This is the situation: he decided to give Windows 7 a spin, while retaining his already existing WinXP installation (thus, creating a dual boot). To do so, he wanted to chip off 40 GBs from his HDD with the most free space (a Samsung HD321KJ with a capacity of 300 GB; currently, it is in one partition). He wanted to use Easus Partition Master for this (because we'd read how good it is and how much it works like the prized Partition Magic).
However, when he tried to create a new partition on the disk, the app seemed unable to do anything with it; all options were greyed out. It shows the options for other HDDs all right, but none for this one. Checking the properties, it stated it is a dynamic disk and that there are 0 KBytes free (which, of course, is not true). It's as if that drive didn't really exist.
I don't think the HDD is faulty; it works very well, no reading/writing problems whatsoever. May it be the app's fault? Or Windows'?
What do you suggest, what should we do to have that extra partition?
(If "use some other utility", then which one? I've heard most of the freeware ones automatically format the HDD on which you create the new partition...)