Posted 05 October 2008 - 02:33 AM
On my newly built computer, I forgot to partition it when I was installing Vista.
Today I decided I wanted to create a a few partitions on it. As I've used Acronis Disk Director Suite before and it worked, I tried using it on this computer.
I set the operation to take 80GB out of the current 232GB on the primary partition and make a new partition with those 80GB.
However while the program was doing its thing, it said "unable to read sector". (This is a new hard drive by the way). Retrying did not help, so the only thing I could do was "Ignore" (there was no cancel function).
Afterward I rebooted the machine, but now it says "Disk error - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".
I tried booting from my Vista DVD, but going into the repair options, it could not even find my install.
Things got worse when i tried to use a Live CD to view the HD structure. It said the C partition was "corrupt and unreadable", while the D partition was "not formatted".
I tried using the Acronis DIsk Director Suite "Recover Partitions" function but it did not work.
Is there anything else I can do before I have to re-format & reinstall Vista?
Thanks to all in advance!