acronis true image not allowing cloning?


D

dssolr

I am trying to clone information from one hard drive to another hard
drive. Both are western digital 120 GIG hard drives.
Drive C: has Win XP prof(with Service pack 2) with some applications
loaded. total data is 7.8 gigs. Drive D: is the destination drive and
its basically empty. It has just been partitioned and formatted with
the western digital "Disk Manager S/W that came with the hard drive, so
its ready to be cloned from the source drive. Both drives have been
scanned for any sector errors including the long scan test which lasted
hours. Both reported fine.

For some strange reason Acronis true image version 8 keeps failing to
move the data from C: to D:
It keeps on saying the following silly things:

"Acronis True Image failed to move your data because your new hard
drive does not have enough free space to complete the operation. The
reasons follow:
1. Some of your partitions contain errors. We recommend you reboot your
operating system and correct these errors
2. Your new hard disk is much smaller than the old one. Make sure have
selected the correct old hard disk. If you have chosen the "As is"
option on the previous page , go back and try to select another option"


Has anyone run into this problem? Any solutions here?. I really thought
this was going to be pretty simple. Grumble, grumble, grumble.
 
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G

Guest

Are you sure you can "restore" the image to a formatted partition and not
unallocated space?
 
Y

Yves Leclerc

If your 120Gb hard drives can be "seen" by your BIOS, you should not be
using the Disk Managere S/W and should use the XP Disk Management.

I am not familiar with True Image. I have used Ghost and Drive Image. Both
work best if the destination hard drive is not formatted and does not have a
partition.
 
C

Crusty \(-: Old [email protected] :-\)

If you are cloning a 10 gig partition you need either a 10 gig partition on
the target drive (that you can overwrite) or 10 gig of free space.

You can't fit 10 pounds of s**t into a 5 pound box.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old [email protected] :)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 
C

CS

On 7 Feb 2005 21:25:55 -0800, (e-mail address removed) wrote:

You wasted time by formatting and partitioning the new drive. True
Image will clone to an empty drive. The reason you're getting the
errors is that TI "thinks" the new drive lacks free space because of
the partition you created. During the clone process, you could have
told TI to remove the drive D partition and proceed. That also works.
 
A

Admiral Q

Hey Crusty,
Have you ever heard of the "space age" technology called:
Freeze Drying - LOL ;-)

--
Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your service!
"Google is your Friend!"
www.google.com

***********************************************
 
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D

dssolr

I tried both ways. Completely blank (FDISK/MBR can't get more blank
than that) and with it partitioned and formatted. It does not matter.
I still get the same retarded error message previously specified.

Thanks anyway!
 
C

Curmudgeon

"Has anyone run into this problem? Any solutions here?. I really
thought
this was going to be pretty simple. Grumble, grumble, grumble. "

There was a minor update last month.. It fixes that (at least it did
for me).
 
A

Al Dykes

"Has anyone run into this problem? Any solutions here?. I really
thought
this was going to be pretty simple. Grumble, grumble, grumble. "

There was a minor update last month.. It fixes that (at least it did
for me).


You gotta give us more details about your hardware.
 
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Curmudgeon

There was a minor update last month.. It fixes that (at least it did
You gotta give us more details about your hardware.

Why, ya moron!? I was answering the OP.
 

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