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partition magic error 50

By icelemon ·
this number scares me now, here is what happened.

under windows xp, i am trying to use partition magic pro v7 to merge D drive with E drive altogether. for D drive becomes a folder in E drive, due to a few kb's of clusters in E drive it fails at 50% of the process and it quits, then i immediately relaunching partition magic.

this time it says maybe there's been a power shortage which causes the last operation to fail. windows cannot regnoize if this partition is not recovered by partitionmagic, it asks to continue to search for recovery markers.

after a few minutes it says ERROR 50, i have no clue but either windows or dos can regnoize the partition now. there is no any overwrites to the partitions, but is there anything i can do? please help.

Cyril

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by icelemon In reply to partition magic error 50

sorry. correction in the first paragraph:

due to a few kb's of bad clusters in E drive it fails at 50% of the process and it quits...

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by icelemon In reply to partition magic error 50

i deleted the empty drive D in hope partition magic will find the "border" more easily since all the data is still on drive E for sure. after running partition magic again to search for the recovery markers, it still shows up the "table error #50" message. please help!

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by dmiles In reply to partition magic error 50

See if this helps
If PM can't lock the partitions, it writes a batch file, reboots and executes it to finalize the partition table and MBR.
I'm not sure your efforts with fdisk and recovery console were compatible with what PM was going to do, but at this point, I'd try the recovery console fixmbr and fixboot
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/using/productdoc/en/default.asp?url=/WINDOWSXP/home/using/productdoc/en/bootcons_fixmbr.asp

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by icelemon In reply to

no this microsoft thing doesn't really help haha
but thanks for helping me, thanks!

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by zubin_kharas In reply to partition magic error 50

Hi Cyril,
I can give you a few ideas but some may not be good if you have valuable data in the D & E drives. Maybe if you have used PQ7, you could the following. Remove the hdd & attach it as a Slave in another PC. Install PQ7 there on the master hdd & first just try to increase the size of either partitions to as much as you can. Note that D & E are logical drives so those can be treated under the physical secondary partition.

See how that goes & post the outcomes back here.

Regards,
Zubin

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by icelemon In reply to

i didn't try this one
will do if i have some similar problem again T____T
i have actually went out for a guy on net
who is an expert and a really nice guy
i don't know much about him and he didn't take my offers as a thank you
but thanks for helping me, thanks!

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