Can't resize partition

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by rostock, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. rostock

    rostock Registered Member

    Oct 20, 2008
    Hello there,

    I have a Dell Latitude E4600 laptop with a 250GB SATA harddisk with two partitions on it - one primary for the OS and a recovery Dell partition.

    When I try to resize the primary partition it says that the minimum size is 140GB and I cannot make it smaller even though there is more than 200GB available.

    Also it states in the list of partitions that the primary partition has 0 bytes of free space, despite more than 200 GB is available.

    I have tried to create a bootable CD and attempted the resize operation from there but it still says that minimum size is 140GB.

    Any clues?

    Thank you in advance

    - Mikkel
  2. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania

    You could try the following two things:

    1. Run chkdsk /f on the disk to be sure that there are no file system irregularities
    2. Defragment the partition thoroughly

    After doing the above, try the resize operation again.
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