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PartitionMagic 8 problems

By Brushwell
Nov 21, 2005
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  1. (note: if this has already been posted & answered, please refer me to the topic. I'm a little short on time as I type this. thankies. ^^)

    I'm having some problems resizing an NTFS partition with Partitionmagic 8. I'm trying to resize the partition (which contains Windows XP and takes up almost all of the 80GBs), so that I can install Ubuntu as well. However, when I try to do so, PartitionMagic gives me two errors - a batch error and "too many errors". >.>

    Help appreciated! (obviously. <.<)

    Brush
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    Try separating the jobs. First just resize C:\. After this has completed then create an extended partition and format.
  3. Brushwell

    Brushwell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    just tried it. no luck. still getting "Error 983 while executing batch".
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    symantic says to run chkdsk
    I use paragon PM ,when there is drive errors like this
    sometimes it will prompt for reboot and run chkdsk from it's batch file also maybe the drive is fragged try after chkdsk do defrag and then it will resize for you
    backup your stuff chkdsk can cause grief
  5. Brushwell

    Brushwell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still nothing. v.v

    PM works with the other two partitions (a swap and some unallocated space) perfectly well, but won't work with the main NTFS one.
  6. mpiotrowski

    mpiotrowski TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I had similiar problem. Solution - use Acronis Disk Director istead of Partition Magic. I found this program to be superior to PM. Same easy to use as PM. good luck
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    I guess most frequent disk utility for disk management is paragon or acronis I am supprised acronis does not write program to defrag
    I do jump back and fourth between the 2 and no conflicts to boot.
    from what I gather in order to resize the system partition ,it would have to be done before boot
    acronis and paragon will make a boot dos batch file that does this I don't know if you are missing this in partition magic
  8. Brushwell

    Brushwell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope...
    it still won't work, even with Paragon Manager. >.>
  9. mpiotrowski

    mpiotrowski TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Have you tried Acronis disk director 10? Try it it is good , this should do the job
  10. Brushwell

    Brushwell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried it. no luck. v.v
  11. mpiotrowski

    mpiotrowski TS Rookie Posts: 16

    did you do defrag before partitioning? Mabye you have too big mess on your HD. I would also try Norton System works to check for errors and fix them. There are always some errors on my drive so I use this program to fix them one a month.
     
  12. Brushwell

    Brushwell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I formatted & reinstalled XP last night. Gonna try PartitionMagic again. ^^
  13. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    Personally i would set up all your partitions prior to installing an OS on that HDD...

    patio. :cool:
  14. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks TS Rookie Posts: 138

    I'd say you should clear out the data. And then install on fresh HDD partitions. That's bound to work.
  15. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    I guess will never know what locked him out
    I'm think'n it was xp protection did it
    was reading up a little you would def need to do partiton from outside xp and it would have to rebuild the boot.ini files
    I have partitoned my main boot drive and paragon started a batch file on boot to do this and erased and made a new boot.ini file the original is read only
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