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Shrinking a Partition (Vista) The nightmare lives on... >.<

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:08 PM

I am running Windows Vista Home Edition SP1 on my machine, with user account control disabled, and running all programs mentioned here as administrator. thumb.gif

The problem started when I first realized I really needed to partition my drive. I first tried Vista's Disk Manager. It seemed to think there was no space on the drive - so I followed a guide and defragged my drive. It worked, well, kinda.

"Access is denied."

Was all I got after selecting C:\, entering an amount to shrink and hitting that big 'Shrink' button.

So, yet again I turned to the internet and used diskpart.exe. It all went fine, I selected the drive, the volume, and amount to partition..and waited. indifferent.gif

"Diskpart.exe has encountered an error - access is denied. Please view your System Event Log for details."

Please help me. screama.gif

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:57 AM

Run it as administrator.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (Jake @ Aug 12 2009, 03:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Run it as administrator.


QUOTE (Xmadole @ Aug 11 2009, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am running Windows Vista Home Edition SP1 on my machine, with user account control disabled, and running all programs mentioned here as administrator. thumb.gif


derp

but anyway, sorry, i don't know much about Vista, so I can't really help :/
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:40 AM

You see, Vista has administrator, and then it has the real administrator that you have to sacrifice a goat to Microsoft to obtain access to.
I can't remember how to get to it. Look it up, try it, and report your findings.


Why are you re-partitioning anyways?
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:52 AM

I heard about that crap lol, 'higher' administrator or something, I'll look into it.

Res, the whole reason I'm doing this is to TAKE OFF Vista, but keep all of my pronzor err, documents.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (Jake @ Aug 12 2009, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You see, Vista has administrator, and then it has the real administrator that you have to sacrifice a goat to Microsoft to obtain access to.
I can't remember how to get to it. Look it up, try it, and report your findings.


Went on it...and...nothing.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:07 PM

There're a few Linux-based "system rescue" LiveCDs floating around loaded up with various utilities including a partitioner... my memory fails me in pointing out a specific one, but that's probably your best bet. If Vista isn't letting you, bypass Vista.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE (Phieta @ Aug 12 2009, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There're a few Linux-based "system rescue" LiveCDs floating around loaded up with various utilities including a partitioner... my memory fails me in pointing out a specific one, but that's probably your best bet. If Vista isn't letting you, bypass Vista.


Yeah... I originally tried using Ubuntu's Wubi installer - but apparently I don't have permission to use that. In the end I'm probably just going to give up and put up with Vista.
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:51 PM

http://www.geekswhok...ministrator.htm

http://blogs.msdn.co...keystrokes.aspx

Even running the "secret" xD administrator account you'll need higher privileges and that's where ctrl + shift + enter comes in to play. TheSmile.gif

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i wish i actually read the first post of threads.


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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:03 PM

I just don't know what he's trying to accomplish. At all.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:03 AM

QUOTE (Xmadole @ Aug 12 2009, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah... I originally tried using Ubuntu's Wubi installer - but apparently I don't have permission to use that. In the end I'm probably just going to give up and put up with Vista.


Well, that'd be because Wubi is the Windows-based Ubuntu Installer... and since you're running it from within Windows, you're still subject to Windows enforcing its permissiony stuff on you.

Sooo you're trying to remove Vista but keep all of your personal files? What OS are you planning to replace it with?
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:11 AM

I tried again, this time outside of windows, and guess what...



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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:30 PM

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Easiest way is to just grab the ubuntu-restricted-extras package which includes stuff like Flash, Java, the mp3 codec... and Microsoft TrueType fonts. Stuff that got left out of the standard install due to legal issues.

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
at the terminal. You can also find it in Synaptic, or under Add/Remove Applications (if you select Show All Applications) at the top.
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:15 PM

Aha. Thanks for that. I'm set now. TheSmile.gif
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