Very Low Space On XP 'C Drive' For No Reason?
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:00 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:14 PM
This is what I see before I even get to the first screenshot you posted.
I recognize the shots you are posting because I did it on my this computer last night.
edit: then when you press any key to exit, like it says -- the computer just restarts
Edited by hysteria, 23 August 2006 - 07:15 PM.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:22 PM
What it says in the screenshot there is kind of similar to the messages I receive upon startup, if that helps.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:25 PM
That's the file that's messing up the chkdsk, too...
Edited by wannabe1, 23 August 2006 - 07:26 PM.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:30 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:38 PM
Do the following in order.
- Download this Win98se Bootdisk and save it to your desktop.
- Double click on the downloaded file.
- Put the formatted floppy disk in the drive when prompted to do so.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:49 PM
-- and I formatted it but it gave me errors when I tried to use the program you gave me
I found one but it was some bootdisk for a reallllly old printer. Let me look for a few more minutes; I might ask my neighbor, he might have one.
Edited by hysteria, 23 August 2006 - 07:50 PM.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:10 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:13 PM
Open "My Computer" and right click on the floppy drive...choose Format and follow the prompts.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:16 PM
Edit: Here's a screenshot of one of the errors, I can 'ignore' this and it will continue writing 2 more percent, then it will give me another error. My senses tell me that's not good.
Edited by hysteria, 23 August 2006 - 08:19 PM.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:22 PM
Okay --- here's a strange thing. I think it went to 99 or 100% and closed.
Now I've accessed the floppy from My Computer, and the attached is the list of files (are these the correct ones? check date),
but once or twice during the process I got those errors [see attachment in previous post], is that something I should be worried about?
Edited by hysteria, 23 August 2006 - 08:23 PM.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:31 PM
Leave the floppy in the drive, take the XP cd out of the cd-rom drive, and restart. It will (hopefully) boot to the floppy. If it doesn't, we may have to adjust the boot priority.
When you get to a screen with options listed on it, press Shift + F5 to go to a command prompt.
Let me know when you get to the command prompt (A:\) or if it fails to boot to the floppy.
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