BackUp/Imaging/CloningProblem

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by frankb_c, Nov 13, 2006.

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  1. frankb_c

    frankb_c Registered Member

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    Have HP Pavillion M7360n with HD 300GB.
    The HD is partitioned
    C having 289 GB space with 266 GB Free NTFS
    D having 8.51GB space with 1.0427 Free FAT 32 LBA
    Unallocated space is 7.44 MB

    Want to increase space on D Drive from C drive.
    Disk Director 9 build 554 will not allow?

    True Image 9 Build 3677 will not allow clone to work as it comes back with message that there are errors on the disk.. The only error found is in Defragmenter with the following results.
    Acronis True Image Home failed to move your data because your new hard drive does not have enough free space to complete the operation. The reasons follow.

    1. Some of your partitions contain errors. We recommend you reboot your operating system and correct these errors. For example, start the Check Disk utility if you use Windows.

    2. Your new hard disk is much smaller than the old one. Make sure you've selected the correct old hard disk. If you have chosen the "As Is" option on the previous page, go back and try to select another option.

    If I try BackUp the following error message comes up.

    “Some partitions contain errors and can be imaged only sector-by-sector. It is recommended that you exit Acronis True Image Home and check the partitions with your system's disk-checking tools. Are you sure you want to continue with imaging?”

    The External USB2.0 HD is a Maxtor 250 GB HD with nothing on it? Formatted as NTFS by winXP ( But shows up as 233.76 GB in Disk Management ) (where is 16.24 GB Gone?)

    Disk Defragmenter comes back with the following message.;
    Volume HP_Recovery (D) has only 12% free space available for use by disk defragmenter. To run effectively, disk defragmenter requires at least 15% usable free space. There is not enough disk space to properly complete the operation. Delete some unneeded files on your HD and try again. (Yet is goes through as if defragmented )

    Is it because of Fat 32 vs NTFS on D Drive?.
    Would it do any harm or difference to make D drive NTFS?
    If both were NTFS than could I increase the D. Drive and enable Cloning.
     
  2. Ralphie

    Ralphie Registered Member

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    If you have data on D, the only program I would trust to increase the space on D by taking it from C is Partition Magic.
     
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    frankb_c Registered Member

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    Ralphie,
    1.Disk Director is supposed to be the same as Partition magic?
    2.Why not Disk Management of WinXP?
     
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    Ralphie Registered Member

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    I've never used those to do what you want. I've been a long time Partition Magic user and trust it completely.
     
  5. _Kento_

    _Kento_ Registered Member

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    Hello frankb_c,

    It will, chapter 3.2 Increasing Partition Free Space in User's Guide.

    What do you want to clone and where?

    Run Start -> Run -> cmd and type command: "chkdsk X: /r" where X is the partition letter you need to check. See if it helps

    1. Pretty much yes.
    2. ADD has much more functionality than Windows Disk Management. Check the Guide.

    _Kento_
     
  6. Slankan

    Slankan Registered Member

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    hey Frank... the D drive sounds like a factory partition containing your restore image. It would probably be best left alone as you are messing in dangerous waters if something goes very wrong (Microsoft and Acronis working together to really screw things up...hard to imagine:rolleyes: )

    My advice to you would be to leave the D partition alone if it is indeed the restore partition.

    Good luck.
     
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