|Your additional information in response 4 is of some help, but I / we need more information.|
Please - answer the following questions marked by *.
"...my D: partition became corrupted and i cannot acces it anymore even though its visible on My Computer."
" Is there a way to repar/restore the partition to make it visible and accesibble again?"
Some of the things in those two statements can't both be your case.
* Can you see all the folders and files on D in My Computer that you could see previously?
* If you can, are you getting, specifically, "Access Denied" or very similar messages when you try to access some folders and files on the D drive, or - are you not able to access anything on it at all?
* Were the data contents of this D partition on this computer previously, or did you copy the data from a drive that was previously connected to another computer?
* Was the D partition made by Vista or Windows 7?
Or - * did you set the Acronis software to make the D NTFS partition Vista or Windows 7 compatible?
* Is this a brand name computer that had it's original software on it?
* If so, could you see the D partition in Windows in My Computer and Windows Explorer before you used the Acronis software?
(Brand name system software installations either
- hide the second partition on the original hard drive and you can't see it in Windows in My Computer or Windows Explorer,
- or - allow you to see it but you are strongly discouraged from accessing it or you are not allowed to access it in My Computer or Windows Explorer.)
In theory there's a tiny chance you could have problems if you didn't de-frag a partition before you re-sized it, but I've never found that to be a problem.
When you do certain things with a "partition manipulation" program, it auto de-frags the data in any case, such as when you copy a partition from one place to another.
However, the partition may have problems you may NOT be aware of, and it's a very good idea to run CHKDSK /F (d): on it BEFORE you re-size it, (d) being the actual drive letter, if you're not sure whether the program you're using does that or similar before it re-sizes it.
I know Partition Magic 8.0 auto checks the partition for errors before it does most things, and in that case and sometimes in other circumstances it generates an error code if there is something wrong with the partition, and quits what it was doing, and in most cases when you look up the error code, you find the info tells you running CHKDSK /F (d): in 2000 or XP (or scandisk set to fix errors in ME and previous) will fix the problem.
I assume the situation with the Acronis software is similar, and it's certainly newer software.
You haven't mentioned whether you successfully made the C partition larger.
When you used the Acronis software, assuming both the C and D partitions were on the same hard drive and there were no other partitions between the two of them, in order for the free (un-allocated - NOT software partitioned or formatted) space you free up by re-sizing D to be available to be added to the size of the C partition, you would have had to re-size the D partition so the free (un-allocated) space was at the beginning of the space previously occupied by D,
AND, if D was within an Extended partition, you would have had to shrink the size of the Extended partition as well so the free (un-allocated) space was at the beginning of the space previously occupied by the Extended partition.
* If D was within an Extended partition, did you shrink the size of the Extended partition as well?