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I installed Partion Magic 8.0 on my computer about 5 years ago. At that time I split-up my boot drive (the C drive) and created a second partion (the F drive) from the boot drive. The boot drive (C drive) was allocated 25g and 90g for the new logical F drive. My problem is that I'm running out of space on the boot drive (C drive). When I try to resize the C drive or delete the F drive I get this message: There is no active partion. I didn't take the chance of destroying my boot drive so took the option to "Undo" everything to that point. Can you what I should do in this case?

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  • dlmetd Sep 12, 2009

    I would like to use the Partionon Magic utility to handle this. Can you tell me how to re-size the C drive using the Partion Magic software, but avoid getting the message: "There is no active partition". After all, that is why I purchased this product.



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You could DELETE drive F: through the Disk Management.

But deleting the drive F: to increase the size of drive C: would take several steps. Because, in order to combine the sizes of the two working partitions, you need to delete the drive F: and then reformat drive C:

If you really would like to combine the storage size, you need to back up the files that's on C: and then delete F: then reformat the drive C:. This should be done on Disk Management Utility.

Please follow the steps below:

(For Windows XP)

1. Right-click 'My Computer' icon > select Manage.
2. Click on Disk Management and there you should see the drive F:
3. Right-click on drive F: and there's an option to 'Delete Logical Drive'
4. After that, right-click C: > select Format
5. Run through the wizard and there would be a part where you need to type the storage size that you want for drive C: At this point, you need to type the maximum (total) capacity of your hard drive. It should be in typed in KB.

After this, the drive C: should have a large storage capacity.

(For Windows Vista)

1. Right-click the 'Computer' icon > select Manage.
2. Click on Disk Management and there you should see the drive F:
3. Right-click on drive F: and there's an option to 'Delete Logical Drive'
4. After that, right-click C: > select Format
5. Run through the wizard and there would be a part where you need to type the storage size that you want for drive C: At this point, you need to type the maximum (total) capacity of your hard drive. It should be in typed in KB.

Have a great day!

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Sep 12, 2009

    I'm sorry. I'm not familiar with the Partition Magic. The steps that I have provided is just another work around. Please try another expert.



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