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Windows 7 shrink of partion does not work

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  • Started 1 year ago by babuajay
  • Latest reply from everfloweiver
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babuajay
Posts: 4

ok, I have read lots of post and I know that there work around on lots of situation..But before I go a destroy the
partition table, and goto restore route, which I dont even trust with windows anymore..Just wanted to check if
there are other idea out there...Here is my situation;

* Have 600G disk running windows 7, here is my config

Disk 0 596G
Partition 1 Recovery 1500 MB
partition 2 Primary 579 GB
partition 3 Primary 15G

I was trying to shrink the partition 2 using windows 7 disk management, it said it would srink the volume by 280G or something..
and started the process, few seconds into the process, the darn windows crashed and now it seems that I am missing that 280 GB space.

when I look at the C:
it says capacity 305GB, I do not see any unallocated space...where the hack is the free space..

I already tried following;

* Trun off the system restore function

* Try to defragment the disk

* Try to shrink again. when I try to shrink it only comes up with 1 MB..

This is crazy...any idea?

The diskpart shows the same config as before with same partition config. data..

Thanks in Advance

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Have you looked in Disk Management? Right click Computer -> MANAGE -> Disk Management Bottom half of middle area.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

You do not need to defrag in win 7 BTW

Understanding disk management; http://www.7tutorials.com/how-.....nt-utility

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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oldgeezer
Posts: 211

Windows' own disk management is quite limited and doesn't give a lot of information when things go wrong. There are a number of free and paid-for partitioning tools which can give you more info - Easeus is as good as any, but remember that any sort of partitioning of a live drive has its risks.

Posted 1 year ago
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germ-x
germ-x
Posts: 5310

You might also try this, it's not disk management but it will allow you to change your partition sizes plus many more options
http://download.cnet.com/MiniT.....62200.html

Posted 1 year ago
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babuajay
Posts: 4

Xhi,

Yes I have looked in disk management, the middle area have no unallocated space, and it shows C: 579GB NTFS..

but when I goto computer it shows C: as being 305GB, hence missing the unallocated space..

I will check out some of the tools listed in above post and report back...

Posted 1 year ago
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ispalten
ispalten
Posts: 6259

Have you tried running CHKDSK on the partition? Is should correct any error.

Irv S.

Posted 1 year ago
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babuajay
Posts: 4

I ran the minitool partition tool, but no help..That tool ran for almost 2 hours scanning for the disk..but it came back with like 15Gb unallocated space..
I tried running chkdsk but it says I dont have permission...I have no idea why it says that...I am the only user and have the Admin rights to this PC.

Posted 1 year ago
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ispalten
ispalten
Posts: 6259

You have to run CHKDSK from an ELEVATED COMMAND PROMPT, or from the PROPERTIES of the drive in COMPUTER on the right side of the Start Orb from the TOOLS tab.

From a 'plain' command prompt you see this :

=========
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

c:\>chkdsk c:
Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges.
You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.

c:\>
==========

However, if you RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON on the COMMAND icon in START ORB ==> ALL PROGRAMS ==> ACCESSORIES, and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR you'll get something like this :

======
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>cd \

C:\>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
267776 file records processed.
File verification completed.
852 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
79 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
350602 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
267776 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
41414 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36347040 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

112334848 KB total disk space.
67918424 KB in 207582 files.
117428 KB in 41415 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
432516 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
43866480 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
28083712 total allocation units on disk.
10966620 allocation units available on disk.

C:\>
================

Don't forget to use the /F parameter on CHKDSK at a minimum.

Irv S.

Posted 1 year ago
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babuajay
Posts: 4

well...chkdsk ran fine, but still can not find the unallocated space..

more and more looking like need to go recovery way...which I really don't want to..

Posted 1 year ago
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germ-x
germ-x
Posts: 5310

Have you tried either Partition Wizard or Easeus? You have to make the bootable disk then boot using the disk.

Posted 1 year ago
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everfloweiver
Posts: 2

I don't know which version of Windows u r using, but if you are on Windows 7 starter u can't have that option. So, what i did last time was upgraded the windows version to home premium then, it worked.

Thanks :)

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