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Partition Magic problem on new Compaq Presario R3140US

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 12, 2004 1:04:45 AM

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Hey all,

I just bought a new Compaq Presario R3140US. I installed Partion
Magic 8.0 on it so that i could partition off a 20 gig section of the
60 gig hard drive. However, when i tell the program to do it's thing,
it resets the compuater to take care of what it has to do, but during
the process i get a error #983 "too many errors". It seems no matter
ehat I try, i cannot partition a section of this HD. I have heard
that this is a common problem with trying to use Partiton Magic on
HP/Compaq laptops - but i haven't seen any solutions yet.

I heard one person say there is a small partition on all new compaqs
that hosue some OS files, and that it would prevent other partitions
from being able to be created.....is that the case? If so, what
shoudl I do?


Thanks a TON in advance for all of you help. You can email me at
Magicianstalk@hotmail.com...

Thanks again,

Matt
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 13, 2004 4:21:38 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

"magicianstalk" <magicianstalk@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 198a8d.0406112004.4c572961@posting.google.com...
> Hey all,
>
> I just bought a new Compaq Presario R3140US. I installed
Partion
> Magic 8.0 on it so that i could partition off a 20 gig section
of the
> 60 gig hard drive. However, when i tell the program to do it's
thing,
> it resets the compuater to take care of what it has to do, but
during
> the process i get a error #983 "too many errors". It seems no
matter
> ehat I try, i cannot partition a section of this HD. I have
heard
> that this is a common problem with trying to use Partiton Magic
on
> HP/Compaq laptops - but i haven't seen any solutions yet.
>
> I heard one person say there is a small partition on all new
compaqs
> that hosue some OS files, and that it would prevent other
partitions
> from being able to be created.....is that the case? If so, what
> shoudl I do?

You may not want to spend more money, but there are other
partitioning programs besides PM that would work just as well or
better.

Ron
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 13, 2004 7:45:51 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

There are computers that won't let you modify the hard drive.
If you could not do it with PM then probably none other will do.



"magicianstalk" <magicianstalk@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 198a8d.0406112004.4c572961@posting.google.com...
> Hey all,
>
> I just bought a new Compaq Presario R3140US. I installed Partion
> Magic 8.0 on it so that i could partition off a 20 gig section of the
> 60 gig hard drive. However, when i tell the program to do it's thing,
> it resets the compuater to take care of what it has to do, but during
> the process i get a error #983 "too many errors". It seems no matter
> ehat I try, i cannot partition a section of this HD. I have heard
> that this is a common problem with trying to use Partiton Magic on
> HP/Compaq laptops - but i haven't seen any solutions yet.
>
> I heard one person say there is a small partition on all new compaqs
> that hosue some OS files, and that it would prevent other partitions
> from being able to be created.....is that the case? If so, what
> shoudl I do?
>
>
> Thanks a TON in advance for all of you help. You can email me at
> Magicianstalk@hotmail.com...
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Matt
!