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Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

Question: Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

My computer came with one great big partition, with XP Home installed on it. For four months all my data got stored on that same partition. Then I got partition magic, and decided to make a separate partition for all my files. This turned out to be too small, after I'd transfered all my music, plus my work files to it. I then tried to repartition the drive, taking most of the spare space from the XP drive and giving it to the data drive.
Just as it started to widen the Data drive, and after shrinking the XP drive, it crashed. Now XP doesn't boot, and my data partition is corrupted too.
I've been daft and so have no backup of my data, and no partition magic back-up floppies. Is there anyway I can get the data back?

If it's any help, Ubuntu is also on the laptop, and working fine.

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Answer: Partition Magic 8 has corrupted Windows partition and Data partition

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Hi there I?m after a little help.

Yesterday I installed a program called partition magic. The install went without any errors or problems but then when I start the program for the 1st time I got a blue screen and my laptop shut down. I restarted the laptop and uninstalled partition magic but now I noticed that the data partition is missing. I?ve tried doing a restore back to before I installed partition magic but that does not help.

Any help would be great. Thanks

Lee

Answer:Re: Missing data partition after installation of partition magic

Hi Lee,

May I ask you why you have installed partition magic? Installation of such programs is always a little bit risky and should only be done if you really want to change some partitions or something else.

Have you already checked disk management of Windows? Navigate to control panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.

Can you see the second partition and is it maybe hidden or something else?

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I have a 250GB drive which I had split into two partitions (F and G). One partition had almost run out of space so I was going to reduce the size of the other and give the free space to this partition.

I set everything up and left it to run, but it was taking longer than I expected and I needed to leave so I cancelled the operation. The size of the G: partition has been reduced and the drive now has 20GB of unallocated space which I was going to give to the F: partition, but it won't let me do this. Whenever I try to do it it simply says an error has occurred. I can't remember the exact message since I don't have access to the computer right now, but I remember the error code being #508.

Also, the G: partition no longer appears in my computer, but I can still browse the drive using the inbuilt browser in Partition Magic.

Since they put a Cancel button on the operation screen I assumed it would be safe to cancel the operation, in that it would undo any changes that had already been made, but apparently it just stops what it's doing and doesn't let you continue from where you stopped. I realise now that I made a mistake, but is there any way to recover the partition (so that I can access it through My Computer as I usually can) and to finish reallocating the unused space on the drive?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Cancelled during partition resize, partition has disappeared. (Using Partition Magic)

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I have a 250GB drive which I had split into two partitions (F and G). One partition had almost run out of space so I was going to reduce the size of the other and give the free space to this partition.

I set everything up and left it to run, but it was taking longer than I expected and I needed to leave so I cancelled the operation. The size of the G: partition has been reduced and the drive now has 20GB of unallocated space which I was going to give to the F: partition, but it won't let me do this. Whenever I try to do it it simply says an error has occurred. I can't remember the exact message since I don't have access to the computer right now, but I remember the error code being #508.

Also, the G: partition no longer appears in my computer, but I can still browse the drive using the inbuilt browser in Partition Magic.

Since they put a Cancel button on the operation screen I assumed it would be safe to cancel the operation, in that it would undo any changes that had already been made, but apparently it just stops what it's doing and doesn't let you continue from where you stopped. I realise now that I made a mistake, but is there any way to recover the partition (so that I can access it through My Computer as I usually can) and to finish reallocating the unused space on the drive?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Cancelled during partition resize, partition has disappeared. (Using Partition Magic)

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Hi all,

I've been working on a Dell server (not sure of the model, but can get it tomorrow) that has Windows Server 2008 and a 500 GB hard drive, split into two partitions, giving us a C: and D: drive.

Recently, somebody from the office used Partition Magic (not sure of the version) to resize the partitions. I think they're roughly split up 150 for C: and 300-ish for D:.

Anyway, the resizing appeared to go well, but every couple of weeks, the D: partition completely disappears from Windows! Computer Management shows it as unallocated space, I believe.

Fortunately, I'm able to easily restore the partition using a bootable Paragon Rescue Kit CD. It quickly scans and finds the "lost" partition, and it restores it in no time. I've done this a couple of times now over the past few months.

The question, of course, is WHY is the partition dropping out... or how to prevent it from dropping out in the first place.

The thing I find really odd is that it will drop out while the server is running -- meaning, it will just disappear at a seemingly random time, and nobody will notice until they try to access data that was on that partition.

Any suggestions on what I can check or what the solution might be? It's really confusing! It's nice to know how to restore the partition, but obviously it's still a hassle to have to do that. It'd be much nicer if the partition wouldn't go in the first place.

Thanks!
 

Answer:After resizing partition with Partition Magic, D: partition keeps disappearing!

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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

Answer:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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Hello all,

I've got a 100 gig hard drive divided into a primary C partition and a second logical partition (E drive). (I also have a separate hard drive, which is D, which I use for backups). This is a dual boot system - the C drive has Windows ME on it, which I don't use anymore, and the E drive has Windows XP Pro.

The C drive is FAT 32 and the E drive is NTFS. I'd like to be able to delete all data and programs from the C drive and just leave the ME operating system there, so as to free up as much free space as possible. Then, I'd like to shift the free space from C into the E partition.

I'm not sure if this is possible to do. Can I use Partition Magic to move FAT32 free space into the E partition, which is formatted as NTFS? Can folks tell me if this is possible to do and what steps I need to take, using Partition Magic, in order to accomplish it.

I'd appreciate tips and suggestions! Thanks very much. Please feel free to also e-mail me directly: [email protected]
 

Answer:Using Partition Magic to Free up FAT32 Space for NTFS Partition

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i bought a dell computer running xp home edititon that had partition magic 8 installed. i am doing some microsoft training and wanted to install windows server 2003 enterprise (a 32 bit evaluation install) on another primary partition.

After creating another prim partition on C: i went ahead and did the 2003 server install on the 2nd partition and rebooted the computer. unfortunatly now i can only boot into 2003 server and not into window xp. while in 2003 server i can't even see the partition but for s and g's i threw an xp boot disk in the computer just to see if the other partition was still there and it showed something like OS/2 INACTIVE.

just wondering if anyone had some advice to get the other partition up and running or if i will have to purchase partition magic to merge the partition back and lose all the data.

thanx

Answer:[SOLVED] partition magic partition inactive, cant boot

Hello!!!

I am a bit confused mate... Windows XP was installed on what partition??? [C: or D:]
When you have created C: partition for Windows 2003, did you create it during system setup and did you deleted some partition during that action???

Keep us posted...

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help needed please!Im using partion Magic, to create a small partition on my Hard drive, my hd is 80 gig and i want to make a partition at about 35 gig for mp3s and stuff. However when i do this using PM, it reboots to start the process and then comes up with an error :Error 27: could not lock onto drive, and then it reboots and trys again, and teh same thingf happens,any ideas?thanksin advance!.

Answer:Error 27when making partition in Partition Magic..

Try this:click here

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Hello there once again,

Now I have a major problem with my NTSF partition and corrupted files.

OK, I was going to resize and move partitions, put somehow Partition Magic 8 operation ****ed up aka failed during the operation, dont know how and why though?

Before:

C:\System 10GB
D:\Home 2GB
E:\Software 8GB
F:\Entertain 123GB
G:\Install 10GB

After:

C:\System 8GB
D:\Home 2GB
E:\Software 8GB
F:\Entertain 125GB
G:\Install 10GB

I only resized C partition from 10GB to 8GB, moved D & E partitions and resized F partition from 123GB to 125GB and somehow Partition Magic 8 managed to **** up during operation. All though my Windows XP Professional boot correctly and I'm able to see all partitions and files, but when I try to listen music or watch video there comes an error, that say it's corrupted. All though not all files are corrupted, but most of files are. I've to say that I'm now so confused and pissed off. And one nice thing there is, I forgot to take backups before this mess, lol.

So I truly & deeply need your help with this thing and I would approciate that, so please reply asap.
 

Answer:Partition Magic 8 & corrupted files

run chkdsk or norton systemworks registry repair.
 

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I have a 60 GB partition for W7 system and a data partition. I would like to have the Users files and all non systems stuff go directly to the Data partition. I have done it on other systems but can't figure it out on W7. I had found in a search how to do this a while back but can't find it now. I would appreciate it if someone pointed out a link on how to accomplish this.
 

