Originally Posted by TroutBum
I do have four primary partitions and it does look like one is Recovery. Attached is the screenshot from my Disk Management utility.
Bruno - I'm afraid I don't have enough experience to attempt what you are suggesting.
Thank you for all your responses.
One of the reasons some of us like linux is taht it gives us an opportunity to gain experience by fumbling through new things. Try Bruno's recommendation. We're here to help you along when/if you have problems. That doesn't mean we're going to do it for you, you need to do some reading to understand what we tell you.
Back when, Microsoft came up with the partitioning scheme that has predominated computers until recently (Google for GPT). Back then disk drives were small, maybe up to ~20 MEGAbytes so they thought no drive would ever need more than four partitions. To overcome that limitation the extended partition was defined to allow many "logical" partitions allowing partition count over four.
End History Lesson
The first step is to BACKUP each partition separately so you don't lose any data (always do this before making a change to your system, it really saves heartaches later).
Download PartedMagic from: http://partedmagic.com/download.html
, burn to CD and boot from it. You want to click on partitioning. It will display a graphical image of the entire disk drive. Then follow Bruno's instructions.
Come back if you need more help.