New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Digger B, Jul 13, 2008.

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  1. Digger B

    Digger B Registered Member

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    I have just made a copy of my old hard drive, installed a new larger one and now successfully restored everything, however when I check the properties of the new drive in my computer, it shows exactly the same capacity, etc as the old one. Please can anyone tell me what I have done wrong? This my first attempt at anything like this, Many Thanks, D.
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Digger B,

    It's not a Dell laptop by any chance?


    PS... When you look in Disk Management, how large is Disk 0? Is there any Unallocated Space?

    How large is your old HD?
     
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  3. DwnNdrty

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    This is a very common problem and one solution goes like this:
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    If you have already cloned/restored your drive and just want to regain the missing (unallocated) space proceed as follows:
    1. Make the bootable True Image Rescue cd, if you have not already done so.
    2. Boot with it and from its main menu choose Manage Acronis Secure Zone.
    3. Create an SZ of any size less than the missing unallocated space. Do not accept the default to activate the Startup Recovery Manager.
    4. OK back to the main menu.
    5. Go right back into the Manage ASZ.
    6. Choose to Delete the SZ.
    7. When asked what to do with the space, accept the default to append it to the existing partition.
    8. Back out to the Main Menu, Exit the process, quickly remove the CD and reboot the system (if it doesn't self reboot).
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  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Digger B,

    Even if you don't feel like saying thanks, the price of asking a question is to reply and let the forum members know how you resolved your problem. This is how you can benefit others.
     
  5. DwnNdrty

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    You must be a diplomat, Brian. :D :D
     
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