Partition corrupt after split

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by funnytim, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. funnytim

    funnytim Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    On my newly built computer, I forgot to partition it when I was installing Vista.

    Today I decided I wanted to create a a few partitions on it. As I've used Acronis Disk Director Suite before and it worked, I tried using it on this computer.

    I set the operation to take 80GB out of the current 232GB on the primary partition and make a new partition with those 80GB.

    However while the program was doing its thing, it said "unable to read sector". (This is a new hard drive by the way). Retrying did not help, so the only thing I could do was "Ignore" (there was no cancel function).

    Afterward I rebooted the machine, but now it says "Disk error - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

    I tried booting from my Vista DVD, but going into the repair options, it could not even find my install.

    Things got worse when i tried to use a Live CD to view the HD structure. It said the C partition was "corrupt and unreadable", while the D partition was "not formatted".

    I tried using the Acronis DIsk Director Suite "Recover Partitions" function but it did not work.


    Is there anything else I can do before I have to re-format & reinstall Vista?

    Thanks to all in advance!
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Probably not, especially if you just installed Vista and don't want to waste more time.

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    When you tried to Split the partition, did you do it running DD in Vista or when booted to the DD CD?

    As a general rule, I avoid using the Merge and Split features of DD. They can cause a lot of problems if things go wrong. It's much safer to do the steps manually (shrink existing partition, create new partition in unallocated space, etc.).
     
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