Partition Magic 117 Error

Symantec has some information regarding the error here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/powerquest.nsf/
pfdocs/2004055547264862

The last paragraph states:

PartitionMagic must be able to find the drive letter for each partition
before modifications can be made. If this is not possible, Error 117 may
be reported. Usually, the reason PartitionMagic cannot find drive letters
is due to one of the following conditions:

* There are partition table errors.
==>How do I fix these? Although I don't think this is the problem. I
tried creating Partition Magic boot disk and resize partition with an
error 'bad partition'

* A driver on your system is changing drive letters from their
defaults.
==>How to find out which driver it is. Then I can disable it. Don't think
it's the problem for the same reason as number 1.

* Your partitions do not have serial numbers.
==>How do I create serial numbers for my partition?

* You are running Windows NT from a logical partition.
==> I have windows XP Sp3 installed not NT. But if the article means XP
as well how would I work around this problem.

thanks everyone for all the replies.
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  1. Quote:
    * There are partition table errors.
    ==>How do I fix these?


    1. Back up the data on the affected partitions.
    2. Delete the partitions.
    3. Recreate the partitions.
    4. Restore the contents of the partitions.

    or a program called Partition Table Doctor might be able to repair it without backing it up


    Quote:
    * A driver on your system is changing drive letters from their
    defaults.
    ==>How to find out which driver it is.


    Could be a virus or maybe a virtual drive?

    Quote:
    * Your partitions do not have serial numbers.
    ==>How do I create serial numbers for my partition?


    I think this would be related to the partition table errors. Fixing that may fix this.


    Quote:
    * You are running Windows NT from a logical partition.
    ==> I have windows XP Sp3 installed not NT.


    Probably saying this because you've got a NTFS partition and it can't tell the difference between XP or NT. You need a partition editor that can convert it to a primary partition.
  2. nerdwithnoname said:
    Quote:
    * There are partition table errors.
    ==>How do I fix these?


    1. Back up the data on the affected partitions.
    2. Delete the partitions.
    3. Recreate the partitions.
    4. Restore the contents of the partitions.

    or a program called Partition Table Doctor might be able to repair it without backing it up


    Quote:
    * A driver on your system is changing drive letters from their
    defaults.
    ==>How to find out which driver it is.


    Could be a virus or maybe a virtual drive?

    Quote:
    * Your partitions do not have serial numbers.
    ==>How do I create serial numbers for my partition?


    I think this would be related to the partition table errors. Fixing that may fix this.


    Quote:
    * You are running Windows NT from a logical partition.
    ==> I have windows XP Sp3 installed not NT.


    Probably saying this because you've got a NTFS partition and it can't tell the difference between XP or NT. You need a partition editor that can convert it to a primary partition.


    What partition editor is there for WinXp. I know that in linux i could use fdisk. What equivalent is there for windows.
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