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Windows 7: Partitioning problem

07 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
Partitioning problem


I am trying to reinstall Windows 7 on my computer, which is currently set up to dual boot with XP. I've deleted my old Win 7 partition, and I'm now trying to shrink the XP partition's size so that the cleanly installed Win 7 partition will have the majority of the space. The XP drive currently has 120 GB of info on it, and it was originally set up as a 400 GB partition. I want to shrink this partition to 150 GB, and then allocate the remaining 150gb to my new Windows 7 partition.

Here's the problem: using Easeus partition master, I do the above and hit restart. It boots into Partition Master Boot Mode, and quickly gets to 76% progress and then hangs. I can hear the HD making a clicking noise. I would think this was a HD issue, except that I recall trying to do this once using the Windows 7 disk management tool, and the program would only allow me to shrink the XP volume by 11 gb (instead of 150gb). What's going on here and how do I fix the problem?

Also, the XP partition is currently the primary drive, is there any way I can make my new Windows 7 partition the primary drive?


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07 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Last time I used Easeus I ended up in a mess (maybe it was my fault). Read this, it will give you some ideas.
Working Around Windows Vista’s "Shrink Volume" Inadequacy Problems :: the How-To Geek
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