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
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...