This problem prompted me to try and find some type of partition management software to hopefully resize the partitions more equally (i.e., ~70GB per partition). While searching on Geekstogo's How To Forum for "Changing Partition Size in Windows Vista" , I found a Help Topic entitled, "How to install Vista the safe, easy free way" and read on how to resize a partition using a GParted Live CD that I successfully created. I followed the instructions, but was unable to expand the factory set boot partition, despite an almost unused 107GB D:\LENOVO drive that also was created at the factory. I fiddled around with the GParted menus and eventually managed to copy my boot partition from its original location into a newly created partition. I first shrunk the 107GB D:\LENOVO partition by about 40GB and then created another partition in the unallocated space that was left behind between the factory C:\ drive partition and the now shrunken D:\LENOVO partition. During all of this, there was an extended partition (not sure what that is, but it was about 107GB in size to start out, then I also increased it to cover the entire 137GB of my hard drive along the way while doing the previous actions). After successfully copying my boot partition to this new partition, I deleted the previous C:\ drive partition, then was able to expand the new partition with the copy of the original C:\ drive boot partition data in it to cover the entire first half area of the entire hard drive, now approximately 70GB in size, and label the partition as a boot partition using the labeling function of GParted. I was ecstatic and then proceeded to shutdown and try to reboot my newly partitioned system several times without the result from the instructions in the "How to install Vista the safe, easy free way". I can still see the old data as the first part of the newly expanded 70GB boot drive partition in GParted, but my system will not boot from the hard drive, giving me the following messages:
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM."
and also below those two lines this appears:
"Reboot and select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device
and press a key"
Please help me get my computer to boot up to my old Windows Vista Home Premium O/S. I have my Windows Vista Home Premium "For Distribution with a new Lenovo PC only" package, but have not opened up the shrink wrap yet on it and don't want to have to reformat and lose all my data, if possible.