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Windows 7: Shrinking Partition problem

01 Jul 2009   #1
Gilly

 
Shrinking Partition problem

first of all im running 7229

ok my 1st problem is my computer is only letting me shrink a partition to 13 gbs when theres 109gbs free

my second problem im trying two install a second operating system but it keeps showing


[ 2.436018 ] ata1; softreset failed device not ready

[ 3.084018 ] ata2; softreset failed device not ready

what does that mean?


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01 Jul 2009   #2
xendrome

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Sounds like your HDD is having issues.
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01 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
first of all im running 7229

ok my 1st problem is my computer is only letting me shrink a partition to 13 gbs when theres 109gbs free what are you using to try and shrink it? are you trying to shrink the OS partition?

my second problem im trying two install a second operating system but it keeps showing


[ 2.436018 ] ata1; softreset failed device not ready Device not ready means the dvd has a problem (maybe reading the dvd disk)

[ 3.084018 ] ata2; softreset failed device not ready same

what does that mean?
hope this helps and could you tell me some more abt your computer and what you are trying to do

Ken
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01 Jul 2009   #4
Gilly

 

trying to install ubuntu alongside windows 7


can i do out to fix the hard disk?
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01 Jul 2009   #5
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xendrome View Post
Sounds like your HDD is having issues.
any solution to this

ive just reinstall windows 7 thinking that was the problem

what a waste of time
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01 Jul 2009   #6
andythecurefan

7 Pro Build 7600.16385x64 [2.0 WEI]
 
 

edit the title of the original post so that it could get the attention needed. "trouble shrinking partitions" or something
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01 Jul 2009   #7
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andythecurefan View Post
edit the title of the original post so that it could get the attention needed. "trouble shrinking partitions" or something
thats not really the main problem though
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01 Jul 2009   #8
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
thats not really the main problem though
Are you sure it will only let you shrink it that much, or is that the amount it gives you as a suggestion? Try acronis disk director if you can 'obtain' it somehow, it always works for me.
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01 Jul 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
thats not really the main problem though
Ok how abt we start this again

You have a HD, it has win 7 on it and you are trying to shrink the volume so you can run ubuntu right?

1-ubuntu portable will run inside a win 7 window. that owuld save you the grief.

2- if not what are you using to try and shrink the partition?

anything else you want to do ?

Ken
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01 Jul 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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
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