Partition Table Errors

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by drac, Jul 13, 2005.

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  1. drac

    drac Registered Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    In build 889 I selected the Active Acronis Startup Recovery Manager.

    It rebooted and did a bunch of stuff with parititions - my diskhas drives C, E, F, G and H plus whatever Dell put on it plus the Acronis Secure Zone.

    After the reboot - everthing worked BUT PartitionMagic could no longer access the drive saying that some partitions started at illegal places - specifically at a sector of 6 instead of 1. According to PM all partitions must start at sector 1 of Cyl/HD.

    Again, the system works but I can no longer make changes to partitions. PM said the only cure is to use FDISK to wipe the hard disk and start over. However when I did a restore, Acronis set the partitions back to their illegal values (the backup I used was made AFTER the problem occurred).

    Is there any way to get TI to go back and reset the partitions to "legal" places and MOVE DATA as needed. I can change the partition start sector but since the data did not move I got MBR errors when trying to boot.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello drac,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Could you please send a letter with Acronis Report (please see Acronis post for the detailed instructions) to along with the link to this thread? We will certainly help you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Irina Shirokova
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