Vista Disk Management

  jjss 00:19 17 Jan 09
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My O/S is Vista Business and I'm trying to make an extra partion from a partion that is 73GB to load Window 7. The problem is that when I chose "shrink partion" within Disk Management to make space, I'm only given the option to reduce by 978MB. If I try to reduce by more the "Sprink" button grey's out.

I've used this very useful tool before with no problems so I'm a little lost as to why this problem has come up.

Anybody have any ideas other than using a 3rd party utility which would require formating the 73GB partion in question. I pretty certain that using the Sprink tool you only need to format the created free space.

The HD in question has a hidden recovery partion, C Drive 38GB(Vista) & D Drive 73GB(Data)

Many Thanks in antisapation

Jack

  MAJ 01:04 17 Jan 09

I think that happens if Vista's tool comes up against an immovable/locked file. Did you move your page file to that partition?

  jjss 09:17 17 Jan 09

MAJ
Thanks for your imput. I've not knowing moved page file and I've since checked virtual memory setting to make sure. I left virtual memory to be system controlled. I've used the build in Disk Cleaner tool and defragged the problem partition and tried again with no joy.

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