When I bought my Sony Vaio 14" laptop 2 years ago (VPCEA13EN, having 3GB memory and 320 GB hard disk drive) it had C drive of 40 GB and Drive of remaining 280 GB. The factory installed windows 7 Home Basic, I got removed and asked the shop to install windows 7 ultimate which I bought. When I asked them to divide D drive into 2 more smaller units they said it could not be done. But some months later when I asked our usual computer repairing shop they said it could be done and made 2 more divisions. So I have 4 drives clearly shown on the computer. On 3 of these drives I have stored a total of about 140 GB data.
Recently someone said it is a good idea to take image back up of C drive (operating drive) and keep it for emergencies. I used his Image taking program and started the process of Image copying. But after proceeding a few steps the process stopped saying there is no partition and that there is only one volume and so no Image is possible. I asked some computer experts about this. One person suggested that I copy all the data on an external disk and then only can do proper partitioning. Another said I should have got my laptop registered with Sony when I bought it and they would have given some help. I thought the shop registered my computer when I bought it since they had asked my name to put on the computer. Further this second person told me not to disturb the computer and do a re-formating as it is a long and complicated process.
With all this almost contradictory advice what should I finally do? I am confident that Geeks will give me the best advice since Geeks recently solved 2 of my very irritating problems.