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Windows 7: Re-partition trouble sign of bad drive?

05 Aug 2012   #1
cbliss

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 
Re-partition trouble sign of bad drive?

Hello everyone,

Let me first start with explaining that I'm new to the forum and to some of the more in depth setup processes. I am currently trying to re-partition my hard drive in order to setup a dual boot. I have just installed windows 7 on the computer, not carrying over anything from the old OS. When I open computer management, it states that of the total 76,000 MB's of the single existing partition, only 1,413 MB's is available to be shrunk by. This is an insufficient amount for the second partition I require for the dual boot. Additionally, when I take a different approach and try to re partition from with in the OS that I am trying to dual boot with, it gives me a warning that the program (gparted) detected that the disk has at least 51 bad sectors when I unmount it.

So my questions are: Is this a sign that my hard disk is on its way out? Is there a way to fix this? Its there another way to properly partition the disk?

I scoured the internet looking for an answer to this but found none. If I missed something and there is another thread like this I apologize.


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05 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello cbliss, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you're getting sector errors it may be best left alone. Have a look at this link below for more info.

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

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05 Aug 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Windows Disk Management has mixed results when shrinking a partition. You are better off trying Partition Wizard, which is more flexible and likely to allow you to shrink as you wish.

Re the bad sectors: they can be a sign impending failure, but I would run the drive manufacturer's downloadable utility as a first step.
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05 Aug 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

As suggested, Partition Wizard will check the file system as it works: Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

If any problems arise during the operation test the HD as wisely suggested.
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14 Aug 2012   #5
cbliss

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 

Thanks everyone!
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14 Aug 2012   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello and you're welcome; is the issue resolved?
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