The hard drive is currently partitioned into two 70gb partitions (how I received it :: laptop)
I want to partition the first partition into two 35gb partitions (i.e. 35gb | 35gb | 70gb)
Administrative Tools -> Computer Management
Storage -> Disk Management
My initial attempt at shrinking the first 70gb partition to 35gb, the corresponding Shrink dialog allowed me to shrink to a max of ~31gb. I wanted 35gb. I backed up 12gb of files onto the 2nd 70gb partition thinking that more space would allow for a larger shrink. Attempting to shrink afterwards, 29gb was max. I deleted temp files and even the hibernate file, and 28gb was the new max. Making more space didn't work, so I thought maybe if I fill the drive with data, I would get the result I was looking for (yeah right). I restored some of the 12gb of backup data and attempted a reShrink. Now 27gb is max. I'm confused, but I have an idea as to why I'm experiencing these issues. I'm just not sure what it is called in Vista. Like other users, I've defragmented. Still no success.
I've searched this forum before posting, and the other relevant threads regarding this issue weren't of any assistance. None of them were solved actually. Maybe I missed something?
The single hard drive in my laptop is Basic (not Dynamic)
The first partition is 70.77GB.
52.6GB are free.
That should be plenty of space to create a 35gb partition (by Shrinking)
No success with this issue even on the official ms forums
Edited by mizerydearia, 17 May 2007 - 12:25 AM.