Vista Disk Mgmt won't let me shrink

Lg electronics / R200
March 14, 2009 at 00:48:38
Specs: Vista Premium, T5750 2gb
The vista disk management won't let me shrink my main parition more than 120 megs which is really useless. It's 42% free so I don't get why it would be so limiting... Any ideas? I used to use Partition Magic 8 but I don't want to buy a new version and it doesn't work with Vista.

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March 14, 2009 at 00:59:21

You're trying to SHRINK (as in decrease) MORE THAN (as in increase) 120 MB?

I read that're trying to make your primary partition smaller than 120 megabytes? ... not sure why you'd want to...

But when I"ve needed to resize NTFS partitions to dual boot linux, I usually just grab a systemrescuecd , boot it, run: startx & then open the gparted application

YOu can shrink & grow NTFS/fat/ext partitions there & it works great...though I've never tred it on a Vista machine.

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March 14, 2009 at 02:10:54
Well... ok maybe I should've been clearer. I want to reduce my main partition by MORE THAN 120 megs but the disk manager won't let me. Meaning I want to have more than 120 megs of unallocated space to create a documents partition.

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