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Excellent.
I assume then that in disk management, you have something similar to the example below (but with different sizes reported)

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You should have the block on the left (C drive) reported as 127GB (approx). You probably won't have as many blocks as the example has, but you should have the last block being reported as 'Unallocated', with a size of somewhere in the region of 115GB. Is this what you can see?
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heres a pic of what it shows,

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Good, that's what I thought.

In that case you have two choices...

1) Create a second partition in the unallocated space. To do this, right click on the second block (the one marked unallocated), select 'Create partition' & follow the instructions. You'll need to create a 'logical' partition & format it using NTFS. Afterwards, when you open My Computer, you will see 2 hard drives instead of one. You can use the new drive for anything you like, eg downloading files to, backing up data to or just as a general storage area.

2) Use a third party utility to extend the size of your C drive so that it becomes 232GB in size.

Personally, I recommend you go with option (1). This doesn't require any third party utilities & is safer because it doesn't affect the C drive. It's also really useful to have at least one other partition (drive) apart from the C drive because it allows you organise your file storage better.
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yea im going to do the first choice thanks for your help a lot, but theres one problem, i cant select logical only primary and extended.
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Nevermind i got it, thanks a lot samm i really appreciate it.
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You're very welcome
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The hard drive problem is fairly simple. I just had the same issue. You need to install Service Pack 2 it will solve your problem, but if you have already installed XP your partition is still set at 127GB, you will have to go and fix that manually, or just make a partion of the left over space.


If you are like me and have problems with SP 2 try to "slipstream" the update. It is pretty easy and you get a bootable XP SP2 disk out of it:
http://www.helpwithw...sp2-bootcd.html
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