Answer:Storing data in other partition other than system partition in windows 7

Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.windows7home.net/how-to-move-user-data-folder-to-non-system-partition-in-windows-7vista/

Jim
 

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I install XP Pro SP2 NTFS to a 25mb partition on a 60gb drive. I then install Slackware with Lilo to the MBR and don't make a boot disk. (dumb, I know) I use XP primarily and find that I need more space. So I used Partition Magic 8 to delete the swap and ext2 partitions and extend the NTFS one. I write the new changes and reboot. No problem. Lilo is still there and I choose to boot to XP. I browse the net, download some junk and leave Aim on. I go away for 2 days and come back to see my laptop is off. There was a power outage the day before. I turn my computer on, and all I see are 9's scrolling across the screen. It looks exactly like this:
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

I use Recovery Console and try fixmbr. Doesn't work. I try FixBoot C:/. Doesn't work. I try installing windows over the existing files, and setup copies the files but when I remove the CD to boot to the HD, it doesn't work. After the FixMbr though, the 999999's stopped showing up. There was... Read more

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Hi,I seemed to have made a boo-boo!!!! I'd be grateful for some help and advice if possible please.The Packard Bell pc used to run ME before i installed XP Home on it. I have used Partition Magic 8 to unhide a 1.8GB partition on the C drive (that was used for recovery purposes but no longer used) and merge with the C drive. I chose to add the partition to the C drive as a folder and called it 'New'.The system then took about 2 hours to unhide the partition and merge with the C drive - only for the pc not to reboot fully! It starts up and then after looking like its going to do something all that appears is a flashing cursor at the top of the screen.Is there ANY way at all i can reverse this or get XP to load or is it a case of a reinstallation?Cheers.

Answer:Reversing a Partition Magic partition merge!

Try booting off the XP CD and using Recovery Console to FIXBOOT or FIXMBR,if this fails,then try CHKDSK /F or /R.If it still won't boot,you can always continue past the Recovery Console and chose Repair,only this deletes your XP and reinstalls JUST the Windows folder,so although you will still have all your files on your HD the Program Files shortcuts won't be there or simply wont work.You will need to collect all the Updates again(MS Update site)and reinstall the programs to get them working again.Hopefully you won't need to use the Repair option,but if you do you'll need the XP product key once Repairs done.

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My 40 gb hard drive is partitioned 'ME' on 'C' drive, and 'XP' on 'D' drive. I would like to remove 'ME' and just have one partition 'XP'. When I tried to delete the 'C' drive using Partition magic 7 on windows 'XP'. I got a warning message saying that the 'C' drive was an active partition. *After deletion, Set another partition active.* Before proceeding, I thought it best to get some advice in case I ended up not being able to boot up into 'XP'I have backed up my documents. Also created the rescue discs. Hopefully someone will be able to explain to me about whether it safe to "activate" 'XP' & what it involves ? Thanks in advance. Tom

Answer:partition magic 7 deleting an active partition ?

Hi Mate,have you thought of merging your ME partition into your XP partition.ME would then become a folder in the XP partition,which you can either keep or delete as you wish.Regards Tony

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Ok.. I give up I need some help with this...

Several Problems!

I installed Partition Magic and Boot magic...

I have one 160 GB hard drive and since my PC is an Acer the drive came partitioned when I got it for two 80's
SO...
I installed Partition Magic and tried to partition the second one and it said it did and had to restart... now it's gone and I cannot find it or the other. I just have my C drive. So I am "missing" 80 GB of space, how do I find it and all the files on it???

I also installed Boot Magic which now dual boots my pc... how the heck do I stop it from doing that ?? I only have one OS and that's all I want now and there was nothing on the second one so...

Everything screwed up so I figured I would just do a system restore to a couple of days ago before I installed any of it... so all it did was remove my access to the Partition Magic and Boot Magic because they were installed on my second partition... bad I know...

So can anyone please help me with this???
I want the boot magic to stop from offering the dual boot since I dont have access to the program anymore and I want my "missing" stuff.


Please help!

Answer:Help find lost partition thanks to partition magic!!

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Originally posted by Eldon
I installed Partition Magic and tried to partition the second one and it said it did and had to restart... now it's gone and I cannot find it or the other. I just have my C drive. So I am "missing" 80 GB of space, how do I find it and all the files on it???




What did you do exactly?
You had 2 partitions (80+80)?
Did you delete the second one? Or did you format it?

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Ok, here is the situation. When i originally set up this hard drive i gave 100 gigs to windows xp and 20 gigs to Mandrake Linux. Not too long ago I decided to delete my Linux partitions. Here is where the situation gets hard to tell what went wrong. I was playing around with the partitions to try and get windows 98 installed for a dual boot using BootMagic as the boot manager. Well, to make a long story short, I think i selected a few wrong options, so now I have a small little 50mb partition on my small hard drive. The problem is what happened ot my big hard drive. When I load up partition magic it reports the entire hard drive as a bad partition. Seeing as how the hard drive still works fine I normally wouldn't care about it. But the area that used to belong to linux is now just sitting there where I cant do anything with it. Its a bit annoying to not be able to access 20gb of my hard drive. Any ideas what is wrong and how i can fix it so i can get partition magic to add that unpartitioned space to the main partition? I'm using partition magic 8 btw.
 

Answer:Partition Magic gives inaccurate bad partition report

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I have a computer with Win 2000 installed and I want to create a partition using Partition Magic so I can install SuSE Linux 10. When I try to create a partition I'm told Linux will work better with a Linux Swap Partition and asks me if I want it before Windows, before new partition or after new partition. My questions are: Do I need to create a Linux Swap Partition at all and if so where is the best place to put it for both OS's to boot properly. Before Windows will stop Windows booting. Any help will be gratfully received.

Answer:Partition Magic & Linux Swap Partition

I would forget about PM and just boot off the Suse discs,the OS will see the windows install and partition the drive around it,then it will install a boot mgr(either LiLo or Grub)again where-ever you ask it to,either on the MBR or floppy to allow you the choice of windows or linux.

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can I make a partition without using Partition Magic ???

is it possible to create a volume or logical partition through Windows without using a third Party tools like Partition Magic ??

can I make it through the command prompt ??? .. I'm willing to make a backup drive like 1-2 GB. & I don't want to format or reinstall windows in order to do that.

Thanks

Answer:can I make a partition without useing Partition Magic ?

Go download Gparted liveCD and burn it as an image, it's free.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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I have two hard drives - the primary one is 40GB, and the secondary one 160GB, both Maxtor. I have Windows XP installed on the smaller one, and that is my main OS. On the other disk I have two partitions - an empty one 40GB in size and a big one (120GB) I use for storing all my data.

As I wanted to install Ubuntu, I decided to split the smaller partition into 39+1GB (for swap). In Partition Magic, this process included reducing the smaller's partition size, moving the bigger one "to the left", and then creating a new partition.

Unfortunately, Partition Magic froze while it was moving my data partition. I had to restart the computer and saw what happened - all the files were still there, but obviously pointing to wrong locations on the hard drive, as most of them had unrecognizable content (e.g. some pictures wouldn't display at all, while others would partially). I was too confident this would work without problems, so I didn't create a backup, nor a recovery disk. And now I am having trouble recovering all the files - none of the more popular recovery software work because no data is actually lost, and they don't see the files as corrupted.

Before I take the hard drive to a professional (and probably get overcharged), I wanted to know whether there is a program that might help. Any ideas?

Answer:Partition Magic froze while moving a partition

Partition table doctor should work, but it's not free. There's a free demo you can try to see whether it will work if you buy it but it won't make any changes to your drive unless you actually buy it.

Whatever you do, disconnect the second drive for the time being and only reconnect it when you want to try to recover it. If system restore is still enabled on that drive then Windows may write some data on it at the wrong place and overwrite some of your data because of the incorrect file allocation table. You have to prevent any data to be written to that drive as long as the partition table has not been restored.

Edit : My colleague RichardIII knows of two other programs which are free and could also help recovering your partition table :
http://findandmount.com/
http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm?Language=1
Give them a try if you wish.

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I used partition commander (V8) to partiton the hard drive of my Dell Laptop Latitude D600, to 3 types:

NTFS(primary)and Extended Linux(Ext3) and Solaris (primary).

I installed 3 OSs successfully (Windows 2000 server, FC3, Solaris 10), without any problem.

But When I tried to use the partition commander utility later (boot from DOS)to verify (under Tools->Validate) the NTFS partition, it hung up and it did not go through.
By the way when I installed only windows (before I installed the other two), I have got no problem.

The same problem happened with partition commander before also (i.e. this is not the first time).

And I had expierenced similar problem (not same) with Partition Magic (it told there is error in the partition do you want to fix it? some thing like this) also.

