Problem; Creating new Partition

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  1. cb2410

    cb2410 Registered Member

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    WinXP/SP3
    Acrons Disk Director 10 (2.160)
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    Disk 1 (Master Disk IDE0) has 3 partitions:
    C: System
    I: Backups
    K: Programs (400GB)

    Problem: I tried to create a new Partition selecting K: as the source to split it into two partitions. Each about 200GB. Both are logical, NTFS partitions.
    I named the new partition V: (Video). Preview looks good and the partition is marked there. I click Finish then I run the progress.

    The system reboots but it is stuck in *black screen* without any info.

    I was waiting for about 30 minutes and nothing happened so I restarted my PC manually - then tried it again and all is still the same. The new partition has not been created.

    Thank your for any help
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Are you trying to use the Split function of DD or are you just using the term?

    I recommend against using the Merge and Split functions because they can cause major problems/corruption if something goes wrong.

    Hopefully, you have a current backup of your drive. It's always best to do this before making any partitioning changes (regardless of the software used).

    Have you tried booting to the DD CD and making the changes instead of doing it in Windows where it needs to reboot?

    To do the split manually, you'd need to make enough room on the K: partition for the new partition (200GB of unused space) by moving files to another location. You can also do it in multiple steps if you don't have any other place and can only move a small amount at one time.

    Use DD from the CD to resize the K: partition smaller (to the size you want or as small as it will go, whichever is larger). Apply the change. Use DD to create a new partition in the unallocated space. Boot back into Windows and move your files to the the new V: partition. If you were unable to get enough space to move all your files in one procedure or weren't able to get the space you wanted (200GB), do it again (resize K: smaller and apply the change; resize V: larger and apply the change; move files).

    By doing it manually, you have more control over the procedure. If something doesn't work, you can also tell which part it is.

    If you use the Full Mode version of DD from the CD and it doesn't see your drives, try using the Safe Mode version (it usually works fine for internal drives).
     
  3. cb2410

    cb2410 Registered Member

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    Thank you - I am going to create the new Partition using the Boot Disk - more later
     
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