I had the same problem as the first guy. I made a partition and dumped all my files in. I then created another partition so I could install another OS not using the option "partition for another OS". I then clicked on install another OS from partition magic. I realize that I needed to remove one of the partitions I created moments earlier. I have a 150 gig hard drive which was partitioned to 50/50/50 within 10-30mins. I dumped 20 gigs of data in 2nd partition and merged 2nd and 3rd so I could partition again from that 100gig to create another OS partition. I then realized that I couldnt access the files so in a scrabble to restore with the "restore" function from windows. This made it worst that I lost the partition magic 8 from my computer. I then did a few more restores but nothing. I gave up and merged the final 1/3 back to my 150gig hd. I then went to format my computer but I couldnt since my computer wouldnt recognize C: in dos prompt. I then went into fdisk and deleted the partition and formated again. I then found out I had 127gigs. I deleted the partition again with fdisk again, but I gave up and installed xp. It then hit me to read the manual of partition magic. I could have fixed it by undoing function from partition magic. Well that opportunity was gone since I formated, delete partition with Fdisk , reformated, deleted partiton, reformated again, and one more time to install winxp pro. I then went online to see if I can find some help and I came to this site. By god can anyone fix this. Sures a challenge. Please someone help me. Can this weirdiest problem be fixed? I must have been the first with this kind of problem.