I have Partition Magic V8 and have partitioned a USB connected external 120Gb hard drive into two partitions. One for backup data and one for a Ghost Image. This was carried successfully and has been used for three months or so. Today I decided to modify the size of the partitions and the PC rebooted for Partition Magic to do its work but I received an error message “Error 626 - the drive is not visible from boot mode,” and the system rebooted into Windows. I can understand the reason for this but would ask two questions. As I was able to create the partitions originally I would suppose that I could delete the contents of the partitions and then change the sizes, as this, if I remember correctly was carried out within the Windows environment.
1) Can I overcome this to change partition sizes whilst retaining the partition content? 2) Does it mean that in the event of a problem and I try to reinstall the backed up image of the System that I would not be able to unless that image was on an internal drive and therefore visible on boot up?
There is no reason why you cannot do your changes from within Windows. In fact, you can even amend your C:\ partition from within the OS. Many changes will automatically reboot the PC, but I don't think any to a USB connection require this.
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