Disk Management - Shrink Partition

Dave76

Member
Hi Brink,

Thanks for your help with the partitions.

I saw a reference to the antitrust issue before. It's easy to get programs that will adjust the partitions for you.

This is a great forum and have found alot of very useful information here, thank you for the extensive, easy to follow How to's.

Regards,
Dave
 

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Brink

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mvp
You're welcome Dave, and thank you. :)
 

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egydarceyes

New Member
Hey brink.
I'm getting an error message trying to shrink my C: drive.

Here are the screen shots.
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Could you please help me with this?
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Mina,

Double check to see if the C: drive is set with the "Owner" as TrustedInstaller, and that the administrators group has full permission allowed.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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egydarceyes

New Member
I looked at that last night and I have full permissions Brink.
I'm still not allowed to make changes. Thing that baffles me is that I'm the Admin but my account is written against (users/...) and the (Admins/...)

I don't quite get that. I'm the only user and the only admin of the computer, but I have checked both permissions and I have full control.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Mina, is the "Owner" of the C: drive set as "TrustedInstaller" though?
 

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egydarceyes

New Member
I believe so.

here is another screen shot
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and here is what I get when I try to do it through the cmd prompt.
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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Mina,

Nope. The owner is set to Administrators instead. You will need to click on this link to see how to change the owner back to TrustedInstaller for you to have the proper permissions again. Afterwards you should be able to shrink the C: drive in Disk Management.

Hope this helps.
 

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egydarceyes

New Member
Mina,

Nope. The owner is set to Administrators instead. You will need to click on this link to see how to change the owner back to TrustedInstaller for you to have the proper permissions again. Afterwards you should be able to shrink the C: drive in Disk Management.

Hope this helps.

hey Brink,

thanks for helping me out with that last issue with administrative permissions for shrinking my C drive.


I have a new issue now, again with shrinking the C drive.
I have a little over 38 GB of memory and I wanna create a volume with 5 GB.
Whenever I try to shrink the drive, i can't shrink more than 493MB and that's all it's giving me. (see pic)

What do I do?


Why did Microsoft made it so hard with so many restrictions to create volumes, I've been so frustrated with windows lately. I'm thinking about getting a macbook. What are your opinions about mac's?
 

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    160GB (5400RPM) serial ATA hard drive

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Mina,

You will need to use a 3rd party disk management program to be able to do this instead. :(

I think Macs are overpriced. ;)
 
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egydarceyes

New Member
what program do you recommend for this Brink?
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Paragon Hard Disk Manager is a good one.
 

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privateDZ

New Member
HI, This seems like the perfect place to ask this
I have a dell laptop with the following partitions
63MB (hidden EISA config)
D:// Recovery
C:// OS Vista
2.5GB primary i guess media direct? see screenshot below

I want to set up a dual boot scenario without loosing anything on my c drive.

My question is can I use the built in disk management to shrink the C drive or do I have to get another 3rd party software like Acronis? (i dont want to loose anything on c).

Also I have 4 partitions so how do I go about this, what is the best to delete/resize etc?
Trying to prepare for Windows 7 when it gets released, Thanks.
 

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cuff

Member
My problem is not that I want to shrink or make a partition.
When I bought the hard ware for my home built computer, a friend
of mine installed vista home basic 64bit on a partitioned drive.
He only gave me 29 gigs for the os (c drive).
A "d" drive was made for my gaming drive
I'm running out of disk space on c drive. I currently show less than 2 gigs left.

What I'm hoping for is can space be added back onto c drive from the d drive
without loseing anything?

If not, I start all over again.
Thanks for reading this
 

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    Nothing has been overclocked (don't know how).
    Always looking to get the most I can out of it's processing power etc to enhance my flight sim experience

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Cuff,

You will need to use a 3rd party disk management program like the free Easeus Partition Master Home Edition to be able to this without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

cuff

Member
The free edition is only for 32bit. I have 64 bit.
Thank you for your reply.
After doing some more checking within this site, I've seen a few programs that will allow me to do this.

Thank you
Ernest
 

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    OCZ Dual Channel PC8000 DDR2 1000MHz 8Gigs
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    BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 512MB GDDR3
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hanns.g 28" true 1080p w/hdmi
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 I use the whole screen
    Hard Drives
    I use Seagate Barracuda 7200 11 500GB Hard Drives
    PSU
    OCZ StealthxStream 600 watt/ATX/120mm fan
    Case
    Apevia X-Telstar full tower case w/clear side panel
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Sphere CPU cooling fan Copper heatpipe
    Mouse
    Logitech track ball
    Keyboard
    Logitech G11
    Internet Speed
    cable
    Other Info
    I use this computer for the express of Flight Simulator X.
    Nothing has been overclocked (don't know how).
    Always looking to get the most I can out of it's processing power etc to enhance my flight sim experience

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Oh. :o
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

orphilius

New Member
Hi Shawn!

First of all thanks for the graeat and to-the-point tutorial. Following the steps I successfully managed to shrink my C:// partition and create a new one - D:// I even transferred some data to it and it worked just fine. I switched of the computer over night and on the next day the newly created partition was gone. It can be found in the Disk manager as a primary partition, but when I right click no options are available - it just prompts to open the Help and suppport centre. Should I use a third party application to recover my data or is there any way to restore the partition. Thanks in advance.

Phil
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Phil, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management so we are sure of what the layout is?

You might also see if a simple restart of the computer may redetect the partition and have it available again.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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