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Hard Drive wont let me partition

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  • Laptops
  • Partition
  • Windows 7
  • Hard Drives
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March 8, 2014 9:52:56 AM

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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a b $ Windows 7
March 8, 2014 9:59:01 AM

Try to defragment the disk first. You can not shrink the volume, if something is stored at the end of the partition.
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March 8, 2014 11:50:59 AM

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
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March 8, 2014 8:02:51 PM

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.
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a b D Laptop
a c 204 $ Windows 7
March 9, 2014 1:28:56 PM

did you try this and take care not to erase any recovery partition http://www.partition-tool.com/
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