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Old 10. Feb 2012, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.

I wanted to create a new partition on my hard drive so I used EASEUS Partition Master to reduce the size of the C drive but it will not let me create a new partition on the newly unpartitoned space. The option for creating a new partition is greyed out.

Is there a way for me to create a new partition using EASEUS or could someone recomend another program to do the job.

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Old 29. Feb 2012, 03:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A good program you cagic.n use is a downloadable Live Disc .iso called PartedMagic. This will override any protections windows is putting on there unless you have manually put protection on it.
You can find PartedMagic here
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Old 29. Feb 2012, 08:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting.

I did try again with minitool partition wizard, it also did not work but it did give a reason. It said that there was no free space on the MBR. I did not know how to get around this issue so I just resized the partition and left it at that.

If anyone knows what the MBR issue is about I would be curious to know but I don't think I will try again.
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Old 02. Mar 2012, 08:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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MBR is the Master Boot Record. It is a format for partitioning that is the norm for Windows PCs. There are other partition formats such as GPT.

One reason why you can't create a new partition is that you may already have four primary partitions defined in the MBR for that disk.
You can have more than four partitions in a basic MBR by using an extended partition to hold many logical drives. They will have to be contiguous on the disk.

I use GParted which is another live Linux disk. I've never had any problem with it. It uses a two step process where you specify your change(s) and then commit the change(s). I normally make one change at a time to minimize problems but I have made several changes in one go without any problems either.
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Old 03. Mar 2012, 09:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Remah, I think that you are probably right,
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One reason why you can't create a new partition is that you may already have four primary partitions defined in the MBR for that disk.
If I try again I might try GParted.
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