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Windows 7: Cannot shrink volume, not enough available space when there is?

01 Apr 2013   #11
Zakariah

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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No, I have never had errors or the drive breaking and yesterday I did run tests to see if the drive was working okay and it was. I can copy over sata just fine, it's like it can get so far and then just stops working. I tried doing that resize again with the program got up to 14GB then it crashed again with the same error code.
Run Use WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD RE2 in case of western digital disk

Partition Wizard says DISK I/O error. Prove drive is physically fine. I think it has bad sectors and/or is dying!
Yes I believe you are correct on that! I remember when trying the other software yesterday it said something about bad sectors, which is not so good I suppose the only other option would be to buy a new hard disk haha. I'll get that software but should I do a surface check with the software you recommended to me? That checks over the sectors correct? Well I'll give it a shot.


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01 Apr 2013   #12
nilank

 

Hello Zakaria again.

Once I faced a similar problem. The problem was basically due to the physical presence of files spread all over the disk. What I did was download this simple and easy to use defragger: Disk Defrag - Best Free Defrag Software For Your Hard Drive and then using the "Defrag and optimize" option in the tool (this tool is NOT at all crap, so please don't point fingers at me). That option consolidates all data on one side of the disk and free space on the other side.

After doing this, I was able successfully partiton the drive according to my needs.

You could atleast try doing this. Nothing will harm.
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01 Apr 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zakariah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zakariah View Post
No, I have never had errors or the drive breaking and yesterday I did run tests to see if the drive was working okay and it was. I can copy over sata just fine, it's like it can get so far and then just stops working. I tried doing that resize again with the program got up to 14GB then it crashed again with the same error code.
Run Use WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD RE2 in case of western digital disk

Partition Wizard says DISK I/O error. Prove drive is physically fine. I think it has bad sectors and/or is dying!
Yes I believe you are correct on that! I remember when trying the other software yesterday it said something about bad sectors, which is not so good I suppose the only other option would be to buy a new hard disk haha. I'll get that software but should I do a surface check with the software you recommended to me? That checks over the sectors correct? Well I'll give it a shot.
With the software I told you ... do quick test first. After that extended test.
If disk is faulty.... make backup as soon as possible of important data! Throw it away and buy a new disk.

Don't resize or shrink the partition now. First save the data!
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01 Apr 2013   #14
Zakariah

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Screenshot by Lightshot Finished the surface scan, only took nearly 3 hours Now going to run the test using WD software. Also I had one error. Surely that cannot be that bad?
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01 Apr 2013   #15
Zakariah

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Screenshot by Lightshot Quick test failed on WD?
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01 Apr 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Run the Extended test to get a definitive reading.

You should NOT use Partition Wizard Home version to resize as anyone who's been here for very long should know. It risks data loss and also faces the same problem where System files are running and cannot be moved.

The only methods we know which do not cause data loss during Resizing are Disk Mgmt and Partition Wizard bootable CD. Try that now.
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01 Apr 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And post us a proper full size shot of disk management showing everything, with no error messages covering anything up. Post it by using the paperclip above in your reply.

I backup Greg`s statement of making and using the Partition Wizard boot cd, it`s safer and never fails.


http://partitionwizard.com/partition...otable-cd.html
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