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Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite

Q: Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite

I have a paid for version of Acronis 2011 True Image, a paid for version of Paragon Partition Manager? 11 SE Personal, but only the trial version of the Hard Disk Manager, and it's the 2009 version.

Two questions :-

Will the backups made with the 2009 suite be readable if I buy the upgrade to Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite.

Secondly, I have seen on a Win7 video tutorial, that you can do a bare metal backup of the OS using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite, with Winpe 3.0, is this possible on Vista?

A: Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2011 Suite

It seems possible on Vista to do the bare metal back ups
Workstation-only Options : 6 Bare Metal Backup and Recovery Options
Although Paragon is not mentioned here, it would be much the same

Based upon this detail analyis of the procedure, I see no reason why it cannot be done. That being said,I do not know of anyone that has actually done it.
http://windows7forums.com/blogs/mike...ery-video.html

Found this great article comparing the different software
http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com...tml#contenders

The usual practice of software manufacturer is to make a newer version, fully compatible with the older version; but not always the other way around.

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Gday

I have emailed Paragon and am awaiting there reply, but you guys seem to know a lot more and try and solve the problem

Up to this point I have used either Acronis or Paragon for my backups, I prefer Paragon over Acronis, mainly because the restore by Paragon is far quicker.

I have both bootable CD's, but in this instance I would like to concentrate on Paragon.

I downloaded Paragon's Advanced Recovery CD. 2009 Build 6730. Put it in my rom and booted ....... looked at a black screen for 10 minutes. Removed it and rebooted, it got stuck at the loading of Vista, then I got another black screen no hard drive movement.

Rebooted again, this time with the regular Paragon bootable CD. It booted into the recovery console.

Now this is where things go from bad to worse. I tried finding my OS, after a lengthy period I received an error disk 2 i/o fault!!! ....... no operating system found.

Now disk 2 is my external hard drive where my backups are kept.

So I rebooted with the CD in, went into the recovery console and clicked on "safe restore", after playing the waiting game I get a message disk 2 i/o fault!!!.

Took out the Paragon CD, put in the Vista one, tried a repair, but there was no OS to repair .

So I installed Vista, and because I didn't want to have to reinstall all of my programs again (yer lazy I know, but that's what backup's are for).

Checked with the fresh install, that my two external hard drives, had there drivers and were present. They were ... Read more

A:Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite & USB External Hard Drive

Anyone?

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Only a few hours left.

Special Edition of Paragon HDM 2009 on GOTD Today only.

This is a great app. , partitioning and backup all in one program . Particularly useful is the ability to resize Extended partitions.

It is a big download because it includes an excellent bootable disc.

As usual with Paragon , though you have t d/l the app. , and get the product key today - once you have them , you can reinstall as often as you like.
Unzip the large file, run the setup.exe that GOTD wraps it in - then it will extract the actual installer direct to your C drive ( by default - but you can change that).

Copy the installer and your product key somewhere safe - for future use.

Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition 32 bit now


Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition 64 bit now

Free registration link


It doesn't "officially" support 7 - but I have no trouble running using it on 7 x64. The partitioning rules for Vista and 7 are the same.

The bit that doesn't recognize 7 - therefore won't add it in - is the bcd corrector - which is in the boot corrector module on the bootdisc. You are not likely to use that anyhow.

A:Paragon Hard Disk Manager - Free today

Too late......

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Trying to find people who have used any of these two applications and are willing to share any helpful info good or bad.

Thanks!
Merlina

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Paragon Hard rive Manager crashed bootmgr needed to reformat, My Vita Laptop
I have defragmented with Paragon Hard Drive Manager and it has crashed my laptop and I had to format it. It suxs a** Never Downloaded.
 

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Special Edition of Paragon HDM 2009 on GOTD Today only.

This is a great app. , partitioning and backup all in one program . Particularly useful is the ability to resize Extended partitions.

It is a big download because it includes an excellent bootable disc.

As usual with Paragon , though you have t d/l the app. , and get the product key today - once you have them , you can reinstall as often as you like.
Unzip the large file, run the setup.exe that GOTD wraps it in - then it will extract the actual installer direct to your C drive ( by default - but you can change that).

Copy the installer and your product key somewhere safe - for future use.

Thoroughly recommended.

Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition 32 bit now
Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 Special Edition 64 bit now
Free registration link

A:Paragon Hard Disk Maneger - Free today

Good Find, Thanks SIW2.

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Hi Everyone,

I have Paragon's Free 2011 Backup program, and also Seagate's free DiscWizard program. Both have always worked reasonably well for me, requiring only about 5 or 6 minutes to do a disc image of my Patriot Inferno 60 GB SSD drive (only around 25 GBs of data) to a Samsung 1TB drive running in an external enclosure, fed by eSATA.

But ... since June 1, 2011 the backups have been excruciatingly SLOW to run. In fact, my usual 5 minute run is now around 2 hours and 20 minutes!!!

Has anyone else run into this strange behaviour lately? I thought it might have been a Windows 7 Update that messed something up, so I uninstalled the only updates that have arrived since June 1 (a few MS Visual C 2005 updates) but this has not made any difference.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Paragon 2011 Free Now Takes Too Long to Backup

Since I posted this message, I have done a fresh backup with EaseUS Todo Backup 2.5.1 Free and also did a restore using the Linux boot disc. It worked PERFECTLY!

It took about 25 minutes to backup, which is slow in my opinion (though much faster than Paragon or Seagate lately), and only 11 minutes and 13 seconds to restore. This program also lets you schedule your backups, which is exactly what I wanted. So, until I can get some accurate feedback on why Paragon and Seagate have freaked out on me, I will be using this free EaseUS Todo program.

PS Win 7 did a complete image backup with its own Backup and Restore program tonight at 4 am. This consumed all of 10 minutes from beginning to end, and created an image file 21.6 GB in size. Thus it is clear that the only image backup programs that are running truly slow are the Paragon and Seagate versions. The EaseUS Todo program took around 25 minutes, and is probably slow as well, but not 2 1/2 to 3 hours slow like the former two!

Does anyone else have an SSD with about 23 gigs on it, which they are using Todo to image? How long does it take for you?

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I have works suite 2004. I want to copy Streets & trips to my hard drive. How can I do it.
 

A:works suite disk to hard drive

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

A:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

A:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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I have two hard disks, one Seagate 120 GB one and another Maxtor d540x-4d
5400 rpm 40 GB UATA/100 drive. My problem is that the maxtor drive used to
work fine, but recently, it is recognized by BIOS and Device Manager in
Windows, but it is not shown by either the logical disk manager in disk
management or My computer. What is the problem? Any remedies? THanking you
 

A:Hard Disk recognized by bios, but not by My computer/Disk Manager

You need to partition and format a drive to see it as a drive letter in Windows.
 

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Hi!!

I have a SATA Hard Disk, it was working ok then I stopped using the computer for about 3 months and when I turned it back on the Hard Disk is not showing in the BIOS or in the Disk Manager, what could have happend and is there ANY way it can be fixed?

Thanks!!

A:Hard Disk not showing in BIOS or Disk Manager

Did you reset CMOS? check in BIOS what method your HDD is using.

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Hi. I tryed to make a system back up but it keeps failing with error code0x80070002) (windows cant find a backup devise) went into disk manager and found that my external hard drive that I had plugged in to make the backup on was present and working fine, the strange thing was that i couldnt see my internal hard drive, I did the command promt "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" this enabled me to see the disk in devise maneger but windows was telling me that the disk was not connected to the system? system restore wont work and like a fool i deleated my previous backup image to make room for the new one. I also tryed startup repair and this failed to find any errors, I should point out though that windows explorer shows my internal hard drive, which is the drive my OS is running from but disk manager refuses to show it and i dont get a "show hidden devices" in the view tab either. I also have XP installed on a different partition to run some old stuff i like to use and the disk manager in xp is also hiding my hard drive. any ideas??

A:Cant find my hard disk in disk manager

How much space do you have and have free on the back up partition?
Did it ever work?

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Hi Guys,
I have just used Paragon HD Manager v.6 to resize my partition on a WinXP machine and I have lost some space on the C: drive.

The setup was:
C: drive 24GB
D: drive 56gb

What I did was:
- Reduced in size the D: drive to 20gb, and dragged to increase C: drive the remaining space between the two partitions. Now the D: drive is 20gb, however the C: drive is in a mess, I still only have 2gb of space available, Paragon and System manager report partion as 55GB, however Windows explorer reports it as still 24gb with only 2gb free space.

