Question about Symantec Norton Partition Magic-8.0 (10256717) for PC
When I attempted to resize partitions using Partition Magic 7 something went wrong, and I now cannot boot the computer (Windows seems to start as usual, displaying the Win logo and the meter, but then I get a blue screen for a second and the safe mode page is displayed. There is no way it will boot in safe mode either). Using PM's rescue discs I can see that there are lots or errors on the partitions, mainly C, but there is no option to fix them (grayed out). Some of these are 'partition improperly dismounted' and 'too few clusters'. Also the drive letters are gone, so I cannot reinstall Windows or boot from CD. I have tested the hard discs (I have two mirrored RAID discs), and they are fine. Help?
To be very frank with you, what you've just described here has happened to me twice.
That was why when I was about to read your post I first shouted...do you know why I shouted?...'Hope you don't have any documents on the system, because if you do, you might just start forgetting about them".
I understand the EXACT thing that happened to you, and the problem came from the point where you were trying to resize your partition.
That is why Symantec Always warn people that wants to use partition magic to be VERY careful.
Now, In case you have documents on the system that you wish to retrieve, you might just need some other third-party utility softwares like..Acronis Disk Director Suite, or any other good one.
But if you are just ready to get your system back in good working condition without considering the documents, then do this :
Get an Original WindowsOS Disk, and insert it, but first select that your system should boot from CDROM in the setup. Then, when you boot the OS CD, just continue till you reach the page where it tells you to repair the Windows on it, then press escape, i.e DONT REPAIR!...just let it re-install a new operating system for you. This is because it is better for you to allow the OS to re-format your system for you and return your hard-disks to its normal state.
When you get to the list of partitions seen on the system, just keep deleting ALL of them and let it create a new one for you afresh.
Then proceed with the remaining on screen instructions.
Sorry about the problem. I truly understand what the problem means.
Hope this helps.
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Open or run the partition manager.
In Partition Magic you can open the program easily. In Cute Partition Manager you may have to create a boot disk and boot from it to run the program. Once the program is open, select the drive you want to manage.
Go to the menu and choose an action or right-click and choose "resize." There will be an action -menu that will let you choose something like "resize" or "change hard drive size."
Some programs will also let you right-click on the graphical expression of a drive and choose the action or drag the graph to change the size.
Pick a new size for the drive and decide what you want to do with the remaining space. The rest of the space should be partitioned or formatted to make use of it if the current partition is downsized.
Apply the changes by clicking "apply" or "OK." You will then have to reboot the computer for the changes to take effect. The program may automatically do this for you or it simply may direct you to do it.
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