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Partition Magic Question????

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Geep2, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. Geep2

    Geep2 Thread Starter

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    I have an XP computer with Drive C: and Drive D:.......I wish to make C: drive larger and D: smaller. I purchased Partition Magic 8.0 to be able to accomplish this. However, while reading the 'online' manual, almost at the end of 167 pages or so, it states that if you have Norton SystemWorks you MUST run Partition Magic from rescue disks??? Here is what it specifically states......................

    "You can use PartitionMagic on a system where Norton SystemWorks is installed.
    However, you must run PartitionMagic from the rescue disks. If you attempt to run
    PartitionMagic under Windows with Norton SystemWorks installed, you may receive a
    disk-write error."

    I have Norton SystemWorks..............do I HAVE to run this program from the 'rescue disks' which they advise me to make in order to change C: from 20 GB to 35 GB and reduce my D: from 40 GB to 25 GB?????

    Any help here would be appreciated......I will not begin this project until I hear from one of you 'resident experts' and I certainly am NOT one myself. Thank you in advance for the help. I really do appreciate it!!!
     
  2. ceri sheeran

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    Hi,

    I've used PM with System works but not with anything newer than PM 6.

    I've also stopped using System works as it is a reource hog.

    Simplest solution to me would be to remove System works using the Add/ remove Programs or Sysmantec removal utility.

    Run PM to achieve the partition format you want.

    Then re-install System Works again.

    Live update would take a while wilst it picks up all th eupdates.

    Personally, I don't think System Works is worth the trouble. It is on one old computer 450Mhz P2, but I wouldn't use it on anything newer.

    hth

    Ceri
     
  3. Geep2

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    Thanks...........I really did not think of that option.........may try it to save time and trouble. Thanks again,
     
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