How do I recover the space I just created? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Cabalino
 

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Installed Partition Manager 2010 on Windows 7 RTM, but cannot open. Can somebody confirm please?

A:Paragon Partition Manager

What vesion of Windows are you using... I installed the 32bit version yesterday and its running perfectly .. Some of Paragons programs have issues with 64bit ...

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I was running the defragment function on my primary partition, which runs before windows starts up, and I accidentally shut off my laptop.

Now, when I try to reboot, I get the usual "Toshiba" screen, but it never gets to the loading windows screen.

Been trying to hit F8 to boot into safemode, but to no avail. Can I never access windows again?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Paragon Partition Manager screwed me?

Please do not start duplicate threads. Continue to reply to this one http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/631045-not-bluescreen-but.html#post5166245
 

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January 11, 2010

Partition Manager 10, partitioning for Windows 7 and 64-bit version support!
We want to thank you for downloading our software and for giving us your comments and helpful suggestions. Giving feedback is essential for us to provide you with the best software utilities possible. As a result, now Paragon is happy to offer something that you’ve been asking for – our Partition Manager 10.0 Personal with support for the latest Operating Systems. Your benefits at a glance:

Fast and easy Partitioning: Perform partitioning operations in only a few clicks. Create, format, delete or undelete partitions, repartition hard disks without data loss, redistribute free space between partitions, merge two partitions to one, etc.
Manage Vista/XP or Vista/Windows 7 on one PC: Run several versions of Windows on your PC and switch between them easily upon startup.
Resolve all common boot problems: With the Boot Corrector you can eliminate all common boot problems and keep your system stable. And much more…
Limitations: No WinPE included in this download, no Virtualization Manager 2009 included.
If you are 64bit system user follow the link here.(File size: 106 MB)

Source: here
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A:Paragon Partition Manager 10.0 Personal

Hi,

This is a great giveaway. Normally $39.95

Much better than any free partition managers.

Definitely worth getting.

The whole world appears to be downloading this ( not surprising), so it is a slow d/l atm .

Definitely worth getting.

18 hrs left to get it :

Download Partition Manager 10.0 Personal 32 bit (English) now

Download Partition Manager 10.0 Personal 64 bit (English) now

You have to download today - but you can keep the software forever. Good idea to get the registration key today ( tho. Paragon usually leave the reg link up a long time ).

Full Features
Adaptive restore add on and WinPe cd not included in the Giveaway - it does include the Linux / Dos boot media.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/givea...m_medium=email

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I am trying to create another partition so i can triple boot windows xp, vista, and ubuntu. Problem is, no matter what software i use, it doesnt let me make one. In paragon, it says "A new partition cannot be created on this hard disk. Most probably, all primary slots are occupied and there is no extended partition". I know i have enough room, and i did this before, so i dont know what is wrong
 

A:Paragon Partition Manager problem

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January 11, 2010

Partition Manager 10, partitioning for Windows 7 and 64-bit version support!
We want to thank you for downloading our software and for giving us your comments and helpful suggestions. Giving feedback is essential for us to provide you with the best software utilities possible. As a result, now Paragon is happy to offer something that you’ve been asking for – our Partition Manager 10.0 Personal with support for the latest Operating Systems. Your benefits at a glance:


Fast and easy Partitioning: Perform partitioning operations in only a few clicks. Create, format, delete or undelete partitions, repartition hard disks without data loss, redistribute free space between partitions, merge two partitions to one, etc.Manage Vista/XP or Vista/Windows 7 on one PC: Run several versions of Windows on your PC and switch between them easily upon startup.Resolve all common boot problems: With the Boot Corrector you can eliminate all common boot problems and keep your system stable. And much more…
Limitations: No WinPE included in this download, no Virtualization Manager 2009 included.
If you are 64bit system user follow the link here.(File size: 106 MB)

Source: here

A:Paragon Partition Manager 10.0 Personal

Thanks martee

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Quote:
Giveaway of the Day - Partition Manager 10.0 Personal

Special offer for GAOTD users ? Partitioning for Windows 7 and 64-bit version support! We want to thank you for downloading our software and for giving us your comments and helpful suggestions. Giving feedback is essential for us to provide you with the best software utilities possible. As a result, now Paragon is happy to offer something that you?ve been asking for ? our Partition Manager 10.0 Personal with support for the latest Operating Systems.



Full story and free download. Valid until 12PM today 30-Sep-09 US Pacific Time (tomorrow 8AM UTC).

Kari

A:For free: Paragon Partition Manager 10.0!

Thanks Kari! I just grabbed this!!

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Hi,

currently using Paragon HD Manager 2010 Pro and i'm curious about the Boot Manager feature that it has.

I currently have Ubuntu 10.10 x64 dual booted with my Windows 7 X64. I installed Windows 7 first, then ubuntu.

When i boot up my computer it uses GRUB which is the loader for Ubuntu, and i can select Windows 7 from this menu.

What i want to know is, will paragon boot manager basically do the same thing for me? I know GRUB is doing this for me, but when i update the kernel in ubuntu it adds un-needed entries at boot which is tacky and ugly and i dont like it and i'm nervous about configuring GRUB =)

I have my machine backed up so if i mess anything up, i'm safe. I figured i'd post my question here to see if i can avoid restoring from backup or maybe get some insight that will blow me away and make me feel stupid. -Fingers Crossed.-

A:Paragon HD Manager Boot Management?

I would rather install graphic interface for GRUB2.
https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer
You can customize the look as well (background image and colors and much more).

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Hi geeks. Giveaway of the Day's freebie today is Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Professional, full version.

It is the x86 version, but according to Siw (in another thread) it should not be a problem for x64 users if you already have installed any of the Paragon 9 series products on x64.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2


The Paragon products are excellent.

If you have any of the Paragon 9 series products already istalled on x64 - this will run as an .exe because you already have the x64 drivers installed.


Kari

EDIT: There's also x64 download link, which I didn't first notice. I'm sorry about this.

A:Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Professional for free

Thanks for the heads up. I grabbed this - ParagonPartitionManager_x64.

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March 10, 2010

Easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) and vice versa (V2P). Work with virtual disks from one easy-to-use interface of Virtualization Manager, without starting a virtual machine: migrate from one virtual environment to another (V2V), exchange data between your physical environment and the virtual one, perform any partitioning operations and more.
Recover the OS startup ability after a system migration to a different hardware or unsuccessful virtualization by a 3rd party tool.
Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal allows you to:

Migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V)
Migrate from a virtual environment to physical (V2P)
Virtualize system from its backup image (P2V)
Migrate from one virtual environment to another (V2V)
Recover the OS startup ability after system migration to a different hardware or unsuccessful virtualization by a 3rd party tool (P2P and P2V Adjust)
Clone a partition or an entire hard disk
Exchange data between your physical environment and the virtual one, or between a virtual disk and its snapshots
Accomplish virtual drive partitioning (create, format, delete, move, resize etc.)
Source: Paragon Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal (English)

A:Paragon Virtualization Manager 9.5 - Free Today

This is an excellent program .

As well as the virtualization functions - it is a great Partition Manager.

It contains more functions than Paragon PM 2010 Free.

Definitely worth getting.

Create , Delete, Format, Move /Resize as well as well convert Logical to Primary and vice -versa, without data loss. Also allows resizing of an Extended partition. Partition undelete module included.

In addition , you create vhd's as well as mount them , perform partitioning operations, and access the files inside.

It also includes P2P Adjust ( makes an o/s bootable on new hardware ).

It doesn't come with a boot disc - you can easily make your own.


Download Paragon Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal (English) now

Paragon Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal Free Registration

Paragon Software (ParagonSoftware) Support on Twitter

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

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April 7, 2010
Get the original! Paragon Software?s advanced partitioning tools help you completely control and manage your hard disks. Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Personal - English With growing hard drive capacity, the need to reasonably split up the space is more important than ever. This easy-to-use partitioning tool is ideal for re-structuring your hard disk for optimal and effective data storage.
Complete functionality:


Full set of partitioning operationsLatest software & hardware supportCopy, defragmentation & boot managementTwo-level user interface: Easy & AdvancedRecovery media on a CD/DVD/USB-Stick
Safety of critical operations:


The only solution with backup functionality to provide data loss free operationPowerful Recovery Media against a hardware malfunction or OS failure; 15 years of expertiseParagon Hot Resize TM technology to enlarge partitions without rebooting WindowsParagon Smart Partition TM technology to securely perform partitioning operationsParagon Power Shield TM technology to provide data consistency
And much more ?
If you are x64 OS user follow the link here (file size: 128 MB).

A:Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 is Free Today

Originally Posted by Martee


April 7, 2010
Get the original! Paragon Software?s advanced partitioning tools help you completely control and manage your hard disks. Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Personal - English With growing hard drive capacity, the need to reasonably split up the space is more important than ever. This easy-to-use partitioning tool is ideal for re-structuring your hard disk for optimal and effective data storage.
Complete functionality:


Full set of partitioning operationsLatest software & hardware supportCopy, defragmentation & boot managementTwo-level user interface: Easy & AdvancedRecovery media on a CD/DVD/USB-Stick
Safety of critical operations:


The only solution with backup functionality to provide data loss free operationPowerful Recovery Media against a hardware malfunction or OS failure; 15 years of expertiseParagon Hot Resize TM technology to enlarge partitions without rebooting WindowsParagon Smart Partition TM technology to securely perform partitioning operationsParagon Power Shield TM technology to provide data consistency
And much more ?
If you are x64 OS user follow the link here (file size: 128 MB).



Your link does not work. I have tried this before and create another partition and you need the professional edition in order to work on a 64 bit OS. It damaged my hard drive too, dont know how but it did. Just do it through the Disk Management, makes it so much easier and less ha... Read more

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March 10, 2010

Easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) and vice versa (V2P). Work with virtual disks from one easy-to-use interface of Virtualization Manager, without starting a virtual machine: migrate from one virtual environment to another (V2V), exchange data between your physical environment and the virtual one, perform any partitioning operations and more.
Recover the OS startup ability after a system migration to a different hardware or unsuccessful virtualization by a 3rd party tool.
Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal allows you to:


Migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V)Migrate from a virtual environment to physical (V2P)Virtualize system from its backup image (P2V)Migrate from one virtual environment to another (V2V)Recover the OS startup ability after system migration to a different hardware or unsuccessful virtualization by a 3rd party tool (P2P and P2V Adjust)Clone a partition or an entire hard diskExchange data between your physical environment and the virtual one, or between a virtual disk and its snapshotsAccomplish virtual drive partitioning (create, format, delete, move, resize etc.)
Source: Paragon Virtualization Manager 9.5 Personal (English)

A:Paragon Virtualization Manager 9.5 - Free Today

I was just on "Give Away of the Day" downloading that when I noticed this post!

Richard

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I have screen-shot the error when trying to shrink the parition...

can anyone help me thanks...

I have tried the error-checking... but still happens
 

A:Encounter a error when using Paragon Parition Manager

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So the registries for Windows XP I my computer got corrupt and I Couldnít do a repair install, So now I have a computer that wonít boot up to windows, I want to grab some files in the HD before I do a reinstall, I used a program called Win PE (a program that boots you up to a weird version of windows where you can perform certain tasks) after I booted to WindowsPE I used one of the programs it had called Paragon Partition Manager 6.0, I can move certain files to my external HD using an ďExportĒ option, the only problem is whenever I try to export videos they donít work, the progress bar goes way to fast so obviously something not right, and if I try and Export a Folder with 5 videos only one shows up after I export it and itís always corrupted, simply put I has problems exporting videos but can export images fine, is there another program I can use to do this?? Or similar alternatives to what Iím trying to do?
 

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August 12, 2009

Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Professional (English Version) Just Today

With growing hard drive capacity, the need to reasonably split up the space is more important than ever. Paragon Software?s easy-to-use partitioning tool is optimal for re-structuring your hard disk for effective data storage.
Improve your PC?s performance on-demand without having to re-install your operating system and software applications.

Your benefits at a glance:

-Advanced Partitioning Operations: Enlarge NTFS partitions without rebooting Windows or interrupting your work, repartition hard disks without data loss, redistribute free space between partitions, merge two partitions to one etc.

-Simple System Backups and Restoration: Fast and easy backup creation to CDs, DVDs and even Blu-ray discs with the Simple Backup Wizard. Back up your system and data safely and easily before performing critical partitioning operations.

-Optimization and Defragmentation Paragon Adaptive Restore ? A powerful and unique technology which allows restoring Windows Vista on completely different hardware or even on a virtual machine.
And much more.

Limitations: No winPE CD included in this version.

If you are 64bit system usre follow this link: Paragon Partition Manager x64.zip

A:Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Pro (English Version)

FREE Rescue Kit 9.0 Express - Don't wait for disaster, get instant data recovery software!

and here is another freebie with no time limits, from the same vendor. its called Rescue Kit Express.

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April 7, 2010

Get the original! Paragon Software’s advanced partitioning tools help you completely control and manage your hard disks. Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Personal - English
With growing hard drive capacity, the need to reasonably split up the space is more important than ever. This easy-to-use partitioning tool is ideal for re-structuring your hard disk for optimal and effective data storage.
Complete functionality:

Full set of partitioning operations
Latest software & hardware support
Copy, defragmentation & boot management
Two-level user interface: Easy & Advanced
Recovery media on a CD/DVD/USB-Stick
Safety of critical operations:

The only solution with backup functionality to provide data loss free operation
Powerful Recovery Media against a hardware malfunction or OS failure; 15 years of expertise
Paragon Hot Resize TM technology to enlarge partitions without rebooting Windows
Paragon Smart Partition TM technology to securely perform partitioning operations
Paragon Power Shield TM technology to provide data consistency
And much more …
If you are x64 OS user follow the link here (file size: 128 MB).

A:Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 is Free Today

Nice Find.

Oli

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I can't find the ISO image of recovery to download from the site htt://kb.paragon.ag
so I can burn it on a CD

 

A:Hard Disk Manager 6.0

J,

I'm not sure I understand what you want, or why you think it should be available as a download from the site you provided. It appears that the site is for a DEMO/Trial Version only,with these stated restrictions:
Restrictions: All operations are available in virtual mode only - so you can evaluate how the program looks like and how it represents your partition configuration, try to perform operations virtually and feel how you can change partition configuration with Partition Manager. Also, following components are not included to reduce demo version size:
- Partition Explorer
- ISO Burner
- Bootable Recovery CD
 

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I?ve already seen Paragon was giving Partition Manager Pro for free for a short while. I?ve downloaded and installed it successfully. Those who missed that day, can get it till October 25.
Here is the link: Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 As I can understand, they?ve just opened freeware downloads page. And sometimes commercial software will appear there for free. Very friendly I think for me it?s just like I earn 80 bucks for nothing (professional version of Partition Manager 10 costs $79.95)

So, what do we have here (taken from Partition Manager 10 site, but it works for 9.5):
Advanced Partitioning Operations: Enlarge NTFS partitions without rebooting Windows or interrupting your work, repartition hard disks without data loss, redistribute free space between partitions, merge two partitions to one etc.
Apple? BootCamp Support: Redistribute unused space between Mac? OS X and Windows partitions (great for me!)
Initial Backup Facility
Safe Defragmentation Mode
Etc.
Full feature list is here . The difference is that 9.5 doesn?t support Windows 7.
The program runs on Windows 2000, XP and Vista (32 or 64 bit).
And Paragon provides user support only for the promo period. And only on Twitter . No WinPE included.
You will need to input your email on registration page to get a free serial ? that is your only payment for the soft.

A:Paragon Partition Manager 9.5 Professional Free download

The difference is that 9.5 doesn’t support Windows 7.



Actually - they don't claim it - but it does support Windows 7.

I have been using for a while on my 7 x64 - it works perfectly.

It is exactly the same build as the PM10

The only you don't get - is the WinPE disc and Adaptive restore feature. Run off the bootable Linux/dos cd from within the program to get it in bootable form.

Terriffic opportunity to get a great piece of software - Paragon are the best in Hard Disk Management.

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I notice that Paragon have a 2-day giveaway (on their Facebook page, which you have to Like) for what is described as "Paragon Partition Manager 12 Home Special Edition".

Not sure what makes it "Special", apart from being free for a couple of days.

Is it any good/ worth downloading? I don't have a UEFI setup if that makes a difference.

A:Paragon Partition Manager Home freebie - is it any good?

Why not to try, it's for free !

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Once again something useful from GAOD:







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Giweaway of the Day


Giveaway of the Day - Paragon Virtualization Manager 2009 Personal

A powerful tool for system migration! Paragon Virtualization Manager is a powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.
It also makes a crippled system, previously transferred to virtual hardware by a third party tool, 100% bootable.


More info and download here.

As usual, this free download is valid until today 12PM PDT (tomorrow 3AM ETD, 7AM UTC). You have to download and extract the installation packet as well as register to get the free serial before this deadline.

Kari

A:Paragon Virtualization Manager 2009 Personal for free!

