Question about Partition Magic

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mr. Ass, Sep 7, 2002.

  1. Mr. Ass

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    Okay heres how my current partitions are set up

    I got a Western Digital 40 gig (C: drive partition containing windows XP) and a Diamond Maxtor 8.4 gig (D: drive storing MP3s, applications, ect.) and both partitions are NTFS... Is there a way without formatting either drive to use partition magic to allocate lets say 3 or 4 gigs off of my 40 gig to another partition, convert that partition to fat 32 and install Windows Me or another operating system along those lines and dual boot... Without formatting....
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Make the two floppy disks for partition magic. Reboot into the bios. Make the floppy boot first. Then boot with disk 1 in the floppy. When instructed put in disk two.
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Hipster, you can do it from within Windows itself ... PM will automatically reboot once you make the changes and make the changes.
    Mr. Ass, basically:
    1) Resize C: and make it 3-4 GB less
    2) Create new partition with the free space thus gained
    3) Apply changes

    Partition Magic will reboot and perform all the necessary changes.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yeah I know. I just like doing it from outside the windows environment. I trust it more that way. :eek:
     
  5. Mr. Ass

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    Okay but what about the NTFS/FAT 32 problems?!?!
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Yes, after the new partition is created, convert to FAT32. All these changes can be done in the Windows environment in one session. The instructions will be stored in a batch file, PM will reboot and do all the necessary changed.

    If you think you haven't understood how to do something, you can read the PDF manuals and help file that come with PM. Just follow those and you should be okay.
     
  7. Mr. Ass

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    okay im convinced now its time to obtain PM.. lol kazaa here i come.... *winks*
     
  8. NetRyder

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    LOL :p
    *Shakes his head*
     
  9. Mr. Ass

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    LOL and i must say after "obtaining" Partition Magic I am very pleased with the results.. Tommorow I may mess around with dual booting.. Hehe
     
  10. gonaads

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    Be careful on how you say, *OBTAINING* around here. People are watching... :p
     
  11. NetRyder

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    Beware of mods ;)
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Especially mods with their gonaads being slashed. That's gotta hurt.

    What is that by the way??
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    DRAGON :D
     
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Look out for brush fires then. :eek:

    Did you see 'Babies Day Out?' Look out someone might come along & put it out for ya, with their steel cap boots.