Primairy, Active

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by jeremyotten, Aug 26, 2006.

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  1. jeremyotten

    jeremyotten Registered Member

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    Can someone tell me how to set a disk Primairy Active?

    Because when this feature isn't there it should be implemented ASAP!

    Please respons acronis...
     
  2. zapjb

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    I just used the bootable disc & formatted & set active a HDD. Jeez I remember the option to set active was just there. Out in the open. But did you go through the GUI? You know rt click on the disc, drop the menus etc. Oh just thought, did you commit or finalize (or whatever the verbage) before exiting?
     
  3. Batfink

    Batfink Registered Member

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    Hmmm.. not much info to go on here..!!!

    Your first partition on your "Primary" hard drive, is normally primary and active by default.... would help if you were a bit more forthcomming with what you are trying to do, and your current setup...
     
  4. Hexfire

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    AFAIK, Acronis software allows to set partitions active. PartitionMagic (PowerQuest) allows to do that as well.

    What's the goal in doing that?
     
  5. K0LO

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    Active Partitions

    Hexfire:

    If you're using the Microsoft Master Boot Record (MBR), all it does when you start your PC is to search the partition table for the active partition and then start whatever Operating System (OS) is installed there.

    Therefore, if you have more than one OS in different partitions you can choose which one will start by setting its partition active. (You may also have to hide partitions with filesystems that your OS can understand, but that's beyond the scope of this simple explanation).
     
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