Shrink a Hard disk

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by Super Sarge, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    I am trying to shrink a hard drive using W7 I get the following on any drive I try to shrink.
    This service cannot be started either because it is disabled or because no enabled devices are associated with it.
    OS is W7 64 bit, I have 4 internal hard drives two of them are 1.5 TB two are 750 gig. I cannot shrink any of them for some reason
    Would the Easeus TODO program be causing this problem?
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I wouldn't think so but you never know. I think Easeus has a free partition manager too maybe that would work.
    Joe
     
  3. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    I found the problem in services you cannot I repeat cannot have the defrag service turned off or you will get this message
    Here is what I found on a Google search Disabling Disk Defragmenter will disable virtual drive manager.

    The reason I want to shrink a partition is I am thinking of installing Linux Mint on it
     
    #3 Super Sarge, Jul 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

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