Using to Clone Hard Drive for Thinkpad R50

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by markw10, Jan 22, 2006.

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  1. markw10

    markw10 Registered Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    I have a IBM Thinkpad R50 and am using TrueImage 9.0 to clone my drive. First, it doesn't appear to be recognizing my recovery partition but maybe
    I'm wrong. I boot up the Thinkpad R50 and then open the program. At
    that point I decide to clone and I have tried that both manually as
    well as automatically. After the menu it then says it has to be
    reboot. I of course have my USB drive (the new drive) connected this
    entire time. When it reboots it goes to this light blue screen and
    says it's checking partitions and then says "Partition config has
    changed." so then I have to reboot and it goes into Windows and never
    copies. Is it possibly something I have running in the background
    such as Norton Systemworks 2006 or even ZoneAlarm firewall. That's
    all I can think of but it seems I'm close to getting this solved now.
  2. noonie

    noonie Registered Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    There are special considerations when cloning Thinkpads.
    You hhave to go into bios to make the hidden partition visible first if it has that option.
    If it doesn't
    Go to start>programs>thinkvantage>create recovery cds and follow the directions to make factory recovery cds. This is a 1 time shot. You cane then use these cds to image your 2nd drive as the system boot drive.
    You are better off just using ti to do a complete hdrive image to your usb hdrive.

    You can read more here
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello markw10,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    First of all, please note that the most probable reason for the problem you have encountered is that some third party software is blocking the access to your hard drive upon the computer reboot. It may be any disk management software, backup applications, antiviruses, ect. In other words, any software that protects your PC from the external influences and can block other applications from accessing the computer's hard drive.

    Please make sure that you use the latest build (2337) of Acronis True Image 9.0 which is available at:

    To get access to updates you should create an account at:
    then log in and use your serial number to register your software.

    Please uninstall any previously installed build by following Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> Acronis True Image, prior to installing build 2337.

    Note that you should create new Bootable Rescue CD after installing the update.

    If the problem still persists with the latest build (2337) of Acronis True Image 9.0 and noonie's advice does not help then please check each partition of your hard drive by Windows utility:

    - For Windows 9x please use Windows menu Start\Run
    then enter the command "scandskw" and test all drives;

    - For Windows XP please use Windows menu Start\Run, then enter the command
    "chkdsk c: /r" "chkdsk d: /r" for every partition of your hard drive.

    Note that you will need to reboot your computer in order to scan the system partition.

    Please also download the latest version of Acronis drivers, install it with disabled logging, try to perform the disk cloning process once more and see the result.

    If that does not help then please note that as a possible workaround you can try performing the disk cloning process when your PC is booted from Bootable Rescue CD created using the latest build (2337) of Acronis True Image 9.0. It should be done without a problem, since there is no operating system or any applications running in this case.

    If you want to perform the disk cloning process from under Windows anyway then please provide us with the following information:

    - Create Acronis Report and Windows System Information as it is described in Acronis Help Post;

    - Provide the exact text of the error message you have received;

    - When exactly have you received this error message?

    - Describe actions taken before the problem appears step-by-step.

    Please also make a screen shot of the Device Tree application:

    - Download and unpack the Device Tree application;

    - Run the application;

    - Completely unfold the \Driver\Disk and \Driver\FtDisk branches;

    - Move the margin to the left in order to see all the items;

    - Make a screen shot;

    Note that the application may crash the system when you exit, so we recommend you to save all your work and close other programs prior to running it.

    Please submit a request for technical support. Attach all the collected files and information to your request along with the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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