You have a locked file somewhere near the end of the volume. When Windows'
disk manager encounters this, it halts the shrink process. You have a few
a) Use a defrag program that can move this file (the defrag utility in
Windows will not do this), then retry resizing it.
b) Use a third party program that runs from outside of Windows to resize the
partition, usually done from a bootable disk.
c) Use Linux' setup to carve out partition space. Most of their current
install routines are capable of doing this without damaging the Windows
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"lordfucus01" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello, i need help with partitioning my drive first here's the specs
> toshiba satellite LG355D vista home premium 350 gig HDD w/100.3 gigs
> I am wanting to install linux mint 8 but when i try to shrink, all it
> alots me is 49Mb unallocated space which is no where near enough...
> soo I am stuck, I am wanting to allocate at least 10GB...... please
> help!! this is the only computer i have ever ran into this with