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Old 02-27-2003, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Making secondary primary?

Hi there ...

now ... i would like to make my second partition as my promary partition ... so that i don't have to select to second partition everytime i boot up my PC ...

is this possible with Partition Magic 8 and how?

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Old 02-28-2003, 03:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you could try loading a command prompt and type
fdisk
i think you should be able to switch which is primary and secondary
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you could try loading a command prompt and type
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i think you should be able to switch which is primary and secondary
Thanks for the suggestion ...

but can you give more detail on how to do it?

i'm worry if i accidentally wipe off the whole HD ...

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Old 02-28-2003, 05:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Open up partition magic.In the window where you see your HD with its different partitions , right click on the one you wish to make Primary.Next , click on convert , then click on "Primary Partition" then Ok . You should first convert the Primary to a secondary partition.Then proceed with the process.Make sure you have an OS installed on the Secondary Partition or else it'll boot into empty space.
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well ... thanks ... and i do have Windows XP on secnd partition ...

it won't boot ... i think there's problem with bootlog ...

unfortuantely ... i take fore granted to create rescue disks ...

so i think i'll just back-up everything and format/repartition it ... Thanks ...


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Old 03-09-2003, 03:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh no you dont need to do all the crap n waste your time ...just do the changing pri-sec and sec-pri and as you have win xp ....go into setup and choose repair and then use the command FIXMBR and say y for yes and you are done.
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Oh no you dont need to do all the crap n waste your time ...just do the changing pri-sec and sec-pri and as you have win xp ....go into setup and choose repair and then use the command FIXMBR and say y for yes and you are done.
well ... i can boot to my original Windows XP by installing another over the other partition ...

i think i messed up all things and should do it all over again ... Thanks for your siggestion though ...


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