Problem during partition merge - now endless rebooting

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by schnogger, Jun 14, 2009.

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  1. schnogger

    schnogger Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I merged my two partitions on the drive (which I have created using Acronis Disk Director) and during the merge an error message was shown: Corrupted Index occured. After a while I pressed enter and the process went ahead. I thought everything is fine, but now the system (XP) cannot boot up. I can see the windows logo (and the progress bar), but then the Arconis program is taking the control over the boot sequence and makes something and reboot the PC afterwards. And this is now happening in an endless loop.

    Has anyone an idea how I can jump over this step or how I can stop Arconis doing this endless reboot?

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers
    schnogger
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Can you get XP to boot into Safe Mode? If so, the you should be able to fix the problem by removing the DD program from the "BootExecute" value in the Registry or by renaming/removing the files from the hard drive. See this thread for more details.

    Otherwise, do you have another way to access the Windows partition? For example: A Vista DVD, WinPE CD or Live Linux CD.
     
  3. schnogger

    schnogger Registered Member

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    Thanks for the hints and sorry for the late response.

    At first I wasn't able to enter the safe mode or to boot from the xp cd, because I had used a wireless keyboard with a usb stick. You can enter the bios via "DEL" with this keyboard, but if you try to press F5 for save mode or press any key in the cd boot sequence the keyboard was dead. It was a hard lesson to learn.

    After I was able to use the repair mode of the xp cd, the boot sequence could be repaired (fixmbr). Unfortunately the data on the partition who should be merged was gone away cause now the partition was empty.

    But it wasn't necessary to start a data repair program as I had the data saved on another drive, too.

    After a checkdisk loop with some error fixes the second shot was successful.
     
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