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Windows 7: Error while shrinking partition, Windows states it has less space

16 Apr 2012   #1
KingJ92

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Error while shrinking partition, Windows states it has less space

I tried to shrink my Windows partition as I want to try using Ubuntu again (had some issues with some AMD/ATI drivers the last time I tried). I went into Disk Management and used the shrink volume tool. Everything was alright until, alas, the power went out. Now I'm stuck with Windows stating that it only has 1275.71GB available though the partition never shrank and the shrink tool states that it can't shrink the partition at all. Does anyone know if there is any way to revert this? I'm not to confident with having Ubuntu shrink the volume since Windows is having issues with it.




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16 Apr 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

How big is the drive? Your specs say you have WD 120GB WD 200GB but looks like that is no longer the case.
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16 Apr 2012   #3
KingJ92

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yeah I set up a new PC a few months ago. I haven't been here for a while.
I have one 2TB HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000. Sorry about the confusion.
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20 Apr 2012   #4
KingJ92

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So I've tried chkdsk and a few other tools. Some on Windows and Ubuntu. Nothing seems to fix the issue. I'm thinking about trying to re-size the the partition in Ubuntu (after backing up first) and if that doesn't work than I'll probably just reformat. Any other ideas that I could try first?
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20 Apr 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you tried Partition Wizard? Many of us use it with a great deal of success.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

It will let you delete, create, move and resize partitions, make them active, make them inactive and will also repair your master boot record.
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