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Old 02-23-2003, 03:04 PM   #1
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Help w/ Partition Magic


Ok... I just uninstalled Linux off the comp got rid of my LILO boot fixed my mdr etc..... But no i have 45 gigs for windows and 15 gigs that was used for linux that is unallocated... I tryed to resize my C: partition but when i did it gave me an error with the batch.... so now it is still 45 gigs win and 15gigs free space.....

How do i get the 15 gigs into the 45 gigs to make it 60 gigs for win?

And no im not getting rid of linux... i just built my new comp so im doing full lin on that comp.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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It gave you an error with the batch? What was the error exactly?

Is the remaining 15 gigs still in a linux file format such as ext3? Maybe partition magic doesn't like this. I wouldn't! Trying to merge ext3 into an NTFS partition.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 04:09 PM   #3
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nono... it now just 15 gigs unallocated.. Because there is no file system it would nto merge... So i went to resiez Drive C and made it tha max that it could be which took away my partition but when i did it i got a batch error ... and it just loaded back up windows but its still 45gigs windows and 15gigs unallocated
 
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i think you must use the option 'Merge partitions' for both spaces.

It'll join the two partitions together so:

45 + 15 = 60
 
Old 02-24-2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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well... i tried that but since the 15 gigs is unallocated it wont merge it it will only merge 2 fat32 etc.... filesystem partitions. Should i then create a fat32 file system on the 15 gigs and then merge the 45 gigs w/ the 15gigs?

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Old 02-24-2003, 05:45 PM   #6
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Can ne 1 help me with what to do please?
 
Old 02-24-2003, 05:52 PM   #7
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Isn't this what I suggested in my original post? Format the 15gs to FAT32 or whatever and then try partition magic.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 05:59 PM   #8
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should i create as logical or primary ...... etc..... i have no idea..


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Old 02-25-2003, 05:43 AM   #9
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If you can create it as Primary, do that. Since your C drive is most likely primary (yes, yours is from your Screenshots ) that will probably be your best bet. Since your existing primary partition is going to basically consume the other one though, it probably doesn't really matter.

For now, I'd say go primary. Format the unallocated space as primary fat32, then merge em.

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Old 02-25-2003, 07:33 AM   #10
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heh... im at school right now but when i get home i'll try that. Thanks Master... your always there for me
 
Old 02-25-2003, 02:14 PM   #11
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I'm always ready to help, it's just rarely that I can

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Old 02-25-2003, 03:18 PM   #12
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Ok well i did what you said.... and i got the same error i got when i tried to resize them.....

Batch error 2003 tells me that it cant complete and then tells me to hit any key to reboot...

I kno have a C drive and a G drivee c = 45 gigs G = 15gigs both fat32... but i dont have 1 big 60 gig hd
 
Old 02-25-2003, 07:28 PM   #13
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And the merge is what gave you the error? Try looking up the error, see if it gives you a clue as to why it's erroring out.

If the partitions are both viewable now in win, good. You have back your 60GB, so you now just have to remove the partition and merge the drives. Assuming you find out what the error means, fix it and then merge em.

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Old 02-25-2003, 10:24 PM   #14
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heh... i tried checking the people who made PM's site as well as tried to search in help etc... but ot no avail
 
  


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