Dealing with Primary Partitions

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by ralph926, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. ralph926

    ralph926 Registered Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Beverly, MA
    Can anyone give me a definitive answer to theis question. Can Acronis Disk Director 10.0 resize a primary partition? I have tried through DD interface and rescue disk and can't seem to do anything with a primary partition. I cloned a disk using TI 10.0 from 20 gb drive to 150 gb drive hoping to expand the size of the partition on larger drive. I am stuck at 20 gb size on the new drive. From what I've read in forum it appears this is not possible with DD 10.0 but I want to make certain that I'm not missing something. I will be very disappointed if this is not possible with DD 10.0 because I was told Acronis software is the Cadillac in this area. However some forum members have suggested using Paragon software. Do I need to investigate this option?
  2. cortez

    cortez Registered Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    I have resized the c: partition which was primary (it was downsized from 20 gigs to 10 gigs). This was an XP home partition loaded by Windows.

    Previously I had downsized a primary C: partition with BOOTWIZ installed as this hard drive was booted with OS SELECTOR. With this drive DD10 warned that resizing the partition might make it unbootable and asked if I wanted to proceed anyways (paraphrased), I did and it worked dispite the warning: ( it did take using the repair console to recover the partition).

    AS you have gathered from the posts DD10 is inconsistent in its results depending on the machine, the OS and countless other factors.

    Be safe and do your experimentation on a extra hard drive (if possible the same make and size as your main hard drive).

    EDIT: Don't give up on DD10 yet as there are numerous ways to do any one proceedure. Search the forum for posts which are closest to your system ( yes there are an overwhelming amount of posts but the answer may be in there somewere). Once you figure out how to get DD10 to work on your system you will be amazed at the things it can accomplish.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2007
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006

    If you post some specifics it may help.

    What OS are you running?
    Is there only the one primary partition on the hard drive or are there others?
    Are you using a boot manager?
    Does the drive/partition have any bad sectors?
    Have you tried using the safe mode of DD to perform the resize?
    Have you tried backing up the drive with TI 10 and then restoring it (with resize)?
    Is the original drive you cloned still available if you need to start over?
    Does the BIOS show the correct hard drive size?
    Does Windows Disk Management show unallocated space after the primary partition?

    It should be possible to do what you want. I've resized primary partitions both smaller and larger and it worked fine.
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