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#1 sharpie

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:16 PM

How does that work? I have a 250 GB HDD. If I go to start>my computer>local disk C: it says that I have a total size of 135GB.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:29 PM

hopefully you have at least windows xp sp2 or later

right click on my computer, manage, disk management?
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:13 PM

I do. Ok I did that. What am I looking for?

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:15 PM

the missing 100 plus gigs

what is your operating system?
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:45 PM

did you see any other areas(partitions)? where the missing gigs might be?
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:14 PM

When my computer boots up I have the option of booting normally or going through XP set up. If I go with XP set up I see this.

C:partion(NTFS) 138446 MB 127836 free

Unpartioned space 100006 MB

Does this help out at all?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:00 PM

strange, evidently someone started to install xp and stopped it, that's why it's giving you the dual boot option

the 100 gigs is in an unpartition/unformated area

I would start all over, delete that system partition and then do an install to it, then use disk management to finish setting up the data partition
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:02 PM

strange, evidently someone started to install xp and stopped it, that's why it's giving you the dual boot option

the 100 gigs is in an unpartition/unformated area

I would start all over, delete that system partition and then do an install to it, then use disk management to finish setting up the data partition


i cant start all over now. how else would i be able to use those gigs?


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:09 AM

Why can't you start over? If you have the installation CD just reformat that hdd and reinstall the OS. This will get you all of the capacity of the hdd.

Just curious here, is the SP2 on the same disk as the OS installation CD?

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:39 PM

No, its not on the same CD. I had to use a Windows update. I was wondering if there was any other way because I had some stuff installed on my computer and I dont have the installation CD's. Someone installed them over the internet and it took them around two hours to install everything.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:40 AM

"Installed over the internet" means you have a pirated copy and we can't help you
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

installed over the internet does not mean i have a pirated copy it means that i went to virusswat.com and i paid for them to install virus protection software. please re open my thread.

No, its not on the same CD. I had to use a Windows update. I was wondering if there was any other way because I had some stuff installed on my computer and I dont have the installation CD's. Someone installed them over the internet and it took them around two hours to install everything.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:08 AM

Just a note...if you were clearer in your posts, then there would not have been the confusion that resulted when you made your comment about installing (what?) over the Internet.

As for saving your installed programs...the only way (that I know) that you can do that is to use software to create a disk image of the present partition...on another hard drive with sufficient space. Cloning the partition would give you access to the files and allow you to reformat/repartition your current drive...if you have a second hard drive large enough to do so and employ the proper program for cloning.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:33 PM

Just a note...if you were clearer in your posts, then there would not have been the confusion that resulted when you made your comment about installing (what?) over the Internet.

As for saving your installed programs...the only way (that I know) that you can do that is to use software to create a disk image of the present partition...on another hard drive with sufficient space. Cloning the partition would give you access to the files and allow you to reformat/repartition your current drive...if you have a second hard drive large enough to do so and employ the proper program for cloning.

Louis

thats the only way i would be able to access the other gigs?




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