Format and Allocation of new partition – cannot use Disk Director

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by jon1, May 28, 2007.

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  1. jon1

    jon1 Registered Member

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    I am using Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 build 2160 under Windows XP.
    When I try to format a partition in NTFS it will not ask me if I want a full or quick format. It will only do a quick one, but since I want it to make sure that no bad tracks will be used, I have to format new partition in Windows control panel only.

    Also when I try to allocate a new partition on an unallocated disk, it demands that I must have some unallocated space as first part of the hard disk. Again I have to use Windows control panel.

    Have I misunderstood something?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    If you want to check the partitions for errors, just run chkdsk /r from the command prompt on the partition after it's created. Otherwise you can check it from My Computer: right-click the drive icon, select Properties, then the Tools tab, under Error-checking click the Check now... button, then check both checkboxes and click start. The scan will take a long time on a large drive.

    What kind of partition are your trying to create on the unallocated disk? Primary or Logical? What exactly is the message "demanding" that you have some unallocated space at the first part of the disk?
     
  3. jon1

    jon1 Registered Member

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    Dear MudCrab.
    Thanks for the help.
    I do see your point about chkdsk /r but I would have preferred the long format.

    I cannot recreate the situation now about the unallocated disk.
    But I have a feeling that I might have tried to make a logical partition when I really wanted a primary partition. That could explain my problem that 'unallocated space before' was locked.
    Thanks good helper.
     
  4. MudCrab

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    Running chkdsk /r scans the disk, just as it would have been during the "long" format. If any bad sectors are found, they'll be marked bad. As far as I know, DD doesn't give the choice of a long/verified format.

    Creating a logical partition will cause a small unallocated amount of space to be located before the "extended" partition group. This is normal. This doesn't happen with primary patitions.
     
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