I thought I will share this. The PC (aged 2007 with XP) at home was aching for increase of the logical partition size, for some time. Solutions available on the web allow you to download, run the application and then it says how it can fix, but please license this application first at $xxx. Well, since it is a once only fix, I thought there could be a better solution. But not working on the home PC everyday made me slow in attending to the issue. And then, along came this article.
The first one I chose to download and install, was the Paragon free version. When requesting the re-size, it refused with the error message that it can't find two adjacent logical or two adjacent primary partitions. The home PC was set up with one logical and one primary partition. So, that was the end of the Paragon software, except ... I used the tool to take a look around at what else can be done, but never ran a job or commit anything. The next day on re-start of the PC it refused to load Windows. A major Windows repair was required, taking about 3 days in between other stuff. I am not saying that Paragon caused the Windows breakdown, but it was the only thing different on the PC.
After repair, I downloaded and installed EaseUS. I was able to do the job. However (ahem) I wanted to do a little adjustment, but the software didn't want to do the work. No message, error or otherwise. Another thing about EaseUS is that it sets up a background job running from epmnews.exe, that has the PC running like it is taking off. According to read-up, it is not dangerous and is just busy gathering info - not sure what for.