Having bought a new samsung laptop yesterday with preloaded windows 8, 500 gb hard disk ,I found that i couldn’t shrink the size of the drive .with a message stating “You cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located..”after running through a couple of sites , i landed on a blog that had the fixes for the similar problem like the one i was facing in shrinking the partition.
For partition of C Drive:
To DO 1.Disable Hibernation
How to Disable Hibernation in Windows 8?
- In Windows 8, press Windows + X to open WinX menu, then select Command Prompt (Admin).
- Type the command:
powercfg –h OFF
- Press Enter key, this will disable the hibernate feature.
- Now restart the computer, you won’t be able to see hibernate.sys file in your system drive. If you can still see it, simply delete it.
- Now you have successfully disabled hibernate and free the hard disk space.
If you want to enable hibernation again, you can use the same method above to open an elevated Command Prompt with administrator rights, then type the command:
powercfg –h ON to enable the hibernation.
To do 2:Disable Paging in C Drive temporarily
Open Control Ptanel > Systems > Advanced System properties > Advanced tab > Performance > Settings Performance options > Advanced tab > Performance Settings > Performance Options > Advanced tab > Virtual Memory > Change > Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size > select system drive > select No paging File > Click OK/Apply till you exit all windows. Restart.
To do 3:Diable System protection in c Drive temporarily
Open Control Ptanel > Systems and Security>System > Advanced System properties >System Protection
Configure>check Turn off system protection(For c drive).Restart
Now try shrinking the c volume..It worked for me:)
Note:Make sure to re-enable the paging and system protection after shrinking the c drive.