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XP replacing ME more help PLEASE!?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Pollywoggle, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Pollywoggle

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    Ok, following advice on here so far (ongoing saga), have installed XP as per instructions, read on here that its a good idea to create separate partition for OS. I followed the setup and chose to create a 8gb partition which XP has installed itself to.
    So far so good but now I have a 8gb C drive and thats all. (Hard drive is 40gb)
    How can I now access the rest of the space to install programmes etc?
    (I assume a D drive in effect)
    Do I have to start from scratch, please excuse ignorance as it's ages since I messed with pcs?
     
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    hi

    i would first check hdd properties on desktop...maybe it will indicate what has happened. Secondly how exactly did you partition drive as I thought xp allowed partition for c and remaining was auto allocated to d unless specified differently. Did you format drive in ntfs of fat32 i know problems can occur from this?
     
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    Hi PollyWoggle,

    This ones easy. Do the following:

    Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools

    Click Computer Management and on the left hand side, choose "Disk Management"

    You should see a black portion of your C drive that remains. Right Click and Choose Format. The rest I can't recall from Memory, but should be intuitive.

    Let us know if that sorts you out
     
  4. Pollywoggle

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    Thanks for the rapid responses, will get to it!
     
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    That has worked a treat, all partitioned and XP loveliness, can now return it to son at Uni, hope he appreciates it.
    Thanks for everyones help :thumbsup:
     

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