I realized (but not sue), whenever I installed more than one OSs on the same Hard Disk, then later on if I want to check the hard disk with the same utility that I used to partition that hard disk, I expeirenced the problem.

Have any one had same problem ?
 

Answer:Partition Commander and Partition Magic problems

I imagine the problem is one of the other operating systems doing weird things with the disk or just shortcomings of your checking utility.

It is a known bug in Partition Magic that asks you if you want to "fix" your partition table and then screws it up big time. Just say no.

If your operating systems boot and work OK then don't sweat about it.

BTW why make the Linux partition extended?
 

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I have been trying for a few days now to get Partition Magic 8 to partition my existing C: drive. First I was getting the "Error 983" error. Then I un-installed SP2 which was causing a gang of problems, freezing programs for a couple mins mostly. After I got it uninstalled I did a disk defrag, then a chkdsk /f. Now I have partitioned the drive using PM8 again and this time after the reboot it is telling me it is completed but once Windows XP reboots there is no new partition.

Im trying to install Suse Linux 9.0. But I really want to have 2 new partitions, one for Suse, and the other as a back up. Im not really sure how to solve this now so if any one could help I would really apprecate it.

If you could help me with this I would highly appreciate it!!!!
 

Answer:Partition Magic 8 saying completed new partition but not showing up?

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Hey,
I have a Vista Home edition.

I wanted to create a linux partition., which failed. Using Paragon, when I had clicked on D where my operating system was not installed. I tried to create a different Linux partition. But I get the message that the something might be in use. Please close all utilities and try again. After restarting I found that C ( where my operating system was installed) was mentioned as an invalid driveBut I can see the C: in my computer and I can access it.
How can I get all my space back/?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiration 6000 laptop. I want to repartition it having one 20 gig partiton for Windows and 15 gigs for Linux and the rest a FAT32 drive for them to share. Well I run Partition Magic and I can't run any of the Wizards because it says there are unmoveable partition on my drive. There are 3 primary partitions by default, one is a hidden FAT32 partition which I assume is used for system recovery. The other is called CP/M Concurrent DOS, CTOS which I don't know what it is.

So I can resize C and creeate an ext3 partition for Linux, but when I got to use the rest of unallocated space it won't let me create a new partition. Can someone tell me how I can create more partitions. And what is the CP/M Concurrent DOS, CTOS one?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Partition Magic: Unable to partition disk.

Figured it out. You click on the c drive partition and resize it, setting it to like 30,000 or 40,000 or whatever, leaving the rest unallocated. Then you can create a partition for it in the operations section and label it. Very confusing but it worked for me.
 

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I used partition commander (V8) to partiton the hard drive (40 GB) of my Dell Laptop Latitude D600, to 3 types:

NTFS(primary) and Extended primary (with many logical ) some of them for Linux, and Solaris(primary).

I installed 3 OSs successfully (Windows 2000 server, FC3, Solaris 10), without any problem.

But When I tried to use the partition commander utility later (boot from DOS)to verify (under Tools->Validate) the NTFS partition, it hung up and it did not go through.
By the way when I installed only windows (before I installed the other two), I have got no problem.

The same problem happened with partition commander before also (i.e. this is not the first time).

And I had expierenced similar problem (not same) with Partition Magic (it told there is error in the partition do you want to fix it? some thing like this) also.

I realized (but not sue), whenever I installed more than one OSs on the same Hard Disk, then later on if I want to check the hard disk with the same utility that I used to partition that hard disk, I expeirenced the problem.

Have any one had same problem ?

Answer:Partition Commander and Partition Magic problems

I've done the same thing with Vectorlinux and I've had no problems. It could be the fact that its "Microsoft DOS"

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I used Partition Magic 8.0 to merge two adjacent NTFS partitions (E: and F:). The second partition (F:) that I merged into the first partition (E:) was empty. I was basically trying to re-allocate that space to the first partition.

In using the PM 8.0 merge wizard, it forces the end user to create a folder which will contain the contents of what was previously the second partition (F: in this case).

The merge was successful, but now I have this empty folder which I named "Fdrive" to complete the merge task via the PM 8.0 wizard, that I cannot seem to delete.

Using the DOS shell in Win XP, I used the command "dir /p" to see that all the other folders besides "Fdrive" are owned by "DIAMOND\Lee Webber", which is my computer name\profile name. However, the folder "Fdrive" is owned by some user name "BUILTIN\administrators".

While using Win XP in the "Lee Webber" profile, when I try to delete the "Fdrive" folder via right click and delete, it first appears that it is deleting, but then brings up a popup with red X titled "Error Deleting File or Folder" with a message saying:
"Cannot delete Fdrive: Access is denied

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

Any ideas how to delete this folder?

I'm thinking it is a user rights issue, but I have no clue where the user "BUILTIN\administrators" came fro... Read more

Answer:Partition Magic 8.0 - Partition merging question

Access denied to documents in Windows XP?
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2087423,00.asp

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What is the view on the Acronis product for drive partitioning - I need to partition an old Windows 2K computer to put Windows 98SE on it in order to enable the fax modem to work!!!I note that this forum seems to prefer the Acronis drive imaging product over Norton Ghost so I'm wondering if they are preferred for partitioning.

Answer:Partition Magic V Acronis Partition Expert

As you said... Most people prefer the Acronis True Image as I do, but I haven't tried their partitioning manager I have always used Partition Magic, but if True Image is anything to go on, then I would think it would be just as good as Partition Magic if not better!!!!

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I made a mistake and forgot to back up my data before trying to resize partitions with PowerQuest Partition Magic 8.0

I have an 80gb HDD with a 20gb partition (C:, Windows) and 60gb (f:, data).
I decided I wanted to store other things on c: and so ran Partition Magic to move 10GB from f: to c:
this seemed to be going smoothly, until the machine restarted, and booted back up to Windows, appearing to have finished the task.
BUT:
C: is still 20GB, and now f: has disappeared!
Disk Management shows that the partition is still there, but is in "PQflex" format (also seen as "PqRp" format).
I cannot seem to read this partition, and can't add/change the drive letter on it.

Can anyone help me to recover the data/find something that can read this partition?

I know that if I had backed up first, I could just wipe the drive, re-install and start over, but I forgot!
My bad. any chance someone can make it good again?
 

Answer:Partition Magic ate my data! HELP PLEASE!

You can try getbackdata found at http://www.runtime.org/. I think it will show you if it can see the data so you don't have to pay for it if it doesn't look like it will work.
 

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I have resized a partition using partition magic 7 on win XP (home).
The partition is active. I have a backup folder that contains all of my data from the drive but is not accessible. There is a System Volume Information folder that has appeared. Windows reports the drive has as much data on the drive as before the resize.
Scandisk does not help.
Defrag shows the files and will do its job but still there is no access to the files.
 

Answer:Partition Magic resize data almost lost?

It 's not to clear what you're saying, but it sounds like you've simple 'hidden' your backup folder.
 

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I want to partition my c drive to create 1 partition for os (c:)and 1 partition (f:)for data prior to creating 3rd partition (g:)for 2nd os to allow dual booting (d: & e: are cd-r and dvd drives). help from this forun has told me how to go about creating partitions in general and installing the 2nd os but I am not clear on how I seperate my current os (xp pro) from current data on the first two partitions i create without causing problems for programs which automatically create folders for default storage (eg: pinnacle video) and exactly what goes in each. Any suggestions?

Answer:Partition Magic 8 -seperate os and data partitions

rather than reading my version of what to do click here instead and watch the rather excellent vidoes.

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I'm running Windows XP and I have made a huge mistake and need help.I have just run Partition Magic 8 to merge 2 partitions, unfortunately the process failed, and I have lost a number of files that I thought I hade removed from the partition before I ran the program. Partition Magic is showing there is unallocated space on the HD, and I believe that is where my files are.Does anyone know what I can do to try and recover these files. I've been a complete idiot and I haven't got anyway to get these back from a back up... I'm desperate people, please if anyone can help me. What can I do?

Answer:Partition Magic Problem, need help recovering data

I'm not familiar with PM8, can you make it set up a partition in the unallocated space but /without/ formatting? It's only a format that will overwrite any information, all partitioning does is change a few numbers in certain areas of the HD.Then run something like this ? click here

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I have Partition Magic 8 stuck at 100% moving data, 100% moving partition and 47% entire progress, and its not progressing any further for 16 hours now..

