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Unable to shrink volume beyond certain limit!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by berch2, Aug 2, 2008.

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  1. berch2

    berch2 Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2008
    Im new to these forums so my bad if this is in the wrong place.

    Im running Windows Vista Home Premium and have a 1TB (1000GB) hard drive with 564GB free.

    but when I try to shrink my hard it says I can only shrink it by 7238MB.

    Any ideas on how to get around this? I wanted to create a partion for like 50GB.

    Any help arould be great!
    If you are able to give us a easy soluation I would be happy to send a small thanks via paypal.

    Thanks again.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    That may mean that there are unmovable files near the partition boundary.

    The very best idea would be to defrag with an offline defragger, like Paragon Total Defrag 2008. There are also defraggers on the UBCD4Win CD.

    Failing that, try a defrag, anyway, and if you use any commercial defragger, try using its boot-time defrag function. Look at a drive map, too, to see what files/folders are near the boundary. If page file, you may be able to relocate it.

    Or use an bootable partitioning tool, like Gparted. Whatever you use, the volume should be checked for errors and defragged beforehand.

    Paragon Partition Manager 8.5
    PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
  3. Braydenmartindal


    Aug 3, 2008
    I had same problem do a defrag and clear as much space as possible it really helps make the limited number bigger on my small 80GB :p
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