I've run defrag on my whole HDD and checked all my partitions using the Vista default disk manager and another third party software. The checks haven't return any errors, although I recently had some problem with a partition ( I've tried to use Partition Magic 8 that isn't compatible with Vista). Now those problems are fixed and all checks returned no error, if the problems I had could be a problem what can I to do mend them ?!
My problem is not with Mint or Gparted, I believe the software is OK, that's why I wanted to install Mint in the first place. What bothers me is that I can't seem to find any solution to this peculiar problem.
I've added a screenshot of the Gparted hoping that it could be of service.
As for the part of my rudeness:
I am rude?! Surely you jest. If you think that is rude you are indeed naive.
I have also tried to partition the HDD using the Ubuntu live-cd partition manager and there also, the HDD seems to appear as one big happy unpartitioned space chunk. Any ideas on what should I do to fix this?!