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Cant partition hard drive

Hey, i wanted to partition my hard drive to install windows 7 on it.
First i used EASUES partition manager and did everything (resize and create). It asked to reboot and i did that but when it is rebooting it says that error(9) partiion cannot be created because of error in harddrive , please try again later

i then tried gparted live, made a cd and when i put it in the program loads up just fine but tells me that i cant resize (shrink) my C drive less than -8 MB which is insame as i have 20GB free on the drive

As you can see, i tried two softwares but none of them worked.
Any idea how to solve this problem?
I also need a manager that can later delete the partition once the win 7 beta expires

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Partition hardisk

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What is your operating system now? How many partitions do you have?

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Sorry for the less info

My OS is xp and i currently have one partition (C) but when using easuses it has also 7MB of unallocated space and approx 250MB of unknown space (might be the result of me trynig out linux by wubi) (now uninstalled)

Also, i am downloading the paragon express version which cancreate partitions but cant delete , once if i successfully can create the partition can i then use easues to delete it?

Can xp natively using disk management delete? because a microsoft support page says so but it seems you cant ?

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What comes to mind based on both your posts is ...

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that you are fixated on MB and using it when you should be using GB.

You say "tells me that i cant resize (shrink) my C drive less than -8 MB which is insame as i have 20GB free on the drive" and some software will not allow you to shrink the drive too little in megabytes but if you used the same number in gigabytes would do so immediately.

You later say something about a 7 MB unallocated space on the drive (this is normal) and 250 MB unknown (and probably related to a Linux installation so it is probably the swap partition). You can try using the XP Disk Management to delete the unknow partition then Gparted to add it to your system partition then use Gparted to shrink the system partition by 8 GB or whatever size you originally wanted but making certain that you specify gigabytes.

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