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Windows 7: Logical Disk Manager - Access is denied while shrinking

06 Oct 2009   #1
Inspiron15

Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows 7 Ulti.
 
 
Logical Disk Manager - Access is denied while shrinking

I an trying to setup dual boot on my inspiron 1545 with vista home basic installed.

I made space, ran perfect disk and got a desirable shrinkable space. Now when i try to shrink volume from my Disk management utility, i get an error that -

Logical Disk Manager - Access is Denied.

How to fix this and create a new partition?

Is there any other way to create another partition to install Windows 7 without using vista's disk manager, by using 3rd party partition managers ?


Thanks for reading and replying.


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06 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Inspiron15 View Post
I an trying to setup dual boot on my inspiron 1545 with vista home basic installed.

I made space, ran perfect disk and got a desirable shrinkable space. Now when i try to shrink volume from my Disk management utility, i get an error that -

Logical Disk Manager - Access is Denied.

How to fix this and create a new partition?

Is there any other way to create another partition to install Windows 7 without using vista's disk manager, by using 3rd party partition managers ?


Thanks for reading and replying.
Are you trying to shrink the OS partition from with in it?
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06 Oct 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Inspiron15 View Post
Is there any other way to create another partition to install Windows 7 without using vista's disk manager, by using 3rd party partition managers ?
quite a few people have been recommending this:
Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.
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06 Oct 2009   #4
Inspiron15

Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows 7 Ulti.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Inspiron15 View Post
I an trying to setup dual boot on my inspiron 1545 with vista home basic installed.

I made space, ran perfect disk and got a desirable shrinkable space. Now when i try to shrink volume from my Disk management utility, i get an error that -

Logical Disk Manager - Access is Denied.

How to fix this and create a new partition?

Is there any other way to create another partition to install Windows 7 without using vista's disk manager, by using 3rd party partition managers ?


Thanks for reading and replying.
Are you trying to shrink the OS partition from with in it?
Yes, my dell has C: (Vista installed 287Gb) and E: (Recovery 10Gb) so i am trying to shrink C: to create a 100gb space for Windows 7.
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06 Oct 2009   #5
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Although Diskpart is very extended in Vista/7, i dont think it will shrink/extend the partition marked as active.

You can boot into the windows 7 install CD, press Shift+F10 to bring up command line, and then shrink the partition using Diskpart from here.
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06 Oct 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
Although Diskpart is very extended in Vista/7, i dont think it will shrink/extend the partition marked as active.
Partition Wizard doesn't seem to have any problem doing it. I just tested it.
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06 Oct 2009   #7
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
Although Diskpart is very extended in Vista/7, i dont think it will shrink/extend the partition marked as active.
Partition Wizard doesn't seem to have any problem doing it.
Probably so, third-party tools are generally further extended than included tools.

I was simply pointing out another way to accomplish the task.
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06 Oct 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Alright, but I don't think it can get any easier than partition wizard. So easy that I'm wondering why there isn't already a checkmark next to the title of this thread (meaning solved).
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07 Oct 2009   #9
Inspiron15

Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows 7 Ulti.
 
 

Ok. Now i have created a new logical partition D: using - partition wizard.

Kindly just confirm that this partition (It being logical and not primary) will be available on setup screen of win7.

I will mark this thread as solved than.
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07 Oct 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

yes you should be able to install Windows on a logical partition as long as it has enough free space. If you run setup or boot from the DVD and get to the step where it lists the partitions, you will be able to confirm it for yourself.
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