Failed to create partition

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by crockett, Jan 10, 2005.

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  1. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    Hi guys and girls ;)

    Hope everyone is doing fine...

    I acquired the Acronis Disk Expert Suite a few weeks ago, which I'm very satisfied with. My favorite tool is the Partition Expert.

    Nevertheless and to my geat surprise, the bootable cd I created to access partitions on pc's seemed to faile me a couple of hours ago. I was willing to reduce a C partition size, but it wouldn't allow me to do so.

    I then tried to create a new D partition using C free space, but I got a message telling me there was no free space available on C - when in fact the free space on C was actually 20 GB.

    I thought - is it possible C would need a defrag ? I checked, and sure enough a defrag was needed, which I launched. But then I started the partition manoeuvre all over again, and got the same error message.

    I have no clue why it didn't work. WXP, ntfs drive...

    I know there is a 'Recovery' system on that pc which allows one to reconfigure the C drive exactly as it was after getting out of the store... Don't know on which characteristics this Recovery system is based, but I would guess some parameters and .exe are stored somewhere on the pc? If so, how come I couldn't see it using partition expert?

    Mind boggling. Does anyone have any clue as to what could explain all this ?


    Regards, Crockett :cool:
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Crockett,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Director Suite (

    Please accept our apologies for the current inconvenience.

    First of all, please make sure you use the latest build (524), which is available on our web site at To get access to updates you should register your software first at Please disable any download managers, internet download/connection boosters, etc. before the download.

    Then please create a new bootable CD and try to reduce your C: partition size again.

    If the problem persists please download Acronis Report utility available at and run it, create a report and send it to This would provide us with detailed information on the hard disk partition structure.

    Please also describe the problem briefly and give a link to this thread.

    Thank you.

    Andrew Berezovsky
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