Creating and moving partitions

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Budicek, Aug 11, 2004.

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  1. Budicek

    Budicek Registered Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Michigan, USA
    I'm a newbie at this and I can use some help.

    My computer is set up as a dual boot machine, Win 98 and Win xP.

    There are two physical disk drives.
    Disk 1 has two partitions, both of type FAT32 (LBA)

    Partition C: Capacity of 16 GB and free space of 8.8 GB
    Partition E: Capacity of 2.7 GB and free space of 1.7 GB
    Disk 2 also has two partitions, both of type FAT32

    Partition D: Capacity of 2 GB and free space of 1.3 GB
    Partition F: Capacity of 2.022GB and free space of 2.011 GB
    Obviously F: has almost no empty space.

    I believe many of the Win xP components are on F.
    Components of earlier Window systems are on D and E.
    All data files are on C.

    Installation of new programs is almost impossible because
    many programs want to put information on F, likely because
    the Common Files folder resides there.

    However, it appears that C: has a lot of free space.

    My thought is to -
    1. Create a 3 GB partition on the first disk,
    2. Move the contents of D: to the new partition,
    3. Remove the contents of D: from it's former partition,
    4. Then expand the partition that F is in to the maximum
    size of disk 2, which would double the space available to F.

    Is this the best way to handle this problem?
    Is there a better way?

    Can it all be handled by Acronis True Image or would I also
    need Acronis Disk Director?

    Is there a better procedure to follow than what I outlined above?

    Any and all suggestions and guidance will be appreciated.
  2. mike_wells

    mike_wells Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    My suggestion to you right off the bat would be to clean up the "mess" that you have going on there FIRST. What you have described for current configuration and repair of same may or may not work (I will go with may not!). Is there anyway you can do scratch installs of your OS's and start all over again? I know that is a lot to ask of anyone but man, that would be by far your best bet. If you keep "jury rigging" what it is that is already not good, you just compound the issues and it will only get worse as time goes on. TI is not the work around for the issues you have going on. It is imaging software not partitioning and reinstallation software. Many years of experience tell me to tell you to bite the bullet and do it the right way! You will be much happier in the long run. *puppy*

    p.s. You will need to get your hands on reliable partitioning software first.
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