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Windows 7: Cannot shrink drives -> "service disabled".

12 Aug 2012   #1
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Cannot shrink drives -> "service disabled".

Hey all,

I want to create some free space on my primary drive which is a 128gb SSD. Clicking on "shrink partition" gives me a message that tells me it cannot complete the request because there is an essential service inactive. However it does not tell me which service or how to reactivate it.

Anyone?


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12 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate, first post a snip of a maximized Windows disk management so we can rule that out then the "service" issue.

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12 Aug 2012   #3
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Also that option will not be available because for some reason its linked to the windows "disk defragmenter" service which I would presume is disabled as your running an ssd. You will have to enable the "disk defragmenter" service first or use a third party program.

Danny
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12 Aug 2012   #4
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

samsung ssd by any chance?

I have been researching like crazy last 2 days and I read samsungs magician app does disable a service that stops resize working, seems tho the kind poster above me has told you its the defrag service so try enabling that temporarily to see if works.
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12 Aug 2012   #5
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
samsung ssd by any chance?

I have been researching like crazy last 2 days and I read samsungs magician app does disable a service that stops resize working, seems tho the kind poster above me has told you its the defrag service so try enabling that temporarily to see if works.
Yes it's a Samsung 830 128gb. Now that you mention it... I'm pretty sure this happened after I used the Samsung Magician tool that came with the SSD. I'll check the program's settings and report back as soon as I can access my pc.
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12 Aug 2012   #6
RobinSchouten

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Reactivating the Windows Disk defragmenter service through the Samsung Magician tool allowed me to resize my partition again with Disk Management!

Thanks a bunch.
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12 Aug 2012   #7
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
Reactivating the Windows Disk defragmenter service through the Samsung Magician tool allowed me to resize my partition again with Disk Management!

Thanks a bunch.
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