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#1 soslow

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:14 PM

after a few days of trying to fix my lap top problems I gave up and reinstalled windows xp pro My hard drive had a partition on it so i tought i could just format c: drive load windows and all would be good but now when i try to go to the second drive it tells me it needs to be formated well all my pics are on there anything i can do? thanks.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

What is the exact message received?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:37 PM

disk is not formatted
disk in drive D is not Formatted
Do you want to format now

the above is what i get.

Edited by soslow, 09 March 2010 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:36 PM

Drive D: is normally...the optical drive, not a hard drive.

I'm not following...what you are trying to do.

The message you received indicates that you inserted a blank CD/DVD into your optical drive.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:02 PM

c: main partition - D: is second and is 180 GB - E is DVD-RAM DRIVE
does that help i am tring to get to D which is 180 gb of my hard drive

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:16 AM

Question, was your former operation system installed as FAT32 or NTFS?

What format is drive D:? RAW, FAT32 or NTFS?


To find out follow my directions.

Go to control panel.

Click administrative tools.

Look for 'computer management'. double click it.

In computer management look in the left hand menu for DISK MANAGEMENT. click that.

Post a pic of your screen showing DISK MANAGEMENT

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:27 AM

disk is not formatted
disk in drive D is not Formatted

That message indicates that Drive D...is an optical drive. Hard drives don't receive "disk in drive" messages.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:03 PM

here is screen shot.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:43 AM

Take a screenshot from Disk Management.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:50 PM

The BMP above is disk management isn't it?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:37 AM

Attached File  Sam2.jpg   78.52KB   25 downloads

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 05:53 PM

ok so how do i reduce it enough to add it when i take a screen shot it is over 3 mb

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:59 PM

OK from what I see D: is a CDROM 0 drive. Which is listed as a DVD type drive.

Your partitions are as follows

DRIVE C: 27.77 GB NTFS (Which is your primary bootable partitiion)
DRIVE E: "DATA" 48.99 GB NTFS
DRIVE F: "NV" 72.29 GB NTFS

Plus you have a "Y" and "Z" drive.

Therefore, Drive D:\ is your DVD drive.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:38 AM

Sorry :thumbsup:, that's my example of a screenshot reflecting Disk Management view.

To OP: Did you save the screenshot...as a .jpg file? Bitmap files are humongously large.

See post #8 at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/285791/virtual-memory/.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:34 AM

Sorry :flowers:, that's my example of a screenshot reflecting Disk Management view.

To OP: Did you save the screenshot...as a .jpg file? Bitmap files are humongously large.

See post #8 at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/285791/virtual-memory/.

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LOL :thumbsup:

Thanks hamluis, I guess I should have added an explaination to my post that I was using your image as an example for soslow to use to determain their drive setup.

Being that it was early in the morning here, I over looked that explaination.

Just so your last post makes sense, I won't edit it.

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