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Partition Magic 7 problems (1024 Cylinder 'Boot Code Boundary')

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  1. crisbastap

    crisbastap Thread Starter

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    I have PowerQuest (Now Symantec) PartitionMagic 7.0
    I have my hard drive partitioned into C: Operating System, D: Programs and E: Data (My Documents etc.). My C Drive is getting very low on free space, so I recently tried to take some of the free space from one of the other partitions and put it on the C Drive. When I tried to add the free space to the C Drive I got this message:

    "Resizing or moving an operating system partition beyond the 1024 cylider boundary may make the computer unbootable. Due to INT13 Bios Limitations on some machines, your rescue diskettes may not be able to recover from this situation. Moving all or part of an operating system partition above the specified 'Boot Code Boundary' is not recommended."

    I had 7,251 Mb on my C Drive, and no matter how small an increment of additional disk space I tried to add, I got that same message. Is there any way around this without deleting programs from my computer? The C Drive keeps filling up even though I haven't added a new program in ages. I keep the internet cache and temporary download folders empty, and yet I only have about 300 Mb of free space left on the C Drive, and that keeps shrinking. Help!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    That message is pretty obsolete, I routinely ignore it. :) Unless you have an old O/S and machine, making your boot partition larger will have no ill effects. FYI, I don't believe I have any machines that have a boot partition smaller than 12gig, and they all boot fine, from W98 through XP.
     
  3. Wet Chicken

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    Just be careful. There was a Partition Magic bug that started in version 6 that would delete the entire disk! The last I heard it was still in version 7 but a patch was supposed to soon be available for it. They never did make a patch for 6. It happened when you would resize the C: partiton. I finally got rid of PM and bought Acronis Partition Expert. It is ten times faster than PM and much, much easier to use, it is however hard to find in the stores. Some CompUSA and Micro Centers have it though. Well worth the switch ;)
     
  4. iaavagent

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    I'm confused! What is taking up your C drive if that's where your O/S resides only? Are you running XP? Your programs and data are on D & E. Maybe you need to fine tune your clean up that could give you a lot more C space. TSG has many suggestions for that.Deconfuse me!
     
  5. crisbastap

    crisbastap Thread Starter

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    Good point iaaveagent.

    Though I do only have the Operating System installed on the C: partition, for some reason it just keeps filling up, and I do not know why. Can you point me in the right direction here on the site where I can find out more about fine tuning my clean up?

    Thanks, Chris
     
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