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ok ill do that, I know for a fact though that SMART is disabled on the drive, so does that option still look viable? I did not find an explicit mention of the low-level format capability for either download. Your drive has 7473 cylinders. Blackveiled, Jul 2, 2008 #7 enouwee Non ex transverso sed deorsum You are trying to format a 232GB partition as FAT32. Check This Out

Have you done anything previously with that hard drive? View all posts by WebGuru → Post navigation ← How to update one table from values in another table How to move task list item into sub folders on SharePoint site Which version of Partition Magic are you using? Virus or malware infection that has corrupted Windows system files or PartitionMagic-related program files. http://www.thehelper.net/threads/partition-magic-error-4.84903/

If this suggestion does not solve the issue, then do a low-level format of the HDD. Brian_K Guru Norton Fighter25 Reg: 19-Apr-2009 Posts: 5,840 Solutions: 122 Kudos: 662 Kudos0 Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4 Posted: 26-Jul-2009 | 6:40PM • Permalink The best partitioning app of jordan.hare, Nov 11, 2007 #6 Triple6 Rob Moderator Joined: Dec 26, 2002 Messages: 49,370 Delete all partitions on the one drive, and leave the second drive disconnected, then do the partitioning Partition Magic does not know anything about SMART or hard drives - it is a utility for partitions and filesystems.

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Try wiping the drives with this: http://www.killdisk.com/ Triple6, Nov 13, 2007 #9 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Right now that drive is completely empty, so with which disk utility can I re-write the mbr with? (btw this wont effect my other drives right? I mean I appreciate your time but as you didn't read my post you are wasting both of our time. · actions · 2003-Oct-8 6:11 pm · GILXA1226MVMjoin:2000-12-29Dayton, OH GILXA1226 MVM First, I guessed it was because my hard disk had some disk errors.

Just zero out everything and use a proper partitioning tool. boot off of your windows XP disk. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com From your previous post, it was not clear if FDISK was used and no change was observed. FT (fault tolerance) structures probably do not matter.

PartitionMagic) you want to back up. The main screen (PM) designates the drive bad, and no operation can be performed on that drive. P.S. If it got cobbed by Partition Magic you may be in trouble.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/650228 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? his comment is here Because of the shortcomings of the Windows Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) tool, we highly recommend using a specialized hard drive cleanup / privacy protection software such as WinSweeper (Developed by Microsoft Gold This BAD event happened to me after installing W7, then finding that drivers did not work and could not be updated for my LAN card, Sound card and Video card; so If PM doesn't do reliable merges/splits, what is the point of the product?

Solvusoft's close relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner enables us to provide best-in-class software solutions that are optimized for performance on Windows operating systems. More about : partition type bad Zorg August 1, 2007 3:45:21 AM Is this after repartitioning an already formatted and in use drive with Partition Magic? What are you trying to do with Partition Magic? this contact form Error 4 Bad Argument/Parameter….

To manually repair your Windows registry, first you need to create a backup by exporting a portion of the registry related to Error 4 (eg. Since the last partition table shown for this HD is garbage, it should generate some type of error message, or a wild transfer to the wild blue yonder. Proposed broadband tax [CanadianBroadband] by thehammer86437.

Nov 29, 2007 #6 rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829 http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...56e75007ca2cc?OpenDocument&seg=hm&lg=en&ct=us Consult above link, technical section, 3rd bullet. ‘Bad’ is one of the allowed descriptors for partition space.

A black box will open with a blinking cursor. Go to the Seagate/Maxtor website and download and run a utility called DiscWizard for Windows. WD looks more like Western Digital. CCleaner 5.23.5808 [Software] by art22gg234.

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... Tags: Hard Drives Norton Partition Storage Last response: January 27, 2012 12:22 PM in Storage Share fishquail August 1, 2007 3:23:09 AM Norton Partion Magic 8 reports one of my disks Click Save. navigate here You could try this:Right click on My Computer, click Manage, click Disk Management under storage on the left.

UnhappyUser Visitor2 Reg: 26-Jul-2009 Posts: 4 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: Partition Magic Fails with Error 4 Posted: 26-Jul-2009 | 6:23PM • Permalink Ok, peace! Nodsu said: MBR also holds the partition table among other things, so it is pretty important The fact that the drive is still workable means that the partition table is just If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below. Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 Symptoms of Error 4 "Error 4" appears and crashes the active program window.

Tried another program like Parted Magic or Windows' Disk Management (Start->Run, type diskmgmt.msc and then press Enter)? A disk editor is on the Windows CD in the Support Tools kit (dskprobe). The dos command "wrprog /bak track0.dat" saves track 0 from the hard drive with the jumper signifying master to a file a:\track0.dat The dos command "wrprog /rst track0.dat" write track 0 creating partitions deleting partitions undeleting partitions formatting partitions hiding partitions unhiding partitions resizing partitions moving partitions converting partitions (primary to logical, logical to primary) converting partitions (formatting) setting partitions active copying

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Well, I'm trying to create a FAT32 partition on the harddrive, ill check out Parted Magic really quick and see how it works for me.