Thanks for posting that info, #30, John. I was having trouble with that part. When clicking onto the 'Get Serial Number' button, it was crashing. I just went to the web site you gave the link for and registered. I am now awaiting my serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by RosnSC  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Anyone getting the following error when trying to launch the advanced partitioning tools? (HDM 2009 Special Edition -> Advanced Partitioning and Hard Disk Management)

Operation Failed; Bad Parameter or Function
under 'more options'
Error source: Hard Disk Manager
Error code: 0x1100a

What is strange is Partition Manager 10.0 Personal (GOTD a week or two ago) works fine, and it looks like this is actually version 9-- is the old GOTD a better partition manager?

Reply   |   Comment by Buzzy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

This program does work very well with 7 x64.

The backup engine and partitioning functions themselves work extremely well - Windows 7 partitioning rules are the same as those for Vista.

You may find the bcd corrector on the boot disc will correct Vista bcd entries - but not Win 7 entries. You are not likely to use that feature and it won't do any harm - it just hasn't been updated to recognize 7.

As with all programs that offer to go into boot time mode when a restart is required - it is better to close the program , and use the boot disc to perform the operation.

Reply   |   Comment by SIW2  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

Installed software on my dual core laptop. Running Xp pro sp3 it installed after going to my email address and getting info to register.
Runs great!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be patient I think their server is overloading. Well with the trouble. Thanks Giveaway Of The Day.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#85

#15, David
I installed this the last time they had this on gotd.

No, you didn't. It is the first time Paragon are giving away their complete hard disk SUITE. What was given away at previous times are single editions like Drive Backup, Drive Copy and Partition Manager but never the suite!

N.B. (FWIW): Hard Disk Manager (Suite) = Partition Manager + Drive Backup

Reply   |   Comment by Tannhaeuser  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#84

Not sure what this "free Serial link" is all about, as I never saw one and the program seems to have installed just fine.

Running Vista64.

I accidentally clicked the non 64 install and got "does not support this OS" error. exited that.

Started the correct 64 install and was given the Modify, repair or remove options. Clicked "repair" and the program installed successfully.

Did I just accidentally hack the registration process?!

LOL!

My Cat says LOL!

Reply   |   Comment by Anidem  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#83

Ghacks review of this specific giveaway:

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/02/03/hard-disk-manager-2009-special-edition-review/

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#82

If I had waited a little longer, it then gave the option to repair, modify, or remove HD Manager 9.5 SE, which I already have installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#81

I downloaded the 64bit version and when I extract Setup.exe I get a Cycle Redundancy Check fail. Any help?

Reply   |   Comment by Parker  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#80

#25 Sounds like you should be using RAID 1, most recent desktop PCs support it (and from your post, it seems you are a desktop user), and Hardware duplication doesn't require any maintenance & it's free!

Reply   |   Comment by Ebax  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#79

If Paragon is going to have a giveaway I think they should get their servers upgraded. I try to install the app and I click get free serial and fill out the info and the site just hangs and the page keeps resetting. It is very frustrating. Please Paragon, be ready for these giveaways.

Reply   |   Comment by housry23  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#78

First time I have ever complained. I can't download or activate the program! I read the read-me file and did EXACTLY what it said. Don't let me lose this download. I have been waiting for this for some time.

Reply   |   Comment by Marland  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#77

The site for license doesn't work. (http://www.paragon-software.com/registration/hdm2009_SE.html) Sometimes return the message that I didn't complete all required fields but I did. It seems its a problem now with this site http://www.paragon-software.com

Reply   |   Comment by Leach Mihai  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#76

I keep getting

Please fill in all required fields, marked with an asterisk.

when I submit ALL my details for the Serial Number.

Anyone know what's going on?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Kennedy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#75

Downloaded slowly, install went OK at first. When I try to "Submit" my registration info, the page resets and tells me all fields required, and the country box is reset. I am entering all info correctly, tried it in IE and Firefox, even tried different countries with no luck.
I'm at a loss...

Reply   |   Comment by Bruski  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#74

Woo Hoo ... We were just starting to look into buying this type of program. A big thank you to Paragon and GAOTD!!!

The dsl download, Windows XP 3, first started at 2 hours, but counted down quickly - took only 27 minutes to complete. Install about another 5 minutes. Registration button and request took under 1 minute to receive my reply email.

While the final process did make a lag-stop at the black c:/ screen, after 5 minutes of waiting, I just clicked the X to close - completed in seconds. The reboot went quickly and program running just fine.

Great products from this company! Thank you! Love that while I am currently backing-up files, ect - I can still keep working at home.

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#73

It has no WinPE recovery CD included, but it does include a recovery CD based on Linux. In order to include WinPE they must pay Microsoft a licensing fee hence it does not make sense to give it away for free.

Reply   |   Comment by lgwhitlock  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#72

A Very big thank you to John #30 for posting the get serial link, It kept crashing for me too,
Thanks Gaotd and Thanks again Paragon

Reply   |   Comment by barry1009  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#71

#66 (mat312): You are describing a different operation from #48 (ws). The fundamental difference is that your scenario has all harddrives staying in place after "copying". #48's scenario has a harddrive "cloned" to be SWAPPED with the original. In #48's case, you run into issues due to windows remembering which drive had been connected to this computer. e.g. drive D is a clone of drive C. When drive C is taken out and drive D is operating alone, windows will remember and assign drive letter D to this drive, causing all C:\ files to be missing. It doesn't matter what is set in BIOS or in boot.ini, windows will change it (that's how it still does half the startup).

There is a simple registry edit to fix this issue before taking out the original drive C. Best practice is to have both drives in place, boot into drive D, then swap the drive designations in registry. Then drive C can be safely taken out.

Reply   |   Comment by needforspeed  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#70

My download finished in five minutes from the 64 bit link on my ultimately slow network, but that was before the giveaway because there was a glitch on here ;) It's just slow because Paragon software is always very popular.

Thanks GOTD and Paragon for this great product :)

Reply   |   Comment by Toast  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#69

@66 TRY IT OUT BEFORE CLAMING!!!
Really: ... Not as long, as the "old" HD-partition is present and accessible, too! (no matter if the "old" partition is bootable or not)

Reply   |   Comment by ws  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#68

Installed fine. Ran the defrag operation as a test. It reboots to control the C drive while defragging. Was running fine then it froze my system!! Rebooting forced Vista's start up repair, which said it couldn't repair the startup. Luckily, just pushing F8 got me back into windows.

So, I uninstalled Paragon HD Manager. Had to manually delete its directory. Then I rebooted and used Glary Utilities (free) to clean and optimize the registry.

Four hours of new experience... I think this one is only for super power users!

Reply   |   Comment by surfer100  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#67

lee..i had the same problem. just use the mirror link (free version)and you should get up around 130-150kb. my download finished in 20 min

Reply   |   Comment by chris  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#66

@48 Sorry, but your wrong. Windows always sees its own partition as "C:\" copying an OS partition to another will not require any tweaks in the copied OS, the only thing you need to do is add the copy to the boot.ini (BCD for Vista and 7) in the original OS (that the MBR is pointed to) so that you have the boot option.

@25 You can use this software to copy an OS partition or entire disk to a new one and boot off it without issues, if you copy the entire disk the only thing you need to do to boot to it is select it from your BIOS boot menu, since the MBR and boot records would be intact.

Reply   |   Comment by mat312  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#65

@62 No. It will not install on a server OS.

Reply   |   Comment by mat312  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
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