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"Unable to find a free MBR slot in virtual partition.dll usually due to no free slots on disk"

Situation:
When attempting to run an operation in Ghost that requires a reboot into the virtual partition, you receive the error "Unable to find a free MBR slot in virtual partition.dll--usually due to no free slots on disk."

Solution:
This problem occurs when the client computer has used up all four primary partitions in the partition table of the boot drive. An Extended partition takes up one Primary Slot, so having three Primary partitions and one Extended partition would also cause this issue.

Computer architecture allows each hard drive to have no more than four primary partitions (the other partitions are extended partitions). Because the Ghost Virtual Partition is implemented as a primary partition, you see this message when the disk is using all four primary partitions and does not have an available slot for the virtual partition.

Use one of the following methods to resolve the problem

  • Start the computer from a Ghost bootable floppy disk rather than a Ghost Virtual Partition. You can use Ghost Boot Wizard to create a Ghost Standard Book Disk for this purpose.
  • Repartition the disk. If you repartition the disk, ensure that you create backups of your data before doing so.

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