I am trying to partition my hard drive to install Linux. I am running Windows XP Home edition on a 37 GB hard drive. When I try to commit a newly created partition, I get the above error message with the options to retry, Ignore or ignore All. Retry does nothing and the ignore options means the new partiition is not created. However, whatever size I make the new partition reduces the size of the hard drive when i check its properties under Windows. I can decrease the size of the hard dirve by increasing the size of the second partiition which is never actually created and I can increase the size of the hard drive (from Windows perspective) if I decrease the size of the second partition which is never actually created. I ony have a week left on my free Linux trial and it would be nice if I could get far enough to actually install and try the operating system. The only reasons I bought this software was to test Linux. If it does not work, it is worthless to me.