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partition management - getting out of deep doodoo!

hey all,
I think I know what I need to do, just not how.
Problem: I have an XPH machine that has one physical drive that has 2 partitions on it, C and D. The C is 20G and the D is 60G. I need more space on the C drive so I backed up the data and got out gparted and booted to it. It said that there was 1 partition and it was 74G and that there was 2.5G free space at the end. I told gparted to expand the partition. When I rebooted the computer I get a GOBACK error 116 and 135 saying the mbr partition tables do not match what is on the hard drive and when I just hit enter a couple of times I just see smiley faces all over the screen and the computer reboots - no progress. The current drive is a SATA and I would like to put another 80G SATA in it and copy just the C drive over to it so that the C partition takes up the whole drive and boots to it. In the "old days" I could have done this with a "ghost image" but don't have one at the moment. What's on the C and D drives are kind of important even though they are backed up I would like to do this with as little "fuss" as possible - I don't want to reload all the programs. So if it were you how would you go about fixing this? I have looked into the command console already.

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No fix I know of.

The cause however is known. GOBACK implements a non-standard scheme and what you learn is to uninstall GOBACK before any playing with partitions.

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Possible solution on my own?

thanks for the reply,
I did find a goback iso cd that may help me but I can't try the solution until I go back to work on monday.
worst case is that I can copy the c partition to another clean bigger drive and get it going on that drive.
anytime one relys on others "solutions" it usually ends up in trouble. In the old days norton used to produce some really good tools. Nowadays like most other things it is mostly bloatware. I should have just copied the "virgin" partition when I first built the computer and that would have saved me hours and hours of work later on.

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