Resizing in Partion Magic

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by LeeJend, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    This should have been easy but...

    I installed a SATA 160GB drive recently and have decided to resize the partitions using partiton magic 7.0

    3 Partions, all NTFS C: is XP Boot D: has programs and E: is bulk storage.

    Except that PM shows 17 GB free and ~160GB used and an option to allocate it??? Yes, it is a 160 GB drive.

    The PM listing for C: and D: shows the volume names corrupted.
    C:?C? and D:?II the first I has an umlatte over it.
    Should be C:System and D:programs which is what appears in Explorer.

    WTF? This scares me. Does PM 7.0 have an issue with larger HD's or SATA?
    I may have resized once already. I can't remember.
     
  2. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    To answer your question, yes pm7.0 has problems with large partitions, I'd say try PM8 or another program.
     
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    Cool, hopefully I won't have to restore from the backup image, it's 2 weeks old...
     
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    I have used 8.0 for awhile now, everything I do with it works great.. Don't know what else to say.
     
  5. LeeJend

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    What version? I borowed one to try and it's producing the identical results as 7.0 did. I removed 7.0 and checked the registry before installing 8.0.

    Unfortunately I removed the 8.0 already before checking the version number.:dead:
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    PM 7.0 can only reliably support up to an 80GB NTFS drive.