Cant reboot win.98se after using partition magic 6.0 to merge adjacent partition to c. drive
After using part.mgc 6.0 to try and add disc space to the O.P.[CDRIVE] ON WIN 98SE, it wont reboot except to safe mode. When i access partitionmagic in dos, it shows c drive primary, then an extended drive to c,which is also labeled primary, then shows d,e,f,and g drive. I cant make thisextended drive merge to the c drive, partition magic gives me no options atall. that said, I am getting a message from part. magic that c drive wontboot because its past the 1024 cyl. limit. Can i somehow save the OP andall info included info on c drive and somehow move that extended drive intoc drive or into the next partition???? thankz Carl ZittelI have a Dell Demension B-866-R PC DESKTOP The product finder below wont let me type in what I have
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How large the capacity of your hard disk drive? it is possible that would be the problem it is too dangerous that it will lead your hard disk to crash the system and damage the disk itseld that can create bad sectors on your disk. If you want to partition your hard drive, run the FDISK utility instead.
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rather than creating pertitions using bios use partition magic http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspxwhen you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition Partition Magic 8.0 description Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance. PartitionMagic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems. Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.
You can't extend a hard disk, you can extend a partition. That can be done only by taking space from another partition. If the D partition is on a separate hard disk or there is no more space left then you will need to install a larger hard disk , create another partition on it and move to it all the files to it. Or move the entire partition to the new disk then enlarge it to fill the disk using this programhttp://www.partition-tool.com/
What operating system are you running?
XP, you must get another program called partition magic and it will allow you to delete the unused partitions, then merge with the main partition.
Vista, go startbutton>control panel>Administrator tools>computer management>disk management
This will allow you to do the same. Delete the unwanted partitions, then enlarge the main partition to include the deleted partitions.
Why are you deleting these partitions? Usually one will contain a recovery data for repairing/recovering your computer and the other for diagnosis and repair.
If the drive is too full delete something that you can live without. Click on the link i have provided below, download and install Easeus Partition Manager. This tool will help you to re-size or merge the C drive to expand hard drive space and it only takes between 5 and 10 minutes to learn and execute.
You allocation of partion is too low while the time of os boot , so the only way is you have to change partion space , use this number during partition 60555 MB this 60GB so you cant get full easily , you have to run the DOS mode booting then only you can get the partition location , you may be runned the os from normal opening cd setup mode from already booted os , for further clarifications reply me , i will help you , thank you , dont forget to vote for me .
It means either the utility partition was never installed or has been deleted - basically you probably need the factory setup disk to fix that. It can be replaced manually by using partition magic or something similar to change the drive size to allow space for the utility partition and the partition can then be created and rebuilt using the factory disk if you are trying a repair without losing data. If you are reformatting completely - the partition is automatically created from the install disk that came with the pc.
you can merge to partitions on a single disk, although this should be one of your last resorts. when two partitions are created on a single drive the OS recognizes the two partitions as two seperate drives. From win xp pro, you can access all the data on the partition with xp home platform. the second partition will take up close to a gig of space that could be used. the simplest way would be to creat shortcuts to the programs you want in the partition for xp pro. then right click my computer> properties> advanced> start up and recovery settings> select win xp as the default OS and deselect the box marked "time to display operating systems"
this will stop that annoying 30 sec pause that you get when you start your computer asking which OS you want to run.
the only thing is that if you write over or delete files that those programs need to run smoothly, you will have to reinstall them completely. in which case you would be just as well off to back up your info and do a clean install. i trust you will be able to determin which solution is best for you needs.
Personally if i had programs i wanted to save, i would take the first option and just have two partitions
Since you have used the recovery disc to restore the system, it will automatically create partitions on the system, in your case, just one major partition which is Drive C (C:). If you want to add partitions on your system, you can use partition editor software such as Norton Partition Magic 8.0 and Acronis Partition Manager. These software gets a portion of the main Partition (Unused / Free space) and creates a new one. You can create multiple partitions depending on the size of the Hard Drive on the system. These Software are not Free, if you want to use a free software for editing the parition, you can use Gparted (Found in : http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ ). Though Gpartedis free, it is harder to use compared to the first 2 software mentioned. If you want to use a user friendly sofware, I suggest that you use Acronis Partition Manager or Norton Partition Magic 8.0.
Download Partition Magic (or some other Disk Partitioning tool) and delete the D:\, then resize the C:\ to maximum size. Note that this is not a foolproof process and you may lose all your data - so back it up before you begin.
Secondly, 40 Gb is a fair bit of space to have filled. Have you tried backing up any data (that is not essential on the Hard Drive) to DVD's or some other external storage device, and deleting Restore Points and Temporary files to clear up some space?
In both cases, defrag the disk after you have finished.