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hey all,

ok im trying to install xp on a partition , ive gone to create the partition using the vista disk managment software but hit a brick wall straight away, my 500gb hdd of which 194gb is left vista partition tool is telling me i only have 58mb of space left, ive no idea why, help ?
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Try a restart
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no joy, any other suggestions?
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Try defraging your drive and deleting any stuff you have in the trash can. Then restart
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Understanding the size discrepancy

Chances are that you’ll discover that the Size of Available Shrink Space can be much less than you would see if you were to look at the amount of free space displayed in Computer. As you can see in this example Shrink dialog box, the maximum amount of space that the Disk Management console tool can use for a second partition is 7 GB even though Computer shows that there is 61 GB of available space.

The reason for this discrepancy is that the size of the available space can be restricted by the amount of space currently allocated to and the location on the hard disk of page, restore, shadow copy, and hibernation files. The location of the files plays a big part here for the mere fact that these files are marked as unmovable and the Disk Management console tool is unable to relocate them.

As such, if these unmovable files are located middle of the total amount of free space on the disk, only the amount of free space on the other side of the files will actually be available to the new partition.
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-6170510.html


Try disabling the restore points too. If this doesnt work you can always use gparted to partition your hdd. It might mess up the Vista boot manager if so you can just pop in the Vista DVD and hit repair.
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ok thanks for that perfect answer , ill give it a try tonight and pop back +rep
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