Partition Wizard encountered what it called a known bug
said partitions were going to overlap, (not) and wanted me to send in a bug report.
I've been chasing Windows solutions with results like this since Windows opened shop back in the day.
I'm still interested in helping my friends with their Windows installations here in my small town, but from now on I use Windows 7 for production, and Linux (Ubuntu 10.10) for everything else....especially for diagnostic and utility use.
so I just used GParted to resize then repaired MBR with Windows 7 install disk.
the world has taken on a rosy glow.
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it boots ISO and has powerful Linux and Windows interfaces.
sometimes I just use Hirens mini-Linux as my OS.
again, I like Windows7. it's a good OS and I recommend upgrading from XP/Vista all the time.
but for someone just starting out learning a new OS, Ubuntu is in the mix of options.