Store-bought new computer with Win 7 installed. Store techie used Windows 7 to create four additional partitions so HD now has five partitions at approximately 200 GB each plus the 100 MB system reserve, all NTFS-formatted. When trying to install either XP Pro or 2K Pro, neither of the setup programs can see the four 200 GB empty partitions. Instead they can see a total of only three partitions, plus the 100 MB system reserve, and each of the three partitions is reported as the wrong size (one partition, for example, is reported as 1 GB in size, and another is reported as 999,000 GB in size).
Any idea what's going on here? Does Windows 7 have a defect that allows it to see (or work with) only three partitions, and to cause other operating systems to also see only three partitions?
I want to wind up with a triple-boot system for 2K, XP and 7, each on it's own partition, plus one data partition, plus one applications partition. Any idea how to do this? Thanks.