Need help partitionning for Vista Tags: Partition Windows Vista Computers Last response: February 3, 2007 4:07 PM in Windows Vista Share xblackdemonx January 24, 2007 1:24:27 PM Hi everyone, i kinda need help with this ... I'm trying to install Windows Vista on my computer, i would like to do some benchmark and stuff, XP vs Vista and i also want to see if Vista runs smoothly on my computer. anyways I already have an existing partition on my computer for windows XP and all the other programs, I tried to create a partition with Partition magic for Vista, i have like 85 GB left When i try to create a partition, it tells me that it found out a bad sector on my hard drive and it is not able to create the new partition. I ran a chkdsk /f and it didnt find a single error, i don't even have problem with my hard drive. :x Is there anything i can do to create the partition without formatting everything ? thanks in advance More about : partitionning vista Zyxthior January 24, 2007 1:31:47 PM Chkdsk /f doesn't look at empty free space I believe. Boot into your Windows XP disk and get into the recovery console and try "Chkdsk /r". More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chkdsk xblackdemonx January 24, 2007 1:34:31 PM oh ok, ill try that during the night, thanks :wink: Related resources Partitioning help - Forum Need help adding an existing xp partition to a vista installation - Forum How should I partition a fresh computer? - Forum Need Help With Unmountable Boot Volume Error in Vista 32 bit - Forum Need advice - hard drive setup for a new build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mrcastulucci January 24, 2007 7:04:20 PM What version of Vista are you installing? If you are installing Ultimate or Enterprise onto a laptop, you might want to create a 1.5 GB (1536 MB) partition for Bitlocker... Check out the guides on the MS website. xblackdemonx January 25, 2007 1:35:34 PM First of all im not installing into a laptop, second of all, i'm not even at the installation yet because i cant do the partition with Partition magic xblackdemonx February 2, 2007 8:54:03 PM i did a full checkdisk with everything and it still doesnt work :S it says i have a bad block on my HDD when i try to create another partition ScottyDog February 3, 2007 4:07:45 PM Sounds like you have a hardrive that has not marked a bad sector properly. There is a great program, that will fix it called Spinrite. I have used it to fix problems like the one you are describing. http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm There may be others out there but you need to get a program that will mark that sector as unusable before you can format a new partition. If you can image your existing partition with ghost and do another full format it will fix it too then you can restore the original image. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I need immediate help formatting my Windows Vista hd back to XP.. HELP Forum Primary HD Vista 64 Adding/Partitioning New HD Win 7 Help Forum Need help reinstalling windows Vista Forum New Vista 64 Install will not boot... Need HELP Forum Vista : Need help 137gb barrier Forum How to best partition Windows 8 Forum 1st i7 build - Need help installing Vista Forum Deleted partitions and then formatted - Need to reverse to access data Forum Need help on Upgrading vista (PC keeps restarting!!!) Forum Need help , New HD and vista Forum Dual Boot 7+ Vista , big problem, help ! Forum Need help with switching back to XP from Vista Forum [Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free Forum [Solved] Can I virtualize my current XP install on Vista? Forum Vista and Remote desktop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !