Access is Denied Error on Shrinking Volume

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I have a Windows Vista Home Basic installed on my Inspiron laptop. I am trying to create a dual boot system so I set up everything and attempted to shrink volume through the Disk Management utility. However, I've got an error that says, "Logical Disk Manager – Access is Denied". How can I resolve this and how can I make a new partition without using the Vista's built-in Disk Manager? Please help.

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Access is Denied Error on Shrinking Volume



Windows’s default partition manager is powerful enough to do the task you’re trying to do.

In order to create another partition, you must have some free space in your HDD. You might have enough space in your C, D or E drive but that’s not enough. Those drives are allocated in your HDD so that the spaces are unusable to create another new partition.

In order to create a new partition, you have to delete a disk drive and then allocate the place again.

  • Backup any data of any drive of your PC (Caution: don’t do this task to C drive or others because it will make system crash. Also, don’t apply to that drive that contains program files).
  • Open “Disk Management”. From the list, select the blank disk that you have cleaned. Right-click and then select “Delete Volume…”.
  • Then, right-click on the “Unallocated space”, select the option that indicates to create a partition in that place.
  • Give a drive letter and the size. The size must be in MB format. For more information, 1024MB = 1GB.

Give your own customized size and then create the partition.

Also, you can take the advanced advantage of this EaseUS Partition Master. This is easier to understand and better, I guess.

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