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8 Magical Partitions

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by ckaas, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. ckaas

    ckaas Thread Starter

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    Hi, i'm trying to create a second partiton on my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 3500, if that matters), where i can store all my sensitive data before i reformat the primary partition to clean things up a bit. I've installed partition magic 8.0 on my system, i've followed all the instructions, PM then informs me that the changes need to be made in boot mode, so the computer reboots. As the laptop starts up, i get this on my screen:

    Copying floppy image
    Floppy image copied
    Invalid system disk, press any key to try again

    Now, i've tried sticking both the data disks PM made me create on installation in the drive, i've also tried reformatting the disks and recreating them, as well as trying with different floppies all together, to no avail. Does anybody know how to use partition magic 8.0, or could point me to a good tutorial (i've tried reading the user's manual, more a test of endurance than anything else, imho)? Thanks. christian :)
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The O/S in use is very significant, though I've successfully used PM8 with W98SE, W2K, and XP. I just setup things with the GUI and turn it loose, if it has to reboot to do the deed, it reboots. Since I've never seen the problem you describe, I'm somewhat at a loss to explain it.
     
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    ckaas Thread Starter

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    i'm running windows ME, which i just installed over Win 98se. i may just end up fdisking and losing all data. thanks for the help though.
     
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