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Partition Magic help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by evileggplant, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. evileggplant

    evileggplant Thread Starter

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    On my comp right now I have a 120 gig 7200rpm HD.
    I have win xp service pack 2 on it.
    I had to redo everything on my comp less then a week ago and when I was in a rush so instead of setting up my partitions using the program in the winxp install process I elected to do so afterwards using Partition Magic. I want to resize the partion so my C drive is 40 gigs (Im only using 6.22 gigs right now) and then make a new partition with the left over space for my games.
    I go into the program and do the resize bit and it all looks good. Partition Magic tells me to restart for the changes to take affect, but when I restart nothing happens. It all goes back to the way it was before. Any ideas why I cant resize that drive?
     
  2. n7Epsilon

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    Hi,
    Try to reinstall PartitionMagic. This can happen if some of its components are missing or damaged...

    Also, you can tell PartitionMagic to create a DOS PartitionMagic disk that will let you perform these tasks if the Windows version isn't working correctly... (I think it's called a rescue disk or something... look under Start > All Programs > PartitionMagic > Paritition Magic Tools > Create Rescue Disks)

    The DOS PartitionMagic is just as capable as the Windows version, and is more reliable....

    Hope that helps...
     
  3. iRichard

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    Try use DOS base PartitionMagic to perform the task.

    Since PartitionMagic file size almost 1.2MB, it can't fit into bootdisk.
    Create a bootdisk and copy partitionmagic into another blank disk to run in Dos mode.

    With these you not need to install PartitionMagic in your HDD.

    Try & See!

    :)
     
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