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Kudos0

Partition Magic Fails with Error 4

I was attempting to use Partition Magic to merge my C: and D: partitions.

The merge starts (in boot mode), gets to "Checking current integrity 18%" then fails with:

Error 4, Bad argument/parameter .

After a restart, C: and D: are apparently unchanged.

Any ideas?

(If not, can someone tell me how to get a refund?)

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Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4

I was attempting to use Partition Magic to merge my C: and D: partitions.

The merge starts (in boot mode), gets to "Checking current integrity 18%" then fails with:

Error 4, Bad argument/parameter .

After a restart, C: and D: are apparently unchanged.

Any ideas?

(If not, can someone tell me how to get a refund?)

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4

UnhappyUser,

You are lucky. Using the Merge or Split functions is a good way to lose your partitions. Avoid them like the plague.

I suggest moving as much data as possible from your D: drive to your C: drive. But don't have C: drive more than 85% full. Move the remainder of D: drive data to another storage medium.

From PM boot media, delete D: drive, resize C: drive to take up the unallocated space. Move the remaining data to C: drive.

Message Edited by Brian_K on 07-27-2009 08:00 AM
Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4

That's interesting - I could do that with Ghost. If PM doesn't do reliable merges/splits, what is the point of the product?
Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4


UnhappyUser wrote:
  what is the point of the product?

creating partitions

deleting partitions

undeleting partitions

formatting partitions

hiding partitions

unhiding partitions

resizing partitions

moving partitions

converting partitions (primary to logical, logical to primary)

converting partitions (formatting)

setting partitions active

copying partitions

boot manager

partition table editing
resizing clusters

error checking

bad sector retest

PM does a lot of things and I've probably forgotten a few.

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4

Ok, peace!

It does a lot of things I don't currently need, and doesn't do the one thing I do need. And the company doesn't appear to support it in a meaningful way.

That's probably all I really need to know.

Kudos0

Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4

The best partitioning app of all, BootIt NG, doesn't have Merge/Split. Acronis Disk Director does have Merge/Split but experienced users advise against its use.

I must admit to using Merge in PM some years ago. Unfortunately I lost my data partition.

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