Thanks for the information. Just did it. Fabe

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I know a lot of people on this forum like this product. Here's a good way to try it out. Have a good day.

Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Today: Paragon Partition Manager 2009 Special Edition (English Version) - Paragon Partition Manager is the most reliable and complete drive partitioning tool available in the market today! It provid

A:Paragon Partition manager 2009 free today

Hi there
*might* be OK but I'm happy with GPARTED which I know works fine.

Still this type of tool is always useful if you are messing around with (un)-installing OS'es.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hey, all.

I have a 2.5 hard disk from an old lappy that I made into an external hd on my new lappy. It was working great until a few weeks ago when it just went unrecognized by explorer and disk manager! Yikes! I plugged it into my wife's ibook and it recognized it right off the bat. I'm not sure what happened. Here's my specs:

Dell Studio 1535 2 Ghz Intel Duo 2 gigs ram. I can give more if needed. Also, running Vista.

Any thoughts out there? Thanks a billion!

Rupe

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Hi, I?m about to commite suicide so I just wanted to make a final query before I do it.

I have a 320 GB western digital HD, it has windows 7 (x64) in one partition and data in the other.
I used paragon partiton manager to redistribute the free space (don?t ask me why didn?t I use the W7 features please). It did, but the partition with all the data was "not formatted". It showed the exact used and free space (so no data loss) but I couldn?t have acces to it. I manged to convert it to NTFS... still showed the right used and free space, but no luck having acces to the files.

So I used the W7 function to check the disk... and after it finishes it the partition with the data is empty, the OS partition is intact, but the other one is empty.

I tried everything, so I?m not actually asking for a solution, my question is:
Given the fact that I haven?t erased the partition or deteled it or have done anything other than redistribute the free space... will a professional HD recovery be able to restore the filesystem or the files?

Thanks in advance.

A:EMpty partition after redistributing free space with paragon manager

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD which has helped with hundreds of complicated partitioning operations here without a single failure. Partition Wizard

First from the Wizards tab, run Partition Recovery Wizard to see what it finds. When you identify the lost partition by size and space usage, tick the box next to it and restore it.

If this fails, use the Data Recovery Wizard or Recuva data Recovery software.

In the future, always keep your files backed up externally and ask here for exact steps to repartition or "redistribute free space" (whatever that means).

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I have downloaded Paragon Drive Copy and Paragon Exact Image recently under their free offers found elsewhere on this forum. They are both excellent products and I have now replaced Ghost and Acronis with Exact Image. Will be using Drive Copy too but not needed as often.

Today, found a link to get a free copy of their Partition Manager and went there right away. It was supposed to have expired earlier this year (April 2006) but I got a registration number right away with no problem. Hope this one is as good as their other software. It installed and runs with no problems

Link follows;

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/freedownloads2/index
 

A:Solved: Paragon Partition Manager free download still working.

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Im in desperate need of help guys. I was using Paragon Partition manager to ``Install a new OS``. It deactivated all my drives including c:\ apart from partition D:\ which it made active and a primary NFTS partition and made me reboot. I planned to install my new OS but my CD was corrupt! I tried to log back in but i just got the message ``NTLDR MISSING``. I have played about with the BIOS setup, i even visited this site: http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm to try and create a rebootable USB to reboot my system and login. Thankfully, it worked, but after the windows loading screen it shows a message `autochk not found - skipping` then the screen turns blue and a message comes up with the error `STOP C000021a` appears. Thats the only thing thats now stopping me from loggin in to my computer. Can somone please help, i need your guidance urgently, thankyou.

A:Ahh! Paragon partition manager, NTLDR missing and c000021a error!

What was or is the new OS that you are trying to install?

When you used Paragon were you trying to make a drive D: to install the new OS on this drive?

When trying to install the new OS what drive did you try to designate and the install drive or did you just go thru with the default drive?

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Getting ready to retire my desktop, and am working on moving YEARS of data to a new home server. In the process, I wanted to verify some info on my hard drives. (2) 500Gb WD SATA drives. First drive partitioned into (2) virtual drives (C/D); second drive partitioned to (4) drives (E/F/J/unmapped). C is the only bootable, only Win XP SP3 (fully updated) for OS.

With the additional drives from USB sticks, USB drives, and memory card slots, I use Disk Manager a lot to remap drive assignments. Until now, I have never had any issues.

I went to start combining data onto a single drive, and get ready to physically move the single drive into the new server. Howeveer, when I went into Disk Manager, the first hard drive is not shown - the listing starts with HDD 1 (E/F/J/unmapped). Disk 0 (C/D) is nowhere to be found.It is also not visible in Device Manager.

However, it is obviously working (I boot to it!), I can find it in WinExplorer, and Defrag sees it.

I have been scouring the internet, and only found a few (current) cases of similar things, but none of their suggestions have worked. I have run several security scans, rootkit detectors, spyware scans, etc, to no avail.

Any thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

A:Missing FIRST hard drive in Disk Manager

Did you perhaps hide it in the past?

http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-hide-hard-drives-in-windows-xp.html
 

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I have the same issue that i have read about with a second hard drive not showing up but its just unassigned to a letter, but mine does NOT show up in disk management.. How can i fix this. It is just a storage drive my operating system is a ide hard drive but the storage one is sata does that make a difference? Thanks for any help ​
 

A:Second hard drive not showing up in disk manager

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I bought a 1TB drive the other day and installed it in my box. I tried it in my hotswap bay and nothing came up (i might need a driver, never used hotswap before). Then I put it IN my box (sata) and nothing came up either. I googled it and was told to look in disk manager and see what the problem is. But the drive isnt even there!
Any help would be perfect. I'm running out of room!
Thanks

btw, I tried the HDD in my Ubuntu box and it worked fine..

A:Hard drive not showing up (even in disk manager)

I would start by going into the bios and making sure all unused sata ports are set to "Auto". But does it spin up when you power on? Can you see it in the bios? Also what mode is the controller set to in the bios? ide, ahci, raid?

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Ill make this simple have used and like EST Secuirt Suite for 2 years. However I have not been up to date on these things lately so I am asking you what is the best security suite out now?

1. Im an Avid gamer so no slowdowns can be tolerated.
2. windows 7 x64
3. 8 gigs ram
4. Want to be able to choose what comes in and out.
5. dont want ot use windows default anything. Sorry they just plain suck.

Thanks in advance
Dorf

A:Is 2011 and Im installing a new system whats the best Security Suite?

Comodo Internet Security, its free and it has a game mode!






Quote:
Game Mode Suppresses operations that could interfere with a user’s gaming experience such as alerts, virus database updates or scheduled scans.

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Under Device manager I have a ! under the Hard Disk Controllers....It reads as follows

!Primary IDE controller (single fifo)
Standard Dual PCI/IDE controller
!Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller

*So I have a explanation mark next to the first and third one...

My sytyem is a Pentium 133/16-ram and a 1/2 Gig HD running win-95

Any help would be great, thanks....

 

A:Device Manager: !Hard Disk Controllers Problem

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hi
few days back i have completely formated my hard disk with the help of seagate seatool.Then i have installed windows xp sp3. i have made 4 partitions at that time ie. c,d,e,f. After that i have installed windows 7 now i cant see my hdd in disk management or in device manager. both device manager & disk management are showing me my external drives like pen drive. so what may be the problem. plz help me.

A:cant see hard drives in disk management or in device manager.

Can you post a screen shot Disk management & Device manager?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Screenshot tools.
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Hi. I tryed to make a system back up but it keeps failing with error code0x80070002) (windows cant find a backup device) went into disk manager and found that my external hard drive that I had plugged in to make the backup on was present and working fine, the strange thing was that i couldnt see my internal hard drive, I did the command promt "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" this enabled me to see the disk in device maneger but windows was telling me that the disk was not connected to the system? system restore wont work and like a fool i deleated my previous backup image to make room for the new one. I also tryed startup repair and this failed to find any errors, I should point out though that windows explorer shows my internal hard drive, which is the drive my OS is running from but disk manager refuses to show it and i dont get a "show hidden devices" in the view tab either. I also have XP installed on a different partition to run some old stuff i like to use and the disk manager in xp is also hiding my hard drive. any ideas??

A:Hard drive hidden in disk/device manager

So which OS do you have Vista or 7? You cannot have both so you should not be in 2 forums.

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I have found the solution, it is standardly unmounted (but i made it mount with ''partition found and mount, but now im dependable on that program for the hard drive to be mounted, so how do i make it like a normal hard drive?? and how do i format it so that its like a normal hard drive)now so the pc sees only that black space, but how do i make it so that its standardly mounted again?

