Windows 10 I can't partition my hard disk


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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?



Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
The message tells you why. Boot to the install disc or recovery console and then you can shrink it


Microsoft MVP
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Microsoft MVP
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.