unable to shrink c drive for new partition

  1.    25 Feb 2008 #11
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    Re: unable to shrink c drive for new partition

    In fact I'm having problems shrinking this drive too...

    I have thoroughly defragmented partition c:

    It is the only partition on the disk which is ca. 150 GB
    The partition is 121 GB in size (ca. 29GB unallocated space)

    I want to shrink c: by about 40 GB (the maximum shrink size is about 48GB), so I'm within the limits.

    I tried to shrink it but it then reported an error after about 20 minutes...

    So I tried shrinking it by 10 MB (just to see), and same error message:

    An unexpected error has occurred. Check the system log file etc. etc. etc...

    This is a real pain, as I want to shrink c: in order to create two more partitions (d: and e, one for program files and one for backup files / driver installation software.

    Any suggestions?
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  2.    15 Nov 2008 #12
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    Vista Home Prem SP1 (x86), Ubuntu, XP Pro SP3 (x86)
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    Re: unable to shrink c drive for new partition

    I'm attempting to rectify the same problem now using Diskeeper 2008 (thanks to paul.sild). Currently defragging, so will report back when it's done!

    Peace out!
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  3.    04 Dec 2008 #13
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    Re: unable to shrink c drive for new partition

    Forget it !!!! I have tried everything I have read on the net diskkeeper paragon partition manager etc........Nothing will free up ALL THAT SPACE you know you have......If your the lucky few, maybe......But I have tried it all and nothing...maybe gain a few mb like went from 43mb to 903.....still not enough to install xp......So guess what ? I already have vista home premium installed and have 2 other physical hard drives so I downloaded easy bcdedit and installed xp on drive d ( physical not logical ) rebooted from the vista dvd and selected repair startup rebooted and ran easy bcdedit.....Added a second os and make sure you keep the hd selection to c drive for the xp ( even though it is installed on d drive ) this is where the boot.ini file looks for the os selection. This works for me and I have been fighting with this for days............
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  4.    14 Jan 2009 #14
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    Re: unable to shrink c drive for new partition

    bump for updates.
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