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I have been getting a hard disk failure message on my Sony Vaio windows 7 laptop since past few days. So today I took a backup and decided to revert to factory settings.
While doing that my laptop suddenly shut down and when I tried to restart it, the error message comes

BOOTMANAGER MISSING
Ctrl+Alt+DEl to restart.

And when i try to restart the same msg comes.

I dont have any windows 7 installation cd as windows 7 came installed in this laptop.

Please help

A:Hard Disk Failure & Boot Manager Missing

Quote:




I have been getting a hard disk failure message




A hard disk failure message means, well, that the Hard Disk Drive has failed. Trying to reinstall on a failed HDD will also end in failure. You need to contact your computer manufacturer and see if they have a recovery CD you can get, or get a Retail DVD of Windows 7 or 8 as well as get a new HDD to replace the failed one.

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I'm trying to replace my 500gb hard drive with a 480gb SanDisk Extreme SSD. I've done it before with my desktop, but this is my laptop, so I can't dual boot with different SSDs.

The HD is divided into two with a "vanilla" W7 OS+Office etc, and a W7 and audio programs, and I'm using "Dual Boot Pro"

Paragon Migrate to SSD copied the first partition, but there's no way to copy the second. It just wants to clear the disk again. I'm also a bit confused about Alignment. Would it effect this ?
I changed the ACHI setting using the command line OK

Could I just clone the disk using Acronis TI Home, and not worry about the alignment etc ?

TIA

A:Trying to use Paragon Migrate to SSD with a dualboot disk.

Take a look at this:
Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

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April 29, 2009

Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Paragon Partition Manager 2009 Special Edition (English Version) - Paragon Partition Manager is the most reliable and complete drive partitioning tool available in the market today!
It provides flawless partitioning operations of all kind, converts operating systems, defragments partitions, resolves all common boot problems and it is the only drive partitioning tool that offers the backup & restore functionality to guarantee data loss free operation.

Easily create, format, delete, undelete, hide, unhide, move, resize and merge partitions. Copy a full hard disk or a separate partition - you can even resize a partition while copying it;
Install new OS through intuitive Wizard; Convert Primary partition to Logical and vice versa; Update Master Boot Record (MBR);
Use Boot Manager and setup a multi-boot environment;
Resolve most common boot problems with Boot Corrector;
Perform different strategies of file system optimization through defragmentation;

A:Giveaway of the Day - Paragon Partition Manager 2009 Special Edition (English Version

I have used this on Vista x64 and Win7 x64 and it worked perfectly for me.

Anyone looking for a partition manager that works on both 64 and 32 bit - and comes with a good boot disc would be advised to get this while it is available free.

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Hi there,

I do have a problem with the Webroot beta software I installed for doing them (!) a favor and checking out their software, which I didn’t knew before. Yet they disappointed me:

After using the new Webroot "2011 Internet Security" Beta for a while, I uninstalled it and installed another anti-virus (only) software (Panda Cloud Anti-Virus). I currently don’t know why exactly I did uninstall it back then. Anyways, after uninstalling I noticed it still in the “Software” list and being present as (at least) AEI.exe in the processes tab!
Indeed it did/does suck an amount of RAM. And it does remove *.exe files which it considers dangerous! I find that OK when I would have control over it, but not for a program I actually uninstalled and don’t want to run on my laptop anymore at all! Especially next to another resource-hogging internet security suite (if I’d e.g. re-install my ESET security suite, which I have a licence for).

Also I could not delete the folder neither in "Windows Safe Mode" nor could I unlock the folder! (in normal Windows or "Safe Mode") For this, please see the attached "Unlocker" screenshots.

Thanks to "ESET file inspector" I also found running:

c:\program files (x86)\webroot\security\current\framework\wrctxmenux64.dll
c:\program files (x86)\webroot\security\current\plugins\antimalware\aei.exe
c:\program files (x86)\webroot\security\current\plugins\antimalware\antiv... Read more

A:Webroot Spy Sweeper / 2011 Internet Security Suite is creeping on my s

I don't know about this...
It seems pretty dangerous. If I were you, I would run it in a Virtual Machine.

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October 28, 2009

Now with support for the latest Operating Systems and any hard disk or flash memory drive!

Your sensitive data is too easily recovered if you rely on the standard delete function or formatting your hard disk. Make sure that no-one can recover your data you thought was deleted! Erase your data held on your hard disk securely with Paragon Disk Wiper Personal.

Paragon Disk Wiper can completely erase a whole hard disk, a separate partition or just clean free space.

Disk Wiper 10 Personal allows you to:
Completely erase a whole hard disk, a separate partition or just clean free space.
Irreversibly destroy all on-disk data easily and quickly, so as it cannot be recovered with any present-day technology.

Key Features and Benefits:
Even more powerful new Paragon`s algorithm: Irreversibly destroy all on-disk data providing maximum level of security.
Comprehensive wiping: Wipe exactly what you need ? hard disks/separate partitions (primary, extended, logical).
Efficient operation: Minimal effect on the system performance.
User friendly interface.
Basic partitioning operations: Optimize the management of your hard disks.

Detailed Product information is available at Disc Wiper 10 website

If you are 64bit system user follow the link here.

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August 6, 2009

Paragon Disk Wiper 8.5 Special Edition, English-version only today.

Your sensitive data is too easily recovered if you rely on the standard delete function or formatting your hard disk. Make sure that no-one can recover your data you thought was deleted! Erase your data held on your hard disk securely with Paragon Disk Wiper Personal.
Paragon Disk Wiper can completely erase a whole hard disk, a separate partition or just clean free space.

Key Features and Benefits:

- Comprehensive wiping: Wipe exactly what you need ? hard disks/separate partitions (primary, extended, logical)
- New powerful Paragon`s algorithm: Irreversibly destroy all on-disk data providing maximum level of security
- Efficient operation: Minimal effect on the system performance
- User friendly interface
- Basic partitioning operations: Optimize the management of your hard disks

Detailed Product information is available at Disk Wiper 8.5.

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October 28, 2009

Now with support for the latest Operating Systems and any hard disk or flash memory drive!

Your sensitive data is too easily recovered if you rely on the standard delete function or formatting your hard disk. Make sure that no-one can recover your data you thought was deleted! Erase your data held on your hard disk securely with Paragon Disk Wiper Personal.

Paragon Disk Wiper can completely erase a whole hard disk, a separate partition or just clean free space.

Disk Wiper 10 Personal allows you to:
Completely erase a whole hard disk, a separate partition or just clean free space.
Irreversibly destroy all on-disk data easily and quickly, so as it cannot be recovered with any present-day technology.

Key Features and Benefits:
Even more powerful new Paragon`s algorithm: Irreversibly destroy all on-disk data providing maximum level of security.
Comprehensive wiping: Wipe exactly what you need ? hard disks/separate partitions (primary, extended, logical).
Efficient operation: Minimal effect on the system performance.
User friendly interface.
Basic partitioning operations: Optimize the management of your hard disks.

Detailed Product information is available at Disc Wiper 10 website

If you are 64bit system user follow the link here.

A:Paragon Disk Wiper - Free Today

This is cool but does anyone know how to just extract the darned installer rather than using that compiled exe file? What if you need to install it later and without any etra non application related junk?

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Well, i'm getting riiiigggghhhhh at the end of my tether here

I'm running a Toshiba Laptop 2.8ghz
512 mb of ram
BIOS: Toshiba version 1.8 (updated)
Windows XP professional SP2

Right, so i purchased a Western Digital 200gb hard drive and mounted it onto an external case with USB 2.0. This external case has a 12+ volt adapter with 1.5am (max 18W) . The hard drive is set on Master.

(note: i have anoter USB 2.0 80gb seagate drive that works like a charm, connected to same computer)

Here is the problem, i connect up the 200gb HD to one of my ports. THe computer happily runs that new USB mass storage device says hello. Then everything goes to hell. I opened up explorer expecting my lovely new HD to appear. Uh oh, this is goign to be one of those long days (week really).

I opened up disk management expecting to find it there and only needing a new drive letter assigned, but nope the new HD is not there, just the two i already have (internal, and external 80gb). Its as if my computer refuses to acknowledge it

Next i go to device manager and lo and behold there is a new entry under disk drives that says "Disk Drive" So here i'm thinking what the heck is going on?

