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I bought an Intel SSD drive a while back and now I want to dual-boot with it. But for some reason there are sectors near the end of the drive filled and I can’t seem to find a way to remove the data so that I can safely shrink the partition.

I know I have sectors near the end full because I am using Defraggler to analyze my drive (not to defrag it). I can see what files need to be moved/deleted but short of actually deleting some drivers and/or other necessary files, I am completely stuck. This the diskmap:

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I am only able to shave off that last 1.72GB of space from the drive which isn’t even enough for the most minimal Linux install.

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hi try using this to mark bad sectors. TackTech Hardrive diagnostic Tool. Post back if you're successful in doing so thank you. –  AlanTuring Oct 19 '12 at 22:32
    
You do understand moving these file will decrease the lifespan of your SSD hdd right? –  Ramhound Oct 24 '12 at 22:24
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Many tools (even Windows' disk manager) can resize partitions no matter where in the partitions the files are. They will just move the files like a defragment software would. If Windows can't do it online, it's probably because the sectors are system files being used. In this case you can always run GParted from a Linux LiveCD or use something like Paragon Partiton Manager that can resize partitions during start up.

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@Ramhound Did you even read the question? "... I can’t seem to find a way to remove the data so that I can safely shrink the partition." This is the second sentence!! It's not all about the pretty pictures you know. –  billc.cn Oct 24 '12 at 22:45
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