Merge operation made drive unbootable

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  1. Anthony PDC

    Anthony PDC Registered Member

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    After using Disk Director 10 to merge my drive C: (windows xp partition) with a large empty partition, all the data from my old C: drive, including the OS, has been placed in a folder on the new, single partition. Obviously I cannot now boot my machine. At the time, I thought it was odd that Director prompted me for a folder name for the data from the "old" partition.

    Any ideas on how I can shift the data in the folder back to the root of the new C: drive? I realise it was probably my mistake, but I must say I got a bit confused by the user interface. I was just expecting Director to merge the two partitions transparently, but I guess not :mad:
     
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    Anthony PDC Registered Member

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    Actually, I have just had a thought: perhaps the easiest solution might be to boot from a windows 98 startup disk and copy a boot.ini file which has been edited to point to the Windows folder location in the new folder created by DD 10 during the merge operation?

    Would that work?
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Anthony PDC,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Management Software

    Please note that to save your system working you should merge D: partition into C: partition.

    We can not guarantee that it will work but in present situation the most probably useful workaround is:
    - Open the folder where now your system files are.
    - Cut them out of it and paste it in the root directory of your present active partition.
    - Then edit boot.ini file properly and put it in the root directory of the same active partition.

    Thank you
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    Alexander Gladkov
     
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