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Old 11-15-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Hey, I am trying to shrink my C: drive, partition, using the disk management option in Vista. I am running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. First, it says that i can only shrink it by about 4 gigs, but i have over 200 gigs on a 320 gig HDD free. But when i try to shrink it by that 4 gigs, it stalls for a bit, thinking that i was shrinking it, then it just gives an access denied window. First, how can i get around this and second, how i can i increase the amount to shrink from 4 gigs to something like 50 gigs?
I am the administrator of the computer.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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Did you right click and sign in as adm?
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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is your UAC on?
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:38 AM   #4
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Yes and Yes
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:36 AM   #5
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turn it off and then try

Control panel and it's in user accounts.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:42 AM   #6
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Still nothing. Tried going under net user admin but still nothing. Tried turning of indexing but still access denied.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #7
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I have had the same problem, umm dam man, I can't figure it out.

You could try a program that will split your harddrive into partitions: Paragon's Partition Manager

Do you know about downloading?
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Default Re: Access denied in Disk Management in Vista

try using a partition manager such as easus
i find it works better when you run it off another os/partition, but it may work for you. i just find the vista one a little too basic for my needs.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:34 AM   #9
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aslong as it does the job
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:47 AM   #10
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Well, if i need to use a third party program, what works best with Vista? I want to partition my HDD so i can dual boot Xp and Vista.
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