Restoring backup images to different size drives

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by phreak532, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. phreak532

    phreak532 Registered Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    I am using Acronis Home 10. I have a Dell D600 notebook, with a 40GB hard drive. The drive has Windows XP installed. When I use the backup wizard to make an image of the drive, and then the recovery wizard to restore the data to a 40GB hard drive, it works flawlessly. However, as soon as I try to restore that drive to a different size drive, i.e. a 30GB or 60GB, it will not boot, regardless of whether I have ticked the "Replace MBR at Track 0" or not. The drive boots to a blinking "_". Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello phreak532,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please notice that Dell notebooks usually have a special hidden partition placed there by the manufacturer. Moving it or resizing may make the computer unbootable.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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