Microsoft is very aware of the desire of Linux users to repartition the
At one point, they deliberately put some special "unmovable" files in
the highest part of the drive to make sure that the hard drive could
not be repartitioned.
I have observed similar behavior with Windows XP. It appears that
there are two "Green" segments which cannot be moved. One at the very
low portion of the hard drive, on at the very high portion of the hard
Just one more reason why it's better to load XP as a Client to Linux,
so that Windows doesn't grab all the hard drive, memory, and CPU cycles
and starve any Linux clients to death.