Partition shrink

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by theisp, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. theisp

    theisp Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I am trying to resize a partition in order to make room for a new partition.

    Doing this DD 10 only allow me to schrink a primary active partition (partition C).

    The partition I want to shrink is partition D: the one with most free space.
    (Resize-pre.jpg)

    Doing the command the resize bar is not active. (Resize-pre2.jpg)
    Closing the window result in a 0GB free space on the disk D: (Resize-post.jpg)

    Both partitions contains XP OS. In CD boot the resize command does not work at all. (no resize window appears)


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  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    There appears to be some errors in the file system of the D: partition (notice the red "C" on the graphic. Try running chkdsk /f on the partition and see if DD will then let you do the resize.
     
  3. dwalby

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    The D: partition looked OK in the first .jpg, notice there's no red "C" in the upper left corner of the partition graphic.

    But in the second and third .jpgs notice the "C" is now there, indicating DD detects something corrupted in that partition. And as a result it looks like your data content on that partition is probably now hosed because the disk appears 'full' after trying the resize.

    I've never tried it so I don't know for sure, but I think having two copies of your OS on the same drive isn't recommended. Can't say if that led to the corruption problem or not. I'd suspect DD doesn't care what's on a partition, so it wouldn't seem like that should be a problem with DD, but your system may not like it. Were you doing the resize with the OS running, or from the boot disk?

    Hopefully you imaged the D: contents before starting (that's always the best approach). I'd reformat the D: partition and do the chkdsk command previously suggested to get the partition back into working order, then try the resizing operation again. Then restore the data back into the partition after its resized the way you want (assuming you have the image to do that with in the first place).

    And I'd also ask about having two copies of XP on the same drive, I'm sorry I can't answer that question for you any better but I think its not recommended.
     
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    It shouldn't be a problem if they're setup correctly.
    Normally, it shouldn't cause a problem.
    DD doesn't care what's on the partition as long as it doesn't detect errors and supports the format.
     
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