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Hard Drive wont let me partition

I have a laptop Ausu U36JC it has 298 GIGS 233 of that is free, I am trying to create a partition of a 100 GIGS but when but when i try to shrink volume in disk management all the options are grey out. The reason for doing this is that i would like to dual boot linux and windows 7, try to make the move from windows to linux.

Total size before shrink in MB: 305242
Size of available shrink space in MB: 0
Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB: 0 (wont go past 0)
Total size after shrink in MB: 0

Can someone please shed some light on this?
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  1. Try to defragment the disk first. You can not shrink the volume, if something is stored at the end of the partition.
  2. noidea_77 said:
    Try to defragment the disk first. You can not shrink the volume, if something is stored at the end of the partition.


    no luck, same thing is happening
  3. Best answer
    You can try out a few versions of Linux on one Bootux Bootable USB stick without having to change the partitions on your Windows PC or remove Windows. It's the easy way to multiboot.
  4. did you try this and take care not to erase any recovery partition http://www.partition-tool.com/
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