Resize partition NOT working

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by mattad, Mar 5, 2009.

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  1. mattad

    mattad Registered Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    At first I cloned an existing 160GB hard disk to a 320GB hard disk
    with TrueImage.

    The old hard disc contained two NTFS partitions
    C 8 GB primary
    D 152 GB extended + logical

    My desired target partition structure should be

    C 8 GB
    D 312 GB

    Much to my surprise this was NOT possible to achieve neither with
    TrueImage (from LiveCD) nor with Disk Director (from LiveCD).

    When I tried to define the target partition size for "D" manually then the following did not work:
    - reducing the space AFTER D to 0 -> here automatically the reduced free space was added to the space BEFORE partition D but NOT added to partition D itself

    - increasing partition size D -> partition space value for D was automatically reset to the previous, existing value.

    It seems to me that the "inner logical" partition D is fixed to a maximum of 152GB because it is embedded in an "outer extended" partition of size 152GB.

    But I found no way to resize the "outer container" extended partition.

    So how is the official way of resizing partition D otherwise (extended + logical partition simultaneously) ?

  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    What version and build of DD are you using?

    What version and build of TI are you using?

    TI and DD don't display the Extended Partition Container. It is adjusted as necessary for the Logical partition(s).

    Are there any errors or bad sectors on the D: partition?

    Instead of entering values for the size, have you tried dragging the edges of the partition graphic to resize it?

    When you tried using TI, what type of clone did you do? Did you resize the partitions (or try to) as part of the process?

    If possible, can you post a screenshot of what DD shows (in Manual Mode) for the drive?
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