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Windows 7: Windows disk management showing wrong capacity

11 Jan 2014   #1
shrek55

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Windows disk management showing wrong capacity

I have a 750 gb hard disk and I wanted to partition the disk so that I can mount Centos (i.e operating system) however Inspite of having 262gb free space its shrinking and only showing 15gb. I used windows defragment and even auslogics disk defragment but nothing worked. Please help.


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11 Jan 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please post a screenshot of disk management.
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11 Jan 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shrek55 View Post
I have a 750 gb hard disk and I wanted to partition the disk so that I can mount Centos (i.e operating system) however Inspite of having 262gb free space its shrinking and only showing 15gb. I used windows defragment and even auslogics disk defragment but nothing worked. Please help.
So the only problem is: You can't shrink more then 15GB although you have 262GB free space and already defragmented. Problem most likely is the defragment process wasn't able to move the $MFT. Quite normal.

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11 Jan 2014   #4
shrek55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

this is the screenshot of my disk management screen


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11 Jan 2014   #5
shrek55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

this is the screenshot of the shrink function which i used for the second time which shows zero now despite of 262gb free space


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11 Jan 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

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There's an unmovable file. It's explained in plain Englsih in the screenshot. Soltution: do #3
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12 Jan 2014   #7
shrek55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey guys i did that it wokred. But now i encountered a problem i had windows 7 os in c drive and centos in e drive and now when i rebooted i got this page gnu grub version0.97 .im very tensed i want to boot my windows 7


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12 Jan 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

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Linux does boot? Win7 does boot?

To make win7 bootable do "startup repair" Startup Repair
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12 Jan 2014   #9
shrek55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am new to linux im stuck on this grub commandline i just want my windows7 back . I dont know what to do. And i dont have a windows 7 cd
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12 Jan 2014   #10
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shrek55 View Post
I am new to linux im stuck on this grub commandline i just want my windows7 back . I dont know what to do. And i dont have a windows 7 cd
win7 install DVD can be find here http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technol...download-links (link is temporary down).
Or download/burn partition wizard bootable DVD Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online and boot from it. Then do "rewrite MBR"
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