Partition Magic 8.0 to create new partition produces 1513 error message.

Posted on 2006-07-09
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hello I have Partition magic 8.0 & on C drive 40GB at the end of it I have a small partition FAT32 for Boot Magic. I tried to make a new partition in front of Windows XP home C drive but before the small FAT32 partition. However when I try to this the procedure fails & I get a 1513 error message that the partiton cannot be allocated/created.
Is there any way to correct this?
Question by:David39
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Author Comment

ID: 17072126
Hello and235100,
I followed your link above & upgraded PQ 8.0. I installed the update but got no prompt for the password.
I downloaded the patch.
I followed the readme.txt instructions but then my pq 8.0 program would not open or run. So I went to add/remove programs & did a pq 8.0 repair that worked so I got back the partition magic 8.0 program, however in the about it says 8.01 however the 1513 error is still occuring?

I have done something wrong in the process of applying the download or patch or both? Why i get no passsword prompt/ window?
Can you explain this in numbered steps to make it clear so I make no mistakes?

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Accepted Solution

and235100 earned 500 total points
ID: 17074635
Mmm sounds like the patch is no good - this problem was supposedly cleared with PartitionMagic 8.05 - but this only applies if you bought PM recently...

Try running CHKDSK /F from recovery console (or from Windows CD) on the partition you are getting problems with.

Look here:

at the NTFS Check Errors section.
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Author Comment

ID: 17083339
Hello I did chkdsk & installed the patches. I then made a small partition that worked. I made a larger partiton 6gb in C drive but I then get an error 1552 The requested FRS entry is unused (free) but now I cannot restart in Windows XP home. I have 2 hard drives Windows XP & Windows 98se. I am using Boot magic 8.0 as my boot loader but I can only boot into Windows 98 not Windows xp home.
How do I restart into Windows xp home?

Author Comment

ID: 17083870
Hello I checked your last symantec link to see the partition magic 8.0 error messages & solutions but error message 1552 is not there? Why is that? I also used my 2 pq 8.0 floppy disks which got me into PQ 8.0 but no drive letters there & it says drive is unhidden so I made it active & unhide it but it still will not boot/restart into Windows xp home. Also it gives a check disk error Critical 46 seek error.
I am worried I will lose my whole drive C drive primary & have to reformat Windows XP home?
Please advise,
Thank you,


Author Comment

ID: 17084919
PQ 8.01 Error 1552, error critical 46 seek error. Cannot restart into Windows xp home?
I have installed partition magic 8.0 to the 2nd Hard drive(Windows 98se) to see the status of my 1st hard drive Windows xp home
Here it shows Disk 1 Windows XP home (NTFS) 40gb labelled as ?K? & hidden, D drive at end of 1st Disk C drive(small FAT32 Partition for Boot magic configuration program) I am using the Boot configuration program to boot into both hard drives, both labelled C drives
Disk 2 Hard drive 2 Windows 98se C Drive 2.1gb
I cannot change the drive letter on the Windows XP Home? Why is it saying ?K? in question marks?
When I restart pc I get into the Boot Magic boot menu with Windows 98 & Windows XP Home but when I select Windows xp Home the pc simply restarts in to the Boot magic window again.
Please help,
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Expert Comment

ID: 17114079
Okay - sorry I didn't get back sooner.

Look here:

If you have already run chkdsk, do it again, but this time on all partitions, and use the /R switch (this scan/repair will take a fair bit longer)

This lists all the PM errors:

I will investigate further...
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Expert Comment

ID: 17114083
This does unfortunately sound like a HDD hardware problem - you may have to replace your hard drive - can you take an image of any of the partitions you need to keep? (e.g. use Ghost or other alternative)
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Expert Comment

ID: 17114092
Another thing to try - boot to Recovery Console with an XP disc, then run fixmbr and fixboot.

(you will then have to edit your boot.ini to allow for Windows 98 to boot - but hopefully this will solve the XP boot problem)

Author Comment

ID: 17116867
Hello ,
Thank you for the reply. I cannot run/use chkdsk or the recover console with my XP disc, because I cannot get into the first Hard drive since the 1552 Partition Magic 8.0 error? I tried that but PC simply restarts.
 In the first drive I have made a small FAT32 Primary Partition D Drive (54mb) & installed the Boot Magic software configuration program.
 I have Windows 98 on my second hard drive, Disk2
 On startup I get the Boot Magic startup window with Windows 98 & Windows XP home icons in the top left corner. When I choose XP Home the computer goes into the XP Home startup screen I get a flash & the blue screen appears. I checked the blue screeen & it gives me a Stop error 0x24. Which is an ntfs.sys file error cannot read or write to the file system?
I installed Partition Magic 8.0 to my Windows 98 drive on the 2nd hard drive.
It shows Disk 1 as labelled ?K? NOT C drive. This is why I cannot get into the drive. It also shows it hidden? I tried the PQ 8.0 emergency floopy disks but they don't work either?
How do I change the XP Home drive letter back to C Drive unhidden, or active, without reformatting the whole disk & losing all my data?

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Expert Comment

ID: 17117694
Can you boot your pc with a Knoppix cd or similar?

If so, you could backup your data to a network/portable drive, then reformat/reinstall to fix the problems you are facing.

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