Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:23 AM
I am not sure I can help with your exact situation but:
The way you are going about this is just wrong. Putting your OS on it's own partition and installing programs on another, for a home user, is next to useless. If you reinstall Windows on that small partition, the vast majority of the installed programs on the large partition won't work as the registry entries have effectively been wiped. You end up reinstalling all of your programs again anyway so what is the point?
Resizing a boot partition is a crapshoot. I still see problems with the latest and greatest partition manager software. Don't depend on data from partitions you are going to resize. Worst case, you lose your data on both partitions, rare but I ussure you it does happen.
What happens when you run disk cleanup on the large partition, is there any recoverable space? Have you run CHKDSK to check drive integrity? You sometimes have a lot of files that Windows won't recognize as being there, but a partition manager might recognize as taking up space.
If this was my/clients sytem, I would back up my data and start fresh with correct partition layouts and sizes for that drive.
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