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Need more help with partitioning!

  1. #1


    Gtpod Guest

    Need more help with partitioning!

    Hey guys,

    So I've run some 3rd party defrag tool that sorted out the system files, and
    now Vista's partition program says I can shrink my C: drive by 65GB, all the
    free space on the drive.

    However, when I try to shrink it by 20GB, it shows the following message:
    "An unexpected error has occurred. Check the System Event Log for more
    information on the error. Close the Disk Management console, then restart
    Disk Management or restart the computer."

    I've followed its advice but the problem still stands. I tried checking the
    Event Viewer for more information, but it's very confusing stuff.

    Help is greatly appreciated.
    Cheers.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    BurrWalnut Guest

    RE: Need more help with partitioning!

    It may help you to shrink partitions by running the diskpart command from the
    Vista DVD, which also avoids the occurrence of locked files.

    "Gtpod" wrote:

    > Hey guys,
    >
    > So I've run some 3rd party defrag tool that sorted out the system files, and
    > now Vista's partition program says I can shrink my C: drive by 65GB, all the
    > free space on the drive.
    >
    > However, when I try to shrink it by 20GB, it shows the following message:
    > "An unexpected error has occurred. Check the System Event Log for more
    > information on the error. Close the Disk Management console, then restart
    > Disk Management or restart the computer."
    >
    > I've followed its advice but the problem still stands. I tried checking the
    > Event Viewer for more information, but it's very confusing stuff.
    >
    > Help is greatly appreciated.
    > Cheers.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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