if anyone can build a janna-proof pc, he definitely deserves an award.
i was experimenting with diskpart.exe in my attempt to resize the primary partition. unfortunately, it doesn’t work. it can only destroy and not create. i had to resort to using a linux installer disk to control the situation. according to my damage assessment, i would most probably have to reformat or at least reinstall either or both operating systems.
this is precisely why one should not ask for my assistance in troubleshooting. i cause more harm than good. =p