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#1 Bladelaine

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:24 PM

Hey dudes! I think what I've done is create a partition because I was invaded by a bad driver.
So now I'm working off a G:\ but only have 3 gig available.
How do I boot from the C:\ again? I think I've clean it up.
I'm very stupid so please explain in laymans terms
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:56 PM

:thumbsup:

Edited by Bladelaine, 10 September 2006 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:09 PM

Had to make a partion to boot. How do I switch from the new G:\ automatic boot to booting from the original C:\ and vice versa?

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:19 PM

Where did you install Windows?

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:28 PM

I reinstalled windows and am running in G:\ drive.
It works well but I only have 3 gig.
I want to switch back to c drive next time i boot up.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:50 PM

Is Windows installed in C drive as well? And is C and G on the same hard drive, just on different partitions?

How did you make the additional partition?

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 05:42 PM

Yes they are both on the same hard drive. Everything shows up on "My computer" but the C drive's programs won't work (or maybe they will if I reset them up, but I don't have enough space to do that).

So yes they are just different partitions.

I installed windows on a partition that was listed when I put the disk in and was asked were to install windows.

I think I set up that partition some how by fixboot, when I could boot at all.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 10:05 PM

You are going to need assistance from someone who is more competent at writing to the registry and boot.ini file than I am so you can delete the C partition, reclaim the space, and rename the G partition to C.

Hopefully one of our members who has such expertise will see this post and render assistance.

What you should have done was roll back the driver and repaired the original install of Windows, but hopefully one of our experts will help you remedy the problem.

Edited by Enthusiast, 10 September 2006 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:03 AM

This is very difficult to do - and it will result in your G: drive booting, but it'll just have the C: drive name put on it (nothing will actually change inside the system). This also may affect the performance of the system.

Could you explain your reasons for wanting this so that we can suggest an appropriate fix? Also, let us know what kind of drives that you have (SATA or IDE) - because Windows treats them a bit differently.

With IDE drives, Windows likes to make the first partition on the Master drive on the Primary channel the boot partition (and drive) (this doesn't necessarily mean it's the C: drive, it could be named the G: drive.) In trying to boot from a mix of SATA and IDE drives, Windows will try to boot from the IDE device before it goes to the SATA (and will install itself this way).

Now, if this is just a single drive system (and you've backed up all your data) the easiest fix would be to repartion the drive into just one partition, then format it and install Windows. That way you'd have a squeaky clean partition of maximum size to start with. And, since you've just reinstalled, you won't lose much in the way of settings, etc.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:13 AM

Maybe it's an opportune time to get a new, larger hard drive too.




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