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16-Dec-2007, 10:05 PM #1
Solved: Remove MFT
Hello all this is my first post and I was referred here by techsupportalert.com.

I recently recovered my OS using Acronis True Image. The hard drive it was recovered to is partitioned. Drive C and D. After recovering somehow the MFT was created on the D drive and not the C (where the OS is and where I recovered to). I managed to get the MFT back on the C drive by disabling D and starting the recovery process again. I've tried formating (quick and full and with Disk Director), changing drive letter and name, and running chkdsk /r on both C and D. Still the $MFT and $MFT:Bitmap large log file reappear and a large amount of space is reserved for the MFT on the D drive. I'm guessing there's a registry I need to change or?

Please help, this drive should be reserved for games not the MFT
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16-Dec-2007, 11:00 PM #2
In Disk Management try deleting and then re-creating the D partition.
If it works you can then format it.

If no go try re-booting after you delete it.
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16-Dec-2007, 11:02 PM #3
Are both drives NTFS? If so, then they both need an MFT.

I really don't see how what you are saying is even possible. And how are you even seeing the MFT since it is invisible in almost all situations?

Was it an entire drive backup that you made originally with Acronis?

No partitioning should be done or should be needed if you are restoring an Acronis image.
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18-Dec-2007, 04:13 AM #4
Both are NTFS. I was seeing reserved MFT space via Ultimate Defrag.

Weird after recovery that C had no space reserved and D had nearly 40% reserved. Only thing I can attribute it to is an Acronis Secure Zone update from v10 to v11.

No prob as space is merely reserved. Sorry for hitting the panic button.
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18-Dec-2007, 12:48 PM #5
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Both are NTFS. I was seeing reserved MFT space via Ultimate Defrag.

Weird after recovery that C had no space reserved and D had nearly 40% reserved. Only thing I can attribute it to is an Acronis Secure Zone update from v10 to v11.

No prob as space is merely reserved. Sorry for hitting the panic button.
Glad you got that figured out since I couldn't see how what you described was even possible. Thanks for following up.

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