Originally Posted by kuhof
if i resize is that the same as partion. In a resize does the free space turn into a new drive or is the free space lost?
I don't know Windows/DOS tools--except Partition Magic which costs $.
A disk will have some combination of partitions and empty space. When you re-size a partition (smaller), you will add to the empty space.
If partitioning is making you nervous, I would consider simply re-installing.