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Problems with Partition Magic

By GreenEyedSoul
Jul 9, 2005
  1. I had both Linux and XP installed on my computer, XP on a primary partition using NTFS file system and Linux on a logical partition using Ext3. I decided to get rid of Linux, so I formatted the logical partition as NTFS too, and now when I'm trying to resize the partitions (I want less space on the ex-Linux one and more on the one that has XP) I get some errors, from Partition Magic:

    Error 1611 while executing batch
    Bad system file name File 9 (48)

    The help files are telling me to run CHKDSK first just in the read-only mode and second using the /F parameter. I get no errors in any mode, I can copy, delete, do anything I want on the secondary partition, but I cannot resize/merge it. I get those stupid errors everytime. Can't find anything helpfull on Google either nor on the PowerQuest site... any ideas??
     
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    It is safer to do one task at a time with PM, although I have done several as a batch with no problems.
    Try just deleting the partition and apply changes. If that is accomplished you can then create a new partition the size you want. After this has been achieved you can add the unallocated space to C:.
     
  3. John Butler

    John Butler TS Rookie

    The bad system name File 9 (48) can appear in pM 8 when there is nothing wrong. What happens if you try to drag either of the aprtitons with PM to a different size?
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    delete the 2nd partition first before adding it back to the other one,this frees up the space.
    at least thats how both my acronis and partition manager work
     
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