Issue Creating Disk Partition using Acronis
Posted on 2009-05-20
Have a laptop with 120gb drive on it running XP Pro SP3. It has a 5gb recovery partition.
I wanted to partition the disk, and install Windows 7 RC on it. Own Acronis Disk Director.
It said I could make a new partition as large as 57gb. I picked 50gb, did the commit, and it
rebooted as it is suppose to. Then it failed when trying to write to sector one. I was given
three choices: Retry, Ignore, Ignore All. Choose Ignore all, it completed. It is then I realized
that the error was most likely caused by the fact that I had not disabled Norton's GOBACK,
which modifies the master boot record for it work. I disabled it and it took hours for it to
delete the history info, but it finally completed. The new partition was NOT created by
Acronis, but I know have lost 30gb of free space. Disk Director now says that I only have
27gb of free space available for a new partition. I ran CHKDSK on it, and everything was
okay. Any idea on how I can get back the lost space. Any program, utility around that can
figure out what the conflict between Disk Director and GOBACK caused???
regards and thanks