Ghost can't find a free MBR slot

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by don, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. don

    don Guest

    In trying to perform a backup of my c drive , Norton Ghost gives this error
    "Unable to find a free MBR slot in the Virtual Partition DLL. This is
    usually due to there being no free primary partiition slots left on the boot
    disk." I know what this is hinting at because I have my harddrive split up
    into 4 partitions, but I'm not sure how to fix this problem without deleting
    one of them...
     
    don, Feb 28, 2007
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  2. don

    Gazwad Guest

    Keme <>, the doddering-scrounger and impudent
    daffodil-boy who likes nefarious reproductive organ grinding with
    ferrets, and whose partner is a sin-sister with a messy meat crease,
    wrote in <45e61db7$>:
    > don skrev:
    >> In trying to perform a backup of my c drive , Norton Ghost gives this
    >> error
    >> "Unable to find a free MBR slot in the Virtual Partition DLL. This is
    >> usually due to there being no free primary partiition slots left on the
    >> boot
    >> disk." I know what this is hinting at because I have my harddrive split
    >> up
    >> into 4 partitions, but I'm not sure how to fix this problem without
    >> deleting
    >> one of them...
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You need a backup of your C *partition*. Ghost can make an image file of
    > that partition, and save the image to one of your other partitions (if you
    > have enough free space) or directly to CD/DVD (if you have a burner
    > installed).
    >
    > Using Windows, IDE disks can have 4 physical partitions (limited by the
    > "slots" mentioned). One of these can be an "extended" partition holding
    > multiple "virtual drives". If all 4 slots are taken by primary partitions,
    > you are somewhat locked, but you may be able to wiggle your way out...
    >
    > If you need a mirrored partition (for immediate use upon failure of the
    > original), one option is to convert two of you other partitions to logical
    > drives on an extended partition (you can use ghost imaging as temporary
    > storage for that, but simple copying is often easier if you have
    > sufficient free space on the drive you don't operate on). The other option
    > is to add a second drive.
    >
    > If you need a copy of the entire disk, (all partitions, and including MBR
    > and additional info stored outside of the partition areas), you definitely
    > need storage space on a second drive. That second drive can be a HDD or a
    > CD/DVD burner.



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    Gazwad, Mar 2, 2007
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  3. don

    Keme Guest

    Gazwad skrev:
    > Keme <>, the doddering-scrounger and impudent

    [...]
    >> don skrev:
    >>> In trying to perform a backup of my c drive , Norton Ghost gives this
    >>> error
    >>> "Unable to find a free MBR slot in the Virtual Partition DLL. This is

    [...]
    >>>

    >> You need a backup of your C *partition*. Ghost can make an image file of
    >> that partition, and save the image to one of your other partitions (if you
    >> have enough free space) or directly to CD/DVD (if you have a burner
    >> installed).

    [...]
    >
    >
    > Flick.
    >


    Please disambiguate!
     
    Keme, Mar 5, 2007
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