Resizing Partition Problem in Vista

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by mquiroz, Jun 3, 2008.

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  1. mquiroz

    mquiroz Registered Member

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    Hello to all!!

    My problem is as follows:

    I have a 150GB Hard Disk divided into two partitions.
    Partition C: has Vista Ultimate SP1 operating system and currently is 30GB in size and only has about 2GB free space.
    Partition D: has Data files, is 120 GB and has 60.13GB free.
    Both partitions are formatted with NTFS.

    I'm trying to move free space from my D: partition to my C: partition. I use the wizard in DD and it tells me that it has to boot.

    It boots and runs some operations (I assume under linux) before starting Vista again, but when Vista restarts, there has been no change in the partition sizes.

    Can somebody help me solve this problem.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Max
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Whenever you do DD procedures that require a reboot to finish, it usually better to do the procedure by booting to the DD CD. Try it that way and see if it will work. Make sure DD can see your drives correctly. If the Full Mode version doesn't work correctly or doesn't see your drives, try the Safe Mode version.

    Also, it's highly recommended to have a backup image of the drive prior to beginning any partitioning procedures.

    Do you have a Vista DVD that will boot into Repair Mode? Since you are making changes to the booting Vista partition, it's possible a boot fix or repair may be needed after the resizing.
     
  3. mquiroz

    mquiroz Registered Member

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    Thank you MudCrab. I will make a DD CD and try it that way.

    Good idea to have that image of the drive and yes, I do have a Vista DVD able to boot into repair mode.

    Thanks for your quick answer.

    Max
     
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