Error 1839 when trying to restore a Windows PE Console Boot Partition
Last Updated September 10, 2013
You are receiving the following error message when you try to restore your Console Boot Partition and need to know how to correct the issue:
Error 1839: Target NTFS partition may be too small to contain the source partition - continue?
When you click "Yes," the following error message is returned:
"Unable to locate enough contiguous free space to load run. Increase the destination partition size or run Ghost with the -NTEXACT switch."
Running Ghost with the -NTEXACT switch produces the same result.
This error occurs when you restore a Console Boot Partition that is over 200 MB in size. The error occurs because the manifest.txt file is set by default to limit the Console Boot Partition to 200 MB or less.
This is a known issue that is under investigation by the Ghost Development team. To work around the problem, you can manually adjust the manifest.txt file to increase the size of the Windows Image file (WIM).
Open C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Ghost\Template\Common\Winpe (or Winpe-512)\manifest.txt
Increase the number in the line reading "size = 200". Increase this value (in MB) to meet the size of the Console Boot Partition you are trying to restore.
Click File > Save
Rebuild the Console Boot Partition and restore it as you normally would.
The Development team is working to change this preset size limitatation so that it is dynamically adjusted depending on the size of the Windows Image File. This document will be updated with a permanent solution as soon as one is available.
In addition, reducing the number of drivers (unchecking unused drivers) to bring the size of the console boot partition down below 200mb can resolve this issue.
Imported Document ID: TECH110446
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