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Windows 7: Disk partitioning help!

08 Jun 2013   #11
marylushman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, Golden!
I just solved the problem using bootrec.
But now I have another problem, and that is:
In partition wizard I try to shrink c and extend d at the same time and it does this after restarting with partition wizard bootloader until 19 min and 10 sec have elapsed. And then it gives me a I/O Disk error, running status code : 24 (around 40% total). I have just checked for errors on the disk and only found 49 reparsed files(not sure what that is). I'll have to give it another go and see if this works.


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08 Jun 2013   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Are you using the bootable version of Partition Wizard? If not, use that.

Shrink C: first, then lets look at your Disk Management screen.

Regards,
Golden
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09 Jun 2013   #13
marylushman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Still, does'nt work.
@Golden
When I give the shrink command a window appears telling me that i need to stop all the processes using partition C so what it does is, it restarts and then Partition Wizard Boot appears and does it's work but crashes everytime about the same place when "Copying data". It also gives me "Error code 3". I could not find anything on google about that error.

Later edit: I've booted from a usb partition wizard boot and still the same thing.


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09 Jun 2013   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You only have 98GB freespace on C: - by how much are you attempting to shrink by?

Do NOT use partition tools on C: whilst booted in Windows - you MUST use the bootable version.
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09 Jun 2013   #15
marylushman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You only have 98GB freespace on C: - by how much are you attempting to shrink by?

Do NOT use partition tools on C: whilst booted in Windows - you MUST use the bootable version.
I tryed to shrink it by 50, it does not let you shrink it more thank 98GB. It does the calculations by itself.
Please check my previous post, I've put a picture with the error.
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09 Jun 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Use the Partition Wizard boot disk to Extend D partition easily into C with Partition Wizard - video help.

If this fails test your HD with maker's Hard Drive Diagnostics
extended CD scan, followed by another Disk Check with both boxes ticked. This will tell you the status of your HD which may be failing.
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09 Jun 2013   #17
marylushman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When I boot from the usb a command prompt appears :
boot:________
I had three options, one of them was linux0. I typed that one and entered, then partition wizard appeared, not entirely sure whether it was the one from the stick.
Also, I would like to add the fact that I tryed to resize these partitions with gparted from linux.(canceled the process due to the fact that it was slow)
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09 Jun 2013   #18
marylushman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@gregrocker
Still does not work, even if I use extend, and bootable too.
My laptop is a lenovo ideapad y560p. There is no hard drive diagnostics tool specially for this model but i've used Lenovo Memory Quick Test for Windows 8 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit), 2003 Advanced Server (64-bit) and 2008 Advanced Server (64-bit) - Desktops / Notebooks / Workstations and it gave me:


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09 Jun 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

What I would do in that case is run CCleaner on C drive. CCleaner 3.19.1721 - FileHippo.com

Then do a Puran Boot Time Defrag with full Disk Check on C drive: Puran Defrag Download

Now boot Partition Wizard, rightclick C to Resize, slide right border to the left by as much as you want, click OK: Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

Then rightclick D to Resize, drag left border to the left into the space you made, click OK, Apply both steps.

There is no reason this should not work as it covers every base to free up space and move System files off the right end of partition.
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10 Jun 2013   #20
marylushman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@gregrocker
Followed your advice and it worked. Thank you!

More precise, i wiped the free space on C with Ccleaner, then used puran defrag(from boot).
I would still have some questions:
1) When defragmenting with puran I was shown 19% fragmented, then after the defragmenting process it shown 7% fragmented. Why didn't it defrag completely?
2)Again, when puran defragmenting, all was good until it reached the "Filling Gaps" part. It got stuck at 68% for 1-2 hours and then I canceled the process. Could someone explain to me what happened?
3) What does wiping free space mean?
4) Why when I ran the storage test I was given those errors from my previous post(pics)?
5) Why isn't puran defrag an equivalent to disk management defrag? Or is it?
And last but not the least could someone please refer me a book about the precise computer architecture? (e.g. What exactly is bios?, how does OS's fit in a computer and stuff) I can take google and hit a lot of forums but that's not satisfactory. It just makes you feel that you know, when you, actually don't.
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