Cannot Create New Partition

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  1. VictorianArtist

    VictorianArtist Registered Member

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    I have bought Disk Director Suite so that I could create another partition to place all my working files. I have a Gateway with a 250 G hard drive and want to take 50 from it for my working files. I have it filled with 130 full of programs and my data files of which I plan on moving about 28 to the new 50.

    Well, this bad boy goes through the motions, I give it a drive letter, name, etc, it reboots, does all its rechecking etc., and voile' .... no drive.

    I cannot do it from the disc as I have a graphics tablet and when it boots from the cd, the drivers are not there and I cannot put the blasted checkmark in the block to say I want the ntfs drive c: to be the drive that is taken away from. I can tab to the line, but not to the block and it never goes "next". So, that is out.

    I was able to use it on my laptop which was recently reformatted and had nothing on it. But my desktop simply won't work. I find th is very frustrating. I did it manually, with the wizard, etc. But when the computer re-starts... the new drive is not there. There is something wrong here and I cannot figure out what it is. I bought this specifically to create my partition without having to reformat. It looks like I wasted my money.
     
  2. VictorianArtist

    VictorianArtist Registered Member

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    Re: Cannot Create New Partition HELP HELP HELP

    I tried it again for the 8th time. It still will not partition, will not split, will not do anything. What is wrong. I have the latest updates. I cannot seem to get any answers. Can someone please help me figure this out?
     
  3. K0LO

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    I'll try. First I'm going to ask you to defragment your C: partition before doing anything else. We want to make sure that there are no file fragments located at the end of the partition where we're trying to create free space. Then, backup, backup, backup! Stuff happens when messing around with disk partitions.

    After defragmenting, let's go step-by-step manually and see where things go amok.

    1. Start Disk Director from within Windows.
    2. Right-click on your C: partition and choose "Resize".
    3. In the "partition size" box, type 200 GB
    4. Make sure that the "unallocated space after" box is 50 GB

    You could also resize by adjusting the graphic image. When you are satisfied that you have what you want, click on the Checkered Flag to commit and let Windows reboot.

    After this has completed, start Disk Director and verify that you now have a 200 GB C: partition with 50 GB of free space after it and post your results here.
     
  4. lightray

    lightray Registered Member

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    Make sure there are no pagefiles on the partitions you are working with. That solved the problem for me.
     
  5. angel.mazo

    angel.mazo Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have been figthing with same problem for about 3 weeks and in touch with Acronis Support.

    In the end, the problem was my "ZoneAlarm Suite" soft. The solution was:

    1. to close "ZoneAlarm"
    2. to create the Disk Director partition info
    3. to commit it
    4. ... and everything was fine, creating the right partition
     
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