Vista, Lenovo and the lost Disk Volume

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Amroch, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. Amroch

    Amroch Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2008

    Today tried to increase the disk space of my friend's Lenovo (Model 3000 Y500) Laptop's C Drive using Acronis Disk Director Suite but at the end of the day everything seems to be screwed up. The Disk Management feature available with Vista has the "Expand Drive" option grayed out, that's why I decide to use Acronis.

    The C Drive earlier had 20 GB (used space 15GB, Free Space 5 GB) and I decided to add free space from the D drive
    (the only other drive with 80 GB space). I configured the Acronis to add another 10 GB to Drive C to make it 30 GB. The D drive would naturally be reduced to 70 GB.

    Everything seemed to be ok until towards the end of the process when the laptop automatically restarted showing some error message while rebooting.

    Now I found something strange. When I open up My Computer I noticed that nothing was added to Drive C as I would have expected but when I checked Drive D I found that it's showing 70GB which means that 10 GB has been reduced from the drive. But not added to Drive C.

    But there were more surprises. When I opened up Acronis next, I noticed inside Acronis the C Drive is displaying like it has 30 GB of space but the free space is still 5 GB. That means that even though 10GB has been added (don't know if that is true), Acronis or the system believes that it's already in use.

    And when I checked the Disk Management that comes with Vista, on the top it shows 20 GB but in the graphical type representation towards the bottom it is displaying 30 GB.

    Seems like I have lost the 10 GB I intended to add to Drive C. It has beeb deducted from Drive d but not exactly been added to Drive C due to some error.

    Is there any way to recover it ( the 10 GB of Disk space ) ?

    Any help would be highly appreciated.


  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    Procedures like these usually work better if you boot to the DD CD to do them instead of starting in Windows and needing to reboot.

    Have you run chkdsk /f on the partitions to see if it can fix the space issue?

    Do you have (or did you make) a current backup image of the partitions before you began? There is always a risk of losing data when you're making partition changes.
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