Thank you, Ron. I'm glad I wasn't off base on my appraisal of Partition Magic and Boot Magic. I'm not going to go their alternate route, because, as you point out, it's too risky. I'm bugging PowerQuest directly to lead me to that icon which is buried in hidden places. W B L Ron Allen wrote: > > > Hello William, > > WBL> Hello...I hope this gets posted, because I haven't yet found the rules. > WBL> I really don't know how to post, or where I'll get a response. > > The rules for the list can be found at > > http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/index.html > > and you posted fine and you should receive list messages in your > email. > > WBL> I installed Partition Magic, and I like the way it works. > WBL> I installed BootMagic and I DON'T like the way it works, but > WBL> Partition Magic has it hidden so that I can't uninstall it. > WBL> The Configure BootMagic button, where I figured I'd be able > WBL> to Uninstall BootMagic, is greyed out, so I'm trapped. > WBL> Instructions would be appreciated. > > I had BootMagic destroy a system and make it totally unbootable once. > I feel basically the same way about these two products as you do. > PartitionMAgic > is great, BootMagic is awful. > > What's more, I don't particularly like the options that PowerQuest > gives for uninstalling BootMagic. > http://www.powerquest.com/support/primus/id599.cfm > > The options they give are to use the uninstall icon in the BootMagic > folder, or run FDISK /MBR from a Win95 or Win98 boot floppy to > replace/rebuild the master boot record. > > By all means, use the uninstall icon in you BootMagic folder if you > have one (and really you should). If you need to go the other route, be > sure to back you data files up first, which PQ doesn't even mention > doing, because there is a risk of data loss involved. > > If you need further assistance, please do ask. > > Welcome to the list :) > > Ron Allen > List Owner > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. -- William B. Lurie For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.