can't create new partition on healthy SSD

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by JanesJr, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. JanesJr

    JanesJr Junior Member

    Feb 13, 2013
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    I cannot create a new partition on a healthy SSD. In Disk Management, when trying to shrink the existing, healthy partition to create unallocated space for the new partition, I receive the Virtual Disk Manager error message, "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled, or because it has no enabled devices associated with it." (No error message number.) The SSD is a Samsung 840 512GB installed to three volumes with Samsung's supplied software under Windows 8 on a new Lenovo T530. The partition I want to shrink is 475GB with plenty of unused space. In setting up the SSD with Samsung's SSD Magician, the only system changes I made were to disable defrag and disable most indexing, and I did not disable "superfetch" (if that's relevant).
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  3. nk215

    nk215 Senior member

    Dec 4, 2008
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    Try mini tool partition wizard (it's free). It worked for me before when disk management didn't
  4. Kenmitch

    Kenmitch Diamond Member

    Oct 10, 1999
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    I read this one will work.

    http://www .partition-

    Remove spaces in link as it breaks for some reason.
    #3 Kenmitch, Feb 13, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  5. Elixer

    Elixer Diamond Member

    May 7, 2002
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    Gparted live CD/USB stick also works, and is free.