Hard drive was divided into 2 partitions, first was 20 GB, and second was around 1,4 TB. I wanted to merge them so I deleted smaller one and got unalocated space there. Then using PM8 I resized larger partition to occupy whole disk space of around 1.5 TB. Larger partition was nearly full, with only around 700 MB of free space.

Now, I know it takes long to resize partition so big, but I'm interested if anyone tried similar operation on such a large partition and how long it should take?? Is PM8 stuck or I should wait longer? First 4 hours the "moving data" bar was moving up to 100% with no problems, so I guessed everything was ok, but now I begin to doubt it, cause after 12 more hours nothing happens, still standing at 100% moving data, 100% moving partition and 47% entire progress. PM8 process if fluctuating arond 1-3% of CPU usage and around 29200 KB of memory usage, on Phenom 2 940, and Win x64bit Prof Sp2.

help please, specially if u tried this before.. how long should I wait for Pm8 to finish???

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I'm looking to Partition my disk for a linux dual boot and I know that somewhere in here, XP should be able to do it. I'm sure that PM uses FDISK in some way...

Any thoughts?

thanks

melbo
 

Answer:Does XP have tha Partition ability that Partition magic has??

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I would like to resize my C/: partition as it is running out of space. I have Partition Magic 8, which I used to split this HDD into two partitions C (13 gig) & D (180gig) when I first set up this computer.I would now like to increase the size of the C partition to 20gig. I have emptied the D Partition so there is plenty of space to increase C.I have followed the wizard's instructions and tried to apply the changes, I then get a message that "no partition is active do I want to continue"? According to the partition map, the C/: partition is active. It is listed as follows.Partition (Local Disk C). File system (NTFS). Size Mb(13,774.5). Used MB(11309.6). Unused. MB(2464.9). Status (Active). Pri/Log (Primary)So it is listed as Active, but the warning says "no partition is active do I want to continue"?Question is. Is it ok to continue?Your advice pleaseCheers Lixdexik.

Answer:Resizing partition with Partition magic 8

Personnally i would do it the other way round move all but your Operating system to the larger partition ,whereby if you had to reinstall your O/S all your important files and such are not lost...

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Well, i made my new partition using Partition Magic 8 with the "make new partition for operating system" and now i cannot see my previous partition with all my stuff on it. I looked around on the net for ways of browsing or even getting to my old partition, but im not finding much... I've read that partition magic makes the other partition inactive so now i am lost at what i need to do to get to the old partition, Any informationg would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Partition Magic: The Lost Partition

You need to enable boot magic which comes with partition magic, or go into boot magic tools and you'll have an option to reboot into the other partition making that the active one.
Enabling boot magic in the first place gives you the option of picking which one you want on booting.
 

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Situtation: I have one hard drive in my laptop, split into a C: partition for my Win7 installation, and D: partition for my files and documents. Used Partition Magic without thinking; ignored compatibility warnings like a fool, etc etc.

My D: partition disappeared, C: seems to work fine.

I've been trolling the internet and tried to use TestDisk, but the problem is that TestDisk guides are under the assumption it will just ask you to fix your partitions. Didn't happen that way for me - the Quick Search didn't find D, however TestDisk's "deeper search" for some reason shows the missing D: partition as a normal, existing, primary partition and C: as deleted. This is obviously not the case, so I didn't know what to do.

If it's worth anything, TestDisk did mention that the two partitions were overlapping with each other. Other recovery software such as EasyUs Partition Recovery didn't work either and showed me the same result (it can't recover overlapping partitions)

Any tips on how to fix this? The data is still there, I can see it using file listing in TestDisk, I just don't know what to do to fix it.

Edit:// Before anyone asks, yeah, I've seen D: drive missing in win7 due to partiton magic. Doesn't help, because again, TestDisk doesn't just magically find my partition during Quick Search and lists the wrong partition as "deleted" during Deeper Search.

Answer:Partition Magic destroyed my partition.

Vexir:

Welcome to SF!
Download Partition Wizard
Create a Boot Disk
Partition Wizard has an option to Recover a Partition.

Give it a try- maybe you'll get lucky?

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I have created a D: partition for my data. When I originally split the partition, the data files were copied successfully, but the partition was created as hidden and has no drive letter. I've tried to correct this. I've right-clicked the DATA partition, and into ADVANCED > UNHIDE PARTITION. Once I've said I want to unhide the message, I get another message...."OS/2 and OS/2 or W95/98/Me do not support multiple visible primary partitions. If you unhide this partition and then boot OS/2 or W95/98/Me, data loss can occur."I click 'Continue with Unhide'. When the PC reboots, I get prompted to rename the drives in the DriveMapper. I changed E to F, then D to E. Windows Explorer shows no changes and the DATA partition is still hidden in Partition Manager.Is there any way I can unhide the partition where I've put the data. (Although I did back my data up).Many thanks for any help,Dave.

Answer:Want to unhide Partition in partition magic 8

That is your problem, When you created the D:\ Partition you must have created another primary partition It should have been a Logical. See if it will let you change it to a Logical Partition

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Hey all!

First post here... I'm frustrated with this and I really hope someone can help...
I'm running 2 WinXP systems using Boot Magic. Last night I made changes to partitions using Partition Magic 8 (moving,resizing) on one system, later realizing things don't work right anymore on the other system (some partitions are no longer visible,programs don't run...)
Is there a way to make the changes work right on the other system?
Or alternatively, if I undo the Partition Magic changes, will it all be back to normal?
Screwed up... grrr...

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Partition issues (w/Partition Magic)

Hi Leon

Did you make the "Rescue Disks" ahead of your latest Partiton Magic tasks? If so, it seems you have a decent chance of that succeeding.

I'm assuming you are referring to having two XP installation in one PC - each installation with it's own set of partitions.

You could try the Norton Knowledge Base, too, for any dual-boot particulars.
. . . Gary

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Which would you say is better: Ranish partition manager or Boot it? Or something else?
 

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Answer:unhide partition with partition magic

gradually formatting all my 6 partitions out of ntfs linux linux swap and fat 32 and merging them (takes a while with 40Gb) but it leaves me with one hidden partition of 40 Gb. I right click on it and select unhide it tells me it needs to reboot and run drive mapper. but the dialogue box has nothing to map and when I check it is still hidden it is a primary sector any suggestions

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Trying to use partition magic 8, but no matter which drive I select, it will not let me create a partition.

Windows XP Home Edition
Pentium III
384mb

Need any more information just ask. Thanks!
 

Answer:Cannot create a partition with partition magic

i also have this problem which i would love to have some more info about, I tried to create a partition in XP and it will not let me, should I have 2 HD's set up before i partition one?

I understand the fact that I can not partition the drive I am using without a 3rd party utility. correct?
 

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i wanted to format a storage drive but i got this error message partition table is bad.error 100 can someone help me fix this without formatting windows?thanks jim
 

Answer:partition table is bad [partition magic says]

I dont know anything about PM errors, but:

1. What filesystem is on the stroage drive?
2. Have you ever installed anything like GoBack?
 

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I tried to use my older version of Prtition Magic 8 but it apears it does not support Windows 7 and I would like a program similar to that to move, resize and all around rework partitions on various HD's i my PC.

Does anyone know of a program similar to the ease of use and capabilites of Partition Magic fo W7?
 

Answer:Is there a partition manager for W7 like Partition Magic?

Acronis Disk Director, best used in bootable-CD form.

That said, you can now resize partitions uusing Windows' built-in Disk Manager. Have you tried that?
 

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Does converting a logical drive to a primary partition cause the loss of data? I want to dual-boot xp and vista, and it appears when i created additional partitions i made it a logical drive rather than a Primary partition. I have data on here that I cannot lose, so would like to know, thanks!
 

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I have a Y510 and it has a very small C partition and a large D partition.   I would like to have either one C partition for the entire drive or a way to alter the Partition sizes.  I would also like to be able to do this without having to reload the entire system programs and data. Thanks, and best regards, Gary





Retired from Lenovo

Answer:Convert Y510 C / D partition to one partition keeping programs / data

Hi Gary,I had the same problem. I solved it by buying the Paragon Partition manager software (about $40), then I changed the partitions(I added space to the C partition so that it would not become full with updates of windows etc).  I did not have to reload any programs and did not  lose any data. This program lets you change the boundaries of the partitions.  There is a thread on this board about this subject and if you need help, go there and ask your questions. Don

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I recently cloned my HDD to a new SSD and that seemed to go okay. The original HHD had 2 partitions named Miscellaneous 1 and Miscellaneous 2. I honestly do not know where those 2 partitions came from. I guess I could have created them some years ago, but I just do not remember. As you would expect after the cloning I had those same 2 partitions on my new SSD. When I check partition properties they both show up with about 100 MB used space and 39 GB of free space. I want to clean up that drive (as well as my new drive) so I deleted them on the HDD using Disk Management. For some reason when I did that it also deleted 2 partitions that had data and pictures in them. That was okay since I have that information on the new drive, but I would like to get rid of the 2 Miscellaneous partitions on the SSD, but am afraid to do so. When I run Disk Management it does not show the missing files on the HDD (as I would expect) and does show them on the SSD (again as I would expect).

