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Crimson
10-29-00, 01:42 AM
I just built up a new cpu 900mhz abit kt7 sys, and i partitianed by 20gig HD into 3 7's giggers http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif
I hear its good to do this? oh i also set up the drives as fatboy 32's. i hope i did the right thing? anyone have any input about this proggie and setup
thanks http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif
btw, its running pretty good

BlueJetta
10-29-00, 03:08 AM
I'm afraid that you have done everything wrong and I'll have to take that 900 off your hands. Here, you can have my 400. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif

Sounds like you answered your own question there: "...btw, its running pretty good."

Seriously though, I hear Partition Magic is an excellent tool.

64bit
10-29-00, 03:53 AM
I dont know of a better Partition tool that PQPM. As for the setup...........whatever you like is what always works best. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif I think maybe I would ahve put a goodole FAT PARTITION in there though to keep the WIN98 folder of the CD-ROM.

Zporttech
10-29-00, 10:30 AM
Been using it for awhile now. Running a dual boot of Windows/ME and 2000 Pro. Program works great for me.



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Steve
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gbiddle
10-30-00, 09:43 AM
I just used Partion Magic to remove a partion on my hard drive and it worked pretty good. I had a 15.3 gig hard drive with one at 10 gig (C :) the remaining 5.3 into (D :)
I wanted to use a 8.4 I had as my second drive. What I had to do was copy all of the 5.3 onto the new 8.4 then used Partition Magic to delete the partition and change the file structure.
One trick to this was I has Adaptec GoBack installed so I had to disable GoBack and boot into MS DOS using the start up disk Partition Magic had created.
I deleted the partition and it worked for about 15 minutes restructuring everything then I started it bak up and bingo I had my 15.3 at 15.3 and the new 8.4 was my D: drive. It was a little un-nerving but it worked.

[This message has been edited by gbiddle (edited 10-30-2000).]

Juggernaut
10-30-00, 07:37 PM
PartitionMagic works great. If you have WinME or Win2k, get PM 6.0. It has support for them now. Since WinME doesn't have DOS anymore, PM 5 wouldn't work right because it couldn't reboot into DOS mode to do some of the changes. That's fixed in the new 6.0 version and it works fine. PM isn't just for FAT partitons either. You can do Linux with them as well. Plus lots more. If you want to partition stuff, go with PM.

Zporttech
10-30-00, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Juggernaut:
PartitionMagic works great. If you have WinME or Win2k, get PM 6.0. It has support for them now. Since WinME doesn't have DOS anymore, PM 5 wouldn't work right because it couldn't reboot into DOS mode to do some of the changes. That's fixed in the new 6.0 version and it works fine. PM isn't just for FAT partitons either. You can do Linux with them as well. Plus lots more. If you want to partition stuff, go with PM.

Juggernaut,

Did you by the full version or is their an upgrade from 5.0 to 6.0?



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Steve
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Crimson
10-31-00, 12:17 AM
Windows 2k is all 32 bit anyway, im using 98se which doesn't have fat32 already. So thats one of the numorous reasons i used PM. It;s a solid proggie from what i have seen so far