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Resizing beyond 1024 cylinder boundary

Old 05-04-04, 03:32 AM
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Resizing beyond 1024 cylinder boundary

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (build 2600)
1.85 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
Abit KD7(VIA KT400-8235) 1.x
239.97 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
768 Megabytes Installed Memory


I'm using PQMagic to try and increase the space on my C: drive. Currently it is 7.5GB and I want to bump it up to around 10ish. I only install my 'Program Files' and Microsoft crap on my C drive, must of my stuff is on my other drives but I'm getting low disk space errors on C: so figure I should up it a bit. I get this warning when I try and add some space to C:.

"This partition crosses the1024 cylinder boundary and may make the computer unbootable"

Can I go ahead and do this? What are the odds that it 'MAY' be unbootable? I don't want to fvck my computer up that much, today at least.

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Old 05-04-04, 08:58 AM
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I'm pretty sure that when I was partitioning my drives on my laptop I ran into the same issue. My solution? Make C: 9.87GB - still plenty of room for the basic Microsoft stuff, but not over the boundary.
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Old 05-04-04, 09:16 AM
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I may be totally wrong, but I thought the 1024 cylinder boundary wasn't an issue for newer pc's(like in the last couple of years) or Windows XP. Of course, I could be totally wrong.
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Old 05-04-04, 02:36 PM
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Yeah, I was wondering if Alvis is right...but I can't find an answer. Googling it only gets me Linux answers, or stuff from 2000 which was before XP. So i'm not sure what to do.

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Old 05-04-04, 02:50 PM
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According to this knowledgebase article from Symantec, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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Old 05-04-04, 04:32 PM
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Thanks toq. I went ahead and did it, no worries. I had searched their site but didn't find that link. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 05-05-04, 09:12 PM
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Well, I don't know if the resizing did it...but something killed windows. Or at least maimed it. Now, I can't get 'my computer' to find anything. All other folders take AGES to open. And nothing is working as it once did. Good times? NOt really!

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