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Windows 7: Unable to make a ssd partition!

02 Oct 2012   #1
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Unable to make a ssd partition!

Hi,

Not unable but almost!!!!
I have a Plextor M5P 512GB ssd installed in my laptop! When I try to make a partition here what happens..(please see the pic)!
Not that I want to realy have a partition, because I don't! But what the reason for this behavior (lot of free space but I only can shrink it about 4 GB)?
Could the cause of this behavior may be harming the performance of my disk?

Is anything I can safely do?

Cheers,
paulo




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02 Oct 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You forgot to attach the pic, use the paperclip icon after you navigate to it you have to hit the 'upload' button before closing that window.
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02 Oct 2012   #3
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sorry! Done
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02 Oct 2012   #4
Maguscreed

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okay, actually just read the message in the popup window you are getting. It would appear files the system has marked as 'unmovable' are occupying a lot of contiguous space on the drive in question.

This doesn't mean anything is specifically wrong. It usually just means somehow some files required by the system wound up at the edge of the disc. It really is best to size your disc up first, then do your installation of windows. It's possible a 3rd party parition tool might have better luck
Also running a full defrag of the drive in question may open up some space for the shrink.

Lastly, drives with recovery partitions usually have some strange formatting going on as it is.
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02 Oct 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post

Is anything I can safely do?
Yes.

Use Partition Wizard bootable disk to resize, rather than Windows Disk Management.
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02 Oct 2012   #6
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Since I'm a newbie in this technical stuff, when you say "Use Partition Wizard bootable disk to resize", what do you mean?
I do not want to create any aditional partition in my ssd (I was just experimenting and found this odd because I experiment in the original hdd and I could make much larger partitions!)! But if is anything hurting the performance of my ssd I would try to fix it!

paulo
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02 Oct 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post
Since I'm a newbie in this technical stuff, when you say "Use Partition Wizard bootable disk to resize", what do you mean?
I mean exactly what I said.

If you want to resize partitions, use Partition Wizard bootable disk.

Windows Disk Management has limitations, as you discovered. It considers certain files unmovable.

Partition Wizard does not have those limitations.
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02 Oct 2012   #8
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, thanks :-)
I will use it if/when I want to resize that partition!
For the moment I don't find any use for an aditional partition (unless there is any advantage of make that partition even if I don't use it!)

paulo
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