If PartitionMagic tells you to make a backup boot disc before you go and merge two partitions, do what it says.
Or else you'll end up formatting your entire primary hard disk, like me.
I think the only thing I really lost that wasn't replaceable was my iTunes playlist (not the songs)... I had a lot of videos, like all of Azumanga Daioh and all 4 seasons of ReBoot... but I can download those again if I want.'
Oh, before I lose all hope: are there some kinds of Undelete tools that might enable me to view the data I've lost, assuming it wasn't completely, like, magnetically nullified? Scratch that... undeleters found NOTHING. :cry: