How to make FAT16 (EISA configuration) occupy the first byte and bootable?

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by kheechun, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. kheechun

    kheechun Registered Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Hi, I changed the hard disk on my Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop recently, and I'm using ADD to copy each partition from my old hard disk to the new one. But then, I noticed a difference. On the old hard disk, the first partition is a 39MB Dell Utility partition FAT16 (EISA configuration), however, when I copy it into the new hard disk, the partition will never occupy the first part of the hard disk, resulting it to be unbootable. There is always an unallocated partition with 7.844 MB.

    May I know how to make it occupy the first part of hard disk and bootable? Thank you.
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Jan 28, 2005
    NSW, Australia

    Could you post a graphic? Is the Dell Utility partition now inside an extended partition? (7.844 MB is one cylinder)

    If it's a primary partition, resize it to take up the space.

    WinXP or Vista? Do you have MediaDirect? Does Windows boot?
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