Hi I recently flirted with Linux and used Partition Expert to create a new partition in unused space and installed Linux there. Got over my Linux thing and de-installed it, which left me with the free space back on my drive. I tried to use Partition Expert to add this back to the original partition, and all seemed well. PE shows the partition to have increased to the original size (I'm a simple man - there's only one very big parition!), although it shows the extra space as used (i.e the free space on the drive has not changed). Windows is not showing the increased disk size and still reports the drive to be at the reduced (Linux enabled) size. CHKDSK shows the size to be at the smaller size, although DISKPART shows the partition to be the larger size. Am I missing something stupid here? The only reason I de-installed Linux was to get the space back!