Here's why. Once you resize the partition you can't use your XP CD to perform repair installs or access the repair tools of XP.
-> Get a new XP SP2 CD from Microsoft to tackle this proper.
I have just assembled a new PC, with a 500 GB SATA HDD. The first thing I did was to format the drive with the CD provided by Western Digital... So far, no problem.
I then rebooted and loaded thye Windows XP CD, and started the install. Being an early XP Pro CD, neither SP1 nor SP2 was on the CD. XP therefore reformatted the drive to 130 GB.
I have tried the slipstream approach and created the XP Pro CD with SP2, but it announces that NTLDR is missing (even though it is on the new CD).
I have now a very functional rig with Windows XP Pro fully updated to the last patch / fix.
What can I do to resize the 130GB into a 500GB ( I only want a single C: partition)?
Can XP do it or do I need an external piece of softyware, and if so, which one would you recommend?
Also, what about the DISKPART function? Can it do the trick, and if so, can anyone please provide the syntax I should use?
Thank you in advance for your help.