Using DDS v10.0 build 2,117 Have Vista laptop with 80gb disk. Approx 30gb of that is free. Disk has one 40gb partition, one hidden partition and the rest empty space. I tried using DD to delete the hidden partition and merge the empty space into one partition. I ran thru the steps in DDS and rebooted etc. Experienced error messages and now can't reboot from the disk. So I use DDS on a recovery disk to boot the laptop and am now viewing the disk. It says its properties are 'Pri, Act' which I think is correct for booting from. However, it also says it is completely full (74.53). I seem unable to do anything to the disk with DDS because it says 'the disk is full'. I would like to be able to make a second partition on it so I can use the laptops recovery cd to reinstall vista on that second partition. Any ideas anyone? All suggestions gratefully received. I have a spare laptop (XP) and a spare internal/external USB hard disk BTW.