I am trying to create a new partition on my laptop (XPS 12 9Q33, 128GB SSD) by shrinking the
C:\ partition. However, despite the fact that it indicates there is enough space, it displays an error message. I have successfully done this on my desktop, but for some reason it fails on my laptop.
There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.
I am trying to shrink
C:\ (which has ~25GB free) by 10GB.
- ensured there are no files at the end of the sector (disabling pagefile, etc.). See How can I shrink a Windows 10 partition? for how to do that (and you do need to do that).
- turned off my antivirus temporarily.
- disabled BitLocker encryption.
And it still fails. I've even tried Paragon's Partition Manager, which claims there is not enough space on the disk, which is not true.
I have even tried shrinking different sizes (down to 256MB), but to no avail (it still displays the same error).
Any help would be appreciated.