how to resize my partition while vista says it has no space but there's space enough

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by misterjerry, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. misterjerry

    misterjerry Guest

    I have a partiotn with vista ultimae on it, it's aroun1,3 TB big.
    It still has around 700 GB free space.
    I already reduced the virtiual memory size to 200 mb to make sure that
    windows finds space but no..
    It keeps on saying there is 0 space to use (and then suggest to have a look
    at the virtual memory or at the moment'recordings'(i think with that is
    meant systemreplacement, the replacepoints.
    Should i remove those systemreplacepoints and where i they located?
    And what about this: i just read that systemreplacement ony works with a
    disk of at leas 1 GB, is that true?

    Thanks for all your help,

    misterjerry, Nov 5, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Run diskmgmt.msc - how much free (unpartitioned) space is available on the
    drive? What steps are you taking to expand your system volume?

    Unlock virtual memory, restricting it is pointless and possibly detrimental
    to system performance. Space occupied by vm and system restore is on your
    existing volume and would have nothing to do with an issue with expanding
    the volume.
    Rick Rogers, Nov 5, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    now, after having added the free space i already had to the c-C didsk,
    i am now not at all able to resize the cdisk...!? The message: acces denied.
    (first by the way i got the message logic station acces denied, didnot
    understand that as i never created a logic station..) but now i just get:
    Acces Denied..

    This means i have now 1 partition (C) of around 1,4 TB.
    And vista cannot make it some smaller..

    There must be a failure somewhere and i like to know where ofcourse and how
    to solve it, microsoft must have a solution for this?
    misterjerry, Nov 5, 2008
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    jcgriff2 Guest

    Hi Jerry. .

    Please run a Vista system health report along w/ msinfo32 and let's se
    if this can be figured out

    *Perfmon (Health report):
    START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | RIGHT-click on cmd.ex
    above | select Run as Administrator | the cmd/DOS screen will appear
    type the following

    *perfmon /report*
    It will take 60 seconds and the output will appear in an IE7 browser
    Please save as an HTM or HTML file - you'll see the default fil
    extension when you go to save it

    START | type msinfo32 & hit enter - save it as an NFO file (default

    Zip both up and attach to your next post

    Can you also get a screenshot of Disk Management, please
    START | type *diskmgmt.msc* - hit enter | be sure to expand screen s
    all can be see


    Regards. .

    jcgriff2, Nov 5, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    hi, i appreciate your help

    shall i first install english language into my vista system before sending
    the reports? (can i just add attachments here into the newsgroups??)
    as my language and the reports are in Dutch now..

    misterjerry, Nov 5, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    Just one more thing: i now installed the english language and i created the
    logfiles as you requested. (the perfmno/report html file and the msinfo32
    nfo file)
    I just want to know:
    1 is it save to share these files here in a newsgroup (other people, please
    reply), how about my pc's security?
    and 2, can i just add an attachment right here in the newsgroup?

    when i had some replies, i will add them here today

    Thanks already,

    misterjerry, Nov 6, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    misterjerry, Nov 6, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest


    The second link in my last post doesnot work, to make it work i did this:
    go to:

    and then: )!) rename/change the nfo into html, then you have the real


    misterjerry, Nov 6, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    uhm, anybody who can help me further here..?

    misterjerry, Nov 6, 2008
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    DDW Guest

    Why don't you organize your thoughts and just start over with a new
    thread. This one is a PITA to try to read and comprehend.

    DDW, Nov 7, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    Ok,.. just made a new hopefully understandable thread..

    misterjerry, Nov 7, 2008
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    jcgriff2 Guest

    Hi Jerry. .

    I looked for a new thread for you, but did not find one. Thank you fo
    the reports.
    One is telling me that you have a 500 GB HDD w/ 1200 GB free. Onl
    drive c: is listed and no others


    Drive C
    Description Local Fixed Dis
    Compressed N
    File System NTF
    Size 500,00 GB (536.870.912.000 bytes
    Free Space 1,20 TB (1.320.980.656.128 bytes


    The other report that you have a 1.5 TB HDD w/ 1.5 TB free space
    Obviously these figures can't be right

    I also noticed in WERcon that you have dozens of app crashes and ap
    hangs w/ 0xc00000005 exception - a memory access violation. I think tha
    !Avast is causing them b/c its firewall is blocking ports. The Microsof
    NET driver ntdll.dll named as probable cause in many. I highly doub
    this to be the case. The real culprit is getting away at the scene o
    the crash and ntdll.dll is left to blame. You also have AVG installed
    Only 1 a/v program s/b installed and I suggest that you use the Window

    For info, zipping up those 2 files that totaled 4.4mb would hav
    resulted in a 202k zip file

    Regards. .

    jcgriff2, Nov 9, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    Hi again, i did start a new thread though.. but this one is still
    understanadable for you luckily.

    Basically i read: my system is pretty 'non stable/not right working.
    The only option is see is a complete new install, allthough everything for
    the rest works fine though.
    It's too absurd that my computer reads c disk as 500 gb while i have 1,5 tb.
    for all the other things, the non ability of resizing, i see only the
    solution of complete reinstall..

    which will take me a day..
    misterjerry, Nov 9, 2008
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    HappyAndyK Guest

    'How To Resize, Extend, Shrink, Delete, Merge Partitions In Vista.
    ( may help you
    HappyAndyK, Nov 9, 2008
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    misterjerry Guest

    it seems you peopple didnot get me, al your help advicesa rea unusable....

    all your help didnot work..
    but, i found EASEUS partition manager (freeware for home use) which was able
    to do the trick.

    but still my system malfuntions, if i'd go to the management console and go
    to the screen where to resize/epand, create partions etc, it's impossible to
    assig non used space to a partion..anymody suggestions for that?
    donot think so, wiill try to fix it with the program or reinstall vista.

    misterjerry, Nov 10, 2008
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