I learned about Partition Wizard Mini-tool from this forum. I ran the Partition Recovery Wizard and it shows the 2 miscellaneous and 2 data files as lost/deleted on the SSD. I have attached screen shots that hopefully will help to explain what I am trying to describe. Any comments or suggestions about what may have happened and what I need to do will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Answer:Deleting an empty partition also deletes a partition with data.

One other thing I forgot to mention in my original post is I tried to run the Partition Recovery Wizard and it always tells me that at least one partition will be deleted. I don't understand that and it scared me away.

This is my first post here. Why do all the other post thread titles appear in bold and mine does not?

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Hello, I was really hoping somebody could help us. It's a bit of a strange situation we're in but I'll try to keep the facts as concise as possible.

Computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 1TB Hard Drive.

Yesterday my boyfriend discovered an 'extra' partition on his computer. He'd never seen it before and was very much enthused at having the extra space to store files etc, but sadly didn't question what, how or why this showed up randomly.

Skip to today... he went to access some of the files he put on the mystery drive, but discovered the whole thing wasn't there anymore. Cue a lot of swearing, trying to figure out what happened. We've collectively been trying to find out what might have happened for the entire day and haven't got too far.

The only idea I've struck upon is that maybe for some reason the System Reserved partition became visible and/or active for a short period of time - eg. enough time for him to start loading files into that area, but then hidden itself again? Is this even a possible or plausible idea?

If this is the case, how the heck do we get the partition to show up again and access the 'lost' data... the partition obviously isn't showing up anymore and for the life of us, we can't get it to show up using partition recovery tools either >_<

Sorry for sounding totally 'noobish' - any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be really great.

~ BitBat

Answer:Mystery Partition - Accidentally Put Data on System Partition??

Post a screenshot of the disk management Windows, using built in Snipping Tool.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi Folks, I have contrived to get two active partitions on my PC! After a 2 week old hard drive (D: & F -) died I replaced (now F & G) it with an old drive that had previously been configured with XP and as a boot drive. I don’t think it is acting as boot as drive C: has an active partition and boot and largely the computer runs fine with the exception of G not being search / index able? And there being a phantom path in the backup which I can’t reset. So the question!
How do I remove the active setting on G: (it holds all the variable windows data) and will it lose all the data?
Im at that point where a little knowledge is dangerous and have seen some genius replies so thought I would ask and see if you could help me out.

See attached screen shot

NB The old drive partitions were formatted before being repopulated

Answer:How to change active partition without removing data from partition?

Hello and welcome to the forums MarkRocketman!

You can easily change the active/inactive flag on a partition easily by following these steps:-

Removing the Active Flag from a Partition
(on a drive that's not currenly being used as a boot drive)

First, open an elevated command prompt in Windows:-

1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'

In the elevated command prompt type in the following commands:-

Diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the HDD in question)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition that holds G)
INACTIVE
Hope that helps!

EDIT:- As a supplementary addition here's how change it back to active:-

LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition you want to activate)
ACTIVE
Exit (to exit Diskpart)

 

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I've been thinking about this. With the advent of so many backup software products as well as the built-in System Image/Backup in Win7, do we really need to go through all the trouble to have separate partitions for OS and data?

Sure, if you have a 100's of gigabytes of music or video or pictures, then it might make sense to move that off the OS partition otherwise your OS image will take forever (and the associated disk storage).

Look at it this way. If you have a ton of data, dragging 25G of OS stuff along with that data backup/image is no biggie.

Answer:are the days of separating OS partition and data partition over?

I don't see a reason or a point to "not" being past this. Why would you want your data mixed in with your OS...especially now when you can quickly redirect Libraries?

You don't need to go through any trouble to separate them. In fact, in the event of a reimage or reinstall, all you have to do is disconnect your data drive.

Why have that data included in your image, when it makes much more practical sense to have it backed up separate? I take a clean image when I reinstall, and then that's it for imaging. Afterwards, only my data is backed up. I can do a complete clean install from scratch in under 2 hours...it's my data that's important.

You can also look at it in terms of malware. If the C drive is infected, my data is separate. That's less chance of my data becoming infected, and much easy to reinstall/reimage/recover/ etc.

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I just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?

Thanks

Answer:Best data recovery partition for a partition loss?

Maxtor External HDD Unallocated?

I answered this question here.

Closed.

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Sorry to post so frequently on so many issues, but I sadly have the occasion to do a lot of computer-related maintenance with my systems as of late...Anyway, what I plan to do is this: I have an external HDD (a desktop HDD in an enclosure) that I have cleared out enough room for about a 50 gig partition. I want to give this a partition in order that I might copy all my files from my PS3 onto the Fat32 partition I will create (it is required to be Fat32). I have two concerns, though:1. Will making a new partition in a new file system cause any loss of data on the areas not so partitioned? That is, obviously the partition area itself will be reformatted, but will the -rest- of the disk be reformatted, too? Or am I safe to go ahead? 2. Can I partition an external HDD? I run Vista on the computer which the HDD will be connected to.

Answer:HDD Partition to Fat32 - Erases Everything or only Partition Data?

Always back up your data before doing any partition editing/formatting. Quote1. Will making a new partition in a new file system cause any loss of data on the areas not so partitioned? That is, obviously the partition area itself will be reformatted, but will the -rest- of the disk be reformatted, too? Or am I safe to go ahead?You can create a new partition in the unpartitioned space and the other partitions will not be effected by it. The data on the other partitions will be the same. You can format just the one partition leaving the others unaffected. Quote2. Can I partition an external HDD?Yes. Usually external hard drives are just one big partition. Does yours have unpartitioned space or do you plan on shrinking the existing volume in order to make room for your new partition? Also, what software are you planning on using to perform these operations? Windows Disk Management?

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I just lost a partition. It changed, something happened I cannot access my hard drive now.

I have used R-Studio data recovery in past and it has worked well for me. I was just wondering what other people out there think is the best data recovery software for a lost or changed partition?

Thanks
 

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I have shrunk my DATA partition to increase the size of my Vista (C:) partition, but i cannot extend C: (as far i understand) as it is more that one partition to the right.

I can reformat the free space and have another partition but i would rather extend C:
Is there a way of doing this?

Also i have written my recovery discs but does the DATA partition still need to be there? Also if you do delete the DATA partition and you remake it?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Cannot extend the C partition after shrinking the DATA Partition

Hi

The problem is that your Data partition was created after the C partition.

If you shrink a partition, the free space will appear after the shrunken partition and therefore you cannot add this free space to the other C partition which is placed behind the Data (D) partition.

The only one way to extend the C partition is to delete the D partition and then to add this free space to the C partition but I would not recommend deleting the DATA partition because there is an recovery folder which is needed to create the Toshiba Recovery DVD

But if you have already created a Toshiba Recovery DVD then the removing of DATA partition is not a serious problem because the Toshiba Recovery disk would format the whole HDD and would create the 3 partitions again (WinRE hidden partition, C system partition, DATA partition).

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Hi, My Computer has 2 drives (C:\ and D:\), i merged all hidden partitions into C:\ (content Windows) partition, so i cannot boot to windows now.  I use another computer to check the HDD, and i see my HDD now has 2 partitions :         -  C:\ Partition (marked as OEM Partition)          -  D:\ Partition (Active Partition) If i have to format all partitions to solve this problem, how can i access to OEM Partition to backup my data to external HDD ? Please help me.

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I would like to create 2 more partitions on a ThinkPad x230t tablet: one partition for all my files and other partition to install ubuntu OS.According to Disk Management the computer already has the following partitions:SYSTEM_DRV              Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy(System, Active, Primary Partition)Windows7_OS(C        Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)Lenovo_Recovery(Q   Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy(Primary Partition)I have read that there is a limit to the number of primary partitions allowed and that partition type and placement matter.Any suggestions on how to proceed are welcome.Thanks.

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I have a Western Digital MyBook ES 500 GB external hard drive (USB and eSATA interfaces) for data backups formatted from a Windows XP PC that I now use with my laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Recently my son connected it to his Apple PC and tried to create a partition to back up his files. Apparently this corrupted the partition table. I can no longer access any data on the hard drive. The drive does not appear in Computer but does appear in Device Manager and Disk Management.

