EDIT: My current options are:
01. Convert *.IMG to *.VHD and Use *.VHD which can be attached to VirtualBox-Portable USE PMagic or bootable iso/usb to manipulate formats. (CloneDisk: to convert *.IMG -> *.VHD without killing data)
03. Find a tool that can manipulate *.img from windows while its offline (partition, change format etc without destroying data) (is there any?)
Is there an option in ImDisk to mount *.img || *.vhd upon OS boot up which can make windows tools (Partition Magic etc) to see drive and allow manipulation?
Items numbered as replies to first post:
... karyonix's raw2hd:
..., you normally mount the disk image in Windows with an APPROPRIATE "full disk" driver, (that is NOT IMDISK) and then you use any partitioning/resizing/whatever tool on the mounted image.
A suitable driver/tool is Total Mounter (besides Ken Kato's VDK, and Firadisk/Winvblock):
Imdisk does NOT mount "fully" a hard disk image, ONLY the Volume(s) that are inside it, this info has been written on the forum over, and over and over...