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Windows 7: Partition


21 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 
Partition

hey,
ok so this is my problem

i want to partition my hard-drive so that i can have 2 partitions and 2 operating systems. but when i go to 'run' and type in diskmgmt.msc it gets the there and everything but when i want to partition, it only allows me to partition around 1.3gb
i have a 250gb hard-drive. i want to parition about 80gb.

Screenshot:
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9557/capturexxj.png

i already defragmented through Tuneup and Windows.

if you know anything i can do, please tell me

THANKS!

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21 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try disabling Hibernation and disabling the paging file. Then try defragging again.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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21 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you saying that it will not shrink the existing partition enough?

After following Jon's steps, try shrinking again.

If it still will not shrink sufficiently, you will need to download and install Perfect Disk 10 trial version and do an offline defragging:

Partition-capture.png

Note the setting to Consolidate free space. After this, it might be necessary to right click on drive and select System files to move system files out of the way. These operations will all run in boot mode.

This has worked about a dozen times for me when system files were in the way of shrinking.


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21 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It looks like you have unmovable files in the section that you want to shrink.
i.e. the defragmenter cannot move them and they in the bootsector you want to move.
Maybe defragging in safemode (if it's possible) might help, or defragging from another OS/bootdisk.
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21 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

how do i disable the paging file?
i've heard of it before (something like pagefile.sys)
lol

thanks in advance!
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21 Dec 2009   #6

 
 

Another option is GParted will shrink your partition and move the system files without issue. Here is a tutorial on how to get it and use it:

Hard Drive Partitions - Changing with GParted

Cheers!
Robert
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21 Dec 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ark1227 View Post
how do i disable the paging file?
i've heard of it before (something like pagefile.sys)
lol

thanks in advance!
Partition-capture.png


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21 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

ok... still no luck
im gna go ahead and try it with gparted and see what happens.
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21 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ark1227 View Post
how do i disable the paging file?
i've heard of it before (something like pagefile.sys)
lol

thanks in advance!
From RUN type secpol.msc
and navigate to local policies
select security options
and ENABLE shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile
(See pic)
Now reboot.
You can always disable this again later


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