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18 Nov 2015   #31
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Start up your Partition Wizard Program and make your Partition Wizard Bootable CD. Use this tutorial if you need help. It should be pretty straight forward. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD Click on the second Icon from the right that says "Bootable CD". Put in a CD and click it and it should make OK. ==
Plug in your External Drive. After the CD is made, shut down your PC and boot with the CD. It takes a couple minutes to boot. You might think it is not working, but it just takes some time. When it boots, it will look just like the screen that you posted on here. == Click on the unallocated portion of the external drive. Look at the top row and the fourth icon from the left is MOVE/RESIZE. Click on it. The window that pops up is what you will work from. At the end of the drive on the right is an arrow pointing to the right. Put you mouse on it and hold down the left mouse button and pull to the left. The Partition should move. The section on the right is what you will work with. Keep pulling until the right part is 300 GB. There are three windows on the Popup. One says "Unallocated Space 00.00" Under that is "Partition Size and a very big number". The third and bottom one is what you are concerned with. Grab the right side on the Arrow and hold down the left mouse button and move the Partition to the Left. When the bottom window says "Unallocated 300000.00" that is what you want. It does not have to be EXACTLY that number but get it fairly close and click OK. The popup window will close and you will see at the top left a Green Check Mark that says "Apply". Click on that and the program will make your changes for you. You will then have a 300 GB Partition to the right. == One note. The number you want is 300000. That is 300000 MB which is also 300 GB. That is just the way the program does it, not a mistake on my part. Click on the 300 GB Partition you just made and Format it so it is no longer Unallocated. THe Format button is at the top. == Before you resize C: on your PC, let me see how the External went for you. Talk to you in the morning.


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19 Nov 2015   #32
copiman

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I now have 3 partitions on the external drive:

1= 1397.35GB NTSF Primary
2= 300.36GB NTSF Logical (This is the one I just created)
3= 1096.78G Unallocated

Thanks to your instructions it went well. FYI- I had to use the Create icon because there was no MOVE/RESIZE to change size. Maybe because it was unallocated or I'm using the free version. Just thought I would let you know. Regardless I was able to get it done.
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19 Nov 2015   #33
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I now have 3 partitions on the external drive:

1= 1397.35GB NTSF Primary
2= 300.36GB NTSF Logical (This is the one I just created)
3= 1096.78G Unallocated

Thanks to your instructions it went well. FYI- I had to use the Create icon because there was no MOVE/RESIZE to change size. Maybe because it was unallocated or I'm using the free version. Just thought I would let you know. Regardless I was able to get it done.
I don't know if it will make a difference but make the 300 GB Primary before you clone. You might run into trouble. I am in a rush now and hope that you know how to change it to Primary. If not I will return later. == You can Resize the C: drive on your PC now. Make it 300 GB. That is all you need to do, no format. I will check in later. If you get the Extended Disk changed to Primary and the PC size changed to 300 GB you can clone to the Extended Disk. No need to clone the Recover Disk, just the System Reserved and the C: drive.
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19 Nov 2015   #34
copiman

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I made the 300G on the external and made it primary. I resized the C: on the PC to 300G and it is primary as well. I assume when you say clone you mean copy. There is not a clone feature just a copy. When I select the C: drive on the PC and select copy, it says the destination device must be an unallocated space. Not sure how to handle this for I thought I wanted to copy it to the new 300G space on the external drive. I will wait for your response.

Update: when coping the system reserve it also states that the destination device must be an unallocated space.
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19 Nov 2015   #35
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I made the 300G on the external and made it primary. I resized the C: on the PC to 300G and it is primary as well. I assume when you say clone you mean copy. There is not a clone feature just a copy. When I select the C: drive on the PC and select copy, it says the destination device must be an unallocated space. Not sure how to handle this for I thought I wanted to copy it to the new 300G space on the external drive. I will wait for your response.

Update: when coping the system reserve it also states that the destination device must be an unallocated space.
You need to use the Macrium Reflect to clone. Not the Partition Wizard. Is that the problem? Macrium definitely has clone on it.
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19 Nov 2015   #36
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copiman View Post
I made the 300G on the external and made it primary. I resized the C: on the PC to 300G and it is primary as well. I assume when you say clone you mean copy. There is not a clone feature just a copy. When I select the C: drive on the PC and select copy, it says the destination device must be an unallocated space. Not sure how to handle this for I thought I wanted to copy it to the new 300G space on the external drive. I will wait for your response.

Update: when coping the system reserve it also states that the destination device must be an unallocated space.
You need to use the Macrium Reflect to clone. Not the Partition Wizard. Is that the problem? Macrium definitely has clone on it. You only need to clone C: drive and the System Reserve. When you get through cloning, post the Disk Managment of the PC and the external. Don't forget to widen the columns so all print can be read. Later.
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19 Nov 2015   #37
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

first off you were right, I was not using Macrium Reflect, I was in Partion Wizard. I have posted below 2 snips. The first one is the drives prior to cloning. The second on is what I get when I attempt to clone the C: drive.

The way I attempted to clone the C: drive is as follows: Selected the C: drive> Selected clone this disk> select a disk to clone to> selected drive F: which is the 300G partition on the external drive. Here is were the problem pops up.


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19 Nov 2015   #38
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

OK, let me work on this. I will get back to you tonight.
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19 Nov 2015   #39
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I have bad news. The sector size is different. I have not run across this before because it only occurs when cloning a disk and I always image mine not clone. There are two sizes, 512 and 4096. They are made one way at the factory and can not be changed. Here is the link with the info How to change sector size from 4096 to 512 - Hard Drives - Storage Let me think about what else can be done to save your files. Be back tonight.
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19 Nov 2015   #40
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You may find this interesting. Found it on the Macrium site. If I understood it cloning in my situation is not possible without going and purchasing a hard drive and connecting it directly to the PCs sata connector. I could do this if absolutely necessary. What size drive would I have to get?

Cloning to WD My Book drive

I went ahead and copied the documents to another PC, so I can load them back on the original PC after the recovery.
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