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Solved Minitool Partition Wizard Error Resizing User Disk


Steve C

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#1
I’ve used Minitool Partition Wizard for a while without any problems. I’ve just upgraded to version 9.1 in Windows 8.1 Pro x64.
I’m trying to reduce the size of a 2TB NTFS formatted user hard disk by 500MB and create another partition in the 500MB free space.


I’ve set Partition Wizard to reduce the size of the main partition to leave 500MB at the end of the drive. When I click Apply, I get the enclosed error. I’ve scanned the disk with the Partition Wizard error checker and chkdsk but this finds no errors.


What does the error mean and how do I proceed from here?
Partition Wizard Error.jpg
 

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Saltgrass

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#2
You may have a situation where there is some unmovable file in the last 500 MB, assuming you have room for shrinking the partition otherwise.

Someone had a utility to check for such things, but I don't remember what it was.

Have you tried shrinking the partition in Windows and what did it say?
 

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lifetec

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#3
You need minitool partition wizard bootable 9.1 free.
From within windows you can not move the unmovable files( system restore, fileindexing etc.)
 

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Steve C

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#4
Thanks for the tip at post 3. I created a bootable CD using the Minitool Partition Wizard bootable 9.1 Free ISO file and solved the problem in 10 seconds!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel i3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-77X-UD5H
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire R9 280X Toxic
    Sound Card
    Realtek on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520 180GB SSD
    Seagate 2T HDD
    Seagate external 1T USB HDD
    PSU
    XFX 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Microsoft
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    50Mbps
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    Chrome