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Windows 7: Cannot create partition

25 Jul 2014   #21
gregrocker

 

PW boot disk has never failed before and is a Windows tool, not Linux.

There is something different about what little I can see in the background of the PW Boot disk snapshot, showing two Logical partitions out of four on the first disk, while your original Disk Mgmt screenshot only showed two Primary Partitions. The Resize operation also seems to be running on a Logical partition which can present complications.

This disparity may be the problem, so let us see the full drive map with all listings in another PW boot snapshot.


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25 Jul 2014   #22
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I've never had ANY problems with GPARTED - download either the stand alone version or download any decent Linux live CD and start it from the command line ==>GPARTED -- It's a graphical program - any Windows user shouldn't have any trouble in using it.
I always use GParted to partition my HDDs.
It has always worked for me.

IMO, GParted's resize function is better than Windows Disk Manager.

For some strange reason Linux Mint MATE doesn't come with GParted!
I don't know what the default GUI partion tool is called, but it is much worse than Windows Disk Manager.

GParted is one of the two programs I install as soon as the OS installation has finished (the other is Wireshark).
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25 Jul 2014   #23
ninetailz

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Multiprocessor Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I've never had ANY problems with GPARTED - download either the stand alone version or download any decent Linux live CD and start it from the command line ==>GPARTED -- It's a graphical program - any Windows user shouldn't have any trouble in using it.

Screenshot (Although this is on a Linux Host the GUI and menu is identical when used on Windows). Handles NTFS / FAT32 etc partitions also - no problems -- just adjust partition by re-sizing the partition space to get the size you want -- works perfectly.

Cheers
jimbo
Thank you so much! it worked :3

Many many thanks to other people who tried to help me

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
PW boot disk has never failed before and is a Windows tool, not Linux.

There is something different about what little I can see in the background of the PW Boot disk snapshot, showing two Logical partitions out of four on the first disk, while your original Disk Mgmt screenshot only showed two Primary Partitions. The Resize operation also seems to be running on a Logical partition which can present complications.

This disparity may be the problem, so let us see the full drive map with all listings in another PW boot snapshot.
PW boot tried to created 2 partition instead of one, that's why you are seeing 2 unallocated partition there

Here my new one:


Btw anyway thanks for helping me.
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