Making secondary primary?

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pmg4lktan

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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? :confused:

Thanks in advance! ;)


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shan

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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 :)
 

pmg4lktan

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shan said:
you could try loading a command prompt and type
fdisk
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 ...

Thanks in advance! ;)


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AreaOneZero

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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.
 

pmg4lktan

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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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Zagadka

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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.
 

pmg4lktan

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Zagadka said:
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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