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

    Oct 5, 2008
    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

    Nov 3, 2006
    Probably not, especially if you just installed Vista and don't want to waste more time.


    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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