I cannot split the partition in vista

By ramblinrick
Mar 10, 2009
  1. Hello Everyone, I am new here. I have a copy of windows 7 beta 64-bit. I ran it on my HP laptop. When I repartitioned the drive I could not get enough space. So, I just installed it over vista. Then I had to go back to vista for a short time. Now I would love to run 7 again, but would like to dual boot 7 and vista. I don't know what is wrong. I have 260GB of free space. When I go through the process of splitting the partition this is what I see:

    Total size before shrink in MB-305243

    Size of available shrink space in MB-0

    Enter amount of space to shrink in MB-0

    Total size after shrink in MB-0

    No matter what I enter in amount of space to shrink, nothing happens. I have turned off system restore, and paging. I have defragged, refragged, and defragged again. Nothing seems to work. I would really appreciate any suggestions and advice. Thank you.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    defragging had NOTHING to do with partitioning.

    try a commercial tool like partition magic or an open source alternative.
  4. ramblinrick

    ramblinrick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys for the help. I used hard disk manager. I now am running vista, win 7,and ubuntu.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Oh you purchased Hard Disk Manager ?

    That would seem to be a waste, as free options were available
    But so be it, each to their own

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
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