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Vicx
05-12-2008, 10:30 PM
IDE HDD, 2 partitions: NTFS and FAT32. I resized the NTFS to free up 23gb, it's unallocated between the 2 partitions but I can't resize the FAT32 to use this unallocated 23gb. I've tried creating the 23gb into primary/fat32 but it just sits by itself and the FAT32 partition still won't budge, I can't even increase or decease it by 1kb. Why is the FAT32 partition stuck?

http://i37.tinypic.com/2ex0eqh.jpg

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Misty
06-12-2008, 07:54 AM
IDE HDD, 2 partitions: NTFS and FAT32. I resized the NTFS to free up 23gb, it's unallocated between the 2 partitions but I can't resize the FAT32 to use this unallocated 23gb. I've tried creating the 23gb into primary/fat32 but it just sits by itself and the FAT32 partition still won't budge, I can't even increase or decease it by 1kb. Why is the FAT32 partition stuck?

http://i37.tinypic.com/2ex0eqh.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/359a4ap.jpg
Suggest you try Easus, the home edition is free. A program recommended in PC World. Worked for me (but then I did not have FAT32)
Misty :2cents:

wainuitech
06-12-2008, 09:10 AM
X2 for Easus - but looking at the Pictures it could be the unallocated section between the partitions (in Gray) causing the problem - look at the last Pic posted, move the slider on the left to the very left , move the unallocated area to the end of the drive - accept/action it, then try resizing the FAT32

Vicx
06-12-2008, 09:51 AM
X2 for Easus - but looking at the Pictures it could be the unallocated section between the partitions (in Gray) causing the problem - look at the last Pic posted, move the slider on the left to the very left , move the unallocated area to the end of the drive - accept/action it, then try resizing the FAT32

I've tried that, moved the unallocated partition to the left and right of the FAT32, resized it, split it into 2 or 3 bits, moved them around, logical or primary, tried everything but the FAT32 just refuses to move whether the free space is unallocated or formatted as FAT32, it won't budge.

I'll give Easus a go.

Terry Porritt
06-12-2008, 10:24 AM
When problems like this happen it is often easier to clone/copy H to another drive, then delete H and the unallocated to make it all contiguous free space. Then create a new partition out of the free space and re-clone the data back to the new H partition