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Unable to locate volume after shrinking partition

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7

    Unable to locate volume after shrinking partition


    Hey Folks,

    I am trying to dual boot my Surface Tablet but am unable to find the volume after shrinking the main partition twice.
    • Disabled Bitlocker
    • Shrank the volume 15 gigs from my OS partition
    • Unable to find the volume
    • Did it again with the same result
    • Unable to find it using WMIC as well

    I'm out 20 gigs on my drive at this point and appreciate any help you can provide.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try buying factory recovery disks & starting from scratch.
    Let the computer make its own partitions.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    What did you shrink them with?

    Does a tablet have things like Disk Management, or a command prompt you could run Diskpart in?
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    What volume can't you find? After shrinking the partition did you create a new one in the unused space and format it?
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