I contact Western Digital demanding nicely for an explanation. We go through all the usual basics and crap ie viruses, spyware and drivers.
All drivers are up to spec USB 2.0, Xp SP2, and as far as i know there are no specific drivers for Western Digital hard disks, only the... Read more

A:200gb hard drive visible in Device manager, not disk management.

take it easy, there's nothing wrong with your computer. the hard drive case needs it's own drivers or you'll have to return it and get a different (and possibly better) one.
 

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I migrated my Win 7 OS from my 'C' drive to a OCZ Vertex 4 256Gb SSD. No problems, everything works fine.

But recently I was in 'Disk Management' and couldn't make sense of what I was seeing:my SSD was showing as drive 'H' with a capacity of 931Gb!

Depending on which tool I use, I get slightly different reports (Belarc: Disk Management: CrystalDiskInfo)

Anyone ever had similar confusion? and what did you do?

Probably doesn't help that when I reuse old hard disks, I usually leave Windows on them.

As I say, everything is working fine, but clearly there is some confusion around and I don't like that.

I want my reporting software to give me accurate information.

A:Used Paragon Migrate OS To SSD (Success):Now Disk Management Confusion

Can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management? Follow this tutorial

Also, if you are booting from your SSD then it is the drive C.
Maybe the drive H is the old hard drive?

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I copied my hard drive from a unit I had, copy is on a IDE Western Digital 7200rpm 200g. I tried to put it in a new unit I built (specks below). When I installed it and tried to run I got the blue screen of death. The copied unit will not boot my new unit. I used Paragon 8x to copy the drive. I know Im missing something but I cant see what? Any help would be appreciated TNX Mike

ECS MOBO pt890-A
Intel dual core 2.8g
Kingston 2g 533 ddr2
xtasy video 256mb
WD 200g 7200rpm
 

A:Copied Hard Drive with Paragon

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Hi,

Has anyone tried to resize a partition of a SATA disk with Acronis using an USB enclosure? I forgot that I tried once awhile ago, and it took an extremely long time. Of course this makes sense, given the limitations of USB.

But I forgot about that previous experience, and found myself in a position where I needed to resize a partition on a drive. My desktop is down at the moment because the raid controller failed and a replacement is on the way from LSI. So I thought I would use my laptop and put the drive in an enclosure, instead of taking 5 minutes to setup a disk to boot into on my desktop which was dumb. (because I have an extra disk with an installation for it...)

Anyway, I forgot about the problem last time I tried over USB, and as soon as I clicked "commit" I noticed the 18 hour estimated completion time. I clicked cancel, hit "yes" to confirm the cancel, and nothing happened. It's about an hour later, and it is still trying to resize the drive, and hitting cancel still does not actually stop the process.
Does anyone know what is going on?

If there is data on the partition that is being resized, will terminating the program via end process in task manager before it is complete corrupt the data on that partition?
So I'm looking to have 2 questions answered:

A.) Does anyone know of a method to get Acronis to cancel the partition resize?

I don't have another 15 hours to wait. I need to leave in an hour, and need to bring my... Read more

A:Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 - can't cancel partition resize on USB SATA disk

deuce said:


.. and as soon as I clicked "commit" I noticed the 18 hour estimated completion time. I clicked cancel, hit "yes" to confirm the cancel, and nothing happened.Click to expand...

I'm thinking you should've waited ... the first estimate is always ridiculously long ...
But once Acronis figures out what it has to do ... The time usually drops to something more reasonable.
 

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Paragon Backup & Recovery?, version 10.2 free

If my backed up HD dies and I put another HD in my computer, can I do a restore to the new HD using this software?

A:Can Paragon Backup restore to a different hard drive

I find Paragon Backup & Recovery to be a very nice app. It will do what you want and it is fairly easy to use.

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Hello everyone,

A friend of mine bought a 3TB Seagate SATA drive off eBay about a week ago. He has been having trouble with it since. He said at first the disk showed up in disk management but after a while stopped showing up all together. It wont show up in the BIOS, device manager, etc. His brother took it to the IT faculty at school and they said that it was marked as a server/RAID drive but didnt know how to change this or reset it.

Should this effect whether the disk is seen by the BIOS/Disk Management?
Is there any way to fix this or is this disk shot?

He contacted the seller on eBay and has yet to hear back.

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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I am trying to access files on a hard drive from a different computer which will no longer load the OS. I have connected the hard drive using a usb adapter. When I plug it in, I get a notice that the device is ready to use, but it does not show up in Computer.

It is visible in the disk manager. There is no drive letter assigned and the options to do so are grayed out. Most of the options in device manager are grayed out, except for 'delete volume' and 'help'.

A:hard drive w/ usb adapter- drive shows in disk manager, not computer

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post a maximized screenshot of your full disk management window.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have 2 Sata drives installed on a Windows 7 32bit machine. Both were formatted during a clean install of Windows 7 unlimited. The primary hd is a 300gb WD and the other is a 500gb Seagate "IDE\DiskST3500418AS_CC34" is the hardware id on the second drive.

I can see both in device manager but it says both are fully updated.

P.S. I haven't found any driver from seagate online, which i think might help.

A:hard drive not displaying "my computer and disk manager"

I have resolved the problem.

I simply went to Downloads | Seagate and downloaded the DiskWizard application. Using Seagate's application, I was able to partition, allocate, and synchronize the D drive in few common sense steps.

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:


HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.

Questions:

What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

A:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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Hey guys please take a look at this
im having a problem with Football manager 2011 on my PC
whenever i click a player name to check their profile.... the game just hangs for some seconds and then crashes!

and an error appears saying that the game has stopped working!
these are the details of error as manifested by the error msg =

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: fm.exe
Application Version: 11.0.0.20793
Application Timestamp: 4caf93c5
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16695
Fault Module Timestamp: 4cc7ab44
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00046a22
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1056
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i just dont know what has ntdll.dll is doing to my game all of a sudden!
im not sure if its corrupted or something

Please help me!
i cant seem to get around this problem at all!
its quite stressful...

Note = the game ran quite well til just yesterday!
 

A:Football Manager 2011 persistent crash

What is the exact make and model of your PC, assuming it is a big brand name like HP, Dell, Acer etc?

What operating system are you using? It looks like Windows 7 if I am reading the error correctly, if so you need to update to Service Pack 1 which was released about 6 months ago so you are missing numerous bug fixes and security updates.

It also looks like you are using an NVidia graphics card and the drivers for that are very out of date also.

So first thing I would do is update all your operating system software and graphics card drivers.
 

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Two of my USB external Hard drives, a Fantom 600 GB and a Western Digital My Book 500GB cannot be seen in My Computer. I can see them in Device Manager and that says that they are working properly and the drivers are up to Date. In Disk Manager the 2 external drives had a black bar unlike the other drives which had blue bars. The 2 external disks had a number assigned to them but no letter.

I have tried diskpart in the command prompt, was able to assign a letter, then had to format the drives and they did show up in My computer as valid empty external hard drives with the correct amount of space on them. But when I tried to recover the backed up data for one of the disks (less than a third of the capacity of either drive) they went back to not being recognized by My Computer ans in disk manager had a black line with no letter again.

I just went through that process again, got both drives back and tried to recover the backed up files to my Fantom drive and lost the Fantom drive once again.

I am attaching screen shots of my current My Computer (Computer in 7) Device Manager and Disk Manager. In Device Manager you can see the Fantom. The My Book is the WD 5000AAV. In Disk Manager the My Book shows healthy with Disk 1 and the letter L. The Fantom is Disk 2 with no letter and a black bar. In My computer, the My Book is there but not the Fantom.

Any ideas for this. I am about to just recover my computer to factory setup and start new. I have sa... Read more

A:External drives show in Device Manager & Disk Manager but not Computer

Hi Dick1030,

Welcome to Seven Forums.


Please do as follows:

1. It is unusual for the System Reserved Partition to have a drive letter. Please remove the drive letter.

2. Please remove (always Safely Remove) all the external drives including any card reader and do a drive cleanup as indicated here. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/298744-usb-thumb-drives-not-recognised-not-drive-letter.html#post2477076 It will clean your system of all non-present devices and you will be starting with a clean slate.(Incidentally this can resolve many drive letter assignment confusion of Windows OS, as you can see in the referenced thread.)

3. After you reboot on completion of the drive cleanup, plugin only your WD My Book and the Fantom drive. As you plug-in the driver for each device will be installed ab-initio. You can watch it.

4. Now take a screenshot of the Disk Management and post. While taking the screenshot, click on "Show/Hide Console Tree” and “Show/Hide Action Pane” buttons on the toolbar on top to hide those and also pull up the center partition line up as much as possible so that we get a clear and full view.





5. Also tell us whether you are sure that you had formatted the Fantom drive and it contains data and whether you want to recover the data..


