INVALID PARTITION SIZE

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Ouch, Nov 17, 2007.

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  1. Ouch

    Ouch Registered Member

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    I just purchased a new system with a 250 gig hard drive. I wanted to re-partition this into a few paritions, OS, programs, data, etc. Keep getting Invalid Partition size after the "commit" and reboot.

    I've read quite a bit here in the fourms, tried some of the suggested fixes, but no luck... after 4 hours of screwing around with this how do I get a refund?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    If you want a refund, you'll need to contact Acronis Support or Customer Service and request it.

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    If you want help...

    Were you trying to create the partitions in Windows or from the DD CD?

    If from the CD, did you try both the Full and Safe Mode versions?

    Were you trying to do all the partition procedures at once before applying the changes or were you doing it one step at a time and applying the changes after each step?

    What is your current (starting) partition layout? (A screenshot from DD and/or Disk Management will help.)

    What build of DD are you using?
     
  3. Ouch

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    build 2106 - just purchased this yesterday. XP Pro, new 150 gig C: drive.
    I tried to split the c: drive, commit and reboot -- invalid partition size
    I tried to resize the c: drive, commit and reboot -- invalid partition size
    I tried to create a new partition,, commit, reboot -- invalid partition size

    I have been doing all of above from a regular boot, not from safe mode. Would that make a difference?

    Trying to do it from an install of DD on the hard drive, not from a bootable cd... is that my problem?
     
  4. MudCrab

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    Doing partition procedures from Windows, especially those that require a reboot to complete, is not a good idea.

    Try the DD CD and see if you get better results. If the Full mode version doesn't see your drive(s) correctly, then try the Safe Mode version.

    I would also recommend you resize (instead of using split) to make the main partition smaller. Do each step one at a time, applying the changes between each step.

    Also, if you have any files on the computer that are important to you, it's highly recommended to have a backup of the drive or at least copy the files to another drive like a USB external. Programs like DD are supposed to be non-destructive, but sometimes things go wrong and data can be lost.
     
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