Primary partition - how to shrink?

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  1. czhower

    czhower Registered Member

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    I have two primary partitions. I want to shrink the second one, but it wont let me change the size down. It will let me move it, or grow it but not shrink it. How can I shrink it?
     
  2. Bro_Soft

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    I wanted to shrink the primary partition and I did it BUT, since it was the Windows XP partition, the active partition, the program says that it has to reboot the system. I expected this, (I used to run PartitionMagic). What I didn't expect is that I had to "Press Any Key" several times to get back to the system. I don't think that this is right, even thou the expected results were achieved. I wonder what System Support would say about this? Bobby
     
  3. czhower

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    I found a different tool which shrunk it just fine. I'm still stuck on Arconis True Image, but Disk Director seems to have a ways to go in some aspects.
     
  4. Acronis Support

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    Hello,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Management Software

    to Bro_Soft:

    To shrink any partition (including Primary partitions) of your system please use "Resize" wizard in the left menu of the main window of the program (please make a selection of a partition you need to resize first). You can also use the same wizard in right-click emerging menu.

    Thank you
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    Alexander Gladkov
     
  5. czhower

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    That is what I tried. It would let me increase the size, but it would not let me reduce the size. On some partitions it would let me, on others it would not.
     
  6. Acronis Support

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Management Software

    to czhower:
    Please make sure that you have enough free space on a partition which you are going to shrink.
    Please try to move some of your data from a partition you want to reduce the size of to another partotion and try to repeat resize operation.

    Thank you
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    Alexander Gladkov
     
  7. czhower

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    The disk had plenty of space. It was a new disk with a fresh OS and most files were defgragmented and near the beginning of the partition. But here is the point -

    1) It was not just one partition but a few I saw this with.

    2) With no changes, BING (a diffierent tool) was avle to resize them without issue.
     
  8. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Management Software

    Please create Acronis Report in the way described below:

    - Download and run Acronis Report Utility;
    - Select the "Create Bootable Floppy" option;
    - Insert a blank floppy disk in the A: drive and proceed with creation of the bootable floppy;
    - Boot the computer from this diskette and wait for report creation process to finish;
    - Collect the report file from the floppy.

    Please send this report to support@acronis.com along with the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you
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    Alexander Gladkov
     
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