(Your statements and the screenshots are so confusing - atleast to me - it is necessary that you do the above and restate the problem.)

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Does anyone know an easy way to uninstall/remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite on a HP ProBook 4510s notebook running Windows 7 to allow Windows 8 upgrade to continue? The install message is that it is incompatible with Windows 8 and needs to be uninstalled.

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Yesterday, I started a download and kept the pc on with my Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex External HDD 1TB plugged in. After I woke up I realized that there was a power cut and the computer went off unexpectadly (I had no UPS or any backup system).And, I found that my Ext HDD was not seen in my computer anymore (It was working perfectly until before I went to bed).
In device manager, under 'Disks' it shows 'GoFlex Hard Disk', but in BIOS or Disk Manager there is no sign of this HDD.

I really need the data in the HDD badly. Please help me recover it.
P.S. I read somewhere that keeping the HDD in freezer might help and give a little more time. Is that true? Worth the risk?
 

A:External HDD gets detected in Device Manager but not Disk Manager or seen in 'My Computer'

Power outage probably killed something in the enclosure or its PSU. The drive in the enclosure is probably fine. I would remove the drive from the enclosure and put it in a dock or install it in a desktop computer before considering freezing it. Freezing is usually reserved for click of death drives, and a last ditch effort.
 

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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

OS : XP SP3
Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

4.I have performed CHKDSK on all local drives exept local drive C. CHKDSK giving a message that " can no... Read more

A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.
 

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Hello everyone, on behalf of my company I am looking for a small-medium business level upgraded solution for security and management. This is both to increase our service response time and verify we are fully regulation compliant, especially through HIPAA as we have a lot of medical clients. I am on a reasonably tight budget, and have surpassed some of the larger enterprise solutions that are highly rated such as SolarWinds and WhatsUp Gold. No matter how we swing it, $4000-$5000 dollars each for a Log Manager and a Network Monitor is just too much to justify charging for each of our small business clients separately.

Some of the aspects that we need to have covered are:
1... Immediate alert on power failures or shutdown devices
2... Alert when there have been a set number of unsuccessful logon attempts to a server in a set time period.
3... When a system is running low on disk space
4... When there is a CPU spike in processing power.
5... When there is a bandwidth spike, and what user/machine is sucking all the bandwidth up.
6... Firewall monitoring for what ports and ips run through it and say if someone tries to access a port and it gets blocked, instant notification.
7... When a machine has not been logged off the server after a set period of inactivity

Through my own research it seems as though the only options are to get a log management solution (HIPAA compliance and documentation...) and then a separate tool for network monitoring and usage stats. For example, I hav... Read more

A:What HIPAA compliant security suite? (Log manager, firewall analyzer and/or monitor)?

HIPAA compliance is a serious matter and although some vendors claim their products to be, we have no way of knowing if they actually do meet the government requirements so it would be impossible for us to advise on this issue. Therefore, I think it's best that you continue to do your own research on this and then check with the governing body that oversees HIPAA to make sure that you are meeting their requirements for compliance in order to avoid any confusion.
 

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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.

ty!
 

A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
 

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Greetings,
 
I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
 
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
 
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
 
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
 
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
 
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
 
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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Hello,

I have a virus or a trojan or something on my computer. When I use google and click on the links, I often get sent to random websites such as "local doubles" or "yellow pages." I am really fed up with this, and I have tried deleting different things and ending processes and using selective start-up but this problem keeps coming back. I am in desperate need of help.

I have Windows XP and a Dell inspiron E1505. I am currently using Firefox as my browser. These false virus detection popups keep showing up prompting me to buy and install their software, and when I exit, it asks me multiple times "Are you sure you want to keep malevolent software that can ruin your PC running?" and it reports scans finding all sorts of problems that need to be fixed immediately. It also warns me that my computer is sending out spam and I can get in trouble with the government. I am really worried about my passwords being hacked and viruses being emailed to people in my address book (which has happened twice).

I would really appreciate any help I can get here.

Thank you for your time,
Danny

A:Virus keeps redirecting to random websites - Antivirus system 2011 and Security Manager

Also, this virus is drastically slowing my computer both on and off the internet, and it is killing me. My laptop has only 1 gig of RAM to begin with.

Thanks again you guys!

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Hi Anyone,

Just that, is Acronis Disk Director Suite compatible with Vista?

I just put v10.0 on my brand new Vista and an error comes up saying that Vista wont let it run because it may cause problems later.

Anyone know anything about this. How does one get around it?

What partition pogroms are out there that are compatible with Vista, that actually work in it?

Thanks,

John

A:Acronis disk Director Suite.

Login to acronis and download the latest build. You will need your account information you used to buy the software in the first place. (You did pay for it, didnt you?) My Disk Director installation works fine on vista.Current build is 2160.Billy3

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History of the problem: I took my computer in for the motherboard to be replaced and to image my old 10 GB drive onto my new 80 GB drive. Not being familiar with computers I was suprised that my new drive was almost completely full. When I went into disk management, I saw that the shop had left 66 percent of the drive unallocated. Of course, I didn't know how to fix that.

First I used Windows XP to convert my FAT 32 file system to NTFS because I wanted to merge the partitions (or something!). Then I had two primary partitions. The one with the original C drive contents was almost full; however the NTFS file system allowed me to compress the contents so that was cool.

I bought Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 last night and it was extremely simple to increase the size of Disk C (the original partition). The remaining 15 GB I set up as a logical partition for data files. I guess I went at the problem in a roundabout way - but am happy with the results.

I highly recommend Acronis because it is so easy to install and work with. You can make multiple changes but the program will not allow you to finalize them until you review and commit - so it's easy not to make mistakes. Acronis was well worth the $40 it cost at Fry's Electronics and has lots of functions that I have yet to investigate.
 

A:Acronis Disk Director Suite 10

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I have a customer's computer here that has two hard disks, a 10GB and a 40GB. The 10GB is the boot drive and has been set up with Ontrack Disk Manager (part of Seagate Disk Wizard, both drives are Seagate drives), the 40GB is regular NTFS. The machine originally ran WinME but has been upgraded to XP. The problem is that Disk Manager comes up with an error on startup saying it can't find the operating system. I can't get into the 10GB drive to find out what's happened, it doesn't show up as a readable partition when I boot off a floppy or plug the drive into another machine. Partition Magic 8 reads it as a "Disk Manager" partition. When I boot off the XP setup CD it doesn't see any partitions on the drive. The most I've been able to do is run EasyRecovery over the drive using the RAW partition type (i.e. it doesn't find any files as FAT32 or NTFS), which allows me to extract all the files, but without the filenames or directories. Spinrite seemed to find a bad sector when I did a level 2 recovery, Seatools found no errors on the drive.

Does anyone know how you can copy files off a drive that has been set up with Ontrack Disk Manager? I installed ODM on a workshop computer but it doesn't seem to have any feature that lets me convert the drive to a regular partition format, or extract files from it.
 

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Is it possible to backup part of a partition to cd-rw of dvd-rw? If so, how please?

thanks
 

A:Acronis disk director suite question

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Dear All,

Pls help me run Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 for Windows 7, this is error :

"Program Compatibility Assistant [Main Instruction] This program is blocked due to compatibility issues [Expanded Information] Acronis Disk Director 10 is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, contact Acronis"
Everybody, any solution about this problem ^^

Thanks so much, Best Regards,

A:Problem about Acronis Disk Director Suite 10

Hello 4rumktl.

Since Windows 7 is aware of this incompatibility, I believe you should not try to use this application. It might mess up your hard disks.

However, if you want to force the use of it, you could try running it in compatibility mode

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So, when I view my disk mgt on my new Lenovo Y480, I get the message as seen in Lenovo Disk Mgt picure. When viewing my Intel Rapid Storage Technology (see other 2 pictures), it "appears" everything is working correctly. I have the Y480, model 209387U: IdeaPad Y480 14" Laptop | Shop | Lenovo | (US) . This is supposed to be using 32GB SSD.

Thoughts?

A:Lenovo: Initialize disk before logical disk manager can access it?

Update. I tried to initialize on the old machine that will be going back and received the attached message. Thoughts?

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Running a freshly done re-install of win 7 64 bit.

I'm working on bringing the newly installed machine up to speed, and want to do it like the old OS that lasted 5 yrs was done.

That is, I broke the main OS disk into 2 pieces... so three total since the OS takes a tiny 200mb partition.

I guessed a good size would be 150 GB for the OS... 5 yrs ago. It turned out to be a bit close by the end of its career and was only 34GB shy of 150 GB.

