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pedro111
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Just got a new computer and had to install Windows XP myself.

 

Ive just realised, when I've got everything set up and sorted (which took an age) that I've installed it to a 8gb partition!!

 

So basically there are 72 gigs of my harddisk which I cant access or probably dont know how to.

 

Does anyone know how to easily sort this out without having to wipe the disk and start over?

 

Any help would be champion!

 

 

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Pedro

did you make the 8 gig partition yourself??

what version of XP is it,is it SP1 or SP2 or just XP

 

Stevie , its XP proffesional SP2 and I dont think that I made the eight gig partition myself although I may have pressed a wrong button somewhere along the line causing this to happen.

 

Any ideas?

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Pedro

sounds like you kept pressing Enter key m8,when you were installing Windows

i,m busy looking at the read me file for the Recovery Console ,as i no theres some

commands that run from there,like this one->>Diskpart,which is for managing

disk partitions,need to suss out if this or any of them will do a quick job in fixing this,

like changing partition size.if not i,m thinking start over again is all thats left,but ill

get back after reading ok..

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Pedro

well theres nowt that will work via the Recovery Console

but i have a solution....

that 8 gigs will/should be enough to keep for just windows and its system files

the other 72 gigs can be used for everything else,on a 2nd partition

this isnt a bad thing ,some people prefer a seperate partition,me mesell have it like this.

if your wanting it all as 1 partition the only way youll do it with out redoing it all again ,

is use a app called partition magic and that will work.another way is to read this below

its a good Knowledgebase article that explains what you need to do.have a look by going here m8

Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management

 

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309000&sd=tech#XSLTH3135121123120121120120

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