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Windows 7: Disk Shrinking problem

14 Mar 2014   #1
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Windows 7 32 bit
Disk Shrinking problem


I have a HP Pro 3400 series PC with Windows 7 32 bit, I recently executed a shrink volume using diskmgmt.exe on my C: drive which was at 148.95GB. I selected the shrink option on C: drive which allowed me to shrink about 30GB an proceeded, after that I wasn't really paying any attention to the process when all of a sudden the process ends and I get this message from Virtual Disk Manager "Access denied". Now I've got only 114.95GB & the 30GB raw partition is nowhere to be found.

I AM using the administrator account and I've tried AOMEI Partition Assistant, EaseUS Partition Master, HDAT2 to find the missing 30GB RAW partition but still I am unable to locate it.

I'm kinda leaning towards the Winmagic SecureDoc software that's causing this issue but I'm not sure if it is causing the problem.

The bottom line is I need to find that 30 GB raw partition so I can either extend/expand it back to 148 GB or create a new partition.

Please Help

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14 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

Consider this article from Microsoft.

A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility
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19 Mar 2014   #3


delete the RAW partition in Disk Management and then arrange the 30GB free space to C drive. now everything is the same as beginning. then you can just split the big C partition into two partitions, leaving 50-80GB for C partition, and the rest sapce will be D partition. How to Split a Partition Without Data Loss with PartitionGuru
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