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Old 12-22-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Ok, I just got partition magic 8 because I want to divide my harddrive a bit. Well, I got it running and all, and can create a new partition, but I cant get it bigger than 7.8 mbs. It says my other partition is completely used, even though only half of the 230mbs are used. How do I make my new partition bigger, and my old one smaller?
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

I know this is probably a tuff question but any help would be great.
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

I cant do anything with the main C disk partition. This is really annoying and I cant seem to find a solution to the problem. I really need some help with it.
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Can u clarify your problem for us? Post the screenshot of the problem on www.imageshack.us

And also, list how many partitions you have and their sizes and types (primary, extended, or logical)
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb



Theres a picture if it helps. Maybe Vista is stopping it from using space off the local disk C.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

when you go to my computer it doesnt ask you to format C: when you try to open it?
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:00 AM   #7
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

You need to resize the C partition and make it smaller, Thats if it will let ya with it being your active partition. Also note that you sometimes get data loss when making a partition smaller, so you will need to back up first.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:35 AM   #8
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Well it'll be kind of hard to back up my stuff, as my mydocuments is 56gbs. Can I still back it up? Also no, it will not let me resize my local disk C.
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Wasnt sure if it would let you do it with it being active. The only thing i can think of is back up your stuff to another drive and then do a clean install and change your partition size before you install the OS.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:57 AM   #10
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Well, does what I'm trying to do usually work for other people? Maybe if I was running partition magic on windows XP it would work?
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Still wouldnt matter, what OS are ya running like?
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

give g-parted a try. i've never had a problem running it. best part is, its free!
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Whats the name of the software?
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if you take the route of reinstalling your os, you might want to create 2 partitions..

I have 250gb seagate with 2 partitions..

30gb for my OS and the rest for everything else. So if my computer crashes or what happened to you or something I will still have all my stuff
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Whats the name of the software?
its called simply "g-parted" im not sure who produces it. google it and you should get some good hits.
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Well, I dont think it'll work either, its just cause the disk is being used and I created a partition out of the entire disk.
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

I dont think it will work either, like i said, your trying to resize your active partition. And if you do manage to make it smaller, then ya likely to get data loss. Best thing to do is gonna be to do what i said above mate
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Well since I cant creat a new partition, is there anyway to install two operating systems? Cause I have vista RC1 x64, and it cant run adobe premiere pro, so I wanted to install XP or 98 as well.
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

What OS are you currently running? You will need to install 98 first otherwise you wont have a boot loader. Either way your gonna have to format the drive, so if ya doing that anyway then ya might aswell do the repartitioning
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Default Re: Partitoin magic 8 says disk is full, and cant create new partition larger than 8mb

Forget it than. I'm running Vista RC1 x64.
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