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29 Mar 2011   #51
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
If he had used Acronis to clone a 500 to a terabyte Acronis would have extended the partition to fit the new drive.
Never CLONED a drive with Acronis True Image but if you Image one drive and the load that image onto another drive True Image makes all the partitions on the new drive the same size as the drive the image was made from.

The only exception to this is if you load that image on a smaller drive then what it came from. TI will make the last partition whatever space is left on the smaller drive.
But if you load that image on a bigger drive it leaves unallocated space after the last partition.
Done this many times and that is how it works

I would suspect it works the same way when CLONING. It sets up all partitions and places all data on the newer drive just like it was on the older drive. That's what CLONING is.


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29 Mar 2011   #52
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I think the op has lost interest.
Sorry 8 hours ago when you posted this was bed time for me, besides I moved on to cloning the drive as everyone said i need to wipe the drive clean and start over. I will give gparted a try today before I wipe the drive clean though.
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29 Mar 2011   #53
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
If he had used Acronis to clone a 500 to a terabyte Acronis would have extended the partition to fit the new drive.
Never CLONED a drive with Acronis True Image but if you Image one drive and the load that image onto another drive True Image makes all the partitions on the new drive the same size as the drive the image was made from.

The only exception to this is if you load that image on a smaller drive then what it came from. TI will make the last partition whatever space is left on the smaller drive.
But if you load that image on a bigger drive it leaves unallocated space after the last partition.
Done this many times and that is how it works

I would suspect it works the same way when CLONING. It sets up all partitions and places all data on the newer drive just like it was on the older drive. That's what CLONING is.
If I recall right I did have to partition the drives again after the clone, thats why I downloaded partition wizard. If there was unallocated space though it would show up. I'm going to check it in gparted and post a screen shot.
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29 Mar 2011   #54
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bridges View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
If he had used Acronis to clone a 500 to a terabyte Acronis would have extended the partition to fit the new drive.
Never CLONED a drive with Acronis True Image but if you Image one drive and the load that image onto another drive True Image makes all the partitions on the new drive the same size as the drive the image was made from.

The only exception to this is if you load that image on a smaller drive then what it came from. TI will make the last partition whatever space is left on the smaller drive.
But if you load that image on a bigger drive it leaves unallocated space after the last partition.
Done this many times and that is how it works

I would suspect it works the same way when CLONING. It sets up all partitions and places all data on the newer drive just like it was on the older drive. That's what CLONING is.
If I recall right I did have to partition the drives again after the clone, thats why I downloaded partition wizard. If there was unallocated space though it would show up. I'm going to check it in gparted and post a screen shot.
Like I said I have never used the Clone feature. The one time I used some type of Cloning software, I think it was from the drive maker, it took like 6 hours to clone a drive. This was years ago when PC weren't as fast. Since then I have always made images of the older drive and loaded those on the newer drive. Storing the image on another hard drive in the system speeds this up. I can re-image my C drive with Win 7 and all my programs and a lot of my personal files in less then 7 minutes. Doing that from a external USB drive takes about twice as long. That is over 50GB of stuff.
After using a cloning software, and having it take so long, I said never again.

May I suggest you look at Acronis Disk Director. I've been using this software for years, V10 and now V11, after Norton/Symantic bought Partition Magic and it was never the same.

Good luck in getting this straightened out.
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29 Mar 2011   #55
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post


... after Norton/Symantic bought Partition Magic and it was never the same.

We're seeing a few issues with this S/W destroying the partition structure for people.
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29 Mar 2011   #56
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

In the screen shot you will see the clone drive, drive I partition is different then that of c.

I'm going to change out the drives now and wipe the old drive clean. Obviously there is some error in the disk.


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29 Mar 2011   #57
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Any report from gparted?
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29 Mar 2011   #58
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I misread your first screen shot & deleted my first post.
A readout of your MBR partition table would still be useful. Disk management and PW both appear to be reading partition information from 2 different sources.

It would be interesting to see what gparted had to say.
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29 Mar 2011   #59
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I haven't had time to use gparted, not sure how to install that on disk and make it bootable.

I had to clean the cloned drive I had made with ghost. The new drive wasn't loading and windows couldn't fix it. The desktop wasn't loading for some reason. I'm just now installing vista, I only have an upgrade disk for win7.

Honestly ghost hasn't been to reilable for me to well. I always have one problem or another.

I still have the mess up hd so If can figure how to burn iso on cd I will take a look at the drive.
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29 Mar 2011   #60
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You don't have to install Vista first.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version



I think GParted comes as an ISO file that has to be burned to CD.

GParted -- About
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