Can't move partition

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by RKelly5327, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. RKelly5327

    RKelly5327 Registered Member

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    Hi folks, I've attached a file of the disk map I'm working on, seeking help in how to move this one partition. First, it's a dual boot system, Win XP Pro and Win 7 Pro, 500 GB drive. XP was the original, then added 7. 7 is default boot now via boot edit.
    I originally divided the drive up into 2 partitions, but am running out of room on C. I had lots of room on F so I resized F which gave me the G drive. I want to add G to C but cannot move it or add it to C because it's still part of the F drive. At first it was on the right end of F, so I moved it to the left end, but that does not help. I cannot move it or add it to C, and I cannot move C, of course, to add it to G. If I can move it and add it to C, then I will have about 25 G's of space added to C which is what I need.
    How do I do thiso_O
    I hope this is posted in the right place! I tried to find similar posts dealing with this, but couldn't. If I missed the post where it should go, I apologize.
    And my thanks, you bet, to any and all gurus who can help me with this!
    Ron K
     

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    Hi
    1. Delete G volume.
    2. Shrink extended partition to F volume size.
    3. Extend C volume
    Maybe require reboot or say "i can't". Better proceed all from WinPE bootable media.
     

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    Mr. Fireworker, I hope that doesn't mean you are gonna fire me. I want to be sure I understand before I go ahead. Since I can't do anything with G after I delete that volume, I guess you mean I should resize F to incorporate G. Then after that's done, shrink F the size I had G, doing so at the left end. Then after that's done, resize C into the space F left. Is that right?
    Thanks again.
    Ron
     
  4. fireworker

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    Mr. RKelly5327, pardon me my English.
    No need resize F and G, only C need. Extended partition (light green) has no letter.
    See video (after rename extention and un7zip) please.
     

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    RKelly5327 Registered Member

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    I understand now. Thank you!
    Ron
     
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    Well, here we go again. I don't know if I'm just plain stupid or if this situation is beyond what PM can do. I understand the movie clip fine, but cannot get my partitions to work the same way. I really hesitate to post all these pics, but want to show what I see on my 'puter. PM1 shows F partition highlighted with a small unallocated FAT partition on the left. PM2 shows the C partition with no option to include the FAT partition to make C bigger. PM 3 shows what happens when I try to shrink F. It makes the FAT partition even bigger and F smaller. It doesn't leave it isolated. PM4 shows what would happen if the changes were applied. The FAT still is not isolated, but is still a part of F. C can't be resized to include the FAT partition at all because it is still a part of F. I don't know how to isolate the FAT partition like the movie clip shows. I have tried every scenario I can think of. I've formatted the FAT partition as NTFS and still get the same result. I deleted it per the instructions and it still remains a part of F. I've left the FAT partition as it is and tried to resize F, but it only makes the FAT partition bigger and still remains a part of F. I've also booted from both the Windows 7 partition and the XP partition and get the exact same results either way. What am I doing wrong? Where am I missing it? I plead for patience and thank you for help at the same time. I notice in the instructions that you refer to F as an extended partition. However in the setup I have F is a logical drive. That's the way it set up when I installed Windows 7 as the 2nd boot option. Would that have anything to do with the fact that I can't isolate the unallocated space so that the C partition can "grab" ito_O
    Ron
     

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  8. RKelly5327

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    I can't resize the primary partition and make it bigger. I can't get a block of space from the logical partition- F, and move it to the left of C, the primary partition. I only have 4 - 5 Gs of space left on C, but have found no way to move space from F to C. Right now the only thing I can see to do is to make a new partition from F, format it as an extra partition, and move files from C to the new partition to give me space on C.
    I appreciate everyone's suggestions. I try them all.
    Ron
     
  9. SIW2

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    No, you can't get it from the logical drive.

    You have to shrink the extended partition. The extended partition surrounds the logical drive - it is the container for it.

    You need to click on the edge of the extended partition ( not the edge of the logical drive).

    You will see it go gold to indicate you have selected it. You can resize that.

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