I have a notebook HP Pavillon 5600 (256 MB Ram, 40 GB HDD, Combo CD-DVD Drive, Pentium 4 2.8 GHz) running Windows XP Home ed. (Service pack 1). I'd like to split my disk into three partitions (NTFS). Each partition should be primary and bootable, since I need to run a XP pro (with a different language support) and a Win2000 pro togheter with the actually installed XPHome.
I tried to use Powerquest Partition Magic 7.0, but after having set all the parameters (creation of a new primary partition and splitting it into two new volumes) I couldn't get a result: rebooting my pc led to an error message << process aborted...too many errors>> and no partition was created.
The question: is the 7.0 version of partition Magic too old for running under Win XP(SP1) ?
..Maybe my mistake was not to set active the new partitions....??
However if someone can detail step by step the correct procedure for creating these partitions using Partition Magic software without erasing my hard disk, he (or she) will be awarded with the points!