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Windows 7: Shrinking Partition problem

01 Jul 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Gilly,

Don't think there's anything wrong with your HD.

Appears to be some kind of incompatibility/bug between the Ubuntu installer and Sata controller.

You really need a Linux Forum.

[ubuntu] Softreset failed (device not ready) - Ubuntu Forums
i just googled

ata1; softreset failed device not ready

just before you posted and that was the first page

ive actually asked the question on that exact forum with zero responce

thanks any way

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01 Jul 2009   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

LOL. Well you will get responses here - but not sure they will be a lot of help.

Still, you never know - many are also running nix - might be someone with an idea.
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26 Sep 2009   #13
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I had a problem with XP shrinking enough to dual boot 7. I defragged with Auslogics which showed a system file way over to the right which was blocking shrinkage. I found an excellent program to try called PerfectDisk which will consolidate system files so you can shrink in this situation. But you need to right click on the drive in the PerfectDisk drives window and select "System" to get it to do this. Works perfectly.
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