ADDED 2ND HARD DRIVE AND IT CRASHED

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by cortez, Dec 21, 2006.

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    cortez Registered Member

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    After succssesfully adding XP home and XP pro partitions to my "XP FACTORY

    BUNDELED SOFTWARE" I added a pre-loaded "XP FACTORY BUNDELED

    SOFTWARE" 2nd Hard Disk Drive. OS SELECTOR did boot up the second HDD

    but it soon went beserk and crashed, unabled to boot into it again (Itried

    every trick I could think of but no luck rebooting). All of the retail versions of

    XP worked fine with Disk Director 10 but adding the bundeled XP always

    wiped out all operating systems including the bundeled one. It seems like

    the "Factory Restore Disk" has a supercharged FDISK which overrides any

    commands or instructions Disk Director 10 sets up. I booted into the first

    Hard Drive (home to DD10) and it showed the second disk to still contain 10

    odd gigs of used space which is the size of the bundeled software. It also

    showed that the second Hard Drive to be "primary" and "active". Before the

    final crash a brief error message saying something like "cannot support two

    active Disks" and then it left me staring at the screen saver. I tried to unset

    the "active" box in properties but no matter what I did it remained frozen.

    Has anyone been able to load a "Factory Restore" operating system using

    Disk Director 10? (i.e. multiple "Factory" partitions?) Any comments are

    appreciated as I am willing to try again.
     
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    p.s. Both hard drives were listed as "pimary" and "active".
     
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    I found info on setting up an extra hard drive in the "True Image" manual (which I downloaded from the Acronis site) and surprised this info is NOT in the DD10 manual. The DD10 manual states that an added (and loaded with an os) hard drive will boot up indepentently from the first HD in the event of the first drive's failure, a very good feature (section 7.7.4 [page 89] in the manual states that "OS SELECTOR" can "manage" this set up). It seems that the True Image product is closely intertmingled with DD10 and I found many posts on the True Image forum to apply to problems in DD10. Printed Copies of both "DD10" and "True image 10" manuals are extremly HANDY and helpful when using DD10 as they can be used 'offline' when performing operations.
     
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