Shrink primary partition, add drivesLocked
I just got Win XP Home. Right now system restore is active. I wish to use PartitionMagic to shrink the partition C: and to create a new extended partition with three new logical drives (FAT16 2GB). This will bring changes to the Master Boot Record of my hard drive. I guess system restore could cause some trouble, if I do not delete all system restore points. What Caveats do you see?
There is also a second primary partition, D:, labeled PRESARIO_RP and most of it is locked, not even Admin has access. I suspect it belongs to Compaq System Restore, which I assume is quite a different thing from the one provided by M$. Seems you start it by pressing F10 at boot.
I guess that adding three drive letters might cause this emergency / panic button to malfunction, but I do not know.
Anyway, the drive letter of the primary partition with windows operating system is still C: and I ain’t gonna change THAT. Just shrink it by 20 GB.
Right now I have two priary partitions C: and D: . What I wish to add , if possible, is an extended partition and freedom to model it to my liking. Try seeing it my way, I sure want to see it your way. Tribute goes to John Socha