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Windows 7: Cannot shrink partition -strange message

16 Jan 2011   #1
whs
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Cannot shrink partition -strange message

Tried to shrink my C on my new Vaio Laptop and get the message below. C is on a SSD. Anybody have a clue what this could be. Have already set the Virtual Disk Manager to automatic, but still the same.




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16 Jan 2011   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried starting the Virtual Disk Manager service after setting it to Automatic? Does it start up normally or get an error? If an error is received, what is it?
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16 Jan 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Have you tried starting the Virtual Disk Manager service after setting it to Automatic? Does it start up normally or get an error? If an error is received, what is it?
It started OK, no message.
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16 Jan 2011   #4
SIW2

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Does it work if you try to shrink any other drives?
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16 Jan 2011   #5
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Does it work if you try to shrink any other drives?
That is the only drive/partition I have. It's a laptop. Brand new. Just put the SSD in and took the HDD out. Else it works perfectly. Installed many programs, made video captures, did Power Point shows, etc.

I can use Partition Wizard to do the job. But I am wondering why it is coughing.
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16 Jan 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

Disabling Disk Defragmenter will disable virtual drive manager.

If you disabled the defragger for SSD temporarily enable it to do the shrink or use PW CD.
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16 Jan 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Disabling Disk Defragmenter will disable virtual drive manager.

If you disabled the defragger for SSD temporarily enable it to do the shrink or use PW CD.
Greg, you are hero of the day. That worked. Thanks. +1bip, LOL.
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