Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Partition Problem


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Why Computer Why

Why Computer Why

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 02:08 PM

:bananas:  Hi!             no idea if i,m posting this in the right place but I am running windows 7 lol.

 

so I was shrinking my primary partition and came to a halt when i saw that 338 mb's was all that could be "shrunk" .

 

I have 50 gb free so it shouldn't be an issue . 

 

So I ran fsutil volume querycluster &  whalaaa  C: 50 0x2000                                  (What! The!  :ranting: ) 

 

C:\Windows\system32>fsutil volume querycluster C: 50 0x2000
Cluster 0x0000000000002000 used by ----D \Python34\Lib\idlelib\__pycache__\Multi
StatusBar.cpython-34.pyc::$DATA
Cluster 0x0000000000000032 used by ----D \Windows\System32\drivers\sdbus.sys::$D
ATA :smash:
 
......................
 
So there is the problem. how do i fix it ?   
 
HELP ME PLEASE !
 
this is quite Infuriating  :flame:


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Why Computer Why

Why Computer Why
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 02:24 PM

Forgot to mention partition is NTFS .



#3 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 24,417 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 02:58 PM

So from what I understand, Windows is still functioning correctly and you want to shrink your primary partition. What were you using to shrink the partition. 



#4 Why Computer Why

Why Computer Why
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 03:17 PM

I used windows built in partition manager.



#5 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,264 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 04:00 PM

Windows will not allow anyone to use the Windows tool to shrink beyond a given "safety zone", based on the size of the entire partition.

 

Louis



#6 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 24,417 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 04:15 PM

You should use Minitools Partition Manager instead. As always, you should backup your data before doing any partition movement.



#7 Why Computer Why

Why Computer Why
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 04:30 PM

Windows will not allow anyone to use the Windows tool to shrink beyond a given "safety zone", based on the size of the entire partition.

 

Louis

 

Right but this file is paging an unusual amount of the main partition . Isn't there a program or or cmd command to tell the drive to remap those LBAs?

 

Also tried mini tool earlier today could not get it to install compatibility issues .


Edited by Why Computer Why, 09 September 2015 - 04:32 PM.


#8 O.T.T.

O.T.T.

  • Members
  • 172 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:04:43 PM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:04 PM

My favorite tool for partition management is EaseUS Partition Master, give it a try.

 

OTT


Please ask Google why some of my links don't work anymore !


#9 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 24,417 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:08 PM

If you cannot install do it offline with the bootable version of Partition Wizard. Doing it offline is probably the best approach anyways. It also best to do a defrag before the movement but you should be okay as Windows 7 automatically defrags the drive every Wed. by default.



#10 Why Computer Why

Why Computer Why
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:15 PM

ok thanks i'll check those out.

 

I'm Still curious if there is a cmd command to have a drive remap like such ?



#11 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 24,417 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:30 PM

I do not know of any but somebody on the forum may know of a command. I am not sure you can remap sectors on a partition that has a live Windows session running on it but this is basically what defrag does so they may be a command.



#12 Why Computer Why

Why Computer Why
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 06:11 PM

ya can't install epm.exe  either getting a windows error window saying

 

 

unable to execute file in the temporary directory .  setup aborted 

Error 5 access is denied .  ?

 

i know it dosn't have anything to do with the partition issue I mentioned above but thought i'd mention it . 


Edited by Why Computer Why, 09 September 2015 - 06:12 PM.


#13 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 24,417 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 06:32 PM

It sounds like you have some kind of permissions issue going on. What happens if you right click on the exe file and select Run as Administrator?

Edited by JohnC_21, 09 September 2015 - 06:32 PM.


#14 Why Computer Why

Why Computer Why
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 07:32 PM

Tried that earlier same result . This has happened before but only with partition wizard ect. 



#15 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 24,417 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:43 AM

Posted 09 September 2015 - 07:49 PM

Another good partition manager is Aoemi Partition Assistant.

 

http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users