Running Windows XP on an 80gb disk. Due to a problem about a year ago [and pre-XP] the disk was formatted by the original PC supplier and came back to me with a partition [20gb] which is not needed or wanted. Any ideas to get rid of it please?
Au contrare, my friend. That larger hard disk will be slower than splitting it into separate partitions. Also, if anything goes wrong with WIndows and you need to reinstall it, or speed it up or anything else, you have one massive partition to cope with. Frankly, I prefer a smaller primary drive (say 2Gb) for my OS and hardware drivers, perhaps a similarly sized second for a second OS, then separate virtual drives for Data, Programs, Multimedia and so on. Much easier to manage and to back-up.