I believe the problem is that the partition table (formatted for Windows) was modified by an Apple computer so that Windows can no longer tell what file system is on the partitions. My son is gone for a month and I no longer have access to his Apple computer so I can't plug the drive into an Apple computer to check if the drive gets detected.

I looked at the drive using:

1. Windows 7 Disk Management
2. Acronis Disk Director 11
3. EASEUS Partition Recovery (latest version)
4. Partition Wizard 5.2

None of them could do anything except delete or format the partitions. I saw no repair option or ability to mark the partitions as NTFS file system.

The partitions on my external drive are still there but no file system is shown for most of them. Acronis Disk Director shows the following information:

Disk 1 (GPT)
VOLUME CAPACITY FREE SPACE TYPE FILE SYSTEM STATUS
EFI 200 MB 200 MB Ba... Read more

Answer:Corrupted Partition Table on External USB Data Backup Drive

A big chunk is unallocated. Was some of your data there? If so try Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

See if PW can also run Partition Wizard Check File System which can recover some partitions that are not readable.

If not some success has been reported repairing the partition table using Disk Genius trialware: http://www.diskgenius.net/

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For several years I have used Partition Magic as my primary backup tool for Windows 95/98/Me. I use the copy-paste-rename-hide technique to backup the OS to a second hard drive. I keep several backup copies, depending on the usage of each. Then, when I want to recover or restore a system I use the delete-copy-paste technique. This enables me to try different software without risk of disaster or to set up different OS?es for different purposes.

Now that I have a Windows XP home SP2 system will I be able to use the same methods?

Stuart Culp

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First partition has Windows ME and Partition Magic 8; second partition has Windows XP ; third partition for data;I can resize the ME partition but when I try to resize , move or even just check the XP partition for errors I get the message "error #1513 bad attribute position in file record".I have run CHKDSK from the recovery console and visited the Powerquest website;the only clue ,it may be something to do with the "i-node file record format in XP" , whatever that means.Please help.

Answer:Partition Magic 8 and Windows XP

click here for error messages and meanings

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I cannot get Partition Magic * to installon my Windows XP (home) computer (laptop). Power quest is long gone so no help there.
 

Answer:Partition Magic vs Windows XP

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Hi Guy's , I have the partition magic program for XP. Is there a new one to suit windows 7
because my wife's laptop with W7 is rejecting the current one . Regards Drecked .
 

Answer:Partition Magic for Windows 7?

Did you investigate their website? Win6 has a very specific boot sector and Win8 will even be more challenging - - -
 

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A simple question:  Can I use Partition Magic 3.0 to resize partitions in Windows XP?I bought this program years ago, and used it successfully on my old computer.  I now need to use it on a new PC.  I'll upgrade if necessary, but if the old version will still do the job, I'd rather do it that way.  Any thoughts?

Answer:Partition Magic 3.0 (old!) and Windows XP

Yes.A HDD is a HDD...Of course XP can do this for you also in the setup phase...patio.   8-)

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I have a copy of this program purchased from Ebay with original CD, Manual and serial no. After installation when I try to add a new partition the program runs until the 'Apply' stage when it posts an error message #192 advising that if I reinstall from the CD additonal files for Windows ME will be installed. This does not work and the program will not run. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but this is not effective. Any IdeasBracea

Answer:Partition Magic 7.0 and Windows ME

click here for a possible solution

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For several years I have used Partition Magic as my primary backup tool for Windows 95/98/Me. I use the copy-paste-rename-hide technique to backup the OS to a second hard drive. I keep several backup copies, depending on the usage of each. Then, when I want to recover or restore a system I use the delete-copy-paste technique. This enables me to try different software without risk of disaster or to set up different OS?es for different purposes.

Now that I have a Windows XP home SP2 system will I be able to use the same methods?

Stuart Culp
 

Answer:Windows XP and Partition Magic

i dont care for partition magic . you can set up partitions and the likes on the startup discs for windows or Linux ( now they cant do it on a installed os ) but it is better . yes windows xp can partition the drive , no it cant do it while in a os ( while in windows ) this is done thru the setup portion of windows ... Only set up multiple partitions if it is absolute nessisity ( where u are only using 1 drive and no way of getting a second Hdd ) if you can afford it go with 2 drives , 1 being os and programs being the smallest say 40 - 80 gigs and a backup of 120 + gigs . if you need to organize the larger drive do so with folders / directories . as this will extend the life of the drive and optimize its performance ...
 

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I have been running Partition Magic 6.0 on a Windows ME machine. When I tried to load the software onto a new PC running Windows XP Professional SP2, I received a message about problems with NTFS (which would apply to any version of Windows XP). Partition Magic 8.0 is supposed to be compatible with Windows XP, but I can't find any confirmation that it is OK with SP2, although someone has suggested that SP2's additional security features may be a problem. Has anyone got any experience of this?

Answer:Is Partition Magic 8.0 compatible with Windows XP?

I am running WinXP Pro with SP2 and using Partition Magic 8.0.... The PowerQuest version had some problems with my system, but the Symantec version hasn't got any problems....

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Hi,
I have used Windows Checkdisk option in Partition Magic 8.05 to check my drive C:.In the scan,i found this:"Warning! F parameter not specified.Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.Errors found CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode".I am running on windows XP Pro serv.Pk2 and the file system for this volume C is NTFS.Pls advice.Thank you!

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Okay, so I tried to partition my drive, and Partition Magic was doing the "resizing" until it reached about 33%. Then it stopped, said something like, Press any key to reboot. It rebooted, but now I only get to the bios screen, then to the black loading Windows screen, then a really quick blue screen (only for a split-second, I can't read anything from it), then restarts all over again. I can't even get into Safe Mode. Please help!
 

Answer:Partition Magic error...now can't get into Windows

Hi,

Did you create Partition Magic Rescue Disk set when prompted to do so during the installation process. If so try using these.

If so try using these.

Try getting into Safe mode by putting a non bootable floppy disk in and switching on.

When you get the "Non System Disk or Disk Error" message, remove the floppy disk and then press F8.

hth

Ceri
 

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Hello,
I used Partition Magic to try and install another operating system, on which I failed - that's when I wonder If someone might help. First I wanted to install Windows XP x64, and used Partition Magic to make a new partition, through the 'install another OS' wizard. Well, the PC Rebooted, that scandisk lookalike screen started - showing the creation and resizing of new partition -, and then it rebooted again. But this time, It said that there were no Disks available or the Disk was inactive, or sth. So, tried to boot from Windows x64 CD and didn't make it, but I think that there's something wrong with the WINDOWS CD. Then, tried to boot from a beta Longhorn DVD that I had, and had installed somewhere in time (but decided to keep XP). Install didn't make it, it kept recalling the same 'install windows/view read me' page. Now I guessed there WAS something wrong with the new partition, maybe the boot was set to the new, empty of OS, partition. What the hell do I do now? Can't install new OS, can't normally boot, can't configure partitions.

For the sake of everything that's good, help me, I work at home, run a recently set up home studio, and never made a back up yet..
Would it be 120gb of lost audio?

Really appreciate since then.
 

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When I installed Windows 7 on to my new laptop I think I did it on to the wrong partition as there is still a 30GB freedos one.

Can I merge it with the partition Windows 7 is installed onto as it is getting full?

I don't want to have to reinstall Windows again.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Unused freedos partition - can merge it with Windows partition?

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MiniTool Partition Wizard is a Windows based partition manager. It supports both MBR and GUID partition table format running on 32/64 bits Operating System including Windows XP, Vista, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and latest Windows 7.
Working as partition magic, Partition Wizard provides powerful and professional functions to manage partition including Move/Resize Partition, Copy Partition, Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition, Partition Recovery and much more.
By using Partition Wizard, home users, business users, system administrators can easily perform partition operations safely and quickly. The Enhanced Data Protecting technology keeps your data safe even in case of power outages or hardware failure. Even better, Partition Wizard is FREE for home and business.

Answer:MiniTool Partition Wizard: FREE Partition Manager for Windows 7

Looks great, I really miss Partition Magic, thanks buddy

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Hi,

I have a question.

I formatted a partition of my harddrive but in the end not only a partition was formatted but the next partition also was gone.

Meaning: the data is still there, but the NTFS partition isn't recognised anymore by Windows, and in diskmanager the space is now ready to assign new partition.

In a data recovery software, I saw the not recognised partition was still recognised as 'NTFS'.

