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    I have used shrink before but now I get an error message.

    I have enabled system restore on my 3 partitions on the drive ( a 1T WD ).



    The service cannot be started...
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    Any clues?

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    What drive are you trying to shrink?
    Temporarily disable system restore on all but the primary drive & reboot, and then try again.
    If the above doesn't work try a 3rd party partitioning software, like Partition Wizard Home Edition.
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    As with Win 7 Backup and Restore I find that Win 7 Disk Management is a little too basic for my taste. I also found that it was not capable of some of the functions I wanted/needed. I also chose Partition Wizard because it's user interface is very uncomplicated and easy to use and it's free! I have also used Gparted (for my Linux partition), and although it worked very well, I thought it's user interface was not friendly for the main stream casual user.

    Stick with one of the many 3rd party apps for your partitioning needs. I believe you will be happy you did.
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    Maybe the service got disabled somehow. Go into the Services panel (Computer | Manage | Services and Applications | Services), scroll down to the "Virtual Disk" service and check that the "Startup Type" is set to Manual.

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