C: shown as invalid partition in free edition

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  1. HakanThn

    HakanThn Registered Member

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    I just installed the Backup and Recovery 10 Free Edition but I can not make an image of C: since Paragon reports it as an "invalid partition".
    I get the following message:
    "Paragon Backup Recovery™ has discovered problems with this partition. It must have been caused by an incorrect geometry. In order to resolve the issue, please collect LOG-files and send them to our Support Team."
    Running a brand new Acer Aspire Timeling with Windows 7 64bit. No problems with the disk reported from other programs.
    What could be the problem?
     
  2. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    A thorough check disk will most likely take care of this.

    Start + R keys, "cmd" , from the command prompt:

    chkdsk /r c:
     
  3. HakanThn

    HakanThn Registered Member

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    Thanks for your help.
    I just run chkdsk as proposed (had to run as administrator, and to schedule at next restart). As far as I could see no errors reported - missed summary screen though because of the reboot. No effect: Paragon still shows "invalid partition".
    Any other suggestions?
     
  4. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Hi Hakan,

    You might try this:

    In 7 Disk Management, Rt click C and shrink it a little - doesn't matter how much - a few gb is fine.

    You will then have a little Unallocated space on the right of it.

    See if Paragon is happy with it now.
     
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  5. HakanThn

    HakanThn Registered Member

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    Update: problem resolved.
    This was not a Paragon problem. I had some sort of problem with the partitions, discovered that I could not change partition size with windows disk management => Paragon was the only program detecting that there was a problem in the first place.
    After some trials with different partioning programs I solved the problem, and could use Paragon for disk backup.
     
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