Partition Magic error Init failed: partition table is bad.
This problem occurs when Magic Partition is trying to load the Hard disk drive that does not exist.
for example a cache of usb stick, (Not exited Safely).
In xp or vista go to device manager.( if you dont know how you really shouldn’t be here)
then browse for Hard disk drives
You probably have 2 HD showing there. why?!! i dont know.!!!
Disable the one that you feel it shouldn’t be there.
Don’t disable your True Hard disk.
Now close your Device manager. run the prog.
Error 27: “cannot lock drive “
This stupid error it might come when there is a service trying to access the HD before Partition Magic.
FIX: try msconfig, hidding all MS services and disabling the rest.
Also Try changing your boot option. (boot sequences) to boot from HD first.
This is very important.
check and you will be happy
If it work you need to come back here and leave me a comment. This is a must!!