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    Can't Partiton my SATA hard drive

    i have a seagate 160gig SATA hdd and i using partiton magic 8.0 to try to partiton the hard drive but everything i apply it when it reboots and starts doing its thing it will say something about partiton not found of something inlong them lines anyway does anyone know how to slove this problem? or another way of partition the hard drive thanks!

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    Is this drive the systems main drive? Do you have windows XP? Is the sata cable good? Did you try the primitive Fdisk?

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    yea the drive is the systems main drive and windows xp is installed and no i have not tried old fdisk so that is giving me hope but cuz i am a noob at this where do i get fdisk? or is there any other ways of doing it which does not invole a floppy cuz i only have 1 floppy drive that works i think lol so i will have to do some hard work lol just getting it out of my other comp and putting it on this sytem well anyway thanks for info

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    bump - i need help

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    i think it's because PM doesn't have the 'SCSI' drivers to enable the SATA when booting in DOS - I tried to partition my C:\ SATA drive, but when PM booted to do its thing, my SATA's were not enabled and my backup drive on the IDE ports became C:\ so it tried to partition that I was *not* happy, it corrupted the HD and had to spend hours recovering the damn thing

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    ah that sucks man i have a ntfs dirve so i don't think i will be able to use fdisk so if anyone has any work around to this please post! you will be the oh great master

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    lol.... No one will help you! And I thought Hexus was a friendly place!

    http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/...s/discwiz.html

    Yes it says it requiers a floppy.... perhaps you could use Nero to create a bootable CD.... Or maybe even just burn the files to a CD! Your PC should be able to boot from a CD! Also, could you stick the drive in another PC and format it while in windows?

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    hehe at last thanks mate and you mate it friendy people like you! lol anyway gonna try it out in abit thanks so much

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    bahhhhhhhh it didn't work b/c the option was not i the boot software i also tried the windows 32bit maintaince thingy but now its mada a F drive which i can not format it will stop formating once it gets the the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuding
    bahhhhhhhh it didn't work b/c the option was not i the boot software i also tried the windows 32bit maintaince thingy but now its mada a F drive which i can not format it will stop formating once it gets the the end

    The option to format it was not there?

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    it was there but the option of partiton was not in the boot up one so i download the windows exe one where you can partiton so i tried that out and then i used the same tool to patiton it and it went well quick i was this is wired but it didn't do it so i let windows do it but it could not also so i am now looking for any 3rd tools to slove this or just blood partiton thats all i want lol

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    http://www.knoppix.org/

    download knoppix, burn to cd

    put in cd drive, boot, wait

    click the K button, look in the menus for QTParted

    use that to resize the ntfs partition.

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    ah thanks mate gonna take a few hours tho to download it but will be worth it but if there are any other tools out there that anyone know would be great thanks dudes!

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    There are many tools out there, I could spend hours posting links for you....

    I asked Direct hex to help! I kinda gave up! Sorry... You could try to use this instead! It has the tools that directhex was talking about...

    http://www.sysresccd.org/systools.en.php

    Download the windows version here: http://www.sysresccd.org/data/unixtoolsforwin32.zip

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    lol np mate i'll check them em out thx

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