15261: Acronis True Image Home 2011 Nonstop Backup: "Cannot backup to non-NTFS partition" When Selecting NTFS Partition as Destination

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There can be two different causes: the volume you choose is encrypted by TrueCrypt, or there is a malfunction of Acronis low-level drivers due to incorrect registry value

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image Home 2011


  1. You have Acronis True Image Home 2011;
  2. You attempt to configure Acronis Nonstop Backup;
  3. For Acronis Nonstop Backup destination you attempt to select an NTFS partition;
  4. The following error message prevents you from selecting the partition:

    Cannot back up to non-NTFS partition


There can be two possible causes:

  1. You are trying to set Nonstop Backup destination to an item encrypted by TrueCrypt.

    TrueCrypt is an open-source disk encryption software that allows you to encrypt the entire partition or disk or to create an encrypted file container and mount it as a virtual disk. See: http://www.truecrypt.org/

  2. There is a malfunction of Acronis low-level drivers due to incorrect registry value.

    (!) The second cause is specific to Windows 64-bit.


More information

If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Acronis Customer Central.

See also Compatibility of Acronis True Image with TrueCrypt.


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