Strange problem???

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by nickster_uk, Sep 10, 2006.

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  1. nickster_uk

    nickster_uk Registered Member

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    Hi..

    I was running a little low on space on one partition so I thought i'd increase the free space with Acronis Disk Director. Everything appeared to go through smoothly and after rebooting, the partition was resized correctly.

    I then decided to defrag the affected partitions with Perfeck Disk and to my surprise after analyzing each partition, Perfect Disk advised that a boot/offline defrag was required. So I did just that but after rebooting and analyzing again, Perfect Disk advised the same was needed again.

    Infact, all my partitions now constantly require offline defrags...even my partitions on a separate hard drive?! What has happened to my driveso_O Chkdsk /r and /f doesn't find any problems at all on any of them but as you can see from my screenshots, most of the blocks in Perfect Disk are now black.

    Can someone please advise how I can get things back to normal?

    Thank you...

    Nick

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  2. annemail7

    annemail7 Registered Member

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    It might be perfect disk that is the problem. Remember that not all software is fully supported in Vista, which is what you are using. Vista is still only a beta version. Try Defragmenting in another operating system such as XP, it may display different results.
     
  3. nickster_uk

    nickster_uk Registered Member

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    Thank you for the reply annemail7...I am using XP Pro SP2, though have installed a customization pack (which coincidently hasn't caused any problems since installing about 6 months ago).

    Have delved a bit deeper though....after analyzing each partition, all the files on that partition are present in the excluded files tab of Perfect Disk with 'access denied' for the reason. Seems something has gone screwey somewhereo_O
     
  4. nickster_uk

    nickster_uk Registered Member

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    Nevermind...I have found the answer. It was a third party program driver conflicting with Perfect Disk:
    http://www.raxco.com/support/windows/kb_details.cfm?kbid=496&issue=16

    I hadn't noticed it before as I hadn't defragged since installing the program so when I resized the partition, I assumed it was related but we all know what people say about assumptions eh?? :)

    Thanks
     
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