What can I do?

The best scenario would be to simply tell Windows somehow, there is partition with NTFS and it should assign a letter to it.

Answer:Windows lost partition letter and don't recognize format partition

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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Suddenly my Win 7 Home Premium x64 will not boot. The system starts, POSTs then loads the DVD driver, then the screen goes black (not blank but "lit up" black if that makes sense). Then nothing...

If I use Hiren's boot cd I can boot up using the "boot from HDD" option fine and Windows operates normally.

System restore to a previous configuration made no difference to the original problem.

I cannot boot into Safe Mode. F8 just offers me boot order options.

Running the Windows 7 DVD I find the following:

No operating system is listed on the Repair Windows option.

Running Startup Repair finds the following error: "the partition table does not have a valid system partition" which it claims to have repaired, but the error remains and Windows will still not boot.

I found a few threads on a Google search and followed this advice in one:


Quote:




Boot 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt. Type:

Diskpart

lis vol

( find the vol letter e.g C or partition number e.g. 1 for the system partition )

sel vol C ( or sel vol 1 , obviously use the correct letter or number)

act

exi




My system partition was easily identified and listed as healthy so I selected it and made it active. The problem still remains exactly the same. The rest of the advice in that thread isn't relevant to my exact problem and involves additional command prompts which I didn't feel comfortable typing in as... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 won't boot - the partition table does not have a valid system partition

Hi did you read the rest of the thread Solved Invalid system partition - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums
you could always try the info here Ntldr is missing error in windows 7 boot - Microsoft Answers

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when i open Partition Magic 8 i see my Maxtor 6Y120P0 drive in a yellow color and the file system marked as "other":

but my Windows 2000 Disk Management shows healty:
under windows i can read and write to the partition, so what is wrong? what does Partition Magic wants?

Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting
 

Answer:partition magic shows partition type as "other", windows shows "healthy"

Quote from Symantec:
There are currently no versions of PartitionMagic that support Windows® 2000 dynamic drives.Click to expand...
moper
 

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Hello,

I think the problem comes from the last installation of partition magic 3 program in the windows 7. Now, when i start windows it goes to repairing starter and detect a problem with \\?\GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\Harddisk0\Partition3\Windows in Windows Directory. And the name of Problem is "StartupRepairOffice"

I hope my english is good enough to explain my problem

Thank you very much,

Carlos Correia

Answer:Windows dont start to run (Partition Magic 3)

Hello Carlos. Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your problem is with Partition Magic 3, which is not compatible with Windows 7 and in particular the NTFS file system.

Chances are it has screwed up your hard disk partitions.

If you have a Windows 7 DVD you'll need to carry out a clean install.

If you have a recovery disk you'll need to use that to recover your system to its factory state.

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Greetings,

I have an old system which I would like to keep running. I would like to upgrade the hard drive.

The old drive is an 80GB maxtor. The new is a 250GB Seagate.

The 80GB drive has a version of 2000 that works fantastic. I would like to copy that partition onto the 250.

Now I have tried this and found that Partition Magic will give me the error that the new partition will not be bootable and gives the explanation that it is because it is past the 1024 sector. I went ahead and started copying the partition of the 80GB with 2000 to an unallocated partition (ahead of another partition on that same drive (unformatted).

My question is, is there a way to make a partition bootable which already has the data on it (ie: my new 250GB drive) without losing the data?
Any info would be helpful.
Thanks
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Ultimately I am looking to copy an only disk with windows 2000 OS to a new disk. Partitions can be sorted out later. Suggestions, comments, questions all welcome

Answer:Partition Magic to copy Windows 2000?

So, you've copied a windows 2000 partition to another drive (with partition magic, for instance), and now you want to make it bootable...

NT always boots from the first partition on the drive, which can be either a FAT partition (possibly with windows 9x on it), or an NTFS partition with windows 2000.

If 2000 is your only operating system, make the partition primary and active, so that the BIOS can boot from its boot sector1. If this isn't possible, reinstalling from the CD, and then copying the image over again when it first reboots will enable it to boot off the partition even if it is an extended.

If you're moving the partition to the same location (controller/drive/partition) as last time, you're in business. If not (if a message saying NTLDR is missing appears, for instance), boot from the install CD, and enter the recovery console (it will prompt you for the root password). Type MAP to discover where the partition is mounted now, and write this down.

The next task is to edit the file boot.ini, in the root of the boot partition. This is much easier for a fat partition, as a dos boot disk with edit can be used. If it's NTFS, either a linux boot disk, or a working windows 2000 installation is necessary to edit the file. (I'm not sure if you can even edit a file using the rescue console using copy con.)

Your boot.ini will look something like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
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Greetings

I tried to resize a partion using partition magic it did the reboot and started to resize it aborted due to an error and now windows blue screens when it starts up so i popped in the partition magic rescue disk and and it says i have a seek error on the partition how can i rid myself of this at least to get in to back up files on the pc. i have tried to boot into safe mode it wont work there either i have tried to do a system recovery but im not able to without erasing the entire drive. also i cant seem to find a utility to run chkdsk without booting to windows to initiate it HELP PLEASE im in desprate need to fix this.

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows Wont Boot After Using Partition Magic

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Help!
My Windows 8.1 crashed after I tried playing an offline copy of Half-Life 2 on Steam. Now my windows won't even load, or if it does, it won't do anything. I am currently not even able to boot it into safe mode from the login screen. I'm at my wit's end.
Here's the deal. I actually backed up all my data on my Windows partition on an external hard drive. My question is, if I press the little "Reset" button on the side of my conputer, will it affect my Ubuntu partition? My computer is a Lenovo Ideapad P500 Touch model.
Thanks for all the help!

Answer:Does reseting the Windows 8.1 partition affect my Ubuntu partition?

Hi fox Resetting your Windows 8 will affect your Ubuntu partition. Since it was probably not part of the original configuration the manufacturer of your laptop created for that laptop, it will most likely deleted and Windows 8.1 will be reinstalled on it. Resetting a computer under Windows 8.1 pretty much delete everything on it, re-format the hard drive correctly and reinstall Windows using the manufacturer system image on the DVD or partition included with the laptop/computer. If you want to read more about the Reset process, you can read the HowToGeek article below:http://www.howtogeek.com/132428/everything-you-need-to-know-about-refreshing-and-resetting-your-windows-8-pc/

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Hi! I know you are probably tired of this complaint, but I really don't know what to do anymore. I already have some folders belonging to some games "dirlinked" in other places; also, the XP MODE files are linked to another partition.
I know you can't tell what exactly is causing my C to get occupied so fast (in the last few days it just got ~1.5GB out of nowhere) - League of Legends installed some updates, windows installed some updates, but srsly, all of those get even 1GB? I know updates make a restore point, and i Deleted them all, I have none of those. I have all useless functions disabled (I know some things about maintenance).
I just wanna know if there is a way to find out what's the last thing modified. I know i can sort the folders and files by "last date modified" but that just doesn't help me.

Today I went with my pc case to a friend's place and I connected the case to his LCD TV. I just don't believe that doing that (the video card adapting to a new display) would occupy my C partition by a few MegaBytes.

So, the question is again: can I find out what exactly are the last changes that decrease the free space?

Answer:Partition C(windows partition) loses space very fast - why?

Examine running processes in task manager - any non standard or suspucious one there ?
There is a free program TreeSize from jam software - examine folders taking most disk space.
Examine C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData
Use CCleaner.

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I would like to add a partition to a drive having the following partitions:

Number
Partition
Size

1
Windows RE
499 MB

2
EFI System
300 MB

3
MSR
128 MB

4
C:\
216 GB

5
Windows RE
450 MB

6
Samsung Image
19 GB

7
Samsung Recovery
1 GB

This should be easy to do with MiniTool Partition Wizard. In essence, resize ?C:\?, add the partition in the unallocated space, assign the drive letter ?D? to the new partition, and format it to NTFS.

You will notice that the drive has two Windows RE partitions. This is because I updated to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 through the Microsoft Store.

My question is if by adding ?D:\? I will upset the partition order that Windows expects to have. Your advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Will adding a partition upset the Windows partition order?

'D' is usually assigned to the CD/ROM drive; the wizard may show you letters available to assign. Other than that, I don't see a problem with it, just don't short change yourself on OS space.
If you could post a screenshot of Disk Management, that would give better insight.

