help help help help (partition magic)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by patrick, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    Oh oh. This probably isn't good.
    I was running Partition Magic 7 Pro to resize partitions on one of the computers at my house and it has stopped. It is at 74% and acts as though it is frozen.
    What the h*ll am I meant to do now?

    Pleeeeassse don't make me format it... please...
    Come on tell me that I haven't just buggered the whole thing up.
    It was resizing C (smaller), then it resized the logical disk- *, and finally making D larger. It got to Total- 74%, moving partition 53% and moving data 54%.

    Plz help...

    Patrick
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    if it's still frozen ur screwed, sorry dude. :(
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you made the floppy disks as suggested when you loaded partition magic you should have two of them. Put number 1 in at bootup & see if it boots. If nothing happens boot using a windows boot disk. At the A:\prompt put number 2 in & type pqmagic

    That should let you see, if possible, what is left of your hard drive. Try again to configure it from there. Don't like your chances though.
     
  4. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    Well somehow a miracle happened.
    After twenty-five minutes of frozen appearance it recovered and completed the operation.

    Thanks for replying.

    btw- I was wondering what the advantages of using the "*" extended partition instead of just using C and D both as primary partitions.


    Thankyou sincerely,
    Patrick
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Don't know about the extended partitions but it does show that we need more patience when using programs like that. :eek:
     
  6. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    You can't have 2 primary partitions one one physical drive. You need the primary partition (either all or part of the drive) and then an extended partition in which the D:, E:, F:, and so on would be created. Also, only the primary partition can be "active", which makes it the boot drive......