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    Partition Magic doesn't work.

    I just got a new computer--my old motherboard died. It's an HP with a WD 300 gig hard drive. It came with two partitions, drive C, of course, and drive D which HP uses for recovery. I tried to repartition drive C so I'd have more drive numbers. However, after I go to apply the changes I want, the computer reboots, starts the batch file and quits at the 18% point of taks one--decreasing the size of C and give the error message, "Stopped because too many errors." Neither HP nor Symantec that now owns Partition Magic was any help. They both blamed the other.

    I'm running Windows XP, Media Edition which is what came with the computer. I have 1 gig of RAM.

    Any ideas?

    Bruce

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    Have you checked with HP?

    Some OEMs of the NEW models will NOT allow the hard drive to be partitioned.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    Yes, I tried HP but they told me that Partition Magic wasn't their product and they couldn't guarantee using it wouldn't "destroy the hard drive." They told me to contact the maker of Partition Magic. Symantec had an equally useful answer.

    Bruce

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    What is the HP model number, so one can search the HP site for some possible help?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    Bruce, what's the state of the computer as it is now? Is it usable?

    I'm also going to wager that HP didn't bother to give you a CD with Windows on it.
    -Mark

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    Mark, the computer works fine; the only problem is that I can't partition the hard drive. Otherwise, I'm very happy with the computer.

    You're right--no CD, no written manual.

    Dave, it's HP Media Center m7170n Desktop. I wasn't able to find any help searching on that either.

    Bruce

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    "Stopped because too many errors." sounds like you need to do CHKDSK /r before you attempt to repartition this disk.

    StuartR

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    To obtain recovery media for any HP PC, follow these instructions.

    StuartR

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    Thanks to all. I did do a CHKDSK /r and I do have a recovery disc. The computer and HD work fine, it's just Partition Magic that has trouble with it. I got a copy of Acronis's Disk Director and it worked like a charm. Goodby Partition Magic.

    Bruce

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    And, if you like that one, you're sure to like Acronis' TrueImage... <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19> <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    If it is not a secret, which version of Partition Magic did you try to use?

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    Re: Partition Magic doesn't work.

    Both version 7 and 8. Neither worked.

    Bruce

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