Windows 7 Disk partitioning

April 9, 2010 at 07:28:45
Specs: windowsxp, 1GB

Hi Folks,

I have Windows7 Home premium loaded into my laptop.The capacity of the hard disk is 250GB.I have partitioned initially 100 GB into two drives of 50GB capacity each.Later when I try to shrink the remaining 100GB ,the shrink volume shown is almost zero.

Not sure why the shrink volume shows zero ,even though I have almost 100 GB of free memory.

please let me know how can i re-size the existing 100GB.....

Thanks in advance.
Naresh


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#1
April 9, 2010 at 12:17:27

Firstly Hard drive space is NOT memory, it is storage space.
Secondly as it appears you already have 3 partitions, I fail to see the logic in what you're trying to do by shrinking the larger partition. For what purpose?
We don't know if there is another operating system or systems files on that partition.
Maybe if you tell what each partition is used for and what you are trying to achieve, then we may be able to help.

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#2
April 9, 2010 at 14:47:45

It IS confusing. If I am reading you, you have two 50Gb partitions and approximately 150Gb of free unpartitioned space??? (Your saying 100Gb, but that does NOT account for the remaining 50Gb to approximately equal 250Gb drive.) IF this is correct, you DO NOT shrink the unpartitioned space, but you CREATE a new partition within the remaining available space, or you ENLARGE an existing partition into the remaining available space. You need to be VERY careful with your terms because besides confusing US, you are confusing yourself and may easily misuse the partitioning tools (possible to disastrous results).

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#3
April 9, 2010 at 22:27:08

if you are trying to shrink the remaining 100/150 Gb to create more partitions, and the space is empty (for sure) you may delete the 100/150 Gb partition and then re-create smaller partitions from the deleted space.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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