error #27 in partition magic 7.0

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by peter, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    My OS is w2k, my hard disk have only one partition and I want to create one
    more partition now and so use partition magic 7.0 to create it, but it need
    to restart the PC and then an error code #27 (could not lock the C: drive)
    is prompted. I try to uninstall the antivirus but the problem still existed,
    is there any method to create a new partition without formatted or fdisk the

    peter, Jul 4, 2004
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  2. peter

    HF Guest

    DISABLE the anti virus and try again.

    HF, Jul 4, 2004
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    Robert Baer Guest

    Make a temporary change in your BIOS to boot from the CD.
    Robert Baer, Jul 5, 2004
  4. peter

    peter Guest

    Is it boot from the Partition Magic 8.0 CD?
    peter, Jul 5, 2004
  5. peter


    Nov 4, 2006
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    Partition Magic Lock

    Partition Magic tries to use the "LOCK" command, which in some versions of windows only works in safe mode. Here's what to do:
    Make your changes in Partition Magic and hit apply changes and allow it to restart your computer
    Then, push F8 when starting up to access safe mode menu. Select safe mode.
    Windows will begin to start up, then pause. Partition Magic is working in the background. Pay attention to your harddisk LED. When it eventually stops flashing, PM has finished and you can restart your computer. the end.
    cwlntr, Nov 4, 2006
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