I've spent more than a little time recently setting up the hard disk on my new Dell laptop which is running Vista Home Premium. I initially tried using Vista's disk management tools but that had serious limitations so I moved on to Disk Director. I have noticed that when I create a new partition some free space (approx 6.99 MB) is also created at the beginning, between the new partition & the previous partition. This free space only shows up in Disk Director, it does not appear in Vista's disk management tool. Does anyone know why this free space is created or how to prevent it? Thanks.