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Hi, last month my system hard disk got crashed and when I again installed the windows 7. It worked for some day. Now it is saying os not found. When I again tried to install the window, I notice that instead of original partitions it is showing two new partition. I'm not sure if it is a hardware problem or some type of virus. Need your expetise.
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Dos environment
Windows recovery console Environment in Windows partition C
Normal windows Environment C (storage) Windows İnstalled partition I:

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Answer:Dos Environment partition C Normal windows Environ partition I

This should help:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/please-read-before-posting-271086.html

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

Answer:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I recently partitioned my harddrive into 2 (c, d). Drive C contains all my documents and other media and drive D is my "active" drive for daily use. Now when i did the intital partion i was installing XP pro and i did not partition enough space on Drive D. I was constantly get "low space" messages. I decided to use Magic Partition 8 consolidate both drives ( a feature that is on the program its self). When i started the process it required a re-start (i guess to finish before logging into windows?). So the process started in a (blue screen state) and an error message came ( i did not write it down ) so it stayed there... i eventually decided to reboot.

So when i rebooted it goes back to "process is restarting" blue screen. After a few moments....a black screen comes up and the only thing active is my mouse. So obviously the process has taken over and will not allow windows to boot up. I decide to just start over and re-install windows. I put my boot CD in and it's not reading it( i hear it spinning). I went into BIOS and placed it as #1 in the boot order and it's still not receptive.

i am lost as MP 8 has not let go of the erroring consolidation process.... help.


VITALS

Windows XP pro

Dell XPS 140

HD SATA

Answer:Magic Partition Error....Windows wont boot.

Welcome to TSF....

Magic Partition 8? Do you mean Partition Magic 8?

What is the make and model of the computer?

Do you have the recovery/restore/install disk set for this computer?

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Hi Guys

Made the silly mistake of installing PM8 on my work laptop with Windows 7 professional despite numerous warnings that it wasn't compatible, as installation neared completion the laptop shut off completely. When I restart the laptop now it gets to the "Starting Up" screen and then blue screens for a split second before restarting.

The reason why I installed PM8 was to split an external hard drive so I could make a copy of my work documents from the laptop on one side, so at the moment the data isn't backed up

Anybody got an idea on how I can resolve this before I get a bollocking from the boss? I understand I can take the hard drive out, stick it in a caddy and back the data up in another machine (hopefully?) but there is also software on there such as Office 2010 where we don't have the disc anymore so I need a solution to fix if possible.

Safe mode gives me the same fault, but I can access command prompt in the start up repair facility if this is useful.

Answer:Windows 7 Blue Screening After Installing Partition Magic

Ok I just stuck the hard drive in an enclosure and it only has the recovery partition Anybody got an idea on how I can retrieve the "erased" partition and grab my data back ?

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Unable to correctly boot into Windows Hi, I'm new here, and I am in desperate need of help. I know my way around some stuff, but apparently this is not enough, so I come to you.
I was playing around with a program called PartitionMagic, because I wanted to convert my external harddrive from NTFS to FAT32, but it didn't work, so I tried another program. Partition Manager. As soon as the installation started, the computer had a BSoD, and has started having this every time I try to boot the Computer.

At first I thought this was only caused by the harddrive, but I put it to a test, by removing the harddrive, and adding my laptops harddrive instead. Sadly the same thing happens. It boots into the Windows logo, and then a BSoD appears, restarting my PC yet again.

I've tried launching the Startup Repair, but it results in failure. The description tells me that the "Boot Configuration is corrupt", so I tried searching for a fix on this.
That led me to trying bootsect.exe and bootrec.exe on the command prompt, through both the advanced startup repair thing, and through the Windows 7 Installation DVD.

Even though all the commands I've ran say they were executed successfully, it still gives me a BSoD on startup.

As a last resort, I tried to format my harddrive through the Windows 7 DVD. This is where I noticed that it recognizes my harddrive, but tells me there is only 100 or so mb on it.

Also if I try to do a system restore, it gives me "an une... Read more

Answer:Partition Magic messed up my hard drive windows 7

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When I open Partition Magic (PM) all my partitions are revealed and files are in each partition. When I open windows explorer one of the partitions is missing.
I checked back in PM and this partition is not hidden. When I try to run a chckdisc from the cmd command windows tells me that this partition does not exist. The partition that is missing in windows explorer has an * after it in partition magic . This partition is NOT unallocated space, is not hidden,and does not contain files not supported by the operating system.

Can someone tell me what is going on and how do I fix it?
 

Answer:WIndows Expl and Partition Magic don't have the same number of partitions

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just says control alt delete to restart, disk read error

the files are all in tact, I removed the disk and put it in another computer... it just can't boot. any suggestions?
 

Answer:resized clusters via partition magic, now windows xp won't boot

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Hello guys, I was just using my PC this weekend and i tried to combine the 3 partitions in my master/primary hdd with my parition magic 8.0. After partition magic was done on its job, pc rebooted and i cant load xp anymore. have tried removing small battery, reinstalling with recovery CD and still wont load xp. i was getting diffrent things on the screen. first was that my pc hung on me when "booting to CD:" came, did something and next i got was mbr error 2, then i got disk boot failure after playing around with the PC.

by the way my pc had acronis too. i figure it has something to do with it. i tried my recovery cd 3 tiems and after finishing the reinstall i still cant boot. i tried to use an xp boot disk and found that all my files are still intact and havent been reformatted.

nothing makes sense! i hope you someone at techsupport guy can shed light to my problems...
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP won't load, after partition magic 8.0 session

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Hi Guys

Made the silly mistake of installing PM8 on my work laptop with Windows 7 professional despite numerous warnings that it wasn't compatible, as installation neared completion the laptop shut off completely. When I restart the laptop now it gets to the "Starting Up" screen and then blue screens for a split second before restarting.

The reason why I installed PM8 was to split an external hard drive so I could make a copy of my work documents from the laptop on one side, so at the moment the data isn't backed up

Anybody got an idea on how I can resolve this before I get a bollocking from the boss? I understand I can take the hard drive out, stick it in a caddy and back the data up in another machine (hopefully?) but there is also software on there such as Office 2010 where we don't have the disc anymore so I need a solution to fix if possible.

Safe mode gives me the same fault, but I can access command prompt in the start up repair facility if this is useful.

Answer:Windows 7 Blue Screening After Installing Partition Magic

Ok I just stuck the hard drive in an enclosure and it only has the recovery partition Anybody got an idea on how I can retrieve the "erased" partition and grab my data back ?

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I bought another hd I put windows 98se then partition magic. I then made a partition of 20 for Xandros 3.0. I installed xandros which seems to work fine. Now I can't access my windows partition.

When I go into my other hd under qtparted it says it is hidden. How do I unhide it?

I've read on not to do a reinstall. I put the partition magic disk in to boot to that and it wants dos commands. I don't know how to do dos. When windows tries to load it goes to an A prompt wanting a \windows\command. I don't know what it wants.

Is there a way to fix this through xandros? Did xandros loading Lilo do something? I've seen that on here too.

I am not very computer literate so I do need simplified directions, I apologize in advance.


I did fdisk in console and this is what it said:

/home/dean# fdisk /dev/hdb

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 9729.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)


This is what it says for list:

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 7179 57665286 1c Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/d... Read more

Answer:My windows os is hidden by partition magic after linux install

You should unhide the partition only with the utility you hid it with.

PM floppy version comes on two floppy disks and it should automatically start PM when you insert the second one when prompted.
 

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MiniAide Magic Partition Tool Home Edition is a free hard disk partition manager software which supports 32/64 bit Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Features include:
Resizing partitions
Create partitions
Delete partitions
Format partitions
Explore partitions
Partition Recovery. Home page. Go here if you are looking for more Free Partition Manager Software.

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Hi Guys

Made the silly mistake of installing PM8 on my work laptop with Windows 7 professional despite numerous warnings that it wasn't compatible, as installation neared completion the laptop shut off completely. When I restart the laptop now it gets to the "Starting Up" screen and then blue screens for a split second before restarting.

The reason why I installed PM8 was to split an external hard drive so I could make a copy of my work documents from the laptop on one side, so at the moment the data isn't backed up

Anybody got an idea on how I can resolve this before I get a bollocking from the boss? I understand I can take the hard drive out, stick it in a caddy and back the data up in another machine (hopefully?) but there is also software on there such as Office 2010 where we don't have the disc anymore so I need a solution to fix if possible.

Safe mode gives me the same fault, but I can access command prompt in the start up repair facility if this is useful.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Blue Screening After Installing Partition Magic

Ok I just stuck the hard drive in an enclosure and it only has the recovery partition Anybody got an idea on how I can retrieve the "erased" partition and grab my data back ?
 

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