Help using PartitionMagic

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Mar 29, 2009
  1. MarioBrotha
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    So I installed Partitionmagic so I could have dual-boot with windows7 and XP. However, after creatin a partition and installing windows7, I realized that most of my drivers didn't work, so I uninstalled it. But now one of the problems that I have is that I have a 22GB partition on my drive, and I don't know how to put it back on my C: drive. Can anyone help?

    And another problem, when I boot the computer, I still have the option to boot windows7, even though its not there. Help?
     
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    use the combine partitions in the boot mode of PM...

    you'll have to boot into PM, either from a boot disc, or the way it does it when you tell it to.

    do the combine partitions
     
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    huh? I don't know how to do that. Can you tell me how to or give me a link that has the instructions?
    And BTW I have a Acer Aspire One, so no CD drive
     
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    huh? I don't know how to do that. Can you tell me how to or give me a link that has the instructions?
    And BTW I have a Acer Aspire One, so no CD drive
     
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    Just use gparted its free and easy.

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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    ok, I was able to boot, but I still need to know how to use it.
    Because right now I have 22GB of "unllocated" (or somethin like that) space.
    And there is no opcion to merge or something.
     
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    Yes there is a option to merge 2 partitions together. Just play around with it or read on the site how to do it.

    http://www.gparted.sourceforge.net/

    Also this might help
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/resize/resizing.htm
     
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    Write Gparted's image on a USB flash drive with Unetbootin (http://voxel.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/unetbootin/unetbootin-windows-319.exe), and boot off that, then delete your 22GB partition and extend your main partition over that space.
     
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    Well it worked after toying with the program, thanks everyone.
    I still have the problem when booting the computer that there is a choice to boot to windows7, eventhough its not there. can some1 help me?
     
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    Does anyone know a good partition program for Vista?
     
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    You could just use the built-in Vista partitioner or use a linux-based one like Gparted, which can be ran on a USB.
     

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