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DriveImage fails to execute "Drive to Drive" operation. Since the 1TB hard disk is dying, I decided to move the System Drive to newly bought HDD.

It said, unable to retrieve drive layout.

The source drive is a 1TB hard disk ( at Disk 0 , MBR ) , with 4 partitions + 1 System Reserved :

  • System Reserved 100MB NTFS (System, Active, Primary Partition)
  • C: 99.0GB NTFS (Boot, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
  • P: 300.0GB NTFS (Primary Partition)
  • M: 300.0GB NTFS (Logical Drive)
  • Z: 231.51GB NTFS (Logical Drive)

The destination drive is 3TB hard disk ( at Disk 3 , GPT ) , with 2 partitions :

  • X: 200.0GB NTFS (Primary Partition)
  • W: 546.39GB NTFS (Primary Partition)

Another problem: when I right click on X: drive of Disk 3, the option "Mark Partition as Active" is disabled. Why ?

Note: OS is Windows 7

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I just had the same issue. Actually, your drive must be converted to MBP instead of GPT. You can convert it into the Windows Disk Utility program.

Hope this helps !

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The Disk Needs to be in MBR Format.

What I did was just download AOMEI Partition Assistant, right click Disk0, Convert to MBR.

That did the trick for me.

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