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    Problem with HDD partition...

    I had my hdd partitioned before. Then I unpartitioned it to change it and repartitioned it so now it's set up as 315gb fat32 and 150 for wbfs. Problem is, the 150gb is showing up as a logical drive. Also, the status is none, I can't set it to active and not sure how to get it to primary. I think that's why usb loader gx shows a black screen. I tried it in configurable usb loader and that locked up on booting game.

    Any ideas on how to set the partition to active and change it to primary?
    The option to set it as active doesnt show up in windows management, and isn't highlighted/I can't click it in EASEUS

    Any help would be appreciated
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    Did you have to format or did you just use resizing options? Obvious solution if you formatted would be to start over. If you're not trying to save data that would be my suggestion. You can also try partition magic and see if it'll allow you to set that stuff backwards. I doubt you will be able to achieve this as programs don't recognize wbfs. On that again if you're not concerned with data loss, create a logical drive of 325gb at the end of the drive. You know that slider you use to adjust space before or after? Make sure space is allocated after leaving 150gb free at beginning of the drive. This will be your primary drive wbfs. Create such a drive in the allotted space. Here is a quote from partition magic in case you'd like to try it before repartitioning. "For a job of this sort, a utility like Partition Magic is indispensable: it can convert a primary partition into a logical volume. Otherwise you will basically have to wipe the second disk clean and start over." It isn't freeware and I don't recall if there's a trial or not, sorry for that.. Best of luck..

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    I backed stuff up then formatted to start over
    but somehow something is different this time...it's odd
    guess I'l have to try, again, from the beginning

    I wanted the 150gb as the second partition so I can use UNEEK with the first fat32 partition, which is one of the reasons I repartitioned my drive
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    From what I could gather w/ easeus you can only achieve this by having two primary partitions. One would have to be set as primary/active in order to boot. Here's a link for the same reading. Using EASEUS Partition Master - Setting active - EASEUS Partition Master Manual
    At this point you may get away with simply changing the logical to a primary then choosing which to set active.

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    My problem is not setting a partition to active, it's setting the partition to primary from logical
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    Download Partition Magic 8.0 Free Trial - Partition Magic allows you to create, resize and merge partitions. that's partition magic, it will allow you to do such a thing. It stated it's a trial so let's hope that function is available. I don't know easeus well enough, in fact only used it once. Partition magic and easeus look very similar so it shouldn't be to difficult to work it out.

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    Alright, I'l give it a try and let you know...

    EDIT:
    It gave me an error on the drive (for both partitions), error 110 on startup
    it also said that the drive was bad...
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    #110 Partition table number of sectors is inconsistent
    The hard-disk partition table contains two inconsistent descriptions of the number of sectors on the hard disk. This error is serious if both DOS and another operating system use the hard disk. Because DOS uses one description and other operating systems may use the other, data loss is likely once the partition is almost full. To resolve this problem, see the instructions inResolving partition table errors.

    This may have been caused by resizing w/ easeus. Start completely over. If you need your fat32 to be bootable gohead and set it active. Btw this can also be done in computer management - drive manager within windows xp. After this you should have unallocated space of 150? IDK how large your drive is, eitherway create another primary partition in this space leaving it unformatted. Open up wbfs manager or whatever you use for your wbfs file system and proceed to format the second primary as wbfs. End result should be two primary drives, fat32 as your bootable, wbfs at the end of the drive. As far as it saying your drive is bad, I'd use something more proprietary for that check like a tool from seagate that checks their drives. It may also have gave that error due to the 110 error or using a unidentified file system like wbfs.

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    I'll have to start over again
    let you know how it goes
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    I got it figured out
    Thanks for your help
    What I did was, unpartitioned the hdd, then repartitioned it so that the 150gb was at the end (I did it through windows management)
    I left in unallocated and went into EASEUS partition master
    There I create a volume and in the window that popped up was the option to set the volume as logical or primary (I obviously chose primary)
    Created it, now usb loader gx doesn't have a black screen
    everything works fine (at least for now)

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