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Marco

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#1
Hi
I recently installed Partition Magic 7 with a view to creating a couple of partitions for games/apps etc.
I have a 60gb disk with about 6gb in use.
When i view the disk in PM7 it shows the disk split into 2 partitions with the first at @37gb primary with XP installation and the second a 18gb unallocated primary disk with nothing on.
When i look at disk properties in My computer it shows the disk as normal.
Any idea what this unallocated section is?
 
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beatlesdb

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#2
This could have happen in a number of ways - including during intallation. All you need to do in Partition Magig is to right click on the main partiotion and do a resize/ move - stach it so that it takes up the full drive.
 
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Marco

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#3
I have tried that but after the PC has rebooted nothing has changed. I have tried creating partitions also and the same thing happens after rebooting. I think i may have a problem with my hard drive because i tried to run the checkdisk last night and it got about two thirds of the way and stopped saying it could not continue. No other error, just cannot continue.
 
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beatlesdb

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#4
It may be a warning that it is a problem - it might be an idea to do a full format (bummer) - if you can get your hands on another HD - perhaps you can ghost your current drive to it (search IMesh or kazza for norton ghost 2002).
Then format the drive and check it - if it's OK
use ghost to get the data back on again - this is a weekend job :( allow plenty of time for messing about with drives.
That's all the advice I can give you.
 

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