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D Drive Space Missing

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#1 priyaram


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:39 AM

I have Win 98 in c drive and Xp in d drive .when i installed Xp in d drive and restarted my computer ,xp was loading very slowly and system will not respond after loading.so i restared my computer using WIN 98 option.the contents of d drive was misssing(including the WIN XP files),but i find the contents of E drive in D drive and E drive is changed as removaable CD drive.
Please suggest me a solution for the above problem.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 12:34 PM

Is drive D a different physical drive or another partition?

As Eyesee has pointed out Windows 98 would not recognize the partition correctly since it only supports FAT and FAT32. You could either install Windows NT in the 98 partition or reinstall XP formating the partitiobn to FAT32. Problem with NT is that you will have to have the drivers for the hardware. I would just reinstall XP. Either way will work though.

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Edited by need TOS, 07 August 2006 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 12:39 PM

When you installed XP, if you formatted the XP partition as NTFS (the default) 98 will not be able to see the partition. 98 can only read a FAT32 partition which is an option during the partitioning process. That is the way I have my dual boot setup. Then I can access files from either partition if needed.
This will cause the remaining drive letters to shift as 98 doesn't recognize the XP partition

What is the size of the hard drive(s) and partitions?
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