I have 4 hard drives installed in my computer and though I can write to all of them through XP, Partition Magic 8 keeps on referring to the serial drive as being BAD and won't let me partition it in any way and keeps on getting errors when I try to re-format it (formatting from within windows works okay.)
I was once told by a computer tecnition that Partition Magic should NEVER have been alowed to escape onto the market.
This was after it cost me a lot of money (just short of a new drive) to get my drive working again by automaticly creating about ten partitions on my C Drive. some of which would have made a floppy look like a ginormus partition.
Don't go there, don't use it, best way is to use Fdisk if you have to, but I can't see the reason to Partition any more with the cost and size of new hard drives, why waste your time?