Problem with partition in vista

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  1. 404

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    I have a 250 gb hardrive and currently trying to partition it into 3 parts.

    Problem 1: Whenever I use the windows default partition manager to shrink, it keeps on saying "local disk manager: access is denied" even tho i am running as the admin and with UAC disabled...

    Problem 2: another problem was the maximum i could shrink was about 90 gigs, even tho this is a brand new laptop I just got today and hardly did anything yet.

    tried to follow this guide and did not help much http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...quacy-problems/
     
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  2. Hate Crime

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    Sounds like built in security measures could be blocking it. Does it have a recovery partition? That error is either
    a) you are not RUNNING AS an administrator
    b) there are system files at the end of the volume that you can just have moved by shrinking it.
     
  3. sharp65

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    I've had similar problems when I went to install ubuntu, I would only let me shrink my main partition by a few gigabytes. Have you tried using a live linux CD? I wound up using the ubuntu installer to shrink my main drive and create new partitions and it worked fine.
     
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    ya i eventually just used GParted live cd and it worked. thanks guys
     

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