OS Selector forces OS partition hidden = autochk not found

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by DaveSimmons, Apr 30, 2006.

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  1. DaveSimmons

    DaveSimmons Registered Member

    Apr 30, 2006
    Just downloaded DDS 10 yesterday to set up a computer with XP Pro and XP home.

    Installed XP Pro to C: primary 1, changed to hidden
    Installed XP Home to C: primary 2, changed to hidden, set #1 back to active

    Installed OS selector from the bootable CD, now booting to either XP just gives "autochk not found" blue screen.

    Looking at the properties of each boot item, OS selector has the "other" primary partition set hidden (as it should) but it also has the partition for the OS being booted set to hidden too, and the option is greyed out so it can't be un-checked.

    De-activating OS Selector, it sets one OS partition active _and hidden_ so it still gives the autochk error. I have to use the partition tool to unhide that partition to boot successfully.

    Is there any solution to this? I'm guessing could fix it by un-checking the "hidden" property for the boot partition if the software would let me, but it will not.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Dave,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Partition and Disk Managing Software.

    Please create Acronis Report in the way described below:

    - Download and run Acronis Report Utility;
    - Select the "Create Bootable Floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the A: drive and proceed with creation of the bootable floppy;
    - Boot the computer from this diskette and wait for report creation process to finish;
    - Collect the report file from the floppy.

    Please create an account, then log in and submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report file to your request along with the step-by-step description of the actions taken before the problem appears and the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Kirill Omelchenko
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