ntfs resize - xp partition - files in the way
ok, here goes..
Ive got a laptop with xp installed on the 40GB HD. I wanna resize the ntfs partition so that i can have roughly half NTFS, half ext3 (or maybe a FAT as well, but this isnt important).
I have so far used mandrake's gui ntfs resizer after defragging etc, and could only get 8GB free from the evil clutches of windows.
The reason for this is that there is a block of files right at the end of the ntfs partition, and heaps of space in between, so the resizer hits these files and doesnt give me any more room.
Is there anything that I can do except crazily go through deleting files??
I would think there would be someway of being able to see which files exactly are the ones sitting at the end of the partition so i can delete them or whatever. Or does anyone know if XP stores specific files right at the end for some reason??
I have used diskkepper, which shows me that the files are not the page file, and i hvae also turned off system restore to no avail.
If anyone can throw me some advice or anything to help i will be a happy man...