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Windows 7: Partition help!

09 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074

I defragged before I took the screenshot. I have 99.6GB's free. I tried to use the Gparted LiveCD, but it wouldn't let me shrink it past 1MB either...

FML? I think so...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2009   #12


It must be an unmovable file.

What you could do if you have another hard drive is to run a full recovery backup of Seven, resize/repartition the drive and run recovery to reinstall Seven.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074

I think I need to reformat my hard drive. I have a laptop, and I don't have another drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Jul 2009   #14


Install the Google OS on a flash drive. Working on a solution for your volume shrink. Pending...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2009   #15


Since the shrink can only occur within contiguous free space, it is only logical that something is sitting at the end. Eliminate your page file. Defrag your MFT (Diskeeper Pro, PerfectDsk, maybe Defraggler Diskeeper Lite won't do it) . Use disk cleanup. Empty IE (etc) temp files. Turn off System Restore (and kill restore points ?!?)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jul 2009   #16


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2009   #17

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64

Reboot then defrag again. Try a different defragger than Windows. I had this issue before to shrink a vol for Ubuntu. Defrag, reboot, defrag again. Eventually you will be able to shrink it.

I used this to get it.

Download Power Defragmenter 3.0 - This software will take the defragmentation process to a whole new level - Softpedia

its a GUI for contig

I had to make sure there was no hibernation file. I also changed the size of my pagefile just to make sure it was working right.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2009   #18

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074

Thanks for your suggestions guys! I figured I needed to reformat anyway, and I wanted to try the new ext3 filesystem, so I just slapped Fedora 11 KDE on my HD. I'll reinstall seven when the RTM gets leaked.
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