Disc Director 10 hangs

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  1. hddemon

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    I have downloaded the trial version of disk director 10 and created a partition, albeit the maximum allowed with this trial. All seemed ok, I could find the new partition in MyComputer etc. but when I fire up Disk Director, it analizes partition C ok but hangs when analyzing the new partition. I have to ctrl/alt/del to kill it.
    Any ideas gratefully accepted.o_O
     
  2. MudCrab

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    What OS are you using? (XP, Vista, etc.)

    What kind of partition did you make? (primary, logical, Fat32, NTFS, etc.)

    Does the partition show correctly in the Windows Disk Management program?

    Have you run chkdsk /f on the partition?

    Have you tried deleting the partition and recreating it?
     
  3. hddemon

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    Thanks for the speedy reply

    What OS are you using? (XP, Vista, etc.)
    xp home

    What kind of partition did you make? (primary, logical, Fat32, NTFS, etc.)
    logical

    Does the partition show correctly in the Windows Disk Management program?
    yes it says I have 2 partitions ie C and the new one.

    Have you run chkdsk /f on the partition?
    no

    Have you tried deleting the partition and recreating it?
    no because I can't get past the checking stage when I fire the program up.
     
  4. MudCrab

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    First, run chkdsk /f on the partition. If any errors are detected and corrected, then try to run DD again and see if it starts okay.

    Otherwise, use Windows Disk Management to delete the partition. Then see if DD will start okay. If it does, then try the partition creation operation again.

    Post back with the results.
     
  5. hddemon

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    Thanks for those ideas

    I ran chkdsk on the new partition but it said I needed to unmount it first because it was in use by something else. After dismounting it reported no problems. Do I need to remount it? It still appears in MyComputer.

    I misunderstood about checking in disk management before and have just tried now (via admin tools - comp. man.) but an alert comes up saying the dependancy service or group failed to start.

    Ran DD again but it hangs on analyzing C: now.

    AAARGGGH
     
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    UPDATE

    Tried DD again and its back to just hanging analyzing the new partition.
     
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    Have rebooted

    Can now display the new partition in disk director but when I right -click on it and select delete I am left staring at the egg timer.

    Also DD will now analyze C on firing up but still hangs analyzing the new partition.

    Any ideas?
     
  8. MudCrab

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    It seems like there is some problem with the new partition.

    Have you tried booting to the DD cd and seeing if you can delete it and recreate it that way? If the Full mode doesn't work, try the Safe mode.

    You could also trying booting Windows into Safe Mode and seeing if the Windows Disk Management program will load correctly.
     
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    Can't boot into safe mode now. I choose safe mode at the boot screen but It just boots into normal mode.

    I wish I hadn't decided to partition the *%!..ing thing.
     
  10. hddemon

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    Managed to dig up a Partition Expert boot disc which allowed me to delete the problem partition. Everything back to normal now.

    Think I will try another tack regards disc management and manage without partitions. Once bitten etc.

    Thanks MudCrab for your input. It was a comfort knowing there was someone out there stoppiing me from just chucking the pc out the window. Much appreciated.
     
  11. MudCrab

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    You're welcome for the help, even though it didn't actually help that much...

    If you can boot into Windows and need to reboot to Safe Mode, you can "force" it by doing this:

    Click the Start button, then select the Run command.
    In the box, enter the command: msconfig
    Then click Okay to start the program
    Click on the BOOT.INI tab
    Check the /SAFEBOOT checkbox
    Then click Okay
    Windows will ask if you want to reboot. Say Yes.
    Now Windows will automatically reboot into Safe Mode every time it boots.

    To switch back to Windows "Normal" mode, you'll need to follow the same steps to run msconfig, then uncheck the /SAFEBOOT box and make sure Normal Startup is selected on the General tab.
     
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