I used Gparted (live cd)on a drive with all space formatted as ntfs (c
, and I wanted to break it up in more partitions.
I notice everytime windows is allowed to do partitioning (previously) it leaves about 7 mb as unallocated, this was in front of the primary partition. Why? Not the MBR is it?
Anyway, now xp hangs at the welcome screen or slightly before, says windows xp, and will not boot up, not even in safe mode. Could this unallocated be a problem? Never looked at it a graph before.
If not what else could I do to not have to start over? If I have partition magic should I have used it?
The rest of the way I did things was right, primary, boot flag, extended and logical partitions, etc...
I just used gparted cause I wanted to setup other filesystems for linux like reiser and xfs.
Also I defraged the c: first and it was a brand new install after a zero fill.
Please let me know if more info is needed, cause I am silly and didn't backup.