Change disk size
Posted on 2009-04-22
Situation is as follows: our company can purchase laptop disks in sizes of no less than 160 gb and soon no less than 250 GB (if we stick to the original manufacturer "Lenovo"). I would like to reduce the size of the disk that will be identified by the OS,BIOS etc.. so that the users will have less disk space (long story to explain why we want this)
Also please take into consideration that our users are all administrators on their computer and therefore any type of partitioning or hiding of 2nd partiion will not be usefull as they will easly hack it using XP disk manager.
For this reason I need to fool the disk and bios to thinking the disk is actually smaller then it is.
You can also assume the user will not format the entire drive and reinstall the system so that is not a considiration.
I already tried partition magic and the like but in XP if you are admin you can see and alter/delete/format any disk space.
Question:How do I make the disk/bios/OS identify the disk to be of a different size than it realy is?