Resizing C Drive

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September 30, 2009 at 16:18:32
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.009 GHz / 2942 MB
I have three drives C, D & E. I have been able to resize partition for D & E but can't resize C which has my Windows files etc. Other drives are storage of programmes, downloads, music, photos and document files. When I try to resize partition C I get message cannot complete task as C drive is active. I get options to retry - does not work, cancel operation which is pointless, close programmes that are operating on C drive, which I don't know how to or restart PC and wizard will finish the task in boot mode. This last process gives me message that systems file list has errors and tells me to run file check to fix errors. I run file check and get result that files are ok but problem remains as before. Has anyone any ideas how to deal with this problem. Thanks.

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September 30, 2009 at 17:57:43
May not be worth the effort.

You can try to reboot to safe mode and re-try.

I suspect some program is running and holding open some files.

Run defrag and chkdsk first anyway. Also use disk cleanup.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 30, 2009 at 23:59:04
To resize upward requires unallocated space adjacent to the
resized partition. Does your drive have any hidden partitions,
backup or recovery?
Partition operations is best done on systems that are not booted
from the target drive.

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October 1, 2009 at 08:59:24
Hi iefro - Thanks for suggestions, tried operating in safe mode but warned that if tried to partion drive in safe mode would make system unstable. Have done defrag, chkdsk and clean up to no avail. Thanks anyway.

hi wizard-fred - Thanks for your input do have unallocated space next to C drive, no hidden partitions, no backup or recovery offered but was able to create bootable CD. However when used this got same problem. Agree with your final comment. Thanks again.

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