Windows 10 I can't partition my hard disk


New Member
Oct 19, 2019
Hi everyone, I'm using a Dell XPS 15 9570 and I'm trying to partition my C: drive but I'm facing an issue with storage. Even though I have more than 90GB free, every time I try to partition the disk I'm given only 2GB to work with.

I've cleared up temporary files and scanned for viruses but nothing seems to work.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?


The message tells you why. Boot to the install disc or recovery console and then you can shrink it

Hi Neemobeer, I'm sorry I don't understand. I need to partition it from the recovery console? How?

From a normally booted and running machine:

Press Win + I key on the keyboard.
Go to Update & Security
Select Recovery.

Look in the advanced startup section

Click on the Restart Now button which will display all recovery options.