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How to Create Partition Magic Bootable CD/DVD

Updated on Dec 10, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Instruction for PC users on how to create bootable CD/DVD for Partition Magic, follow the instructions on how to make bootable CD/DVD for Partition Magic step by step.

First of all, you must have a CD-burning software which creates a bootable CD like such as free burning software.

The Partition Magic rescue floppy disk contains a Dos Boot disk and the Partition Magic program. The only extra step to make a Boot CD is adding the contents to the CD.

Prepare a Win98 bootable floppy. If you do not have one, please download from the internet. Then launch your burning software, and use the DOS boot floppy as the source image for your bootable CD project.

And then drag the following files into the burning CD:

  • pqmagic.exe
  • pqmagic.ovl
  • pqmagic.pqg
  • pqpb.rtc
  • pmhelp.dat
  • mouse.com

You can copy directly from the rescue floppy disk or drag to the Boot CD direct these should be on rescue floppy or drag directly from the Partition Magic CD (\english\dosmake\disk2 directory.)

Edit the config.sys file on the boot floppy to eliminate the useless "without CD support?" boot option, as you'll always be booting the CD with CD support.

Burn the files to the CD and use the Boot CD to boot. Make sure DOS drive letter is assigned to the CD drive. When the booting finishes, you'll be left at the A:\ prompt. Switch to the CD drive letter ("CD e:", for example), then launch pqmagic.exe. Now Partition Magic is running on DOS.

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However, we have to face the fact that Partition magic is now not available anymore on the market. So it is almost impossible to create a Partition Magic bootable CD/DVD. Many people would wonder what they can do without this powerful partition manager software. Here I would like to introduce an excellent alternative of Partition Magic - EaseUS Partition Master, which aims to optimize the usage of the computer and maximize its performance with basic and advanced partition functions.

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Its commercial edition provides WinPE bootable disk which is needed when your operating system has crashed. If you want to resize the primary drive to reinstall other operating system or even manage partitions on a computer which has no operating system, EaseUS Partition Master bootable CD will also help you a lot.

Compared with the way of creating bootable CD/DVD of Partition Magic as mentioned above, EaseUS Partition Master offers WinPE bootable disk which is more convenient and easier for both novice and experienced computer users.

How to create EaseUS Partition Master bootable CD/DVD

Attention: EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk is only available for our purchased users. And remember to activate this software to a Pro version to create a bootable disk on USB, CD or DVD.


Step 1: Prepare a disc or drive

To create a bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master, you should prepare a storage media, like a USB drive, flash drive or a CD/DVD disc. Correctly connect the drive to your computer.

Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the "WinPE Creator" feature on the top. Click on it.

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Step 2: Create EaseUS Partition Master bootable drive

You can choose the USB or CD/DVD when the drive is available. However, if you do not have a storage device at hand, you can also save the ISO file to a local drive, and later burn it to a storage media. Once made the option, click "Proceed".

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You have created an EaseUS Partition Master WinPE bootable disk now. You can manage your hard disks and partitions through the bootable drive whenever the computer fails to boot normally.

If you have RAID drives, load the RAID driver first by clicking Add Driver from the menu bar, which can help you add the driver of your device under WinPE environment, as some specific device cannot be recognized under WinPE environment without drivers installed, such as RAID or some specific hard disk.

Then you can run PC from the bootable CD/DVD and use EaseUS Partition Master to manage your hard disk partitions.