I'm trying to create an additional partition om my notebook by shrinking the C: partition (Windows 7). In order to achieve this, the following steps are applied:
- Disable BitLocker and decrypt C: data.
- Apply "chkdsk /f" as many times as needed, until all disk errors are fixed.
- Shrink C: partition using built-in Disk Management utility. At this point I can still start BitLocker and encrypt the C: data (it has been verified by doing).
- Move BDEDrive adjacent to C: partition (using gparted live utility). After this operation BitLocker fails to initialize. The following message is displayed:
The path specified in the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) for a BitLocker Drive Encription integrity-protected application is incorrect. Please verify and correct your BCD settings and try again.
Step no. 3) is necessary because there is unused space behind the BDEDrive that I would like to utilize. By the way, moving BDEDrive to the very end of the HDD gives the same result.
Only possible way to start the BitLocker again is to move the BDEDrive back to its original position (this is also verified and confirmed). It is good to know that the procedure is reversible.
Still I did not achieve the goal, which is to make a single continuous space for an additional partition. I hope someone knows how to do the final step no. 5)
How to enter the correct BCD settings?
P.S. Removing BDEDrive is not an option, because BitLocker encryption is mandated by my employer.