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#1 Yourhighness

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:09 AM

Hi there,

got another question for you pros out there. I have Partition Magic running and bought a 200GB hdd a few month back. Ever since then I have tried to figure out how to get it working, since it orginally wouldnt even recognise my 200GB hdd.

I have had a look at the BIOS but cant find much and I am running out of ideas. Here are some screenshots from partition magic and from diskmanagement:

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http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l84/Sill...n/diskmgmnt.png

partitionmagic:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l84/SillyGerman/pmagic.png

I had been living with it so far, but it is annoying htat I cant allocate the 200hdd disk properly with partition magic, as I want to restructure my partitions and want to get a dual boot later on.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:02 AM

Since Windows recognizes the disk, I'd suspect that it's a problem with Partition Magic. As such, I'd recommend uninstalling, then reinstalling Partition Magic to see if it fixes the problem (there also may be updates to your version that are needed).
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:04 AM

Since Windows recognizes the disk, I'd suspect that it's a problem with Partition Magic. As such, I'd recommend uninstalling, then reinstalling Partition Magic to see if it fixes the problem (there also may be updates to your version that are needed).
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:04 AM

Since Windows recognizes the disk, I'd suspect that it's a problem with Partition Magic. As such, I'd recommend uninstalling, then reinstalling Partition Magic to see if it fixes the problem (there also may be updates to your version that are needed).
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:43 PM

Hi John,

thanks for your reply.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the programme and it still wont work. I get the following error message:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l84/Sill...pmnachricht.png

Any idea maybe?

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 04:54 PM

I would try a linux live cd with QTParted. My friend used that to partition his drives.. KNOPPIX has QTParted, and so do many other live distros, here's the KNOPPIX site if you're interested in that route: http://www.knoppix.org/
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 07:15 PM

Hi Johannes.

I am absolutely no expert on partitioning HDDs but I added a 250GB to my system the other day and set it up with 4 partitions by using the right click menu in 'disk management'.
Does this not work for you?

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:37 AM

The error message that you've given us seems to indicate that you're trying to do too many things at once with Partition Magic (which, BTW, can cause real problems - that's why I stopped using it).

I suggest using the Operations menu and only doing one thing at a time.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 01:49 PM

I would try a linux live cd with QTParted. My friend used that to partition his drives.. KNOPPIX has QTParted, and so do many other live distros, here's the KNOPPIX site if you're interested in that route: http://www.knoppix.org/

Hi kbk,
If I use qtparted, does it allow me to partition ntfs disks? I am not a linux wiz and it seemed to me to be made for linux systems only?

Hi Johannes.

I am absolutely no expert on partitioning HDDs but I added a 250GB to my system the other day and set it up with 4 partitions by using the right click menu in 'disk management'.
Does this not work for you?
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Hi rowal,
unfortunately it only lets me delete the partitions already present or rename them as well as allocating new drive letters to them.

The error message that you've given us seems to indicate that you're trying to do too many things at once with Partition Magic (which, BTW, can cause real problems - that's why I stopped using it).

I suggest using the Operations menu and only doing one thing at a time.

Hi usasma,
funny thing is, that it acts like that eversince i added the new hdd. i ve not done any work on that partition since / wasnt able to do so ever since.

Thanks all for your feedback.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 11:01 AM

This one's a real "stinker"!

Is another format out of the question? Try formatting it using the manufacturer's tools (things like low-level formatting, fdisk, etc) to see if this rectifies it.

What happens if you delete all of the partitions? Will it let you make new ones?
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 01:46 PM

Hi usasma,

unfortunately not an option as i ve started to fill those GBs there too and I have no external hdd. Might get a colleagues laptop to clean from malware tomorrow and borrow some of the space. If enough is available, I ll try that lol. Otherwise I ll just leave it as is.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:27 AM

Hi johannes. Did you get sorted?

Projectfocus has just posted this link which looks rather promising. PARTITIONLOGIC.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:23 AM

Hi Rob,

not yet. Thanks a lot for the link. Will tonite after work.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:50 PM

rite,
tried the tool and its quite easy to use and nice. Unfortunately tho there s no ntfs support. I ll have to give knoppix a try.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:54 AM

THis new disk you have did it come to you with the partitions on it or did you make them on installing the drive.

If so what tool did you use to setup the original partitions.

Do you have any mapped drives using any other letters?

Just a few questions to get myself more scope about the issue.
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