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Windows 7: Disk Management Problem

03 Oct 2010   #1
praagar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Disk Management Problem

Hi,

I bought my toshiba l505-s5998 model last dec. I was planning to shrink the my c:\ location as its 320GB and i want to have an another drive with 100GB space shrinked from the c:\ drive.

But when i tried doing it using diskmgmt.msc it show me only 1008MB available though i have 185 GB of free Space. How do i solve this issue. I am not able to see the actual free space in the diskmanagement application.

I even tried to do using the cmd prompt but was unsuccesful to do it.

Can any one guide me how to resolve this issue and shrink my drive.

Thanks,
Prateek Agarwal


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03 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello praagar, welcome to Seven Forums!



Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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03 Oct 2010   #3
praagar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Bare Foot Kid,

I am attaching the Screen shot with few desc and question with in the screen shot. Hope that should make my question pretty clear.

1.) My Computer
Disk Management Problem-computer.png

2) Diskmgmt.msc
Disk Management Problem-diskmgmt.png

3) Disk management showing wrong available space.
Disk Management Problem-diskmgmt_main.png

4) I even tried cmd prompt. But got error even in that. The error is not displayed in the screen shot.
Disk Management Problem-cmd.png

Thanks,
Prateek Agarwal


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03 Oct 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



Have a look at Option One of this tutorial at the link below to see if the Partition Wizard boot CD program is able to shrink the partition.

We have had no errors with this program so far but as always, be sure to make backups of anything you would not want to lose before you attempt the shrink.



Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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03 Oct 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

If PW CD can't shrink it enough, try Perfect Disk 10 trial version. First defrag for compactness, then rightclick C to Offline Defrag>System Files which will move the files in the way. Back up your data first.
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03 Oct 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Praagar,

You've received excellent advice as to how to solve your problem.

I can add nothing there.

The trouble when you try to shrink using Win 7 is that Win 7 likes to put some of its system information at the end of a partition and doesn't want to move them.

PartitionWizard and PerfectDisk, when run offline, aren't hampered by MS's preconceived ideas.
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03 Oct 2010   #7
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

You must try a Third Party Software
Try Acronis Partition Expert or Paragon Partition manager

SJ.
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03 Oct 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Lost,
Actually, he as received some excellent and working solutions.
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03 Oct 2010   #9
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Lost,
Actually, he as received some excellent and working solutions.
He didnt replied ,, so...
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03 Oct 2010   #10
praagar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

Ya i did receive. But the problem is still there.

Using Partition Wizard - Bootable i encounter an error.

Error
Failed to exec the following cmd.

Resize Partition DiskIndex:0 Partition Index : 2
New Straight LBA:4096575
New Partition Size : 497195685 safemode:1

Error Code : 36

Minitool partition wizard detecting that file system of the partition have errors. Please use "Check file system" function to fix it first.
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