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Windows 7: Partitioning problems

17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Partitioning problems


I recently restored my Win 7 OS to factory settings and was running win 7's disk management console. I tried to shrink my C: partition to half the size (the maximum it would allow me) but during the process my computer force-restarted somehow, and my C: partition is now half the size it was before (227 gb now), but it shows up as the full size on the disk management console (452 gb). I tried to reshrink it from the disk manager, but it just tells me that the shrinkable space is 0, yet my C: drive is only half the size it was before, and I can't extend it. Here's a screenshot of the disk:

Partitioning problems-diskpartition1.png

Does anyone know how to remedy this? Any help would be appreciated!

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17 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Disk management is basic and I'd recommend you use Partition Wizard instead, get the free download here:

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online
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17 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Thanks for the program! I also found out it was Norton that was causing my computer to force restart while partitioning
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17 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello iridia, welcome to Seven Forums!

As good and reliable a program as Partition Wizard is, I would not trust the installed version for the operation you need, use the boot CD as suggested and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the Bootable CD ISO file at this link below.
Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather than a DVD; then boot the created CD to make the changes, it doesn't take any input from the user to setup, just relax and let it load.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
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