Partition Magic - Partition Manager Software

Extend partition with one step
Resize/Move partition without data loss.
Create, delete and format partion with simple steps.
Copy partition and disk to transfer data with ease. Support disk and partition size larger than 2 TB. Keep your data safe even in case of power outages or hardware failure.
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About PQBoot

  • Use PQBoot to easily and quickly switch between bootable primary partitions. PQBoot is for users who only occasionally change the active partition and do not want to use BootMagic.
    Use PQBoot for Windows to change operating systems while in your current operating system.
    PQBoot offers several command-line switches that are useful when you know the ID number or volume label of the partition you want to make active. To use a switch, run PQBoot from a DOS prompt.

    1. Go to a DOS prompt.
    2. Change to the directory containing PQBOOT (usually C:\Program Files\PowerQuest\PartitionMagic 8.0\DOS).
    3. (DOS) Type PQBOOT switch or PQBOOTX switch (where switch is the appropriate command line switch).
    (Windows 95 or later) Type PQBOOT32 switch .
    Supported switches include:

    Switch Description


    Marks a partition active without rebooting.

    /M Maintains the hidden/visible status of each partition. If you have a Windows NT installation that looks for multiple, visible primary partitions, you should run PQBoot with the /M switch.
    >/P:< number > Selects the active partition using the partition's ID number.
    /S Shows partition information, including ID numbers and volume names.
    /V:< label > Selects the active partition using the partition's volume label.
    /? Displays a brief description of the switches and examples of how to use them.

    For example, to set the second available bootable partition active without rebooting, you would type PQBOOTX /P:2 /A.
    4 Press < Enter >.

    1. In step 3, under DOS, you can run either PQBOOT or PQBOOTX.
    2. Use PQBOOT if you want a small, fast executable that will fit on a floppy disk that has limited free space. Be aware, however, that PQBOOT may not display volume labels correctly for FAT or FAT32 partitions and volume labels for NTFS partitions will not display at all.
    3. Use PQBOOTX if the executable file size and speed are not critical. PQBOOTX will display all volume labels in FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions.
    To change bootable primary partitions

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