Partition Size

toxic chicken

Distinguished Member
in acronis disk director (bootable), any partition that vista is installed to appears as locked, or something. this means i have to do something different to back up the partition to my external drive, which is usually slower.

is there any way i can unlock the partition size (or whatever the hell it is), so i can modify it?

toxic chicken

Distinguished Member
i used the xml backup thing on ubcd4win, and that put the xp-type bootloader back on my drive, and i was able to resize the partition.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yeah, Windows Vista (specifically the NT6 kernel) introduces some changes to the MBR layout of an NTFS partition table, and breaks Acronis and PM under certain circumstances...

I never found a fix for it - thank you VERY much!!!