So this time I thought I'd give it another 40GB making it around 190 GB.

So, cutting to the chase:
Using the OS tools, it appears the disk manager wants to keep around 250+ for the OS. I cannot see why this would be the case.
I have some screen grabs at the end showing the shrink dialog, and snap of the properties of the disk.

And know too that I have:
Tested and De-fragmented this disc, and it has been freshly reformatted too. All not long before starting work to shrink it.
The dialog (see image below) shows (Sz taken direct from the tool. Conversions from : Convert gigabyte to 248006 megabyte - Conversion of Measurement Units )

. . . . . size before shrink: 476838 - 465.66 GB
. . . . Shrinkable amount: 228832 - 223.47 GB
Total size after shrinking: 248006 - 242.12 GB

242 GB seems a bit hefty for the OS partition given the fact that it topped out at less than 150 GB after 5 yrs of use.

I'd really like to pare that down... but a little hesitant to get after it with Partition Wizard or the like.

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A:Using win7 Disk manager to shrink disk... leaving partition too big

I'd think only you can decide how much additional space you need, both for application programs you plan to install eventually as well as for any data those programs may manage, not to mention other documents and files you currently have or plan to have in the future.

I myself have three internal hard drives in my "small" machine, divided into partitions C-M. This structure has evolved for many years, and I know exactly the type of data I put on each partition. C is obviously primarily for Windows and programs, along with miscellaneous "data" that's kind of generic. Any other data that is significant in size or numbers (e.g. multi-media audio/video/pictures) go elsewhere, as does important "work related" data. I've never bothered to try and move "\My Documents" off of C, I simply SAVE data to other partitions when given the opportunity.

Anyway, I agree with you that a "minimalist C" in the real world doesn't need to be much larger than probably 75-100GB tops, assuming you have someplace else (like a second partition) to store your REAL (or really large/numerous) DATA files, and assuming you're conscientious about SAVE'ing your data to those other partitions rather than just letting the target location default to say "downloads" or "\My Documents", etc.

Here's my "small machine" setup. Note that I'm only using about 64GB of my C-partition, of which the Windows 7 Pro x64 folder itself is 29G... Read more

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Hello everybody.

I had a problem after uninstalling O&O Defrag using Revo uninstaller. My system became unstable, I tried system restore, tried to recover my system from the recovery partition, and a set of recovery CD's, all to no avail.

Someone suggested that I use Artellos ARCDS recovery CD. It made one pass then stopped working. I was advised that I would need to get a Windows XP Pro Media Center CD (2600 build) and run that. As of now I have no way to get that CD.

However, what I do have is a verified recovery DVD and 4 Hard disk backups all created on 02-06-10 using Paragon Drive Backup Pro 9.0

My problem is that I don't know how to use these DVD's, and want to avoid further damaging my PC.

I already booted the PC with the recovery and the #1 DVD, however, there are too many choices that I'm unfamiliar with and loath to try.

There is a simple restore wizard, which seems like the one i should use, however I'm not sure how to proceed from there.

If anyone here is familiar with Paragon 9.0 Pro, could you please advise me on how to proceed.

Thank you in advance for any time you spend on my behalf.

Enrico_49
 

A:Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive

Download the user guide for that software

See "Drive Backup 9.0 Personal" in the link below.

http://www.paragon-software.com/downloads/manual.html

.
 

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Hi..im new on this forum and i have a problem with my old hard disk..every time i turn up my pc, windows pop out message ""Windows detected a hard disk problem" ,"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss". So i decided to replace my old hard disk, but problem is that i have vista preinstalled on my old hard disk. So my question is how can i install vista from my old hard disk into my new one?..please help me and thank u for your reply

A:how to install preinstalled vista from the old hard disk into the new hard disk?

hi check out this first http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/7...e-failure.html just in case and if you do need to read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_cloning

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What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?

Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?

What 3.5 enclosure is good?

Thanks

A:3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?

What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
 
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
 
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
 
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
 
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
 
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
if so how please instruct me
 

A:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
 

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I ran Acronis Disk Director Suite on my W2K system with 2 drives. I needed to expand one partition. The neighbouring partion with lots of empty space disappeared and the Partition letter with it. Both partions exist in the graphics. The partition with lots of enmpty space is indicated as full.

The problem is shown as file system error and the master file index, or what ever is the name, corrupt.

The "lost" partition does not show up in the check disk of in Nortin Disk Doctor.

I would like to repair the master index, but I don't know how.

Puh!
 

A:Acronis Disk Director Suite distroyed a partition

Hm. It's rather strange problem.
Let's make it clear,
What are the size of partitions, what kind of partitions (primary, NTFS or other..)?
What excactly you did before you find that you couldn't see the partition?
and what does Disk Director show?
 

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Trying to burn a disk in Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006.

Gets about half way through and get an error message.

"Unable to finish burning disc. An error has occurred while burning your files to disc. Digital Image Library is unable to finish the burn process."

Googled this error and found nothing.

Running xp sp 2 with enough memory and hard drive space to handle the job.

CD-RW drive works because I can burn a disk any other way. (drag and drop, send to CD-RW drive, copy and paste, etc.)
Problem seems to be within the Imaging software.

Problem first appeared on a friend's computer.

After trying unsuccessfuly to sovle her problem, I tried it on my computer and had the same problem.
We are both using the Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006.

It does not bother me, but she really wants to burn disk using the software.

Now I'm stumped and curious to find out it anyone else has this problem and what the solution is.

Have downloaded and ran Microsoft update for the software. Did not help.

Any suggestions???
 

A:Cannot burn disk in Digital Image Suite 2006

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I'm not sure how I ended up like this, but using Computer Manager > Disk Manager, I ended up with my disk 0 as follows:

System Reserved
85MB NFTS
Healthy (System, Active, Primary partition)

16MB
Unallocated

System (C)
139.64 GB NTFS
Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

In addition, I have four other hard disks, and they are correctly formatted and partitioned (one partition each -- which is what I want with disk 0).

Objective: reclaim the unallocated 16MB and add it to the healthy section; likewise, reclame the "System Reserved" and also add it to the healthy section.

I'm rebuilding the system and don't have much software, so I could reload Windows 7 (Professional), but I'd rather avoid reloading those 100 fixes!

What should I do?

A:Using Disk Manager, need to unshrink and reclaim Disk 0 space

Just extend System Reserved into the 16mb space which was shrunk from it: Partition or Volume - Extend.

The rest looks correct although it would be best to see a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt map with listings.

Make sure none other than SysReserved are marked Active.

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Hi.
I would do a backup here, and switched on my USB to IDE drive on. But what I get is, that it tell me:

"You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manger can access it"

The attachment shows what I mean, and I cannot see the drive.
What can I do now ?

A:Initializing a disk before logical disk manager can access it.

I assume you want to backup to disk 1?

I assume it is not initialized. You can't use it if it is not initialized.

So I'd guess from your screenshot that it's asking you to poke "OK".

But maybe I don't understand your problem.

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Windows 10

I have two 3 TB Seagate HDDs that are a mirrored pair on a Marvell Raid Card.  Each HDD is 3 TB.
I use this as a back up drive.  The drive is partitioned into 3 parts.  I believe I used MBR formatting but it may have been GUID.  It has been working as I have backed up around 2 TB already wit no problem. The drive is now invalid. 
It shows up under the Marvell boot software with no errors.

The only thing I know that could have affected this HDD is that I unplugged an external hard drive from the 3.0 USB.  the screen was not on so I did not see anything.  The other thing was that the computer was rebooted by someone else, and it may
have been a hard boot, before I noticed the problem.

If I am looking at the correct HDD with the program HxD (i am not sure how to distinguish one hard drive from another on the program), the side column in the hexadecimal listing has a note on line 160 that says "Invalid partition table.Error loading
operating system.Missing operating system.."  This does not seem like an error that should appear on a hard drive that is not the boot drive so I am not sure if I am looking at the correct drives.

What can I do?

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Hi,

I have a 1 TB C:/ drive in my Lenovo desktop that is not being recognized by windows 7 prof after rebooting.
I put it in an external drive enclosure and connected to two other systems running windows 7 using USB and got an error "you must initialize a disk before logical disk manager can access it" when checked "Disk management".
I can't initialize the disk as I have lot of personal files/pictures on this disk that I can not effort to lose. I also tried with Ubuntu and this disk has not been identified. Any help appreciated and I also can't spend any money with data recovery labs. I can see the disk was spinning and a green light was blinking but hear a clicking sound with 1 to 3 seconds intervals.

best regards,

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