I don't know why I didn't think about this until after I was done talking to the rep from MS, but instead of reinstalling XP, what if I made a Norton Ghost image of the current install, and then reformatted and partitioned the HDD the way I want to and then restored the image to the 'new' C: partition? Would that work? I've used the DOS-mode Ghost 2003 for over 10 years and it's always worked perfectly for me, but I've never tried to use it in the way I just explained. Thoughts?
If the Ghost option won't work, what about one of the various 'partition manager' programs that are available?
Thanks for whatever help you can provide.
Edited by E-66, 04 May 2013 - 05:29 AM.