Partition A Volume

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  1. 7llusion
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    I'm trying to install Vista because somehow I f***d up windows xp, my comp just makes a beeping sound(so annoying lol).
    I only have a dvd of vista, no xp..
    I would like to create a partition before installing vista to not touch at all the current data(I know vista make a Windows.old)
    Does anybody have a program that would boot from cd to create a partition?
    Illusion
     
  2. corbs132

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    Wouldnt Partition Magic do that?
    google it.

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  3. aj421

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    Does it go past bios because if it doesn't it is a video card error. If it is a messed up portion i suggest you use Gparted.
     
  4. 7llusion
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    Partition Magic requires a useable OS, I don't have access to any OS right now
    Illusion
    PS:Or is there a CD image you could link me to?
     
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    Burn a boot disk with gparted, has worked for me on loads of drives/setups.
     
  7. Psyfira

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    Wait, what do you mean by the computer makes a beeping noise? Listen to AJ421: if it's while the black startup screens are showing (well before Windows loads) and it's a loud, obnoxious beeping noise it has *nothing* to do with Windows or your hard drive partitions, it's a hardware fault.

    The beeps are something they call Bios error codes, and the pattern of the beep noises will hint at what's really wrong with your computer. See http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml for more info.
     
  8. pikachucrackpipe

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    beeping noises indicate some kinda of bios or hardware failure / malfunction.
    it's not going to have to do with the fact you installed vista.
     
  9. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Get a MiniPE or BartPE disk from a torrent and use that, it is a live enviroment that will run without an OS or even a HDD, and have Partition Magic and many other useful computer fixing apps on it

    How many times does it beep?
     
  10. Strider

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    Does it boot anything at all now (e.g. knoppix, ubuntu, you-name-it), because beeping sounds rather like a hardware error.

    Please tell us a bit more about this, what is the output, error, etc?