PM 9.0 SE boot CD does not recognize any of my disks

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by poutnikl, Jul 11, 2010.

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  1. poutnikl

    poutnikl Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have installed Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 SE on Vista64 H Premium SP2 with motherboard Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2L.

    PM 9.0 SE refused to repartition my PATA data disk. (Edit - I do not remember exact message, but like "such operation is not allowed on 64bit OS"). then i have tried its boot CD.

    I have realized its Linux based boot CD does not recognize any of my disks.

    After launching CD GUI it is scanning available disks for long time. Than Abort/Ignore/Retry/Fail dialog option appears. After clicking of ignore ( but seems it does not matter what ) option it does the same for partition scanning. But it never goes farther, endless loop of dialog above occurs. ( it reminds me old good DOS times :) )

    The boot CD of Macrium Reflect Backup few years old, or Last release of GParted CD both recognize my disks well. I did repartition finally by GParted. But I liked more functionality of previous PM8 CD on my old PATA based PC. (neither PM8 CD does not work on the new one).

    My system disk is SATA II/AHCI, another is classic PATA and external USB/SATA. Those other Linux based CDs recognize all of them.

    Note that I have tried to disable AHCI of system SATA, but without success.

    I have suspicion it may does matter the SATA connector number the disk is attached. Unfortunately my graphic card is causing physical obstacle over the SATA connectors. I had to choose for SATA devices the ones available to attach.

    Do you have any experience, solution or advice for that ?
     
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  2. poutnikl

    poutnikl Registered Member

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    It seems that experience, solution and advice is to avoid Paragon PM SE products for some time.:)
     
  3. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    PM11 is the new version with full Vista and windows 7 support.
     
  4. poutnikl

    poutnikl Registered Member

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    Thank you for reply.
    I am aware about PM11, but unless I am wrong it is not free / given away.

    I am looking for free solutions only. I do not like much the idea to pay for software I would use lets say once in 1-2 years, even if good quality, worthy to pay for..

    Furthermore, HW and generic NTFS partition detection by CD should not be OS dependent.
     
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  6. poutnikl

    poutnikl Registered Member

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    Correct. As I undestand,
    it does not provide boot CD and does not run on/support Vista64, so no option for me.
     
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  7. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Try Partition Wizard Home Edition (free).
     
  8. poutnikl

    poutnikl Registered Member

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    Thanks for reply.
    For now, as mentioned in original post, I have done it by GParted.

    I was already adviced several times about Partition Wizard Home.
    It looks promising and I am going to try it next time.

    It's a pity, I have liked Paragon PM.
     
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